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THE ROBERT MARION COLLECTION OF MAURITIUS STAMPS AND POSTAL HISTORY

14 NOVEMBER 2013

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STAMPS COINS BANKNOTES MEDALS BONDS & SHARES AUTOGRAPHS BOOKS WINES

14 NOVEMBER 2013

LONDON


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GROUP CHAIRMAN AND CEO Olivier D. Stocker YOUR SPECIALISTS STAMPS UK - Tim Hirsch Guy Croton David Parsons Nick Startup Neill Granger Paul Mathews Dominic Savastano Tom Smith Ian Shapiro USA - George Eveleth Richard Debney EUROPE - Guido Craveri Fernando Martínez CHINA - Anna Lee COINS UK - Mike Veissid Paul Dawson Richard Bishop William MacKay Eleanor Charlotte Dix Tim Robson Edouard Wyngaard Barbara Mears John Pett USA - Stephen Goldsmith Greg Cole Normand Pepin BANKNOTES, BONDS & SHARES UK - Barnaby Faull Mike Veissid Andrew Pattison USA - Stephen Goldsmith EUROPE - Peter Christen ORDERS, DECORATIONS, MEDALS & MILITARIA UK - Mark Quayle Oliver Pepys BOOKS UK - Philip Skingley Jennifer Mulholland AUTOGRAPHS USA - Stephen Goldsmith WINES CHINA - Anna Lee Guillaume Willk-Fabia YOUR EUROPE TEAM (LONDON - LUGANO)

SALE CALENDAR 2013/2014 STAMPS 22 October 23 October 23 October 24 October 2 November 11/12/13 November 14 November 14 November 15 November 11 December 18 January

Bermuda - Dr. the Hon. David J. Saul Collection The Award Winning “Medina” Collection of India Part III Important British Empire Revenues The J. B. Bloom Collection of South Africa The Collector’s Series Sale The Collector’s Series Sale The “Lionheart” Collection of Great Britain and British Empire - Part II The Robert Marion Collection of Mauritius Stamps and Postal History Postal History and Historical Documents Great Britain Stamps and Postal History Fine Stamps and Covers of China and Hong Kong

London London London London Hong Kong London London London London London Hong Kong

13045 13028 13041 13046 CSS07 13043 13049 13048 13050 13044 14010

The Collector’s Series Sale Ancient, British & Foreign Coins and Commemorative Medals The Collector’s Series Sale Coins, Banknotes, Bonds and Share Certificates of China and Hong Kong Ancient, British and Foreign Coins and Commemorative Medals

Hong Kong London New York Hong Kong London

CSS07 13015 318 14011 14004

The Collector’s Series Sale World Banknotes The Collector’s Series Sale Coins, Banknotes, Bonds and Share Certificates of China and Hong Kong World Banknotes

Hong Kong London New York Hong Kong London

CSS07 13034 318 14011 14008

The Collector’s Series Sale Orders, Decorations, Campaign Medals & Militaria Orders, Decorations, Campaign Medals & Militaria

Hong Kong London London

CSS07 13003 14001

Bonds and Share Certificates of the World The Collector’s Series Sale Bonds and Share Certificates of the World The Collector’s Series Sale Coins, Banknotes, Bonds and Share Certificates of China and Hong Kong

Lugano Hong Kong London New York Hong Kong

SW1008 CSS07 13017 318 14011

Postal History and Historical Documents The Bruce Lee Memorabilia Sale The Collector’s Series Sale

London Hong Kong New York

13050 13051 318

An Evening of Exceptional Wines

Hong Kong

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COINS 2 November 2/3 December 14/15 January 19 January 26/27 March BANKNOTES 2 November 5 December 14/15 January 19 January 15/16 April

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AUTOGRAPHS 15 November 28 November 14/15 January WINES 28 November

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Extensions Prospective buyers who wish to obtain an expert opinion on any lot (other than a mixed lot or lot containing undescribed stamps) are requested to notify Spink in writing not less than forty-eight hours before the time fixed for the commencement of the first session of the sale. If accepted by Spink, such request shall have the same effect as notice of an intention to question the genuineness or description of the lot for the purposes of Condition 3.4 of our Terms and Conditions for Buyers. Notice of a request for an expert opinion must give the reason why such is required and specify the identity of the expert which will be subject to the agreement of Spink. All lots for which Certificates of Authenticity are desired must be submitted by Spink to the Expert Committee for choice.

Buyers are reminded that any lot(s) purchased “on extension” are subject to payment in accordance with our normal Terms & Conditions of Business. Settlement of any lots on extension should be made at the time of invoice payment. Overdue accounts are subject to interest charges. Extensions requested on account of condition will not normally be accepted for expert opinions. Any Lot described as having faults or defects may not be returned should a certificate cite other faults or defects not included in the catalogue description. Should Spink accept a request for an extension under the foregoing provisions of this paragraph, the fact may be stated by the Auctioneer from the rostrum prior to the sale of the lot. It should be noted that any stamp accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity is sold on the basis of that Certificate only and not on the basis of any other. No request for an extension will be accepted on such a stamp and the return of such a stamp will not be accepted.

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

Symbols and Abbreviations 刂 ᔛ

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var. cat. c.d.s.

unmounted mint unused used block of four block larger than four used on cover, entire letter, etc. on piece variety, varieties catalogue, catalogue value circular datestamp

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datestamp handstamp air mail specimen cancelled essay proof forgery reprint

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The pioneering approach of the Mauritian authorities to Post Office practices and stamp issues in the 19th century is well documented. However, these publications are aimed at specialist postal historians and philatelists. This book is the story of the Post Office for the non-initiated. It aims to stimulate an interest in the history and in particular the postal history of the island. By the extensive use of illustrations, most of which never published before, the book aims to give a taste of life at the time. Nearly all the images, except where noted, are from the authors’ collections. Many new elements have been brought to light by recent study of documents in the Mauritius Government Archives. A French version is in preparation. The book may be purchased directly from the Mauritius Post Office using the link to the Post Office site: http://www.mauritiuspost.biz/onlineshop/shopproduct/241/the-story-of-the-mauritius-post-office

Jean Marie Huron is Mauritian and lives in Mauritius. He has worked, in the aquaculture and animal health sectors. He is Secretary of the Société de l’Histoire de l’Ile Maurice and past member of the Mauritius Stamp Advisory Committee. He is also Treasurer of the Royal Society of Arts and Sciences of Mauritius and member of the Mauritius Philatelic Society. He is an indefatigable researcher at the Mauritius Archives of which he has vast knowledge.

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THE ROBERT MARION COLLECTION OF MAURITIUS STAMPS AND POSTAL HISTORY

Robert Marion BSc FCA is a student and collector of old Mauritian paper. He is a citizen of Mauritius and now lives in France, where prior to retirement, he was Director General and CFO of the largest private healthcare provider in Europe. His family has been in Mauritius since 1768. A family notarial inventory of 1802 refers to a pile of old letters. He is still looking for them! He returns to Mauritius regularly to pursue his study and encourage the preservation of Mauritian history. He is a member of the Royal Philatelic Society London and Secrétaire Général of the Club Philatélique Franco-Britannique in Paris. He started collecting stamps at the age of 10 with a batch of of local envelopes given to him by his grandmother. He immediately proceeded to wash off all the stamps and throw out the envelopes, “ETERNELS REGRETS”. He does not recall seeing any POST OFFICE or POST PAID stamps. His career with Price Waterhouse led him to work in five different countries where he winkled out the odd Mauritius item. However he has never found, in Mauritius, any philatelic items for his collection. He hopes that this sale will encourage Mauritian interest. His specialised collection of Rodrigues island will be used as a basis for the establishment of the Permanent Philatelic Collection of Rodrigues at the Francois Leguat Reserve, in Rodrigues. This collection was displayed at Devonshire Place as part of the French members meeting in 2009. He only other philatelic exhibit has been at the Postal Museum in Port Louis, last year. He now hopes to have the time to develop exhibits of other aspects of Mauritian philately. His old collection of Staff Surgeon Thom watercolours of Mauritius was displayed recently at the Blue Penny Museum in Port Louis. WWW.SPINK.COM

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November 14, 2013 - LONDON Note: All buyers must read the notes concerning requests for Extensions printed on page 2 of this catalogue. The Terms of that notice must be complied with fully under all circumstances.

THURSDAY 14 NOVEMBER 2013 Commencing at 2.30 p.m.

THE ROBERT MARION COLLECTION OF MAURITIUS EARLY LETTERS AND HANDSTAMPS 4001



1816 (10 July) entire letter to St. Malo, rated “10”, showing good to fine strike of “PORT oval h.s. (Type PD2) with unframed “COLONIES PAR/BORDEAUX” h.s. alongside. Photo

LOUIS/POST PAID”

£250-300

4002 4002



1818 entire to London, rated “4/-”, showing fine strike of the rare unframed “PORT h.s. (Type UP2), reversed step-type “SHIP LETTER/DEAL” and, on reverse, red arrival datestamp (7.9). Photo

LOUIS/UNPAID”

£500-600

Photo for lot 4001 appears on page 7

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1819 front and part back to London, marked “p Mercury”, rated “6/-” (deleted) and “8/3”, showing fine strike of unframed “PORT LOUIS/UNPAID” h.s. (Type UP3), frame “SHIP LETTER” h.s. of London and, on reverse, red arrival datestamp (26.4). Photo

£150-200

1820 entire to London, rated “1/8”, showing fine strike of unframed “PORT LOUIS/UNPAID” h.s. (Type UP3), framed “INDIA LETTER/DEAL” (crossed by filing crease) and, on reverse, red arrival datestamp (14.2); the entire with side flaps missing. Photo

£300-400

1820? entire to Crest, France, showing very fine strike of “PORT LOUIS/POST PAID” oval h.s. (Type PD2) with “COLONIES/PAR LE HAVRE” h.s. in red alongside and, on reverse, arrival d.s. (25.12). Photo

£300-400

1820 entire (no side flaps) to London, rated “2/2”, showing fine unframed “PORT h.s. (Type UP3) partly overstruck by framed “LIVERPOOL/INDIA SHIP LR” and, on reverse, red arrival datestamp (30.3); the face panel with pressed creases. Photo

£200-250

1822 (25 Apr.) and 1823 (8 July) entire letters from the same correspondence to Bordeaux, the latter showing fine “PORT LOUIS/POST PAID” oval d.s. (Type PD2) and both showing “COLONIES PAR/BORDEAUX” h.s. Photo for latter

£250-300

1823 (8 Oct.) entire letter to Bordeaux, showing good strike of “PORT LOUIS/POST PAID” oval d.s. (Type PD2, latest recorded date; crossed by vertical filing crease) and with “COLONIES PAR/PAIMBOEUF” h.s. alongside. Photo

£250-300

LOUIS/UNPAID”

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1827 (9 Jan.) entire letter to Calcutta, showing fair to fine strike of very rare unframed “MAURITIUS/POST OFFICE” h.s. (Type PS2; seventeen days later than recorded) and, on reverse, red arrival datestamp (18.3). Photo

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4001

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1829 entire (faults) to St. Maixent, France, marked “pr Emulous via Bordeaux”, rated “26”, showing fine strike of rare unframed “MAURITIUS/POST OFFICE” h.s. (Type PS3) with framed “PAYS D’OUTREMER/PAR BORDEAUX” and Bordeaux transit c.d.s. (20.5) alongside. Photo

£700-900

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1830 (5 Aug.) entire letter to Bordeaux, showing good to fine strike of rare unframed “MAURITIUS/POST OFFICE” h.s. (Type PS3; over seven months later than recorded) with framed “PAYS D’OUTREMER/PAR BORDEAUX” alongside and, on reverse across join, arrival datestamp (29.10). Photo WWW.SPINK.COM

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£500-600


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4014

4015

4016

4017

4018

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1831 (14 Aug.) entire from Madagascar to London, rated “1/8”, showing good to fine strike of scarce “MAURITIUS/POST OFFICE” oval h.s. (Type PS4) and, on reverse, framed “INDIA LETTER/MARGATE” and red arrival datestamp (23.4.32); the entire with some internal strengthening and other minor faults. Photo

£300-400

1831 (14 Sept.) entire letter to Bordeaux, showing good to fine strike of scarce “MAURITIUS/POST OFFICE” oval d.s. (Type PS4), framed “PAYS D’OUTREMER” and, on reverse, arrival datestamp (14.4.32). Photo

£300-400

1832 (20 Apr.) entire letters (original and duplicate) to Bordeaux, the former marked “par la Dordogne”, rated “24”, showing mainly good strike of “MAURITIUS/POST OFFICE” oval h.s. (Type PS4), framed “PAYS D’OUTREMER” and Marseilles transit d.s., the second marked “p Julianna via London”, rated “3/6” in red and “1/8”, showing unframed “ANGL. EST” h.s. in red and, on reverse, London manuscript forwarding agent’s notation dated 10 August and Bordeaux arrival datestamp. An interesting pair of covers

£300-400

1834 entire (faults) to Altkirch, France, showing good to fine strike of very scarce “COL./POST OFFICE/MAURITIUS” oval d.s. (Type PS5), framed “PAYS D’OUTREMER” and Bordeaux transit d.s. (18.5) with arrival c.d.s. (23.5) on reverse. Photo

£250-300

1834 (14 July) entire letter to Nantes, showing fair to good strike of the very scarce “COL./POST OFFICE/MAURITIUS” oval h.s. (Type PS5; red arrow indicator affixed alongside), framed “PAYS D’OUTREMER”, Bordeaux transit d.s. (12.11) with, on reverse, arrival datestamp (15.11). Photo

£250-300

1838 (9 Feb.) entire letter from London to Port Louis, marked “Branken Moor” and showing, on reverse across join, fine “MAURITIUS/POST OFFICE” double-ring d.s. (Type PS6) in red; no other postal markings. An early date of use. Photo

£100-120

1840 (31 Oct.) entire letter from Port Louis to Bordeaux, rated “10” showing “MAURITIUS/POST OFFICE” double-ring d.s. (Type PS6) and Marseilles entry d.s. (15.2), both in red, with arrival datestamp on reverse. Photo

£80-100

1843-50 entire letters (5) from France (2), India (2) and Reunion to Port Louis, each showing “MAURITIUS/POST OFFICE” double-ring d.s. applied on arrival; good to fine strikes though all with faults

£150-180

1846 (1 Feb.) entire letter from Port Louis to Bordeaux, variously rated, showing framed “ADEN/Paid” in red with manuscript “8as” inserted, circular “PURIFE AU LAZARET/MALTE” h.s., red Marseilles entry d.s. and, on reverse, legible “MAURITIUS/POST OFFICE” double-ring d.s. in red, Alexandria British PO transit d.s. and arrival c.d.s.; the entire with a few small faults. Photo

£150-200

1848 (15 Mar.) circular addressed to Duncan & Lurgnie, wine merchants in Bordeaux, in the handwriting as on the Post Office Mauritius Bordeaux cover, showing red Le Havre entry d.s. and, on reverse, “MAURITIUS/POST OFFICE” double-ring d.s. (Type PS6); also 1840 (29 Apr.) entire letter addressed to Lurgnie & Co., Bordeaux, showing red Pauillac entry d.s. with arrival c.d.s. on reverse

£120-150

1849 (11 Oct.) entire letter from Bordeaux to Port Louis, 1854 (20 Sept.) entire letter from Pondicherry to Port Louis and 1861 (26 Apr.) entire letter from Cape Town to Port Louis (stamp removed), each showing Crowned “MAURITIUS/GPO” arrival d.s. (Type D2); also 1856 entire (faults) from Port Louis to Reunion showing similar datestamp

£60-80

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1847 page from the famous Pipon Adam post book covering the period during issue of the Post Office stamps in September 1847, with “COLONIAL POST OFFICE” h.s. at top; also additional page (repaired) from 1844. An unusual, interesting and scarce historical item for the historian. Photo WWW.SPINK.COM

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£200-250


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4015

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1848-59 “POST PAID” ISSUE

4024

4025

Early Impressions 4024

4025

1d. vermilion, [6], close to good margins, cancelled “2” (Flacq), lovely colour, fine. R.P.S. Certificate (2013). S.G. 6, £7500. Photo

£2,500-3,000

1d. orange-vermilion, [1], large margins, centrally cancelled “2” (Flacq), good strong colour, fine. R.P.S. Certificate (2013). S.G. 7, £7000. Photo

£2,500-3,000

4026 4026

2d. blue horizontal strip of three, [7-9] with [7] showing “PENOE” variety, fine clear impressions and good colour, mainly large margins, cancelled by blue targets; small marginal defects and crease at top. A magnificent and probably unique multiple. B.P.A. Certificate (1995). S.G. 8/8a, £29,000+. Photo PROVENANCE: Dale Lichtenstein, October 1968 Hiroyuki Kanai, November 1993

4027 4027

£12,000-15,000

4028

2d. blue, [5], good to large margins, cancelled by oval of bars (Type K1), manuscript pen cross reduced, nevertheless a presentable example of this impression. R.P.S. Certificate (2013). S.G. 8, £8000. Photo

£500-600

Intermediate Impressions 4028

1d. bright vermilion, [10], large margins, cancelled by dumb obliterator. A very fine example. R.P.S. Certificate (2013). S.G. 10, £3000. Photo WWW.SPINK.COM

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4029 4029 ័

4030

1d. dull vermilion pair, [10-11], good to large margins, on 1855 (3 May) large part front to Pamplemousses, both with target cancel, showing framed “INLAND” h.s. and Crowned “MAURITIUS/GPO” datestamp. B.P.A. Certificate (1996). S.G. 11, £5500+. Photo

£2,500-3,000

1d. dull vermilion on yellowish paper, a late impression, large margins except at lower right where cut close, centrally cancelled “16” (Eastern Suburb), slight thinning at lower right otherwise fine and not affecting appearance. Stanley Gibbons Certificate (1964). S.G. 11, £5500. Photo

£600-800

4031

4031

4032

4033

4032

4033

2d. blue on bluish strip of three, [10-12], close to good margins and lightly cancelled “1” in blue; thin spots, manuscript marks on face reduced and repaired at foot, nevertheless a rare multiple. B.P.A. Certificate (1997). S.G. 14, £9000. Photo

£2,500-3,000

2d. blue on bluish, [10], good to large margins, centrally cancelled “14” (Plaine Magnien), pressed corner crease, fine. R.P.S. Certificate (1975). S.G. 14, £3000. Photo

£800-1,000

2d. blue on bluish with natural horizontal paper crease, good to large margins, central target cancellation, two small thins not affecting appearance. R.P.S. Certificate (1950). S.G. 14, £3000. Photo

£600-800

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1d. red on bluish paper, vertical strip of four, [3/6/9/12], clear to large margins, on piece tied by dumb obliterators, very fine. Rare. B.P.A. Certificate (1995). S.G. 18, £3200+. Photo

£1,200-1,500

PROVENANCE:

M. Burrus, October 1963 Hiroyuki Kanai, November 1993 4035

2d. blue, [11], good to large margins, cancelled by part framed “INLAND” h.s., fine. S.G. 20, £1500. Photo

£400-500

Latest Impressions 4036

4037

4038

4039 ័ 4040

1d. red strip of three, [7-9], margins touched in places, each cancelled by “PAID” in circle, affixed to fragment to which it may not belong. R.P.S. Certificate (2013) states “has been treated” which as far as we can see really only applies to [9]. S.G. 23, £2250. Photo

£500-600

1d. red on grey paper, [5], small to large margins, centrally cancelled by framed “FREE”; small repair in margin at foot clear of design and not affecting fine appearance. S.G. 23, £700. Photo

£120-150

1d. red on yellowish, small to good margins, centrally cancelled “8” (Ville Bague; rare), fine. S.G. 23, £700. Photo

£180-220

1d. red on yellowish, close to large margins, on small piece tied by dumb obliterator, fine. S.G. 24, £700. Photo

£150-180

1d. red on bluish, good to large margins, cancelled by dumb obliterator, pressed corner crease otherwise fine. S.G. 23, £700. Photo

£120-150

PROVENANCE:

Hiroyuki Kanai, November 1993 4041

4042 ័ 4043

4044



1d. red on bluish, two examples originally slightly overlapping on a piece, one with good to large margins, the other with mainly large margins on three sides, cut close at upper left, both cancelled by a little heavy dumb obliterators, fine. B.P.A. Certificate (1971). S.G. 23, £1400. Photo

£250-300

1d. red on bluish, good to large margins, on large piece tied by dumb obliterator, fine. S.G. 23, £700. Photo

£150-180

1d. red-brown, a small example without margins, tied by dumb obliterator on 1858 entire to Rennes, marked “p. Mail Str. Azof via Aden”, showing “PACKET LETTER/MAURITIUS” oval d.s. overstruck by handstruck “8” (decimes) and, on reverse, various transit and arrival datestamps. Brandon Certificate (2009). Photo

£500-600

2d. grey-blue, [7] showing “PENOE” variety, good to large margins, central target cancellation, fine. B.P.A. Certificate (1994) states worn impression. S.G. 25a, £1900. Photo

£500-600

—————————— 4045

The balance of the issue comprising early impression 1d. and 2d., intermediate impression 1d. vertical pair and single and 2d., and worn/latest impressions 1d. (17 including two pairs, one vertical) and 2d. (2), some with four margins and variously cancelled; all with faults or defects though a useful lot for plating

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£500-600


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4034 4035

4036

4038

4042

4037

4039

————— 4041 —————

15

4040

4044


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4046 Early Impression 4046

2d. blue, [8], clear to large margins, centrally cancelled “16” (Eastern Suburb), fine. Holcombe Certificate (1990). S.G. 37, £2750. Photo

£1,000-1,200

4047 4047



2d. blue pair both with central target cancellation on 1859 (20 June) entire letter to Marseilles, marked “via Suez & Marseille”, showing handstruck “8” (decimes) and, on reverse, Crowned “MAURITIUS/GPO” datestamp; the entire with some small faults including a little wear along folds. Photo

£1,500-1,800

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4048

4049

Intermediate Impression 4048

2d. blue horizontal pair, [1-2], close to good margins, both cancelled by dumb obliterator, small thin spot in bottom margin between stamps, otherwise fine. B.P.A. Certificate (1995). S.G. 38, £2400. Photo

£400-500

PROVENANCE:

Corinphila sale, March 1996

4049

2d. blue horizontal pair, [3-4], good to large margins, both centrally cancelled by mainly light dumb obliterator, marginal thins at top and at right do not affect very fine appearance. R.P.S. Certificate (2013). S.G. 38, £2600. Photo

£600-800

4050

4050



2d. blue (cut-into) and 1858 Britannia 6d. vermilion (roughly separated at top) cancelled by concentric circles on 1859 (20 June) entire to Bordeaux, marked “via Suez & Marseille”, rated “6” (deleted) and “16” and showing, on reverse, despatch and arrival (22.7) datestamps. Attractive. R.P.S. Certificate (2013). S.G. 28, 38. Photo

17

£3,000-4,000


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4051 Worn Impression 4051



2d. blue horizontal pair with clear to good margins, tied by dumb obliterator on 1859 (10 Nov.) entire to Bordeaux, marked “Packet via Aden & Marseille”, showing handstruck “8” (decimes) and, on reverse, Crowned “MAURITIUS/GPO” d.s.; the entire with part of address panel torn away and restored. B.P.A. Certificate (1995). S.G. 39. Photo

£500-600

PROVENANCE:

Corinphila sale, March 1996

4052

4052

2d. blue, good to large margins, cancelled in one corner with target obliterator, small thinning not affecting fine appearance. R.P.S. Certificate (1977). S.G. 39, £800. Photo

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£120-150


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2d. blue, two examples with margins in places, both tied by dumb obliterator on 1859 (15 Sept.) entire to Reunion; small piece of face panel missing at upper right and with some other lesser faults. Photo

£300-400

—————————— 4054

The balance of the issue comprising a pair and singles (14), various impressions and shades, all used; defects and/or faults though useful plating stamps

£600-800

1859 SHERWIN ISSUE

4057

4055 4055

4056

4057

4056

2d. deep blue vertical pair, [2/5], close to large margins, both cancelled by slightly heavy dumb obliterator; light vertical crease and some small faults at top, nevertheless a presentable multiple. Rare. R.P.S. Certificate (2013). S.G. 40, £15,000. Photo 2d. deep blue vertical pair, [9/12], clear to large margins, both cancelled by central void obliterator, small crease not affecting fine appearance. One of the best quality pairs from this issue. R.P.S. Certificate (1941). S.G. 40, £14,000. Photo PROVENANCE: Lars Amundsen, December 1967 Hiroyuki Kanai, November 1993 2d. deep blue, [4], good to large margins, cancelled by void obliterator, fine. B.P.A. Certificate (1995). S.G. 40, £7000. Photo

£2,500-3,000

£5,000-6,000

£4,000-5,000

—————————— 4058

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£500-600


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1d. and 2d. complete engraved sheets of twelve in black on thin wove paper, some underinking in places, and 2d. complete sheet in indigo on wove paper, also 1d. red and 2d. blue complete sheets reproduced for inclusion in the RPS book “Africa Vol I”; fine. Photo Note: Kanai, in his book on classic Mauritius, states on page 105 that the sheets in black are very rare items and that he had never seen them.

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£1,500-1,800


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1911 1d. and 2d. plates of twelve in black on wove paper after being defaced and presented to the Royal Philatelic Society, London, also advertisements for the Grand Hotel D’Europe in English and in French, all affixed on die sunk card; the 1d. with light tone otherwise fine. Only 20 of each were printed. Photo

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£1,000-1,200


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4062

4061 4061

4062

1d. deep red (Type 5), good margins on three sides, just touched at bottom left, neatly cancelled by dumb obliterator, lovely colour, fine. R.P.S. Certificate (1969). S.G. 41, £2250. Photo

£400-500

1d. red, good margins, cancelled by dumb obliterator, fine. S.G. 41a, £1600. Photo

£400-500

4063 4063

4064

4064

1d. red (Type 6A), large margins on two sides, small to good on the others, cancelled by dumb obliterator, fine. B.P.A. Certificate (1996). S.G. 41a, £1600. Photo

£300-400

1d. dull vermilion (Type 13), good to large margins, centrally cancelled by dumb obliterator, fine. S.G. 42, £1300. Photo

£300-400

4065

4066 4065

4066

2d. slate-blue horizontal pair, [71-72], good to large margins on two sides, clear to small on the others, both centrally cancelled by dumb obliterator, fine. S.G. 43, £2400. Photo

£700-900

2d. blue vertical pair, [27/33], the lower stamp with part papermaker’s watermark, both just cut-into at left, otherwise with close to large (top) on other sides, both cancelled by “PAID” in circle, fine. S.G. 43a, £1800. Photo

£500-600

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4067 4067



2d. blue horizontal pair with clear to large margins on 1860 entire to Bordeaux, both centrally cancelled by circular-framed “PAID”, showing handstruck “16” (decimes) with despatch and arrival datestamps on reverse; the entire with heavy stained horizontal filing crease. Photo PROVENANCE: M. Burrus, October 1963

4069

£2,000-2,500

4070

4068 4068

4069 4070

4071

2d. blue vertical pair with good to large margins, both showing “blister” flaws, neatly cancelled by dumb obliterator; repair in left margin and the lower stamp with tiny thin spot. A most attractive pair. B.P.A. Certificate (2012). S.G. 43a, £1800. Photo PROVENANCE: Dale Lichtenstein, September 1969 2d. blue with good to large margins, neatly cancelled by circular-framed “PAID”, fine. S.G. 43a, £900. Photo 2d. pale blue, [61], with large to enormous margins and showing minor neck retouch, unused without gum; two slight thin spots not affecting appearance. Brandon Certificate (1989). S.G. 44, £4250. Photo —————————— The balance of issue comprising 2d. (12, two with watermark), a few with four margins, all cancelled with either dumb obliterator or circular-framed “PAID”, all with faults or defects though with some of fine appearance 25

£400-500

£250-300

£600-800

£300-400


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1858-62 BRITANNIA ISSUES

4074

4075 4073

4072 Reprinted Die Proofs 4072 RᔛP

4073 RᔛP

1868 De La Rue reprint from the original die, in black on wove paper, fine. Very rare. Photo PROVENANCE: Hiroyuki Kanai, November 1993 1868 De La Rue reprint from the original die, in dull red on wove paper, some thins in margins clear of design. Very rare. Photo PROVENANCE: Hiroyuki Kanai, November 1993

£1,000-1,200

£1,000-1,200

1858 “FOUR-PENCE” Surcharge 4074 4075 4076

4d. green, unused with part original gum, good margins and colour. A rare stamp in such fine condition. S.G. 26, £1600. Photo

£600-800

4d. green, variety surcharge double, unused without gum, cut-into at right, fine. Believed to be the only known example. B.P.A. Certificate (1998). S.G. 26var. Photo

£500-600

4d. green, four used examples, one with four margins the others touched or cut-into on one side, all with small faults though generally sound. S.G. 26, £1800

£250-300

4077 4077



1858 (17 Sept.) envelope to Calcutta (addressee’s name deleted), marked “p Himalaya”, bearing untied 4d. green with central target cancel, roughly separated at top and bottom, and showing portions of adjoining stamps at sides, despatch and arrival datestamps on reverse. S.G. 26. Photo WWW.SPINK.COM

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£500-600


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4078 4078



1858 (6 Nov.) entire ex the “Billingsley” correspondence to Cape Town, marked “p Clasmerden”, rated “1/-”, bearing untied 4d. green with good margins, centrally cancelled by light target cancel and showing, on reverse, despatch and arrival datestamps. S.G. 26. Photo

4080

4081

£1,200-1,500

4082

4079 1858-62 Imperforate Issue 4079

4080 4081

刂 ᔛ

4d. green, a lower left corner example with large to enormous margins, large part original gum; two horizontal creases toward foot, one in margin, nevertheless an extraordinary example. S.G. 27, £450. Photo PROVENANCE: William Frazer, March 2004

£200-250

4d. green, unused with part original gum, good even margins and colour, slight wrinkling otherwise fine. S.G. 27, £450. Photo

£120-150

4d. green, unused with small part original gum, mainly good even margins, fine. S.G. 27, £450. Photo

£100-120

4082

4d. green, unused without gum, good even margins, fine. S.G. 27, £450. Photo

4083

4d. green, three used examples, two just touched in one place, the other a fraction soiled otherwise generally fine. S.G. 27, £600

£100-120

6d. vermilion marginal block of four, unused with large part original gum, good to large margins, fresh and fine. S.G. 28, £220

£80-100

6d. vermilion, a used range comprising a pair on piece and nine singles (two on a piece), mostly with four margins, variously cancelled, some with faults though many fine. S.G. 28, £1320

£250-300

4084 4085

刂+ អ

27

£80-100


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4086 4086

4087 4088

4089

4090

刂អ B

刂អ B

4087

9d. dull magenta, a marginal example unused with part original gum, excellent colour, fine. S.G. 29, £800. Photo PROVENANCE: Hiroyuki Kanai, November 1993

£300-400

9d. dull magenta, an unused marginal example, good colour, regummed. S.G. 29, £800. Photo

£150-180

9d. dull purple, five used examples, all but one with four margins, two cancelled by “PAID” in circle, one with “1” in circles and two with “B53” obliterator, generally fine. S.G. 29/29a, £920

£200-250

Prepared for use but not issued, (no value) blue, a complete mint sheet of two hundred and sixteen (12x 18) with full original gum, some creases and folds though of wonderfully fresh appearance. Possibly unique. S.G. 31, £1836

£1,000-1,200

–– (no value) blue, a marginal block of thirty-six (12x3) being the top three rows of a sheet, fresh and fine mint. S.G. 31, £306

£100-120

4090A 4090A



1859 (10 Apr.) entire from Port Louis to Adelaide, marked “p Benares”, bearing uncancelled 4d. green strip of four with margins on three sides, cut-into at top, showing manuscript “2” and arrival d.s. (9.5) with, on reverse, Packet Letter despatch d.s. An unusual franking with similar uncancelled covers to Aden also known. B.P.A. Certificate (2013) states “not possible to certify that the adhesives belong”. Photo PROVENANCE: Peter Jaffé, January 2007 WWW.SPINK.COM

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£400-500


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1859 (5 May) entire to Bordeaux (address party re-instated), marked “p Malta, via Aden and Marseilles” bearing untied 4d. green (light staining around margins) with central target cancel, showing handstruck “8” with, on reverse, “PACKET LETTER/MAURITIUS” oval datestamps and various French transit and arrival c.d.s.; 1859 (19 Aug.) envelope to Calcutta, marked “per Queen Victoria”, bearing 4d. green tied by void obliterator and showing, on reverse, “PACKET LETTER/MAURITIUS” oval d.s. and arrival Ship Letter d.s. The latter with R.P.S. Certificate (2002) which states “the stamp cannot be certified as having originated on this cover”. S.G. 27

£150-180

4092

4092

4093



1859 (7 May) entire letter to Bordeaux, marked “Overland via Marseilles”, bearing 4d. green (cut-into on two sides) tied by void obliterator, showing handstruck “8” (deleted) with manuscript “16” alongside and, on reverse, despatch and arrival datestamps. S.G. 27. Photo

£150-200

1890 London Philatelic Exhibition red-brown (7 including a block of four) and blue (7 including a block of four), perforated at the exhibition and each overprinted “L.P.E./1890” in red, some with gum, generally fine

£400-500

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4100

4102

4095 1859-61 Imperforate Issue 4094

4095

4096

4097

4098

4099

P ᔛ

ᔛ+ អ

6d. marginal imperforate plate proof block of four and a horizontal in black on wove paper, fine

£300-400

6d. blue block of four, small to large margins virtually all round, the lower left stamp cutinto at foot, each cancelled by dumb obliterator, scissor-cut between at left otherwise fine. Signed “AL Pemberton” on reverse. A scarce multiple. S.G. 32. Photo

£150-200

6d. blue, a used selection including two horizontal pairs and twenty-nine singles with the majority having four margins (some very large and one marginal), mostly cancelled with dumb obliterator or “B53”, the pairs and three singles with “PAID” in circle, also two “unused” examples. Condition generally good to fine. S.G. 32, £1800+

£250-300

6d. blue, a used range of singles (16), virtually all with four margins (a few large), most cancelled “B53”, two with void obliterator, two with target and one with “PAID” in circle, condition generally good to fine. S.G. 32, £880

£80-100

6d. dull purple-slate unused block of fifteen (5x3) with light overall toning, two blocks of four in different shadeswith large part original gum, and four singles, two with small part original gum; generally fine. S.G. 33, £945

£150-200

6d. dull purple-slate, a used range comprising a strip of three, a vertical pair and thirteen singles, virtually all with four margins (some large), all cancelled “B53”, condition generally good to fine. S.G. 33, £1170

£200-250

4100

1/- vermilion, unused without gum, small even margins, fine. S.G. 34, £3000. Photo

£500-600

4101

1/- vermilion, used range comprising two pairs (one vertical) and forty-two singles (three together on small piece), mainly with four margins and mostly cancelled “B53” or with void obliterator, condition generally good to fine. S.G. 34, £2800+

£500-600

1/- yellow-green, unused with small part original gum and of excellent colour, good margins on three sides, touched at left, slight wrinkle caused by hinge remnants otherwise fine. S.G. 35, £600. Photo

£100-120

1/- yellow-green, seven used examples, all with four margins and all cancelled “B53”, condition good to fine. S.G. 35, £1050

£200-250

1/- yellow-green, six used examples, all with four margins and all cancelled “B53”, condition good to fine. S.G. 35, £900

£150-180

4102

4103

4104

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1860 (8 Feb.) entire to London, marked “via Marseilles”, bearing 6d. blue (touched in two places) and 1/- vermilion (2, both with good to large margins) tied by dumb obliterators, showing red crayon “1/5”, red arrival c.d.s. alongside with despatch d.s. on reverse; the address panel with pressed and cleaned horizontal filing crease. A scarce double rate franking. S.G. 32, 34. Photo

£1,000-1,200

PROVENANCE:

Corinphila sale, March 1996

4106 4106



1860 (12 Feb.) entire to Paris, marked “Via Suez Marseille”, bearing 6d. dull purple-slate tied by “PAID” in circle, showing handstruck “8” (decimes) and, on reverse, oval “PACKET LETTER/MAURITIUS” and arrival datestamps. Initialled “AD” (Alberto Diena) alongside adhesive. R.P.S. Certificate (2013) states “stamp did not originate on this lettersheet”, a view with which we do not agree. Photo 31

£800-1,000


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4107 4107



1860 (6 Aug.) envelope to Scotland, bearing untied 6d. blue with small to large margins, cancelled by dumb obliterator and showing red manuscript “4d” alongside and, on reverse, despatch and arrival datestamps. S.G. 32. Photo

£120-150

4108 4108 ័

1860 (Oct.) large part envelope ex the “Cursetjee” correspondence to Aden, bearing 1/vermilion block of five with margins mostly all round, in combination with 1860 2d. blue (2), each cancelled by central “PAID” in circle and showing, on reverse, Aden Steamer Point c.d.s. (17.10); some minor peripheral faults. A most remarkable franking. S.G. 34, 47. Photo WWW.SPINK.COM

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£2,500-3,000


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1861 (6 Feb.) envelope ex the “Harkness” correspondence to Hastings, marked “via Southampton Pd”, bearing 1859 imperf 6d. blue with large margins neatly tied by “GENERAL POST OFFICE/Crown/MAURITIUS” circular h.s. (Type K4; earliest recorded date), showing red ink “11⁄ 2d” alongside, Dover c.d.s. with manuscript “Missent to” in violet ink alongside and, on reverse, G.P.O. Mauritius double-ring d.s. and arrival c.d.s. A rare and attractive franking. Photo

£800-1,000

4110 4110



1862 (6 Jan.) envelope (228x104mm.) quadruple rate envelope ex “Cursetjee” correspondence to Aden, marked “pr Norna”, bearing 1/- vermilion horizontal pair with clear to large margins, in combination with 1864 4d. rose (2, one with surface damage at lower right), all cancelled “B53”, showing two strikes of red “8d” accountancy h.s. with, on reverse, despatch and Aden Steamer Point (20.1) datestamps. A fine franking. S.G. 34, 48. Photo PROVENANCE:

Hiroyuki Kanai, November 1993 33

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4111 4111



1862 (5 Feb.) entire to Bordeaux, marked “Par Nepaul” and “Voie de Suez”, bearing 1/vermilion in combination with 1860 4d. carmine, both tied by “B53” obliterator, showing red unframed “P.D.” and Marseilles entry d.s. with, on reverse, despatch and arrival datestamps; both stamps with stains and crossed by horizontal filing crease. R.P.S. Certificate (2013) states “the 1s stamp did not originate on this lettersheet”, a view with which we do not concur. S.G. 34,48. Photo

£1,500-1,800

4112 4112



1862 (6 Feb.) envelope registered to Bombay bearing, on reverse, 6d. blue (good to large margins) and 1/- vermilion (cut-into at foot) in combination with 1860 1d. purplebrown, all tied by “B53” obliterator, showing rare red unframed “REGISTERED” h.s. (Type R3), “8d” h.s. (Type A20; earliest recorded date) with despatch datestamp on face; the envelope a little soiled and with pressed heavy vertical folded, nevertheless a rare and colourful franking. Photo WWW.SPINK.COM

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£3,000-4,000


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4113 4113



1862 (5 Apr.) double rate envelope to Bordeaux, marked “Suez & Marseille”, bearing 1/vermilion in combination with 1862 4d. carmine with wing-margin, both cancelled by “B53” obliterator, showing red unframed “P.D.” and Marseilles entry c.d.s. with, on reverse, despatch and arrival datestamps. Attractive. R.P.S. Certificate (2013). S.G. 34, 48. Photo

£1,500-1,800

4114 4114



1862 (8 Aug.) envelope ex the “Hartness” correspondence to Hastings, marked “via Southampton”, bearing 6d. blue with good margins, lightly tied by “B53” obliterator, showing despatch c.d.s. and red “11⁄ 2 d” accountancy handstamp alongside with arrival c.d.s. (16.9) on reverse. A neat and attractive franking. S.G. 32. Photo

35

£250-300


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4115 4115



1862 (9 Sept.) envelope to Bordeaux (address partly deleted), bearing 1/- yellow-green with four margins, in combination with 1860 4d. rose, both tied by “B53” obliterator, showing red unframed “P.D” with French entry c.d.s. and, on reverse, blue despatch and French TPO and arrival datestamps. B.P.A. Certificate (1995). S.G. 35, 48. Photo

£2,000-2,500

PROVENANCE:

Corinphila sale, March 1996

4116 4116



1862 (6 Oct.) envelope to London with embossed “VIA MARSEILLES” at upper left, bearing 6d. dull purple-slate (2, both with four margins) clearly tied by “B53” obliterator, showing red “41⁄ 2 d” accountancy h.s. and arrival c.d.s. alongside with blue despatch datestamp on reverse. A rare stamp on cover. R.P.S. Certificate (1980). S.G. 33. Photo WWW.SPINK.COM

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£800-1,000


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4117 ័

1862 (6 Oct.) envelope ex the “Cursetjee” correspondence to Aden, marked “p Nepaul”, bearing 1/- yellow-green pairs (2) with clear to large margins and tied by “B53” obliterator, showing red manuscript “2/-” and, on reverse, despatch c.d.s.; envelope trimmed at left and with a few small faults. A rare six times rate franking. Holcombe Certificate (1993). S.G. 35. Photo

£4,000-5,000

PROVENANCE:

A.J. Stevens, April 1964 Hiroyuki Kanai, November 1993 1862 Perforated Issue 4118

6d. slate lower left corner block of ten (5x2) with large part original gum, and eighteen singles unused (a few regummed) or with part original gum; condition generally good to fine. S.G. 54, £896

£500-600

PROVENANCE:

Peter Jaffé, January 2007 4119

6d. slate, a used range comprising a block of four (lower right corner thinned) and seventeen singles (one reperforated), mostly cancelled “B53”, condition a little mixed. S.G. 54, £2100

£250-300

4120

1/- deep green, eight used examples, all cancelled “B53”, good to fine. S.G. 55, £2600

£400-500

4121

1/- deep green, five used examples, all cancelled “B53”, mostly good to fine; also a reperforated unused example. S.G. 55, £1625

£250-300

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1863 (6 Jan.) envelope to Creon, France bearing 1/- deep green in combination with 1860 4d. rose, both clearly tied by “B53” obliterator, showing red unframed “P.D” and Marseilles entry datestamp with, on reverse, blue despatch, Bordeaux and arrival datestamps. A rare mixed issue franking. S.G. 48, 55. Photo

£2,500-3,000

1860-63 NO WATERMARK, PERF. 14

4123

4124

Die Proofs 4123

P ᔛ

Head with uncleared surround, stamp-size in black on glazed card, fine. Photo

£200-250

PROVENANCE:

De La Rue archives

4124

ᔛ P

Master proof for the 6d./1/- design with uncleared value tablets and surround, stampsize in black on glazed card, fine. Photo PROVENANCE:

De La Rue archives

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£250-300


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P ᔛ

1d. in black on glazed card (53x50mm.), fine. Photo PROVENANCE: De La Rue archives Peter Jaffé, January 2007

4126

ᔛ P

2d. in black on glazed card (92x60mm.) dated “3/10/59” in pencil; minor soiling and chipping at corners. Photo PROVENANCE: De La Rue archives Peter Jaffé, January 2007

4127

£250-300

£250-300

4128

4127

ᔛ P

6d. stamp-size in black on glazed card, fine. Photo PROVENANCE: De La Rue archives

£200-250

4128

P ᔛ

1/- stamp-size in black on glazed card, fine. Photo PROVENANCE: De La Rue archives

£200-250

——————————————— 4129 ——————————————— Imprimaturs 4129

ᔛ P

1d. purple-brown, 2d. blue, 4d. rose, 6d. green and 9d. dull purple, all on gummed unwatermarked paper (all except 6d. with gum a little brown), some minor wrinkles and the 1d. cut-into at foot, otherwise a fine and colourful group. Photo 39

£600-800


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4131 4130 4130

4131

4132

P ᔛ

P ᔛ

P ᔛ

4132

1d. purple-brown, a lower left corner pair with part interpanneau margin at left and showing guide cross at foot, on gummed unwatermarked paper, fine. Photo

£300-400

2d. blue, a lower left corner pair with part interpanneau margin at left and showing guide cross at foot, on gummed unwatermarked paper, fine. Photo

£300-400

6d. green horizontal pair with margin at top showing “AGE SIX P” inscription, on gummed unwatermarked paper, slight wrinkle otherwise fine. Photo

£250-300

4133

4135 4134

4133

4134

4135

P ᔛ

P ᔛ

P ᔛ

6d. green horizontal pair on gummed unwatermarked paper, margins just clear at top, fine. Photo

£200-250

1/- buff, a lower left corner pair showing “POSTAG” inscription at foot, on gummed unwatermarked paper, very light crease at lower left otherwise fine. Photo

£250-300

1/- buff marginal horizontal pair on gummed unwatermarked paper, some slight creasing otherwise fine. Photo

£200-250

Issued Stamps 4136

4137

1d. (2), 2d. (2), 4d. (2), 6d. green, 6d. slate (2), 9d. (2), 1/- buff and 1/- green, all used with most cancelled “B53”, generally fine. S.G. 46-63, £1019

£300-400

1d. (2), 2d. (3), 4d. (3), 6d. green, 6d. slate, 9d. (4), 1/- buff (5) and 1/- green (4), all used with most cancelled “B53”, one 1d. additionally with part red accountancy h.s., condition generally good to fine. S.G. 46-53, £2038

£300-400

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4139

4140

4141

4142

4143

4139

4140

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4143

1d. purple-brown with wing-margin at right, very fine unused with large part original gum. S.G. 46, £350. Photo

£180-220

6d. green, good colour, well-centred, fine unused with part original gum. Scarce. S.G. 49, £1000. Photo

£500-600

6d. slate, unused with part original gum, good colour, one very lightly toned perf at top otherwise fine. S.G. 50, £400. Photo

£150-180

9d. dull purple, two different impressions, both unused with part original gum, fine. S.G. 51, £360

£150-180

1/- buff, two different impressions, one with wing-margin at right and unused with part original gum, fine, the other regummed otherwise fine S.G. 52, £750. Photo

£250-300

1/- green with wing-margin at right, good colour, fine unused with part original gum. S.G. 53, £850. Photo

£400-500

1863-72 WATERMARK CROWN CC, PERF. 14

4144

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4146

Essay 4144

ᔛ E

10d. stamp-size composite essay with printed head and frame handpainted in purple and Chinese white, fine. A most delightful essay. Photo

£800-1,000

PROVENANCE:

Dale Lichtenstein, September 1969 (Sale 6) Hiroyuki Kanai, November 1993 Die Proofs 4145

ᔛ P

3d. and 5/-, both stamp-size in black on glazed card, both with some light peripheral staining otherwise fine. Photo

£300-400

PROVENANCE:

De La Rue archives 4146

ᔛ P

5/- stamp-size in black on glazed card, fine. Photo

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4148

4149

4150

Imprimaturs 4147

ᔛ P

1d. purple-brown on gummed watermarked (inverted) paper, fine. Photo

£100-120

4148

ᔛ P

10d. maroon on gummed watermarked paper, some mount remnants, fine. Photo

£100-120

4149

P ᔛ

1/- orange on ungummed watermarked paper, fine. Photo

4150

ᔛ P

5/- rosy mauve on watermarked paper with trace of gum, fine. Photo

£80-100 £100-120

Plate Proofs 4151

ᔛ P ᔛ C អ B

1d., 2d., 6d. and 1/- in matching blocks of six (3x2) with margin at right, and 1d. marginal block of twelve (6x2) being the top two rows of a pane, each in near to issued colours on thin glazed card, each overprinted “CANCELLED”, fine. Most attractive

£600-800

4152 Specimen Stamps 4152

S ᔛ

1d. purple-brown, 2d. pale blue, 3d. dull red and 4d. rose affixed to part of a page from the day book with details of the stamps, each with manuscript “Specimen”, all with perf faults due to be cut out by scissors, fine. Photo PROVENANCE:

De La Rue archives, November 1976 WWW.SPINK.COM

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ᔛ S

3d. dull red, 6d dull violet, 9d. yellow-green, 1/- yellow and 5/- bright mauve, each with manuscript “Specimen” and affixed to small piece, all with perf faults due to being cut out by scissors, fine. Photo PROVENANCE: De La Rue archives, November 1976

£1,000-1,200

Cancelled Stamps 4154

ᔛ C អ B

2d. pale blue, a complete right hand pane of sixty (6x10) with large part to full original gum, each overprinted “CANCELLED”, some perf re-inforcement otherwise fine, a rare multiple; also 5/- marginal block of twenty (4x5) with plate number and a top right corner block of ten (5x2) from the left pane similarly overprinted. S.G. 59

£250-300

—————————— Ex 4155 —————————— Issued Stamps 4155

1d. (4, two with wing-margin), 2d. (3), 3d. (2, one marginal), 4d. (2), 6d. dull violet, 6d. green, 9d., 10d., 1/- yellow/orange (3), 1/- blue with wing-margin) and 5/- (2, one with wing-margin), various shades, all unused with varying amounts of original gum, generally fresh and fine. S.G. 56-72, £3700. Photo

£1,200-1,500

———————————————————— Ex 4156 ———————————————————— 4156

1d. (7), 2d. (3), 3d. (8), 4d. (3), 6d. dull violet (6), 6d. green (6, one with wing-margin), 9d. (3), 10d. (3, one with wing-margin), 1/- yellow/orange (6, one with watermark inverted), 1/- blue and 5/- (19), various shades, all used with most cancelled “B53” (one 10d. cancelled “27” and one 1/- orange cancelled with circle of dots), condition generally good to fine. S.G. 56-72, £3000+. Photo 43

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4157 4157

4158

4158

2d. pale blue, variety imperforate, fine unused with part original gum. R.P.S. Certificate (1950). S.G. 59a var. Photo

£300-400

2d. pale blue, variety imperforate, good to very large margins showing portions of adjoining stamp at foot, cancelled “B53”; tiny tear at top otherwise fine and scarce. S.G. 59a var. Photo

£250-300

PROVENANCE:

William Frazer, March 2004

1860-72 PENCE ISSUE COVERS

4159 4159



1860 (7 Apr.) envelope to Paris, bearing day of issue 1860 4d. rose in combination with 1859 Britannia 1/- vermilion with four margins, both tied by dumb obliterator, showing red Suez transit d.s., handstruck “8” and, on reverse, despatch and arrival datestamps; the envelope with some faults including addressee’s name excised. R.P.S. (1985) and B.P.A. (1995) Certificates. S.G. 34, 48. Photo PROVENANCE:

Corinphila sale, March 1996

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1860 (7 Apr.) entire to Nantes, bearing day of issue 1860 4d. rose tied by dumb obliterator, showing “PAYS ETR. V. SUEZ/AMB. D” c.d.s. in red, manuscript “16” (decimes) and, on reverse, despatch and arrival datestamps; the entire a little soiled and with some filing folds. S.G. 48. Photo

£100-120

1860 (10 May) envelope to Reunion, bearing 1860 4d. rose tied by dumb obliterator and showing, on reverse, despatch c.d.s. with blue framed “M & I” and arrival datestamp; the envelope a little soiled though an early usage of the 4d. S.G. 48. Photo

£150-180

1861 (3 Oct.) entire to Bordeaux, bearing 1860 4d. rose pair tied by “B53” obliterator, showing unframed “P.D.” in red with, on reverse, despatch and arrival datestamps; the 4d. pair with some lightly stained perfs. Photo

£120-150

1862 (6 Feb.) entire from Port Louis to Reunion, marked “par Str Nepaul”, bearing 1860 4d. carmine with wing-margin, centrally cancelled “B53”, showing red crayon “40” alongside and, on reverse, framed “M & I” and arrival datestamp, both in blue. Photo

£100-120

1862 (7 Aug.) entire to Copenhagen, marked “prices current” and “Via Marseilles”, bearing 1860 2d. pale blue centrally cancelled by “PAID” in circle and tied by red Suez transit c.d.s., backstamped with Hamburg and arrival (12.9) datestamps. A rare destination. Photo

£250-300

4165 4165



1863 (Mar.) entire letter to Bordeaux, marked “p. Sultan via Suez and Marseille”, bearing 1860-63 1/- green wing-margin pair neatly tied by “B53” obliterator, showing red unframed “P.D.” and Marseilles entry d.s. with, on reverse, despatch and arrival datestamps. R.P.S. Certificate (2013). S.G. 53. Photo PROVENANCE:

Hiroyuki Kanai, November 1993

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1863 (6 Apr.) small mourning envelope to Philadelphia USA, marked “packet”, bearing 1860 2d. blue and 1/- buff tied by over-inked “B53” obliterators, showing red ink “91⁄ 2” and blue crayon “5”, London Paid transit c.d.s. (11.5), red “16/CENTS” accountancy h.s. overstruck by “5/N. YORK BR. PKT” c.d.s. and, on reverse, light despatch c.d.s.; the envelope a little soiled. A scarce destination. S.G. 47, 52. Photo

£400-500

1863 (6 June) double rate entire to Bordeaux, marked “p Nepaul via Suez and Marseille”, bearing 4d. rose and 6d. green vertical pair, both tied by “B53” obliterator and red Suez transit c.d.s., showing unframed “P.D.” alongside with, on reverse, despatch and arrival datestamps; the entire with the odd minor tone spot and with some small faults on reverse. Photo

£150-200

1863 (6 Aug.) double rate entire to Bordeaux, marked “ St Nepaul via Suez & Marseille”, bearing untied 1860 1/- buff and 1863 4d. rose cancelled “B53”, showing red unframed “P.D.” and Marseilles entry d.s. with, on reverse, despatch and arrival datestamps; the entire a little soiled. B.P.A. Certificate (1995). S.G. 52, 62. Photo

£400-500

1864 (28 Jan) entire letter from Port Louis to Reunion, marked “p Lucie”, bearing 4d. carmine clearly tied by “B53” duplex, showing red crayon “40” alongside and, on reverse, framed “M & I” and arrival datestamp, both in black. Photo

£100-120

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4162

4163

4164

4167

4169 4168

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4172

4173

4174

4175

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1864 (7 Dec.) envelope to Bath, marked “via Marseilles”, bearing 1860 1d. purple-brown and 9d. dull purple, both tied by “B53” obliterator and showing red “51⁄ 2 d” accountancy h.s. (Type A17) with, on reverse, despatch and arrival datestamps; the envelope slightly truncated at left and with a few minor peripheral faults. Photo

£120-150

1865 (5 Jan.) double rate entire letter to Reunion, bearing 2d. blue (4) each tied by “B53” obliterator, showing red crayon “70” and, on reverse, framed “M & I” with despatch and arrival datestamps. Photo

£200-250

1865 (18 Feb.) treble rate entire to Bordeaux, marked “Voie de Suez”, bearing 4d. rose strip of five and a single, each cancelled “B53”, showing light French maritime d.s. and unframed “P.D.”, both in red, with despatch and arrival datestamps on reverse. A very scarce franking. Photo

£250-300

1867 (11 Apr.) entire to Reunion, bearing 1863-72 3d. deep red pair and 4d. rose tied by “B53” obliterator, backstamped with despatch and arrival (17.4) datestamps. Photo

£150-180

1865 (16 Apr.) envelope to Bombay, marked “pr ship Newcastle” and bearing, on reverse, 6d. green tied by “B53” duplex, showing arrival datestamp (28.5) alongside and, on face, framed “BOMBAY/SHIP LETTER/POSTAGE DUE 1A”; the envelope with piece of face panel at left torn away through opening. Photo

£120-150

1865 (7 June) envelope (with letter) to Croydon, bearing 1863-72 6d. dull violet tied by “B53” obliterator, showing red “11⁄ 2 d” accountancy h.s. (Type A10) with, on reverse, despatch and London (10.7) datestamps; the envelope a little soiled and creased. S.G. 63. Photo

£80-100

1865 (17 June) envelope to London, marked “per French Packet via Marseilles”, bearing 1863-72 4d. rose and 6d. dull violet, both centrally cancelled “B53”, showing “9d” accountancy h.s. (Type A21) and arrival c.d.s. (17.7), both in red, alongside with despatch datestamp on reverse; the envelope with contemporary red ink stains at top and bottom left. S.G. 62, 63. Photo

£150-180

1865 (18 July) double rate entire letter to Bordeaux, marked “p Mozambique via Suez & Marseille”, bearing 1863-72 2d. pale blue pair and 6d. dull violet (2) tied by “B53” obliterators and red “POS. AN. V. SUEZ/2. MARS. 2” octagonal d.s. (15.8), unframed “P.D.” and, on reverse, despatch and arrival datestamps A neat and attractive franking. B.P.A. Certificate (1995). S.G. 59, 63. Photo

£200-250

PROVENANCE:

Corinphila sale, March 1996

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4179





1865 (7 Aug.) entire letter to Reunion, marked “p Sidonie”, bearing 1863 2d. pale blue (2), both centrally cancelled “B53” and showing, on reverse, despatch and arrival datestamps. S.G. 59. Photo

£120-150

1865 (7 Sept.) entire letter from Port Louis to Reunion, bearing 4d. carmine tied by “B53” obliterator and showing, on reverse, despatch c.d.s., framed “M & I” and arrival datestamp, all struck in deep blue. Photo

£100-120

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4171

4174 4172

4175

4173

4176 4177

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4181





1866 (7 Jan.) double rate entire to Marseilles, marked “via Suez”, bearing 1863-72 1/yellow (2) tied by “B53” obliterator, showing unframed “P.D.” and Marseilles entry c.d.s. (5.2), both in red, with despatch datestamp on reverse. S.G. 68. Photo

£150-180

1866 (17 Mar.) envelope to Hampshire, marked “Via Southampton”, bearing 1860 9d. dull purple (damaged at upper left) and 1863-72 1d. brown, both centrally cancelled “B53”, showing red “11⁄ 2 d” accountancy h.s. (Type A10) alongside with despatch and arrival (11.5) datestamps on reverse; the envelope with repaired tear alongside the handstamp. S.G. 51, 57. Photo

£120-150

4182

4182



1866 (17 Sept.) treble rate envelope (225x150mm.) envelope to Paris, marked “Voie de Suez”, bearing 1863-72 4d. rose, 6d. green pair and 1/- yellow pair tied by “B53” obliterators, showing unframed “P.D.” and light “POS. AN. V. SUEZ/2 MARS.2” octagonal d.s. with clear despatch datestamp on reverse; the envelope a little soiled, nevertheless a scarce and attractive franking. Photo

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£500-600


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4183



1866 (18 (Oct.) treble rate entire to Bordeaux, marked “St. Mozambique via Suez & Marseille”, bearing 1863-72 4d. rose and 6d. green wing-margin strip of six, each cancelled “B53”, showing unframed “P.D.” and “POS. AN. V. PAQ. F/2 MARS 2” octagonal d.s. with, on reverse, despatch and arrival datestamps; the entire a little soiled and with some small faults, mainly on reverse. A scarce franking. Photo

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£400-500


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1867 (18 July) double entire to Bordeaux, marked “p. Mozambique via Suez & Marseilles”, bearing 1863-72 4d. rose pair and 1/- yellow vertical pair, each cancelled “B53”, showing unframed “P.D.” and light French maritime octagonal d.s. with, on reverse, despatch and arrival datestamps. Holcombe Opinion (1993). S.G. 62, 68. Photo

£300-400

PROVENANCE:

Hiroyuki Kanai, November 1993

4185

4185

4186

4187

4188









1867 (6 Dec.) soldier’s envelope (with letter) to London, headed “From Bombr Thomas Chiffe, 5 Battery 2nd Bde R.A. Mauritius”, bearing untied 1863 1d. brown cancelled by poor “B53”, countersigned by Commanding Officer and showing red arrival c.d.s. with despatch datestamp on reverse; the envelope a little soiled and with some small faults at top caused through opening. Very scarce. Photo

£600-800

1867 (6 Oct.) entire to Bordeaux, bearing 1863-72 4d. rose and 1/- yellow tied by “B53” obliterator, showing unframed “P.D.” and “POSS. ANG. V. SUEZ/MARSEILLES” c.d.s. with, on reverse, despatch and arrival datestamps. S.G. 62, 68. Photo

£150-180

1868 (18 May) entire to Glasgow, marked “via Marseilles”, bearing 1863-72 2d. pale blue pair (one with a short perf) and 6d. green, each cancelled “B53”, showing “9d” accountancy h.s. (Type A22, three months earlier than recorded) and London Paid transit d.s., both in red, with despatch and arrival datestamps on reverse. A neat and attractive franking. Photo

£150-180

1869 (2 July) entire letter to Nancy and redirected internally, bearing 1863-72 1d. purple-brown pair and 6d. blue-green with wing-margin tied by “B53” obliterator, showing unframed “P.D.” and “POS. AN. V. SUEZ/MARSEILLES” octagonal d.s., both in red. A neat and attractive franking. B.P.A. Certificate (1995). S.G. 56, 65. Photo

£200-250

PROVENANCE:

Corinphila sale, March 1996

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4191

4192

4193

4194

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1869 (17 Nov.) envelope to Wiltshire, bearing untied 1863-72 1/- yellow with wingmargin centrally cancelled “B53”, showing red “9d” accountancy h.s. (Type A21) and, on reverse, despatch and arrival datestamps; the envelope soiled and with pressed creases. S.G. 68. Photo

£80-100

1870 (24 May) entire from Rose Belle to Port Louis, bearing 1863-72 2d. bright blue tied by “16” obliterator, showing light despatch c.d.s. with part arrival c.d.s. on reverse; the entire with top flap missing and with central vertical crease. Photo

£100-120

1870 (21 Oct.) envelope to Bombay, bearing 1863-72 2d. bright blue, 4d. rose and 6d. green, all tied by “B53” obliterator, showing red “10d” accountancy h.s. (Type A24) alongside and, on reverse, fine despatch and Sea Post Office datestamps; the envelope a little fragile with some faults including ink-etching. An attractive three-colour franking. Photo

£100-120

1871 (4 May) envelope to France, bearing 1863-72 4d. rose pair neatly tied by “B53” obliterator, showing unframed “P.D.” with, on reverse, despatch and arrival datestamps. S.G. 62. Photo

£80-100

1871 (13 Oct.) entire (no side flaps) to Reunion, marked “p Marie-Louise”, bearing 1863-72 3d. dull red tied by clear “B53” duplex, showing unframed “P.D.” and, on reverse, framed “M & I” in black and arrival datestamp; the face panel with two adhesive tape stains at foot. S.G. 61a

£120-150

1872 (31 May) envelope to Dublin, marked “Via Marseilles”, bearing 1860 9d. dull purple and 1863-72 1d. brown, both clearly tied by “B53” obliterator and showing, on reverse, despatch, H&K Packet and London datestamps; the envelope with tear at top caused through opening. S.G. 51, 57. Photo

£100-120

1872 (26 July) envelope to Wiltshire, bearing 1860 9d. dull purple and 1863-72 1d. brown, both cancelled “B53” and showing, on reverse, despatch and arrival datestamps; the envelope a fraction soiled an with some minor peripheral faults. S.G. 51, 57. Photo

£80-100

1873 (18 Sept.) entire to Agen, France, marked “Via Suez & Marseille” in red ink, bearing 1863-72 4d. rose and 1/- blue tied by “B53” obliterator, showing unframed “P.D.” and “POS. AN. V. SUEZ/P.F. AMB. MARS” octagonal d.s., both in red, with despatch and arrival datestamps on reverse. S.G. 62, 69. Photo

£150-200

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1873 (14 Nov.) envelope to Edinburgh, marked “Via Brindisi”, bearing 1872 10d. maroon tied by fine “B53” duplex and showing arrival datestamp on reverse; the envelope with small repaired tear at top caused through opening. S.G. 67. Photo PROVENANCE: Hiroyuki Kanai, November 1993

£250-300

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4200

4201

4202

4203

4204















1873 (14 Nov.) quadruple rate entire to Calcutta, marked “Via Aden”, bearing 1872 1/blue strip of four cancelled “B53”, showing red ink “3/4d” with, on reverse, despatch, Sea Post Office and arrival datestamps; the envelope a fraction soiled though a very scarce franking. S.G. 69. Photo 1874 (6 Mar.) double rate envelope to Southampton, bearing 1872 10d. maroon wingmargin vertical pair tied by “B53” obliterator and showing, on reverse, despatch and arrival datestamps; the pair with some small faults due to partially overlapping edge of envelope. S.G. 67. Photo PROVENANCE: Hiroyuki Kanai, November 1993

£120-150

1874 (1 May) entire to Agen, France, marked “Via Suez & Marseille”, bearing 1863-72 4d. rose and 1/- yellow with wing-margin tied by light “B53” obliterator, showing unframed “P.D.” and, on reverse, despatch and French transit and arrival datestamps; the entire with some light creases. An attractive franking. S.G. 62, 68. Photo

£100-120

1874 (13 Nov.) entire to Nice, marked “St Dupleix” and “voie de Suez”, bearing 4d. rose pair clearly tied by “B53” obliterator, showing unframed “P.D.” with, on reverse, despatch and arrival datestamps. Attractive. S.G. 62. Photo

£80-100

1877 (2 Feb.) mourning envelope to France, marked “via Aden”, bearing 1863-72 4d. rose vertical pair clearly tied by “B53” obliterator and showing, on reverse, despatch and arrival datestamps. Neat and attractive. S.G. 62. Photo

£80-100

1877 (11 Oct.) entire to Nice, marked “St Dupleix” and “via Suez”, bearing 1863-72 6d. green tied by fine “B53” duplex, the 6d. with some light discolouration around perforations. Photo

£100-120

1877 (11 Oct.) entire to Marseilles, bearing 1863-72 6d. green with wing-margin clearly tied by “B53” duplex and showing red Marseilles entry datestamp. Photo

£100-120

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4202

4204

4203

4199

4200

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1876 SURCHARGES 4205

4206

4207

4208

刂អ B

刂អ B

刂អ B

“HALF/PENNY” on 9d. dull purple, a marginal block of thirty-six (6x6) with large part or full original gum, fresh and fine; also “HALF/PENNY” on 10d. maroon mint block of forty-eight (6x8), a few split perfs, fine. S.G. 76-77, £1020

£300-400

“HALF/PENNY” on 9d. dull purple, a block of twelve (6x2) being the top two rows of a right pane showing Current number “143”, some minor gum creases otherwise fresh and fine mint. S.G. 76, £276

£80-100

“HALF/PENNY” on 9d. dull purple, a block of twelve (6x2) being the bottom two rows of a right pane showing Plate number, some minor gum creases otherwise fresh and fine mint. S.G. 76, £276

£80-100

“HALF/PENNY” on 9d. dull purple, a mint range comprising a block of six, two blocks of four (one from lower right corner), pair and seven singles, mostly fine. S.G. 76, £529

£120-150

4209

4209

4210

4210

“HALF/PENNY” on 9d. dull purple, variety surcharge inverted, centred to upper right as normal, fine unused without gum. R.P.S. Certificate (1983). S.G. 76a, £750. Photo

£200-250

“HALF/PENNY” on 9d. dull purple, variety surcharge double, fine used. Rare. R.P.S. Certificate (2013). S.G. 76b, £2250. Photo

£700-900

4211 4211

4212

4213

ᔛ C

4213

“HALF/PENNY” on 9d. dull purple, a horizontal strip of four showing surcharge grossly misplaced to right, fine used. S.G. 76var. Photo

£200-250

Prepared for use but not issued, 1⁄ 2 d. on 9d dull purple block of four with misplaced surcharge and singles (8, one with surcharge misplaced and two with surcharge in black); also 1877 1⁄ 2 d. on 10d. interpanneau block of forty-eight, blocks of thirty, nine (2) and six and singles (6) and 1/- on 5/- block of twelve being the bottom two rows of a pane and singles (15), each overprinted “CANCELLED”, mostly fine. S.G. 78-82

£500-600

Prepared for use but not issued, 1⁄ 2 d. on 9d. dull purple, part original gum; re-perfed at foot and with slight wrinkle. A rare stamp. R.P.S. Certificate (2013). S.G. 78, £3250. Photo

£300-400

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1876 (18 Apr.) envelope to Kent, bearing “HALF/PENNY” on 9d. dull purple in combination with 1872 1/- orange, both cancelled “B53” and showing, on reverse, despatch and arrival datestamps; the envelope a little soiled and with some staining, mainly around adhesives. A very scarce franking. Photo

£120-150

4215 4215



1876 (17 Aug.) envelope (faults) to Wales, bearing “HALF/PENNY” on 9d. dull purple, in combination with 1863-72 6d. green (damaged top right corner), both clearly tied by “B53” obliterator and showing, on reverse, despatch and arrival datestamps. A scarce franking illustrating the short-lived 61⁄ 2 d. rate from February 1876 to April 1877. Photo 59

£500-600


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4216 4216

ᔛ P

4218

“HALF PENNY” die proof of the surcharge, stamp-size in black on glazed card with manuscript “Mauritius Postage” and marked on reverse “12/1/77, 60 Leads”. Photo

£100-120

PROVENANCE:

De La Rue archives, November 1976 4217

4218

“HALF PENNY” on 10d. top right corner block of forty-eight with plate number, blocks of eight (2x4), four (2) and a single, “One Penny” on 4d. marginal block of six being the bottom row of a pane with Current number, top right corner block of six (2x3) with plate number, marginal block of four and singles (5, two used), and “One Shilling” on 5/- mint and used (6), mostly fine. S.G. 79-82, £2100+

£500-600

“One Shilling” on 5/- rosy mauve horizontal pair, the right stamp showing surcharge shifted upwards, fine mint. Scarce. S.G. 81, £650+. Photo

£200-250

PROVENANCE:

Hiroyuki Kanai, November1993

1878 (JAN.) CENTS SURCHARGES

4222

4219 Essay 4219

ᔛ E

“50 CENTS” on 1/- orange, without gum, some perforations clipped, otherwise fine. Scarce. Photo

£100-120

Issued Stamps 4220

4221

4222

2c. (14 including a marginal block of twelve being the bottom two rows of a pane), 4c. on 1d. (7 including a strip of four and one without gum), 8c. on 2d. (3), 13c. on 3d. (3, one without gum), 17c. on 4d., 25c. on 6d., 38c. on 9d. (4), 50c. on 1/- (3) and 2r.50 on 5/- (5, one marginal with Current number), all unused mostly with part or large part original gum, condition generally fine to very fine. S.G. 83-91, £1650+

£400-500

2c., 4c. on 1d., 8c. on 2d., 13c. on 3d. (2), 17c. on 4d. (3, one on small piece), 25c. on 6d., 38c. on 9d. (3), 50c. on 1/- (3) and 2r.50 on 5/- (4, one a little faded), all used with most cancelled “B53”, condition generally good to fine. S.G. 83-91, £498

£100-120

13c. on 3d. orange-red, variety imperforate at top and at foot, and showing row of horizontal perforations 4mm. from foot, fine unused. This is the only example we recall seeing. S.G. 86. Photo

£200-250

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4224

4223

4225 4226

4228

Covers 4223 4224

4225







Undated “BLYTH BROTHERS & Co.’s PRICE CURRENT” wrapper to Bombay, bearing 4c. on 1d. bistre tied by “B53” obliterator. Very scarce. S.G. 84. Photo

£100-120

Undated eleven times rate wrapper? ex the “De Bernardy Bros.” correspondence to London, bearing 13c. on 3d. orange-red and 17c. on 4d. rose, in combination with 1880 2c. Venetian red strip of five (centre stamp damaged at foot) and singles (2), all tied by light “B53” obliterator; the wrapper with pressed central horizontal and vertical creased. S.G. 86, 87, 92. Photo

£150-180

1878 (4 Jan.) envelope to London, bearing 25c. on blue clearly tied by “B53” and showing arrival datestamp on reverse. S.G. 88. Photo

£120-150

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4228

4229

4230

4231













1878 (1 Feb.) entire to Marseilles, bearing 25c. on 6d. slate-blue tied by clear “B53” duplex and showing arrival datestamp on reverse. S.G. 88. Photo

£120-150

1878 (26 Apr.) - 1881 (3 Sept.) entires (2), envelopes (4) and fronts (2), addressed to France (3), India, Reunion (2), UK and internal, showing frankings of 8c., 10c. (8c. plus 1880 2c.), 20c. (8c. pair plus 1879 4c.), 25c. (2), 50c. and 1r., all adhesives cancelled by “B53” obliterator or duplex, all with faults etc

£120-150

1878 (8 Nov.) envelope to Bombay, bearing 50c. on 1/- green tied by “B53” duplex and showing, on reverse, Sea Post Office and arrival datestamps; the envelope with a few minor faults. S.G. 90. Photo

£100-120

1879 (21 June) - 1881 (14 June) entires (2) and envelopes (2) addressed to France (3) and UK, each bearing 17c. on 4d. rose tied by “B53” duplex, one with clear “POSS. AN./PAQ. FR. T No 2” octagonal d.s. and one with clear “LIGNE T/PAQ. FR. No 2” c.d.s., both in red. S.G. 87

£200-250

1879 (21 July) envelope to Reunion, bearing 2c. dull rose and 8c. on 2d. blue, both tied by “B53” obliterator and showing, on reverse, despatch and arrival datestamps; the envelope with part of flap missing and with some light adhesive tape stains at top. S.G. 83, 85

£60-80

1881 (27 Jan. - 12 July) envelopes (3) and a front and part back addressed to France (3) and India, all bearing 17c. on 4d. rose, two at single rate, one at treble rate and one at five times rate, one shows fine “POSS. AN./PAQ. FR. T No 1” octagonal d.s. in red and another shows “POSS. AN./PAQ. FR. T No 2” octagonal d.s. in blue; all with faults. S.G. 87

£70-90

1879-80 WATERMARK CROWN CC

————— 4232 ————— Die Proofs 4232

ᔛ P

4c. to 25c. and 38c. to 2r.50 stamp-size die proofs in black on glazed, all inset on two pieces of thick card, fine. Photo PROVENANCE:

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£600-800


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4234

4235

4236

4237

4238

4233

ᔛ P

4c. die proof in black on glazed card (92x60mm.) marked “BEFORE dated “Dec 4 1877”, fine. Photo

HARDENING”

and £120-150

4234

P ᔛ

13c. in black on glazed card (92x60mm.) dated “Nov 17 1877”, fine. Photo

£120-150

4235

ᔛ P

25c. die proof in black on glazed card (92x60mm.) dated “Oct 31 1877”, fine. Photo

£120-150

4236

ᔛ P

25c. die proof in black on glazed card (92x60mm.) dated “Nov. 1 1877”, fine. Photo

£120-150

4237

ᔛ P

25c. die proof in black on glazed card (92x60mm.), marked “AFTER dated “Nov 13 1877”, fine. Photo

£120-150

4238

ᔛ P

HARDENING”

and

38c. die proof in black on glazed card (92x60mm.) dated “Nov. 21 1877”; the card a little soiled. Photo 63

£100-120


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4240

4239 4239

ᔛ P

38c. die proof in black on glazed card (92x60mm.) dated “Nov. 22 1877”, fine. Photo

£120-150

4240

ᔛ P

50c. die proof in black on glazed card (92x60mm.) dated “Dec 5 1877”, fine. Photo

£120-150

———————————————————— Ex 4241 ———————————————————— Imprimaturs 4241

ᔛ P

2c. to 2r.50 with additional 8c. and 13c. (2), all on gummed watermarked paper, a few minor creases otherwise fine. Photo

£700-900

Issued Stamps 4242

4243

2c. (2), 4c. (6 including a marginal pair), 13c. (4, one without gum), 17c. (7), 25c. (3), 38c. (3), 50c. (2) and 2r.50 (2, one with thin), all unused mostly with part or large part original gum, generally fine to very fine. Cat. £3775

£500-600

8c., 13c. (2), 17c. (4), 25c. (2), 38c. (2), 50c. (2) and 2r.50 (9), all used, generally good to fine. Cat. £2100

£400-500

4244 4244

38c. bright purple, centred to lower right, extremely fine and lightly cancelled. S.G. 98, £350. Photo WWW.SPINK.COM

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£150-180


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4246

4247







Undateable “BLYTH BROTHERS & CO’S PRICE CURRENT” wrappers (2) to Canada USA, both bearing 4c. tied by “B53” obliterator or Mauritius c.d.s., some faults though scarce

£150-180

1880-82 entires (4), envelopes (4) and fronts (2) addressed to France (6), UK (2) and internal (2), showing frankings of 4c. (two internal), 17c. (6), 25c. and 34c.; condition rather mixed

£150-180

1888 (3 Feb.) envelope (216x98mm.) registered to Paris, bearing 13c. in combination with 1883-94 CA 2c. green and 25c., all tied by “B53”, showing “REGISTERED/ MAURITIUS” oval d.s. and “LIGNE T/PAQ. FR. No 6” octagonal d.s., both in red; 1898 (14 July) OHMS envelope (217x98mm.) registered to New York bearing, on reverse, 50c. green strip of three in combination with Arms 3c. pair, all tied by Mauritius c.d.s.; both envelopes a little soiled and with some minor faults

£400-500

4248 4248



1897 (29 June) envelope registered to Germany (redirected internally), bearing 2r.50 brown-purple tied by Mauritius c.d.s., showing “REGISTERED/MAURITIUS” oval d.s. and fine “LA REUNION A MARSEILLE/L.V. NO 2” octagonal d.s. with arrival datestamp on reverse. A very scarce stamp on cover. S.G. 100. Photo

£150-180

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4249 Essay 4249

ᔛ E

1885 handpainted essay of the 16c. issue design with blank value tablet, in chestnut with “MAURITIUS POSTAGE” in Chinese white and “16 CENTS” value tablet handpainted below, executed on tracing paper (19x22mm.) dated “2 JUL. 83” which has a Barbados 1882 perforated proof (thinned) with blank value tablet handstamped “CANCELLED” attached over upper left side, marked “for colour”. A delightful piece of De La Rue artwork. Photo

£800-1,000

PROVENANCE:

De La Rue archives, November 1976 Spink sale, November 2007

4250 Die Proof 4250

ᔛ P

16c. issue design die proof with blank value tablet, in black on glazed card (92x60mm.) marked “AFTER HARDENING”, dated “20 SEP 83” and additionally marked in pencil “W Bartlett”, fine. Photo

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November 14, 2013 - LONDON Issued Stamps 4251

1c. (5 including a strip of four), 2c. Venetian red (44 including a lower right corner block of forty-two - gum toned), 2c. green, 4c. orange (3), 8c., 15c., 16c. (both), 25c. and 50c. (3), all mint, generally fine, and 1c., 2c. (both), 4c. (both), 8c., 15c., 16c. chestnut, 25c. (2) and 50c. (4), all used, generally fine. S.G. 101-111, £950+

£200-250

4252 4252

8c. blue with watermark reversed, cancelled by light part strike of Rodrigues c.d.s., fine. S.G. 106x, unpriced. Photo

£100-120

Covers 4253



1885-97 envelopes (15, one OHMS, one registered and one 234x202mm. - faults) addressed to Canada, France (registered), Germany, India (3), Natal, UK (3), USA (2) and internal (3, one from Port Louis to Moka), showing frankings of 3c., 4c. (5), 15c. (2, one from Beau Bassin to Liverpool), 16c., 18c., 19c., 27c., 32c., 41c. and 45c., condition mixed

£300-400

1883 (FEB) “16 CENTS” ON 17C. ROSE Type 28 surcharge 141⁄ 2 mm. long mint and used (7), 151⁄ 2 mm. long mint (7 including a block of four) and used (2), and Type 28a used, generally good to fine. S.G. 112-114, £2000+

4254

4256

£400-500

4257

4255 4255

刂+ អ

Type 28, a block of four with each horizontal row showing wide and narrow surcharges se-tenant, large part original gum; colour a little pale towards top otherwise fine. S.G. 112b, £1600. Photo

£1,000-1,200

PROVENANCE:

Peter Jaffé, January 2007 4256

4257

Type 28, a horizontal pair showing wide and narrow surcharges se-tenant, good colour, cancelled “B53”, the left stamp with short perf at foot otherwise fine. Scarce. S.G. 112b, £700. Photo

£200-250

Type 28a, a horizontal pair, unused with part original gum, good colour, fine. B.P.A. Certificate (2002). S.G. 114, £750. Photo

£200-250

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4258 4258

Type 28a, fine unused with part original gum. S.G. 114, £350. Photo

£100-120

4259



1883 (21 Apr.) envelope to Naples, marked “per French Mail”, bearing Type 28 narrow surcharge pair tied by “B53” obliterator, the reverse with despatch and arrival datestamps. Scarce. S.G. 112. Photo

£300-400

PROVENANCE:

Peter Jaffé, January 2007 4260



1883 (23 Feb.) envelope (a little soiled) to Bordeaux, bearing Type 28 narrow surcharge single clearly tied by “B53” duplex, showing “LIGNE T/PAQ. FR. No 3” c.d.s. in black with arrival datestamp on reverse; also 1883 (16 July) front to France similarly franked and cancelled. S.G. 112. Photo

£150-180

1883 (JULY) “SIXTEEN CENTS” ON 17C. ROSE 4261

4262



16c. on 17c. mint (3, one without gum and with a short perf at foot) and used (6 including a pair), generally fine. S.G. 115, £340+

£70-90

1884-85 envelopes to France (4) and UK (4), each bearing 16c. on 17c. (one at double rate with a pair), all tied by “B53” obliterator or duplex, one showing “LIGNE T/PAQ. FR. No 2” c.d.s. in blue and one with “POSS. ANG./PAQ. FR. T No 3” octagonal d.s. in red. A good lot

£150-180

1886 (MAY) “2 CENTS” ON 38C. BRIGHT PURPLE 4263

Four mint (one thinned) and ten used examples, good to fine. S.G. 116, £930

4265

4264 4264

4265

A used example without bar, centred to lower right, small purple mark on reverse not affecting appearance, fine. S.G. 116a, £250. Photo

£70-90

A mint example with large part original gum, variety surcharge inverted, fine. Rare. S.G. 116b, £1200. Photo

£400-500

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Ex 4260

4274

4268

4318

4271

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Eight unused including a pair and ten used examples, mostly fine; also two unused (both without gum) and eight used examples with surcharge inverted none of which are guaranteed genuine. S.G. 117, £1720

£400-500

4267 4267

4268



An unused example with part original gum, variety surcharge double, centred to lower right, fine. R.P.S. Certificate (2013). S.G. 117b, £850. Photo

£250-300

1888 (1 June) envelope registered from Beau-Bassin to Paris, bearing 2c. on 13c. wing-margin strip of three in combination with 1880 13c. wing-margin pair, all cancelled by “27” obliterator, showing “REGISTERED/MAURITIUS” oval d.s. and “LIGNE T/PAQ. FR. No 4” octagonal d.s., both in red, with despatch and arrival datestamps on reverse; the envelope with central vertical fold. A very scarce franking. S.G. 117. Photo

£500-600

1891 (SEPT.) “TWO CENTS” SURCHARGES 4269

4270

4271



A mint range comprising 2c. on 4c. blocks of four (2) and singles (10, two with surcharge inverted, five with surcharge double - one with BPA certificate, and one with surcharge double, one inverted); 2c. on 17c. (9); 2c. on 38c. on 9d. blocks of six and four (2), and singles (5, one with surcharge double, one inverted); and 2c. on 38c. blocks of six and four (2), pairs (2) and singles (8, two with surcharge double and two with surcharge double, one inverted), the varieties not guaranteed therefore the lot is sold “as is”, mostly fine. S.G. 118-121, £3500+

£400-500

A used range comprising 2c. on 4c. (14 including three with surcharge inverted, five including a vertical pair on piece with surcharge double and a pair on piece with surcharge double, one inverted), 2c. on 17c. (10), 2c. on 38c. on 9d. (4) and 2c. on 38c. (10 including two with surcharge double and four with surcharge double, one inverted), the varieties not guaranteed therefore the lot is sold “as is”, condition generally fine. S.G. 118-121, £4000+

£300-400

2c. on 4c. with variety surcharge inverted used with 1883-94 16c. pair (small corner fault due to overlapping of cover) and 25c. on 1892 (24 Feb.) 8c. registered envelope to Canada, all tied by “B53” obliterator, showing “REGISTERED/MAURITIUS” and London datestamps in red with arrival datestamp on reverse. A rare and colourful franking. S.G. 118a. Photo

£120-150

PROVENANCE:

Hiroyuki Kanai

4272

刂+ អ

2c. on 17c. rose block of four, unused with large part original gum, a few shortish perfs and one with small shallow thin otherwise fine. S.G. 119, £560

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£150-200


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4274



2c. on 17c. rose, variety surcharge inverted, unused with part original gum, one short perf at top otherwise fine. Scarce. S.G. 119a, £550. Photo

£120-150

2c. on 17c. rose with wing-margin, variety surcharge inverted, tied by “37” obliterator on 1892 (18 Feb.) envelope from Curepipe Road to Port Louis, showing despatch c.d.s. on reverse; the envelope slightly soiled. Rare. B.P.A. Certificate (1967). S.G. 119a. Photo

£800-1,000

4275 4275

2c. on 17c. rose, variety surcharge double, fine unused with large part original gum. Rare. B.P.A. Certificate (1982). S.G. 119b, £900. Photo

£300-400

4276 4276

4277



2c. on 38c. on 9d. pale violet, variety surcharge inverted, fine unused with part original gum. R.P.S. Certificate (2013). S.G. 120a, £600. Photo

£200-250

2c. on 38c. on 9d. and 2c. on 38c. used with 1883-94 8c. and, on reverse, 1c. vertical pairs (2), all cancelled by Mauritius c.d.s. on 1894 (23 July) 12c. registered envelope to Holland, showing red “REGISTERED/MAURITIUS” d.s. and “LA REUNION A MARSEILLES/LV. No 3” octagonal datestamp. A neat and attractive franking

£60-80

1893 (JAN.) “ONE CENT” SURCHARGES 4278

1c. on 2c. left and right interpanneau blocks of ninety-six (6x16) and a block of twenty (5x4), 1c. on 16c. top left pane of sixty (margin with plate number at top only), blocks of twenty-four, twelve (2) and four, pair and singles (9, one used and two on covers at foreign printed matter rate), condition generally fine. S.G. 123-124, £590+

£150-200

—————————— 4279

ᔛ S

1895-99 CA 1c. to 18c. (very lightly gum toned), 1898 Jubilee 36c. and 1899 Labourdonnais 15c., each overprinted “SPECIMEN”, fine mint. S.G. 127s-133s, 136s, £270 Photo for lot 4274 appears on page 69 71

£80-100


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4280 Essay 4280

ᔛ E

Handpainted drawing of the Arms with legend in various colours, executed on tracing paper (80x95mm.) in a circular frame (54mm.), most attractive; also enlarged photographic reproduction of artist’s drawing for a 3c. value in a design similar to that issued. Photo

£200-250

Ex 4281 Die Proofs 4281

ᔛ P

Small format master die proof with blank value tablet (21x34mm.) in black on glazed card bespattered with ink spots and initialled in margin, together with stamp-size die proofs for the 1c., 2c., 3c., 4c., 5c., 6c., 8c., 15c., 18c., 25c. and 50c. value tablets in black on glazed card, each with manuscript “Mauritius” at top, and affixed to three pieces dated between “28 Jan.” and “3 July” and giving details of leads taken. Photo PROVENANCE: De La Rue archives, November 1976 Sir Gawaine Baillie, November 2005 WWW.SPINK.COM

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£1,200-1,500


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ᔛ P

3c. in green and black on unwatermarked paper, ungummed, fine

£60-80

—————————— 4283

1898-1902 commemoratives including 1898 Jubilee 36c. mint block of four, 1899 15c. on 36c. mint (42 including a top right corner block of thirty with plate number) and used (23 including blocks of ten and four), 1899 Labourdonnais 15c. mint marginal block of four and used (12 including a block of six) and 1902 12c. on 36c. used (4, one with surcharge inverted - a little discoloured and with repaired tear at left); condition a little mixed. Cat. £350+

£80-100

1898 DIAMOND JUBILEE

4284 Essay 4284

ᔛ E

Photographic essay of the finished design, stamp-size, affixed to card (114x89mm.) dated “Sept 1st 97”; two pinholes at top well clear of design. Photo

£250-300

PROVENANCE:

De La Rue archives, November 1976

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4285 Die Proofs 4285

ᔛ P

Arms and crown only with square uncleared surround, in black on glazed card (34x48mm.) marked “14.10.99, for punch” in pencil, fine. Photo

£200-250

PROVENANCE:

De La Rue archives, November 1976

4286 4286

P ᔛ

Complete design with blank value tablet in black on glazed card (92x60mm.), marked “BEFORE HARDENING” and dated “9 DEC 97”, fine. Photo

£200-250

4287 4287

ᔛ P

Complete design with blank value tablet in black on glazed card (58x43mm.) dated “8.12.97” in pencil, fine. Photo WWW.SPINK.COM

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£150-180


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4288 4288

P ᔛ

Complete design with blank value tablet and “THIRTY SIX CENTS” value tablet with manuscript “Mauritius, Postage” at top, both stamp-size in black on glazed card and affixed to piece (107x57mm.) showing “Dec 13” and “Dec 17” respectively, the first “60 leads, 6 extra”, the second “60 leads” and both further dated “Feb 11th 98” in red ink; the first with some very minor surface faults. Photo PROVENANCE: De La Rue archives, November 1976

£300-400

4289 Specimens 4289

ᔛ S

36c. orange and ultramarine vertical strip of four, each overprinted “SPECIMEN”, fresh and fine mint, three are unmounted. A rare multiple. S.G. 133s, £200+. Photo

£150-180

Cover 4290



1898 (14 Oct.) OHMS envelope (218x95mm.) registered to USA, bearing 36c. with Arms 3c. and 4c. vertical pair, all cancelled by Mauritius c.d.s., showing “R” in oval, light “REGISTERED/MAURITIUS” oval d.s. in red with arrival datestamp on reverse. Attractive 75

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1899 (MAY) SURCHARGES

4291

4293

Specimen 4291

ᔛ S

15c. on 36c. orange and ultramarine handstamped “ULTRAMAR” in blue, fine with large part original gum. rare in such fine condition. S.G. 135. Photo

£80-100

Issued Stamps 4292

4293

6c. on 18c. lower left corner block of forty-eight from the left pane and corner block of twenty-five from the right pane, lower left corner block of six, blocks of four (2, one used) and a used strip of three, also 1902 12c. on 18c. mint blocks of nine (2, one marginal with plate number) and two used singles, fine. S.G. 135, 156; £300+

£80-100

6c. on 18c. green and ultramarine, variety surcharge inverted, fine mint. R.P.S. Certificate (2013). S.G. 134a, £700. Photo

£400-500

4294

4294



6c. on 18c. green and ultramarine (2), one showing variety surcharge inverted, used on 1899 (14 June) locally addressed 4c. on 18c. stationery envelope, fine. R.P.S. Certificate (2013). S.G. 134a. Photo

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£150-200


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4295 4295 ័

6c. on 18c. green and ultramarine (2, one with variety surcharge inverted) on 1899 (14 June) 4c. on 36c. stationery envelope piece, all tied by Mauritius c.d.s., fine. R.P.S. Certificate (1941). S.G. 134a, £300. Photo

£100-120

4296 4296 ័

6c. on 18c. green and ultramarine with variety surcharge inverted, on small piece tied by Mauritius c.d.s. (14.6.1900), fine. S.G. 134a, £300. Photo

4297

4297

4298

£100-120

4298

15c. on 36c. orange and ultramarine, variety bar of surcharge omitted, fine unused with large part original gum. S.G. 135a, £475. Photo

£150-180

15c. on 36c. orange and ultramarine, variety bar of surcharge omitted, fine unused with large part original gum. S.G. 135a, £475. Photo

£150-180

Covers 4299



1899 envelopes (9, two registered) and a large part front addressed to France (4), India, South Africa, UK (2), USA (from US Consulate) and local, some mixed issue frankings, cancellations include Beau Bassin, Calebasses, Rose Hill and Vacoa; condition a little mixed 77

£200-250


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4300

4301

Essays 4300

ᔛ E

18c. composite stamp-size essay with head photographic in brown and frame printed frame in blue in a design similar to that issued but with value also in the upper corners, affixed to card (90x115mm.) lettered “B” and dated “March 28th 99”. Photo

£700-900

PROVENANCE:

De La Rue archives, November 1976 4301

ᔛ E

18c. composite stamp-size essay with head photographic in black and frame printed frame in brown in a design similar to that issued but with value also in the upper corners, affixed to card (90x115mm.) lettered “B” and dated “March 28th 99”; the card with some slight soiling. Photo

£700-900

PROVENANCE:

De La Rue archives, November 1976

Covers 4302



1900-03 envelopes (4) and a front addressed to France (3) and USA (2), two are double rate frankings; also 1902-05 envelopes (5, one registered) and a large piece addressed to France, UK and local (3), each bearing either 1902 12c. on 18c. or 1902 (Sept.) 12c. on 36c. Condition rather mixed

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£120-150


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1900-05 ARMS ISSUE

4303 Essay 4303

ᔛ E

2r.50 essay comprising small format perforated stamp in dull green and handpainted value tablet in deep red, affixed to fragment, fine. Photo

£400-500

4304

4305

4306

4307

Die Proofs 4304

4305

4306

4307

ᔛ P

ᔛ P

ᔛ P

ᔛ P

5c. value tablet with manuscript “Maurs” in red ink above, in black on glazed card (92x60mm.) dated “22 JAN. 97”, fine. Photo

£100-120

8c. value tablet with manuscript “Maurs” in red ink above, in black on glazed card (92x60mm.) dated “22 JAN. 97”, fine. Photo

£100-120

15c. value tablet with manuscript “Maurs” in red ink above, in black on glazed card (92x60mm.) dated “22 JAN. 97”, fine. Photo

£100-120

25c. value tablet with manuscript “Maurs” in red ink above, in black on glazed card (92x60mm.) dated “22 JAN. 97”, fine. Photo

£100-120

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4308 4308

P ᔛ

1r., 2r.50 and 5r. stamp-size die proofs of the value tablets with manuscript “Mauritius” at top, all affixed to piece (102x53mm.) dated “April 9”, marked “60 leads from each” and further dated “Apl 30. 97” in red ink, fine. Photo

£300-400

PROVENANCE:

De La Rue archives, November 1976 Sir Gawaine Baillie, November 2005

———————— 4309 ————————

———————— 4310 ————————

Imperforate Colour Trials 4309

4310

ᔛ P

ᔛ P

1c. (3), in green and black on yellow, grey-green and black on buff (cut close at left) and in black and red on blue (on small piece), the first two on gummed watermarked paper, fine. Photo

£180-220

1c. (3), in grey and black, purple and black on red and in purple and black on green, all on gummed watermarked and all with thin or gum thins though each of fine appearance. Photo

£150-180

———————————————————— 4311 ———————————————————— 4311

ᔛ P

1r. (5), in green and violet, green and purple (some paper adhering to reverse), dull purple and chestnut (some paper adhering to reverse), dull purple and brown (light vertical crease) and in green and red on green (small repaired tear at top left), all on gummed watermarked paper. Photo WWW.SPINK.COM

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£500-600


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4312 4312

ᔛ P

2r.50 in dull purple and ultramarine on gummed unwatermarked paper, fresh and fine. Photo

£120-150

Issued Stamps 4313

1c. to 5r. mint with additional 2c. corner block of thirty, 4c. black and carmine on blue, 15c. (3), 25c., 2r.50 (2) and 5r., plus used 5c. dull purple and bright purple (3), 8c. (green faded), 25c. (2, both washed), 1r. (3), 2r.50 (11, five discoloured) and 5r. (8); also 1895-99 1c. to 18c. less 6c. mint with additional 3c. block of twelve, 1c., 2c., 6c. (green washed) and 18c. strip of four and single (green washed) used. Condition generally fine. Cat. £4200+

£500-600

4314

1r., 2r.50 and 5r., each cancelled by c.d.s. with clear date. S.G. 153-155, £450.

£150-180

4315

1r., 2r.50 and 5r., each cancelled by c.d.s. with clear date. S.G. 153-155, £450.

£150-180

4316

刂អ B

1c. (2, one stuck together) and 5c. dull purple and black complete sheets, 1c., 3c. (2), 5c. dull purple and black (3) and 8c. complete panes, generally fine mint. Cat. £1350

£300-400

Covers 4317

4318

4319







1896-1909 envelopes (24, three registered), wrappers (3) and a front addressed to Belgium, France (9), Germany, India, Italy, Sweden, UK (7), USA (4) and local (3), showing frankings of 3c. (5), 4c., 6c. (6), 12c., 14c., 15c. (5), 18c., 19c., 27c. (2 registered) and 37c. (registered), village cancellations include Beau Bassin, Camp de Masque, Mahebourg, Moka, Port Louis Square, Quatre Bornes, Reduit and Vacoas; condition a little mixed though a most interesting lot

£400-500

1902 (25 Oct.) envelope registered to Germany, bearing 50c. tied by “CUREPIPE” c.d.s. (Type D5), showing “R” in oval, “REGISTERED/MAURITIUS” d.s., “LA REUNION A MARSEILLES/L.V. No 4” octagonal d.s. with arrival datestamp on reverse. S.G. 152. Photo

£80-100

1904 (12 Feb.) envelope registered from Port Louis to Germany, bearing marginal 1r. tied by Mauritius c.d.s., showing “R” in oval, red “REGISTERED/MAURITIUS” d.s., “LA REUNION A MARSEILLE/L.V. No 4” octagonal d.s. with arrival datestamp on reverse

£60-80

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4320 4320

ᔛ S

1902 “12/CENTS” on 18c. green and ultramarine affixed to small piece and handstamped “ULTRAMAR” in blue, good colour, fine. Very scarce in this condition. S.G. 156. Photo Photo for lot 4318 appears on page 69 81

£80-100


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1902 (JULY) OVERPRINTED “POSTAGE & REVENUE” Issued Stamps 4321

4c. to 2r.50 mint set of six with additional 4c. pane of sixty (no margins) and top left corner block of twelve with plate number, 6c. blocks of thirty (2) and twelve (toned), 15c. blocks of eighteen and four, 50c. blocks twelve and four and 2r.50 singles (2), mostly fresh and fine; also used 4c., 15c., 25c. and 2r.50 (6). S.G. 157-162, £2000+

£500-600

Covers 4322



1902-04 envelopes (5, two registered) and a postcard addressed to Canada, France (2), UK and USA (2), showing frankings of 8c. (card), 15c. (2), 45c.48c. (mixed issue) and 1r.62 (mixed issue on 248x120mm envelope); condition mixed

£120-150

1902 (SEPT.) “12/CENTS” ON 36C. SURCHARGE

4323 4323

4324

4325

4324

4325

12c. on 36c. orange and ultramarine, variety surcharge inverted, fine used with Type D42 datestamp (25.4.03). B.P.A. Certificate (1981). S.G. 163a, £450. Photo

£150-180

12c. on 36c. orange and ultramarine, variety surcharge inverted, fine used with Type D42 datestamp (5.9.03). R.P.S. Certificate (1982). S.G. 163a, £450. Photo

£150-180

12c. on 36c. orange and ultramarine, variety surcharge inverted, fine used with Type D42 datestamp (5.9.03). S.G. 163a, £450. Photo

£150-180

1904-07 ARMS ISSUE Issued Stamps 4326

1c. to 1r. mint set of eight with additional 2c. (2), 3c. (3), 6c. and 1r., fine mint. S.G. 164-175, £300+

£80-100

4327

刂អ ᔛ B

1c. to 6c. in complete sheets (12x10), fresh and fine mint. S.G. 164-168, £10,400+

4328

刂អ ᔛ B

2c. dull and bright purple, a right pane of sixty, folded along four horizontal rows, fresh and fine unmounted mint. S.G. 165, £1920

£500-600

1r. grey-black and carmine, a lower right corner block (2x4) with plate number, fresh and fine unmounted mint. S.G. 175, £360

£150-180

1r. grey-black and carmine vertical pair (creased) and singles (6), all but centrally cancelled with datestamp showing clear date, fine. S.G. 175, £480

£120-150

4329

4330

刂អ ᔛ B

£3,000-4,000

Covers 4331



1908-11 envelopes (5) addressed to France (2), Germany, Italy and Switzerland, four with frankings of 15c. and one (registered) bearing 50c. and 1r., generally fine

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£150-180


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4332 4332

ᔛ E

4333

5c. in green very similar to the 1910 design except for the value tablet, affixed to card (90x115mm.) dated “Jan 16th 08”, fine. Photo

£600-800

PROVENANCE:

De La Rue archives, November 1976

4333

ᔛ E

12c. in green, the value tablet excised and “12 CENTS” in claret inserted, the join touched up in Chinese white and very similar to the issued design (the 12c. did not come in this design until 1921), affixed to card (90x115mm.) dated “June 24th 08”. Photo

£600-800

PROVENANCE:

De La Rue archives, November 1976

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4334 4334

ᔛ E

3r. in pink, attractive heavily engraved design of a large format with arms in centre, slightly touched-up by hand, affixed to card (90x115mm.) dated “Jan 16th 08”. Photo

£600-800

PROVENANCE:

De La Rue archives, November 1976 4335

ᔛ E

3r. in brown, a horizontal design with arms in centre, apparent handwash border around oval centre, affixed to card (90x115mm.) dated “Jan 31st 08”, fine. Photo PROVENANCE: De La Rue archives, November 1976

£500-600

1910 (JAN.) ISSUE

4336 Essay 4336

ᔛ E

5c. in dark green on buff heavily engraved in an unadopted design, affixed to card (24x28mm.), fine. Photo PROVENANCE:

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£300-400


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4337 Die Proofs 4337

ᔛ P

Arms master die proof with blank value tablet, in black on glazed card (92x60mm.), dated “18 AUG 1908” and initialled; some staining at top left corner. Photo

£100-120

4341

4338 4338

P ᔛ

50c. name and duty plate in black on glazed card (92x60mm.) dated “10 Photo

AUG 08”,

fine. £120-150

Issued Stamps 4339

4340

4341 ័

1c. to 10r. mint set of fifteen with additional 1c. corner plate block of fifteen, 2c. corner plate block of fifteen, 3c. corner plate block of twenty-five, 5c. pane of sixty and 5r. corner block of four, 1c., 8c., 12c., 15c., 25c., 1r., 2r.50 (3), 5r. (3) and 10r. (4) singles, fresh and fine. S.G. 181-195, £1350+

£400-500

1c. to 10r. used set of fifteen with additional 1c., 4c., 6c. (2), 15c., 25c. (4), 1r. (3), 2r.50 (5) and 5r. (4), mostly fine. S.G. 181-195, £1334

£300-400

10r. green and red on green with margin at left, fine used on small piece. S.G. 195, £250. Photo

£80-100

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4343

4344

4345

4346

4347

4348















1910-20 envelopes (6, three registered), large front (registered) and a picture postcard all addressed to USA, showing frankings of 6c., 11c., 12c. (card)., 16c., 27c., 34c., 62c. and 1r.05, village cancellations include Rose Hill (2) and Souillac; condition a little mixed

£120-150

1910-17 envelopes (12, one registered) all addressed to France, showing frankings of 15c. (8), 16c., 24c. (2) and 27c., village cancellations include Curepipe (2) and Rose Hill; condition a little mixed

£200-250

1911-21 envelopes (14, four registered), stationery registered envelope, wrapper and a piece addressed to Denmark, Germany (2), India (5), Reunion (2), Sweden, Switzerland and local, showing frankings of 2c., 3c. (stamp with perfins), 6c. (5), 12c., 15c. (3), 16c., 18c., 25c., 27c. and 36c., all with Mauritius or Port Louis datestamps; condition a little mixed

£150-180

1912-21 envelopes (9, three registered and one insured) and a front all addressed to UK, showing frankings of 3c., 6c. (4), 17c. (2), 50c. (“Wilson” cover) and 77c. (insured), condition rather mixed

£120-150

1912 (28 June) envelope registered to Germany, bearing 2r.50 (marginal) tied by “RIVIERE DRAGON/MAURITIUS” c.d.s. (Type D5), showing “REGISTERED No” h.s. (Type R1, over five months later than recorded) with arrival datestamp on reverse. S.G. 193. Photo

£80-100

1912 (10 Dec.) “Kinze” envelope registered to Germany, bearing 10r. tied by Port Louis c.d.s., fine. S.G. 195. Photo

£200-250

1913 (13 Nov.) “Kiderlen” 12c. registered envelope to Germany, bearing 1c. vertical pair, 3c. and 5r. in combination with 1903 5c. and 1907 1r., all tied by Port Louis c.d.s. and showing arrival datestamp on reverse. Photo

£120-150

1913-34 KING GEORGE V ISSUES 4349

4350

4351

4352

4353

4354

ᔛ S

1913-22 MCA 5c. (2), 12c. (3), 50c. (7), 1r. (6), 2r.50, 5r. and 10r. (10, various papers and dies), and 1921-26 Script 1c. to 20c. set of seventeen, all mint, mostly fine. Cat. £1460+

£350-450

–– 5c. (5), 12c. (3), 25c. (5), 50c. (3), 1r. (4), 2r.50 (3), 5r. and 10r. (10, one fiscally cancelled), and 1921-26 Script 1c. to 20c. set of seventeen, all used, generally fine. Cat. £2400+

£600-800

–– 12c., 25c. and 50c. (colour slightly washed), each overprinted “SPECIMEN” and additionally handstamped “COLONIAS” in violet or red (25c.), all without gum, slight faults though of good appearance

£60-80

1921-26 Script 1c. pane of sixty (no right margin) and top left corner block of thirty, 2c. purple on yellow block of four and marginal pair, 4c. brown plate number block of twelve, 6c. mauve pane of sixty, block of six and marginal block of four, 8c. pane of sixty (split in half) and a block of four, 12c.grey lower right corner block of nine and a block of six, 15c. blue marginal block of six and 20c. purple blocks of thirty and twenty (both toned); condition generally fine. Cat. £872

£200-250

–– 1c., 2c., 3c., 4c. sage-green and carmine (2), 4c. green, 5c. (5), 6c., 8c. (5 including a block of four), 10c. (4, two die I), 12c. grey (3), 12c. carmine-red, 15c., 20c. purple, 20c. Prussian blue (3, one die I), 50c. (3), 1r. (2), 2r.50 (50) 5r. (3) and 10r., plus 2c. complete sheets (2, consecutive sheet numbers - some split perfs) and 20c. purple interpanneau block of sixty from the foot of the sheet; mostly fine. Cat. £1000+

£300-400

–– 1c. to 10r. set of twenty with some duplication including 5r. (5) and 10r. (3), all used, mostly fine. S.G. 223-241, £1400+

£400-500

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4346

4347

4416

4348

4419

4369

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4356





1916-37 envelopes (90, thirty-five registered) and a postcard addressed to Australia (4), Austria (2), Belgium, Canada (2), Cyprus, Denmark, France (18), Germany (12), Hungary, India, Italy (2), New Zealand, Portugal (3), Reunion, Seychelles, South Africa (2), Switzerland (2), Thailand, UK (12) and USA (22), all bearing KGV values showing a range of frankings including 3c., 4c. (3), 5c. (3), 10c., 12c. (11), 13c., 15c. (12), 16c., 20c. (15), 24c., 25c., 27c. (2), 30c., 32c. (4), 35c. (6), 36c., 40c. (4), 44c. (2), 45c., 50c. (5), 51c., 52c. (2), 55c., 76c., 1r., 1r.20 and 1r.45; some with faults though many fine. A very good lot worth careful examination

£1,500-2,000

1922-27 envelopes (19, three registered), stationery envelopes (2, one registered), stationery registered envelope and a front, addressed to Austria, Finland (2), France (5), India, Madagascar (2), Spain, Sweden (2), UK (3), USA (3) and a front, all bearing Arms issue and showing frankings of 10c., 12c. (3), 15c. (5), 19c., 20c. (4), 21c. (3), 30c., 36c., 40c. (2) and 65c.; also envelopes (6) and a picture postcard bearing 1925 surcharge values. A few with faults though many fine. A most interesting lot

£350-450

1924 50 RUPEES

4357

4358

4359

4360

4361

Die Proof 4357

ᔛ P

Master with blank value tablet, stamp-size in black on glazed card, fine. Photo

£100-120

Perforated Proof 4358

ᔛ P ᔛ S

A perforated proof with blank value tablet in lilac on MCA watermarked paper and overprinted “SPECIMEN” (Type D9); some faults though unique. Photo

£250-300

PROVENANCE:

Dr. Conrad Latto, July 1997 Specimens 4359

S ᔛ

50r. dull purple and green, locally handstamped “SPECIMEN”, fine mint. S.G. 222. Photo

£150-180

4360

S ᔛ

50r. dull purple and green, overprinted “SPECIMEN” (Type D16), fine mint. S.G. 222s, £325. Photo

£100-120

Issued Stamp 4361

50r. dull purple and green, fresh and fine mint. B.P.A. Certificate (2000). S.G. 222, £900. Photo

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1925 SURCHARGES 4362

A mint study of the surcharges comprising 3c. on 4c. (56), 10c. on 12c. (274) and 15c. on 20c. (195), mostly in large multiples of up to thirty, many with minor flaws identified, fine mint. S.G. 242-244, £660

£180-220

1935 SILVER JUBILEE Specimens 4363

S ᔛ

The set of four perforated “SPECIMEN”, fine mint; also a mint set. S.G. 245-248, £165

£60-80

4364 Issued Stamps 4364

20c. showing dot to left of chapel, fine mint. S.G. 247g, £325. Photo

4365

20c. showing dot to left of chapel, fine used. S.G. 247g, £70

£30-40

4366

1r. vertical strip of three, fine used. A very scarce multiple. S.G. 248, £150

£60-80

£100-120

Covers 4367

4368

4369

4370









Two sets of four used on day of issue at Forest Side and at New Grove, both addressed locally, the latter with some light staining. S.G. 245-248

£80-100

A set of four on 1935 (30 Dec.) envelope registered from Port Louis to USA; 5c., 12c., 20c. and 1r. (2) on 1935 (25 Sept.) envelope registered from Port Louis to New York; 5c., 12c. and 20c. on 1935 (16 Dec.) envelope registered from Port Louis to Quatre Bornes; and 12c. on 1935 envelope from Port Louis to Toronto

£80-100

5c. pair, 20c. (3) and 1r. (2) on 1935 (9 June) 20c. registered envelope (opened-out and some damage to address panel) from Forest Side to France; the address partially removed, The 1r. very scarce on commercial mail. Photo

£200-250

1r. (3) used with 1922 25c. pair on 1935 (9 Oct.) large part blue envelope registered from Port Louis to USA. Photo

£200-250

—————————— 4371

ᔛ S

4372

4373



1937 Coronation set and 1946 Victory pair, all perforated “SPECIMEN”, fine; also mint sets of both. Cat. £205

£70-90

–– set in mint marginal blocks of four, the 20c. showing line through sword, plus 20c. mint (3, one with line through sword and two with line by sceptre) and used (2, one with line by sceptre), fine. S.G. 249-251, £315+

£100-120

–– the set of three on day of issue envelope locally addressed and registered at Vacoas, the 20c. showing variety line by sceptre, fine. S.G. 251b

£100-120

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1938-49 KING GEORGE VI ISSUE 4374

刂អ B

4375

4376

4377

4378

4379

刂អ ᔛ B

刂អ ᔛ B

刂អ ᔛ B

2c. to 10r. set twelve in blocks of six (3x2), the 2c. to 1r. from the lower right corner with plate number, the 2r.50 and 5r. from the lower right corner of the left pane, and the 10r. an interpanneau block from the foot of the sheet, fresh and fine mint. S.G. 252-263, £660+

£250-300

2c. (11, five used), 3c. (8, three used), 4c. (8, three used), 5c. (10, five used), 10c. (16, seven used), 12c. (13, four used), 20c. (13, six used), 25c. (9, four used), 1r. (6, two used), 2r.50 (6, one used), 5r. (4, one used) and 10r. (4, one used), mostly fine; also 1947 UPU Congress booklet. S.G. 252-263, £600+

£150-180

3c. reddish purple and scarlet showing sliced “S” at right on cover to Holland with various other values; 4c. dull green mint showing open “C”; 10c. rose-red used showing sliced “S” at top; also seven other used values with minor flaws

£80-100

10c. pale reddish rose, perf 15x14, a left pane of sixty with R.4/1 showing variety sliced “S” at top, crease in left margin otherwise fine unmounted mint. Rare. S.G. 256c/ca, £3060

£800-1,000

10c. pale reddish rose, perf 15x14, a left pane of sixty with R.4/1 showing variety sliced “S” at top, crease in left margin and a few split perfs at top otherwise fine unmounted mint. Rare. S.G. 256c/ca, £3060

£800-1,000

12c. salmon, perf 15x14, two blocks of four, one with interpanneau margin at left, fine unmounted mint. S.G. 257a, £440

£120-150

4380

4380

4381

刂អ ᔛ B

25c. brown-purple from 1938 printing clearly showing “U” flaw, fine mint with normal brown streaky gum, fine. Rare. S.G. 259a, £500. Photo

£150-180

A selection of complete panes comprising 2c. right panes (4), one with margin at foot only and one lightly toned, 3c. left panes (2) from Plate 1 (one with no left margin) and a right pane from Plate 2 with two showing sliced “S” at right, 5c. left pane from Plate 2 and right pane from Plate 2 2, fine mint. Cat. £988

£250-300

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4383



刂អ ᔛ B

1939-49 envelopes (14, two registered) variously addressed and between them bearing the set of twelve values. A good lot

£80-100

1948 Wedding 10r. magenta blocks of eight (2), one 2x4 with margin at right, the other 4x2 from the lower right corner with plate number and imprint, fine unmounted mint. S.G. 271, £272

£80-100

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4385

4386

刂 ᔛ

刂 ᔛ

4387

1950 1c. to 10r. set of fifteen in unmounted mint blocks of four and singles, and used on day of issue cover to England, also 2c., 5c., 10c. and 12c. affixed to special printer’s presentation card (2, one discoloured), fine. S.G. 276-290

£120-150

1953-56 2c. to 10r. sets of fifteen in unmounted mint blocks of four (2) and singles, fine. S.G. 293-306, £495

£150-180

1969-73 and 1972-74 Fish/Marine Life 2c. to 10r., a study of the different printings with sideways, upright and spiral watermarks, chalk-surfaced and glazed papers, many in corner blocks of four with plate numbers, fine unmounted mint

£200-250

1970 (May) Inauguration of Lufthansa Flight 25c. and 50c. imperforate gummed sheet enclosed in Ministry of Communications folder (2), and 25c. and 50c. imperforate gummed blocks of four, each diagonally overprinted “SPECIMEN”, fine. S.G. 415-416

£50-60

BOOKLETS 4388

4389

刂+ ᔛ អ

刂+ ᔛ អ

1953 (Oct.) 5r. (2) and 1954 (Sept.) 5r. (3, two on white and one on grey), all complete, fine. S.G. SB1-SB2, £500

£150-180

1953 (Oct.) 5r. and 1954 (Sept.) 5r. (3, one on white and two on grey), all complete, fine. S.G. SB1-SB2, £310

£100-120

EXPRESS DELIVERY STAMPS 4390

1903-04 15c. (Type E2) on 15c. ultramarine, a block of four (one with light stain at top), strip of three and singles (2, one used), some with light creases otherwise generally fine. S.G. E2, £630

4391 4391

4392

4393

4394

4392

4393

£120-150

4394

1904 15c. grey-green, variety surcharge double, fine mint. B.P.A. Certificate (1979). S.G. E6b, £750. Photo

£250-300

–– 15c. grey-green, variety surcharge double, one “LNIAND”, fine mint. Rare. S.G. E6c, £850. Photo

£300-400

–– 15c. grey-green, variety surcharge double, one “LNIAND”, fine mint. R.P.S. Certificate (2013). S.G. E6c, £850. Photo

£300-400

–– 15c. grey-green, variety surcharge double, one “LNIAND”, some lightly stained perfs at top otherwise fine mint. R.P.S. Certificate (2013). S.G. E6c, £850. Photo

£200-250

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FORGERIES, REPRINTS AND REPRODUCTIONS Forgeries 4395 F

A small range including Spiro Britannia values including imperforate vermilion (6), red-brown (2) and blue (5) and complete sheet of perforated 6d. in dark brown, also some QV Pence values and a few surcharges. An interesting lot

£150-200

4397

4398

4399 4396

4400

4396 FᔛP

4397 Fᔛ

4398 F刂

4399 FᔛP

4400 Fᔛ

4401 F

4402 F

INTERDITE”

Sperati 1879 13c. die proof in black, signed in pencil and handstamped “REPRODUCTION at top, mounted on brown-surfaced card, fine. Photo

£300-400

Sperati 1879 13c. slate used with barred numeral cancel, Reproduction “A”, signed in pencil on reverse. Photo

£100-120

Sperati 1879 13c. slate unused with gum, Reproduction “B”, signed in pencil on reverse. Photo

£200-250

Sperati 1879 38c. bright purple die proof in colour, Reproduction “A”, signed in pencil and with B.P.A. cachet “21” on reverse; also photographic stamp-size prints of the 1859 9d., 1879 13c. and 38c., each with a B.P.A. cachet on reverse. Photo

£200-250

Sperati 1879 38c. bright purple used with barred numeral obliterator, Reproduction “A”, signed in pencil and with B.P.A. cachet “68” on reverse. Photo

£80-100

Sperati photographic stamp-size prints of the 1859 9d. and 1879 13c. and 38c., each with a B.P.A. cachet on reverse

£60-80

Sperati photographic stamp-size prints of the 1859 9d. and 1879 13c. and 38c., each with a B.P.A. cachet on reverse

£60-80

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4404 R

“POST OFFICE” 1d. and 2d. taken from the original lady’s visiting card, in deep orange, bright orange and in deep blue, each pair on soft wove paper, the last with both stamps handstamped “REPRINT” on reverse. Attractive

£200-250

–– a similar lot but in black, this being scarcer than the coloured examples

£100-120

Reproductions 4405

An assortment including “POST OFFICE” 1d. and 2d., “POST PAID” 1d. (4) and 2d. (4), various impressions, Lapirot 2d. and Sherwin 2d., each overprinted “Fac-Similie” and affixed to French printed sheet; 1d. orange (2) “POST OFFICE” and “POST PAID” 1d. intermediate and worn impressions, and Sherwin, each in a strip of eight se-tenant on thin card and similar for 2d. blue; 2d. blue “POST OFFICE”, “POST PAID” intermediate and worn impressions, and Lapirot, each in a se-tenant horizontal row on thin card; also a range of singles and multiples cut from these sheets, some overprinted “Fac-similie”. An interesting lot

£200-250

POSTAGE DUES 4406

4407

ᔛ S

ᔛ S

1933 Script 2c. to 20c. set of five, each perforated “SPECIMEN”, fine mint. S.G. D1s-D5s, £110

£40-50

–– 2c. to 20c. set of five, each perforated “SPECIMEN” and additionally handstamped “SPECIMEN” by a receiving authority, fine without gum. S.G. D1s-D5s

£100-120

Covers 4408

4409

4410

4411

4412

4413













1937 (4 Feb.) unstamped envelope from London to Port Louis, showing Tax h.s., bearing 2c. and 50c., both cancelled by crayon, and showing arrival c.d.s. (9.3) on reverse; the envelope with central horizontal and vertical folds

£100-120

1939 (2 Aug.) Union Castle Line envelope from Port Elizabeth to Vacoas, bearing South Africa 1⁄ 2 d. vertical pair, showing tax h.s. deleted and blue crayon “T 14c”, and bearing uncancelled 4c. vertical pair and 6c. Attractive

£100-120

1945 (17 Sept.) envelope from Harrow to Port Louis, bearing GB 5d., showing tax h.s. and bearing 20c. (3) each cancelled by crayon cross; the envelope with some light creasing

£80-100

1945 (8 Dec.) locally addressed unstamped philatelic envelope (stains at right) bearing 2c., 4c., 6c. and 10c. pairs, 2c., 6c. and 20c. (2) singles, all tied by Curepipe c.d.s.; 1960 (1 Oct.) locally addressed envelope bearing 20c. tied by Port Louis c.d.s.; 1861 (Aug.) unstamped envelope from Rose Hill to Port Louis bearing 20c.; 1975 envelope from Germany to Curepipe bearing 20c.; also a piece from Reunion bearing 6c. and 10c. vertical pair tied by Port Louis c.d.s. and an uncancelled 20c.

£200-250

1945 (3 Aug.) envelope registered from Beau-Bassin to Rose Hill, bearing 1938 4c. block of four tied by c.d.s. and showing Type R4 registration h.s. and blue crayon “T”; upon arrival 4c. (some minor foxing around perfs) and 10c. applied and cancelled by c.d.s.

£100-120

1961 (11 Apr.) envelope (223x105mm) from France to a member of the French Consulate in Mauritius and redirected to Finland with framed “UNDELIVERED/FOR/ REASON STATED” (Type I31) and unframed “Gone away/Parti”, bearing Postage Due 2c., 6c., 10c., 20c. and 50c. tied by Port Louis c.d.s.; upon arrival in Finland the cover further redirected to France; the envelope with some peripheral faults

£120-150

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POSTAL STATIONERY Formular Cards 4414

4415

4416

4417









1879 2c. claret marked “Litho E.Dupuy” at lower left (4, one without adhesive) and marked “E.Dupuy” at lower left (2), 1879 with Royal Arms 2c. claret on thick card (5, one without adhesive; one toned) and on thin card (3, one toned), and 1895 2c. green (2, one without adhesive) all unused, generally fine. H&G 1-3

£200-250

1879 2c. claret marked “Litho E.Dupuy” at lower left (spiked and with knife cut at left alongside adhesive), 1879 Royal Arms 2c. on thick and thin card (fox spotted), and 1895 2c. green, all used, generally fine. A scarce lot. H&G 1, 2, 2a, 3

£400-500

1879 Royal Arms 2c. claret on thin card, addressed locally and neatly tied by “B53” duplex in blue-black. Clean and fine. H&G 2a. Photo

£100-120

1901 Royal Visit, four unused, two with Arms 2c. affixed (one with adhesive stained) and two without adhesives, and three cancelled, one unaddressed and bearing Arms 2c. cancelled at Curepipe on 5th August, one from Port Louis to Mahebourg (address partly deleted) bearing Arms 2c. cancelled by part Mauritius c.d.s. and showing arrival c.d.s. for 5th August, the third from Vacoas to France bearing Arms 15c. and cancelled 2nd January 1904. Condition a little mixed

£200-250

Note: The Duke and Duchess of Cornwall reached Mauritius late on 4th August, on board HMS “Ophir”, and left on 8th August. 4418

4419





–– two used cards bearing Arms 2c., one used on 19 July from Port Louis to Mahebourg, the other used locally on 22 July at Curepipe Road; the latter with small fault at upper right otherwise fine

£200-250

–– card used locally at Phoenix, bearing Arms 2c. written on day of arrival (4.8) and neatly tied by c.d.s. on the following day, fine. A scarce usage. Photo

£120-150

Postal Cards 4420

4421



S ᔛ

The extensive collection in a ring-binder comprising 1879-80 2c. unused and used (2), 4c. on 8c. unused (8) and used (3), 6c. unused (19) and used (3) and 8c. unused (2), 1883 6c. reply paid unused pack of five (band split) and used (2), 1885 2c. on 8c. unused (4) and used (address removed) and 2c. on 8c. unused (3) and used), 1896-97 2c. overprinted “SPECIMEN” (4), unused (12 including a pack of ten) and used (2), 6c. overprinted “SPECIMEN”, unused and used, 6c. reply paid overprinted “SPECIMEN” (3), unused (2) and used (2, one a reply half only), 8c. overprinted “SPECIMEN”, unused (2) and used and 8c. reply paid overprinted “SPECIMEN”, unused and used, 1898 2c. on 6c. unused and used (5, two are reply sections), 1899 6c. on 8c. unused (8, three with small “6”) and used (5, all with small “6”), 6c. on 8c. reply sections unused and used (2) and 6c. reply paid unused (7, one cto), 1900 2c. on 6c. unused, 2c. on 6c. reply paid unused (3) and used (reply half only), 1909 2c. overprinted “SPECIMEN”, unused and used (2) and 6c. overprinted “SPECIMEN” (2, one with local handstamp), unused and used (3, one uprated), 1920 2c. unused and used (stained), 1923 4c. used (2), 10c. overprinted “SPECIMEN” (2) and used (additional stamp missing) and 12c. used, 1925 3c. overprinted “SPECIMEN”, unused and used (2) and 10c. overprinted “SPECIMEN”, unused and used (2), 1925 3c. on 4c. locally handstamped “Specimen”, 1930 3c. overprinted “SPECIMEN”, unused and used, 1932 3c. overprinted “SPECIMEN”, unused and used (2), and 1938 3c. unused (2) and used (2) and 10c. unused and used (2). A generally fine lot and a good basis upon which to expand. H&G 1-35

£1,500-1,800

The collection of UPU “SPECIMEN” overprints comprising 1896-97 2c., 6c. (2), 6c. reply paid, 8c. (2) and 8c. reply paid, 1909 2c. and 6c. (2), 1923 4c.(3), 10c. and 12c. (2), 1925 3c. (2) and 10c., 1925 3c. on 4c., 1930 3c., 1932 3c. and 1938 3c. and 4c.; also 1879-80 2c. and 6c. with manuscript notation, possibly arrival date on Mauritius. A fine and clean lot

£500-600

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1925 3c. on 4c. green, unused, fresh and fine. Very rare. H&G 30. Photo

£200-250

4423



1925 3c. on 4c. green used from Port Louis (1.3.26) to Marseilles, uprated with Arms 2c. and KGV 5c., fine. Very rare. H&G 30. Photo

£200-250

1925 3c. on 4c. green used from Pamplemousse (17.1.26) to Vacoas, light horizontal crease not significantly affecting appearance. Very rare. H&G 30. Photo

£700-900

4424



Letter Cards 4425



The collection comprising 1909-12 4c. overprinted “SPECIMEN”, unused and used (3, one a little stained), 1923 6c. overprinted “SPECIMEN” (2), 1925 5c. overprinted “SPECIMEN”, unused (7) and used (2, one registered), and 1938 5c. overprinted “SPECIMEN”, unused and used (2). A generally fine lot. H&G 1-4

£250-300

Envelopes 4426

4427

4428



S ᔛ

ᔛ C

The very extensive collection in a ring-binder comprising 1862 6d. dark violet overprinted “CANCELLED” (3), unused and used (with additional 4d. applied but both uncancelled), 9d. overprinted “CANCELLED” (4) and unused (4) and 6d. brown-violet unused (17, various papers, condition very mixed), 1873 10d. and 1/8d. unused, 1877 6d. on 10d. and 1/- on 1/8d. unused, 1878 8c. unused, 25c. unused and used and 50c. unused, 1879 50c. unused and used (2), 1882 8c. unused (13 including a pack of twelve) and used, 1891 50c. on 1878 8c. unused and on 1882 8c. unused (5), 1891 50c. overprinted “SPECIMEN”, unused and used, 1896 18c. overprinted “SPECIMEN”, unused (2) and used (4, one registered) and 36c. overprinted “SPECIMEN”, unused (2) and used (2, one registered - stains), 1898-99 4c. on 18c. unused (10) and used (8, one with surcharge double - part of address excised) and 4c. on 36c. unused (6) and used (4), 1900 2c. overprinted “SPECIMEN”, unused and used (3), 1902 15c. on 18c. unused (9, one cto), 1904 6c. overprinted “SPECIMEN”, unused (5) and used (3) and 15c. overprinted “SPECIMEN” (2), unused (2) and used (3), 1909 2c. overprinted “SPECIMEN”, unused (2) and used (2), 1913 6c. overprinted “SPECIMEN” and used (4, two registered) and 15c. overprinted “SPECIMEN”, 1920 4c. (2) and 6c. overprinted “SPECIMEN”, 1921 12c. and 20c. (2) overprinted “SPECIMEN”, 1923 12c. overprinted “SPECIMEN” (2) and used, and 20c. overprinted “SPECIMEN” and used, 1925 2c. on 4c. overprinted “Specimen” (2), unused (3) and used (2), 5c. on 6c. overprinted “Specimen” (2), unused and used, 10c. on 12c. overprinted “Specimen”, unused and used (2), 15c. on 1921 20c. overprinted “Specimen”, unused and used and 15c. on 1923 20c. unused and used, 1925 15c. overprinted “SPECIMEN”, unused and used (2), 1925-27 2c. overprinted “SPECIMEN” (stained), unused and used (2), 5c. overprinted “SPECIMEN”, unused and used (2) and 10c. overprinted “SPECIMEN”, unused and used, 1934-35 15c. and 20c. overprinted “SPECIMEN” and 20c. used, and 1938 2c. unused and used, 5c. used, 12c. unused and used and 20c. unused. Condition generally fine. A very good basis upon which to expand

£4,000-5,000

The collection of UPU “SPECIMEN” overprints comprising 1891 50c., 1896 18c. and 36c., 1900 2c., 1904 6c.and 15c. (2, one with local handstamp), 1909 2c., 1913 6c. and 15c., 1920 4c. and 6c., 1921 12c. and 20c., 1923 12c. and 20c., 1925 2c. on 4c., 5c. on 6c., 10c. on 12c. and 15c. on 1921 20c., 1925 15c., 1925-27 2c., 5c. and 10c., 1934-35 12c. and 20c., and 1938 2c., 5c., 12c. and 20c., also 1879 8c. (3), 25c. (3) and 50c. (3) with manuscript date of arrival. A fine and clean lot

£400-500

1862 9d. dark brown on bluish overprinted “CANCELLED” with unlisted embossing on flap, small age spot at right otherwise fine unused. Scarce. H&G 2

£100-120

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4429

4430





1862 9d. dark brown on bluish with Type 5 embossing on flap used 1869 (24 Sept.) from Port Louis to Cambridge, uprated with 1d. brown, both centrally cancelled “B53” and showing “9d” accountancy h.s. and London Paid transit d.s. (24.10), both in red with, on reverse, despatch and arrival datestamps; some light foxing which also affects the adhesive. Very rare. H&G 2. Photo

£500-600

1862 9d. dark brown on bluish with Type 5 embossing on flap, used 1870 (11 Feb.) from Port Louis to Cambridge, uprated with 1d. brown, both centrally cancelled “B53” and showing “9d” accountancy h.s. and London Paid transit d.s. (24.10), both in red with, on reverse, despatch and arrival datestamps; a few small faults and arrival notation written on the face. Rare. H&G 2. Photo

£500-600

4431

4431

4432

4433







1862 1/- golden yellow (222x98mm.) with Type 4 embossing on flap, some vertical creases otherwise fine unused. Very rare. H&G 4a. Photo

£2,000-2,500

1891 50c. on 1878 8c. milky blue addressed locally and cancelled by Mauritius c.d.s. (11.7.92) and showing Letter Carrier d.s. on reverse; some very minor discolouration at periphery otherwise fine. Rare. H&G 14. Photo

£600-800

1891 50c. on 1882 8c. milky blue, addressed locally and cancelled by Curepipe c.d.s. (11.12.93) and showing Letter carrier d.s. on reverse, fine. H&G 15. Photo

£400-500

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4370

4429

4423

4430

4424

4432

4433

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4435

4436

4437









1891 50c. on 1882 8c. milky blue, registered from Port Louis to South Africa, cancelled by “B53” obliterator and showing red registered d.s. (2.6.91) alongside, fine. H&G 15. Photo

£400-500

1891 50c. on 1882 8c. milky blue, registered from Beau Bassin to Liverpool, cancelled by c.d.s. and overcancelled by arrival registered d.s. and showing red registered d.s. (11.2.94) at lower left, fine. H&G 15. Photo

£400-500

1898-99 4c. on 18c. ultramarine, variety surcharge double, uprated 8c. and used locally at Port Louis, cancelled by Mauritius c.d.s. (9.8.98), fine. H&G 19 var. Photo

£80-100

1902 15c. on 18c. ultramarine, variety surcharge misplaced upwards and original value deleted with additional bar, fine unused. Most unusual. H&G 22 var

£100-120

Registered Envelopes 4438

4439

4440



S ᔛ



The collection comprising 1891-93 8c. unused (3) and used and 12c. overprinted “SPECIMEN” (2), unused (4) and used, 1895-96 8c. unused (2), 1904 12c. overprinted “SPECIMEN”, unused and used (5), 1913 12c. overprinted “SPECIMEN” and used (2), 1920 12c. overprinted “SPECIMEN”, unused and used and 20c. overprinted “SPECIMEN”, 1923 12c. overprinted “SPECIMEN” and used (stamps missing), 1925 12c. unused and used (2) and 20c. overprinted “SPECIMEN” (2, different sizes), unused and used (4), 1927 20c. overprinted “SPECIMEN”, unused and used, 1932 20c. overprinted “SPECIMEN”, unused and used, and 1938 12c. unused (2) and used (2) and 20c. overprinted “SPECIMEN”, unused and used (3), mostly size G and condition generally fine

£400-500

The collection of UPU “SPECIMEN” overprints comprising 1891-93 8c. and 12c., 1904 8c. (2) and 12c., 1913 12c., 1920 12c. and 20c., 1923 20c., 1925 20c. (2, different sizes), 1927 20c., 1932 20c. and 1938 20c., various sizes, clean and fine

£400-500

1938 20c. blue, size G, showing stamp impression vertical instead of horizontal, the odd minor tone spot otherwise fine. Rare. Photo

£180-220

Wrappers 4441



The collection comprising 1896 3c. overprinted “SPECIMEN”, unused (2) and used (4, one with stamps missing), 1898 4c. on 3c. unused (4) and used (5, one a front), 1899 “3” on 4c. on 3c. unused (2) and used (6), 1909 3c. overprinted “SPECIMEN”, unused (2) and used, 1923 4c. overprinted “SPECIMEN” and used (2), 1932 4c. unused and 1938 4c. unused (2); a few with faults though condition generally fine. H&G 1-7

£450-550

Aerogrammes 4442

A  ᔛ

The collection comprising 1953 35c. unused (5), 1955 35c. unused (5), 1957 35c. unused (3), 1963 35c. unused and used, 1965 35c. unused (5, one with dark blue omitted), 1968 35c. unused (3, one with Dr Blade flaw), 1969 50c. unused (6), used and cto, 1970 50c. unused (5), used (2) and cto with various scenes, and many later; condition generally fine

£500-600

PICTURE POSTCARDS 4443

4444





1925-28 coloured picture postcards (6), all but one unaddressed though four with adhesive affixed to picture side and all but one published by “L’Abeille” Paris - Nos. 4 (2), 7, 21 and 25; also twenty modern glossy cards

£120-150

1905-32 black and white picture postcards (29 including two used, twelve with adhesive affixed to picture side and seven with adhesive removed), included are landscapes, hotels, street scenes, statue Labourdonnais, botanical gardens and Port Louis Post Office; a few with faults though many are fine

£200-250

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A collection in a stockbook with covers (10) and loose stamps (138) with values to 10r., comprising “MFI/CO LD”, “COTC/LTD”, “MBI/LTD”, “B”, “BB 1 CO”, “MCM M” and “MP”, some duplication and damage but a good clean lot and difficult to find in quantity

£300-400

REVENUE STAMPS 4446 ័

4447

4448

1839 part of “MAURITIUS PRICE CURRENT” showing circular “MAURITIUS AND DEPENDENCIES/Crown/GIIIR” h.s. partly overstruck by red diamond-shaped enclosing cypher, good to fine strikes

£100-120

A used collection comprising Bill of Exchange, Insurance and Internal Revenue, all with a good range of values for most issues, condition generally good to fine. Viewing recommended. Barefoot cat. £1200+

£300-400

A large used quantity on stockcards, predominantly Bills of Exchange and Internal Revenue, mostly lower values, condition mixed. Viewing strongly recommended. (hundreds)

£100-150

Bill of Exchange 4449

4450

4451

4452

ᔛ P ᔛ S

ᔛ P

A predominantly used collection, with some duplication, including 1869 small format issue with values to 3/4d. (4), 5/- (3), 6/8d. (2), 8/4d. (2, one unused) and 16/8d. (2), 1869 1d. to 16/8d. complete less 8/4d. 2nd Exchange, 1878 5c. to 8r.35 less 4r.15 3rd Exchange and 8r.35 1st Exchange, 1880 5c. to 3r.35 complete, 4r.15 1st and 2nd Exchange and 8r.35 2nd Exchange, 1890-93 1r.65 and 2r.50 complete and 3r.35 1st and 2nd (2) Exchanges, and 1904 5c. to 40c. complete plus 65c 1st Exchange; condition generally fine for these issues. Barefoot cat. £830

£300-400

1869 2d., 4d., 6d., 1/3d., 1/8d., 5/-, 6/8d. and 8/4d. 2nd and 3rd of Exchange imperforate plate proof pairs on gummed watermarked paper, each overprinted “SPECIMEN”, all with paper adhering to reverse and some with light creases, nevertheless a most attractive group

£300-400

1880 CA 5c., 10c., 15c., 40c., 85c., 1r.25, 1r.65, 2r.50 and 3r.35, each in a mint strip of three, some with some perforations clipped, otherwise fresh and fine mint

£180-220

–– 1r.65, 2r.50 and 3r.35, each in a marginal imperforate plate proof strip of three in issued colours on gummed watermarked paper, fine

£300-400

Insurance 4453

The used collection including 1869 handstamped “INCE” 3d., 6d. and 1/-, 1869-72 3d. to £1 with additional 10/- showing inverted handstamp, 1872 CA 6d. (3) and 2/- (3), 1878 CC 13c. on 3d. to 10r.40 on £1 and CA 26c. on 6d. to 5r.50 on 1/-, 1879 50c., 1879 overprinted “INSURANCE” 13c. to 10r.40 less 50c., 1904 13c. to 2r.60 less 2r.08, 1904 3mm. high 39c., 52c, 1r.56 and 2r.60; condition generally fine for these issues. Barefoot cat. £300

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4454

Inland Revenue 4454

ᔛ E

1889 4c. handpainted essay in violet and Chinese white, executed on tracing paper (73x84mm.), marked “B” and dated “JAN. 7 89”, superb. Photo

£400-500

4455

ᔛ P

1891 stamp-size die proof with blank value tablet, in black on glazed card, fine. Photo

£150-180

4456



1898 4c. green (2), one tied by Moka c.d.s. on locally addressed 1898 (1 Dec.) envelope, the other by Flacq c.d.s. on 1902 (1 Aug.) envelope (a little discoloured) to Port Louis; also 1906 OHMS envelope to Vacoas with a letter from the Postmaster denying that fiscal stamps were ever authorised for postage

£100-120

4457 Internal Revenue 4457

ᔛ P

1869 stamp-size master die proof in black on glazed card, affixed to piece dated “1869 April 24th”, fine. Photo

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4458

4459

ᔛ P

ᔛ P

4460

4461

1869 stamp-size value tablet die proofs for the 2d., 3d., 4d., 6d., 8d., 1/-, 2/-, 3/-, 4/-, 5/-, 10/- and £1, the 2d. to 6d. in violet, the others in black on glazed card, all affixed to piece with manuscript date alongside each, fine. Photo

£300-400

1878-79 2r. and 5r. marginal imperforate plate proofs in issued colours on gummed watermarked paper, fresh and fine

£200-250

–– 5r. brown and purple (2), both affixed and cancelled in manuscript on an 1880 document, both in a generally fine state of preservation

£100-120

A used collection including 1869-72 CC 1d. to £1, 1874 CA 6d., 1/- and 2/-, 1878-79 5c. to 10r., 1879-86 5c. to 10r. and 1885-94 surcharges to 1r. on 2/-, also Inland Revenue issues complete; condition generally fine for these issues. Barefoot cat. £360

£100-120

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1861 (6 Dec.) entire letter to London, marked “Via Marseilles”, bearing 1860 1d. purplebrown and 6d. slate, both tied by “B53” obliterator, showing “71⁄ 2 d.” h.s. (Type A19; year earlier than recorded) with despatch datestamp on reverse; slightly heavy horizontal filing crease. Photo

£150-180

1863 (May) envelope (repaired tear at top and creased) to Scotland, marked “via Marseilles”, bearing 1860 9d. dull purple (creased) tied by “B53” duplex and showing “41⁄ 2 d” h.s. (Type A14); 1868 (18 July) entire letter (some stains) to Aden, marked “p. French Packet”, bearing 2d. pale blue (defective) and 3d. dull red pair and single (both with small stains), each cancelled “B53” and showing poor “9d” h.s. (Type A22); also 1863 (5 Sept.) entire to Belfast (stamps missing) showing light “51⁄ 2 d” h.s. (Type A17; earliest recorded date)

£100-120

1863 (6 June) envelope to Oxford, marked “Via Southampton”, bearing 2d. blue strip of three clearly cancelled by “B53” obliterator, showing “11⁄ 2 d” h.s. in red (Type A10) with, on reverse, despatch and arrival datestamps. Neat and attractive. Photo

£150-200

1863 (6 June) double rate envelope to Oxford, marked “Paid via Southampton”, bearing 1860 6d. slate pair tied by “B53” obliterator, showing “3d” h.s. (Type A12; fifteen months earlier than recorded) with unframed “ship Letter” h.s. (Type SL 11) in red alongside and, on reverse, despatch and arrival datestamps. Attractive. Photo

£200-250

1864 (6 Apr.) envelope to Bushire, marked “Via Egypt & Beyrout”, bearing 4d. rose and 1/- yellow, both tied by “B53” obliterator, showing “1s/-” h.s. (Type A26) and, on reverse, despatch and Alexandria (7.5) datestamps. A most unusual destination. Photo

£200-250

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1864 (17 Sept.) entire to London, marked “Vie Marseilles”, bearing 2d. pale blue vertical pair and single and 4d. rose, each cancelled “B53”, showing “9d” h.s. (Type A22; four years earlier than recorded) and red arrival c.d.s. with, on reverse, despatch datestamp; the entire with two vertical filing creases, one of which crosses the 2d. pair. Photo

£150-180

1866 (26 Feb.) envelope to Dublin, marked “Via Marseilles”, bearing 4d. rose and 6d. dull violet, both centrally cancelled “B53”, showing “51⁄ 2 d” h.s. (Type A17) and, on reverse, despatch and H&K Packet datestamps; the envelope with peripheral creases and a fraction soiled. Photo

£150-180

1867 (16 Apr.) envelope to London, marked “Via Galle & Marseilles”, bearing 4d. rose wing-margin pair (perfs virtually cut off at top) and 1/-blue, all cancelled “B53, showing fine “11d” h.s. (Type A25) and red arrival c.d.s. with despatch datestamp on reverse; the envelope creased and soiled though a rare franking. Photo

£200-250

1867 (18 Nov.) double rate entire to Calcutta, marked “p Str. to Aden via Bombay”, bearing 1d. purple-brown, 4d. rose and 6d. green pairs, showing fine “1/8d” h.s. (Type A29; earliest recorded date) and, on reverse, despatch and arrival datestamps; the 4d. and 6d. pairs with perfs trimmed on one side and the entire a little soiled. A very scarce franking. Photo

£250-300

1868 (18 Jan.) entire to Aden, marked “p French Packet”, bearing 3d. deep red and 4d. rose pair, each cancelled by legible “B53” obliterator, showing “10d” h.s. (Type A24) and, on reverse, despatch and Aden Steamer Point datestamps. Photo

£150-180

1869 (22 Oct.) entire letter to Calcutta, marked “Via Aden, pr Mozambique”, bearing 3d. dull red and 4d. rose pair, each cancelled “B53”, showing “10d” h.s. (Type A24) and, on reverse, despatch and arrival datestamps. An attractive franking. B.P.A. Certificate (1995). Photo

£150-180

1872 (9 Feb.) entire letter to India, marked “p Steamer via Bombay”, bearing 2d. pale blue, 4d. rose and 6d. green, all tied by light “B53” obliterator, showing “10d” h.s. (Type A24) and, on reverse, despatch, Sea Post Office and Madras datestamps. An attractive three-colour franking. Photo

£180-220

Incoming Mail 4474

4475

4476

4477









1861 (25 July) envelope from Hastings, bearing 1d. and 4d. (2), showing “41⁄ 2 d.” h.s. struck in blue in error overstruck by same handstamp in red, London and arrival (2.9) datestamps on reverse. Attractive. Photo

£150-180

1861 (17 May) envelope from Lisburn, marked “Via Southampton & Aden”, bearing GB 6d. (damaged) and showing “41⁄ 2 d” h.s. with, on reverse, London and arrival (27.6) datestamps; the envelope with some peripheral faults

£100-120

1862 and 1864 entire letters from UK (both with stamps missing) showing “41⁄ 2 d” h.s., and 1868 entire letter from Bangkok (stamps missing and with adhesive tape stain) showing framed “INSUFFICIENT”, blue crayon “10d.” and “11d” h.s.

£60-80

1864 (18 Mar.) envelope from Dublin bearing 6d. and showing “41⁄ 2 d” h.s., and 1869 (13 Apr.) envelope from Portsmouth bearing 4d. and 6d. and showing “1d” h.s., both with London and arrival (29.4 and 14.5 respectively) datestamps on reverse

£120-150

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4467

4468

4473

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4479

4480







1864 (18 May) envelope from Bristol bearing 6d. (defective), showing fine “41⁄ 2 d” h.s. and 1865 (5 Dec.) envelope from Derby bearing 4d. and 6d., showing fine “1d” h.s., both with London and arrival (24.6 and 5.1.67 respectively) on reverse

£120-150

1864 (26 July), 1865 (2 June) and 1867(20 July) envelopes ex the “Higginson” correspondence from GB to Port Louis, the first franked at 10d., the others at 6d., each showing “41⁄ 2 d” h.s. (unlisted Type) with arrival datestamps (24.8, 24.7 and 31.8 respectively) on reverse. An interesting trio of covers

£150-180

1865 (25 Aug.) envelope from Stevenage to Souillac, marked “Via Marseilles”, bearing GB 2d. vertical pair and 6d., showing fine “41⁄ 2 d” h.s. and, on reverse, London and arrival datestamps; the envelope with damage to flap

£100-120

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4484

4485

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1844 (15 Jan.) entire letter from Port Louis to Bordeaux, variously rated, showing “MAURITIUS/POST OFFICE” double-ring d.s., fine framed “COLONIES/&C. ART. 12.” in red, Boulogne entry d.s. and, on reverse, “SHIP LETTER/BRISTOL” h.s., London transit c.d.s. (16.4) in red and arrival datestamp (20.4). Photo

£80-100

1844 (16 Mar.) entire letter from Port Louis to Paris, variously rated, showing good to fine framed “COLONIES/&C. ART. 12.” and Boulogne entry d.s., both in red, with “MAURITIUS/POST OFFICE” and red London (7.7) datestamps on reverse; the lower half of face panel crossed by recipient’s notation

£60-80

1844 (19 Apr.) entire letter from Port Louis to Bordeaux, rated “8” (deleted) and “90”, showing fine framed “COLONIES/&C. ART. 12.” in red, Boulogne entry d.s. and, on reverse, “MAURITIUS/POST OFFICE” double-ring d.s., red London transit c.d.s. (18.7), straight-line “SHIP-LETTER” and arrival datestamp. Photo

£80-100

1844 (Oct.) entire from Port Louis to Bordeaux, rated “8” and “90”, showing “MAURITIUS/POST OFFICE” double-ring d.s., good to fine “COLONIES/&C. ART. 12.” and Boulogne entry c.d.s., both in red with, on reverse, red London transit c.d.s. (15.1) crossed by straight-line “SHIP-LETTER” and arrival datestamp (10.1)

£60-80

1844 (16 Nov.) entire letter from Port Louis to Bordeaux, marked “p Belle Creole via London”, showing “MAURITIUS/POST OFFICE” double-ring d.s., framed “COLONIES/&C. ART. 12.” and Boulogne entry c.d.s. in red, framed “INDIA LETTER/DEAL” and, on reverse, arrival datestamp (4.3). Photo

£70-90

1844 (Dec.) entire from Port Louis to Bordeaux, marked “Via England” and “p Eleanor”, variously rated, showing framed “COLONIES/&C. ART. 12.” in red, Boulogne entry c.d.s. and, on reverse, “MAURITIUS/POST OFFICE” double-ring d.s., red London transit d.s. (7.3), straight-line “SHIP-LETTER”, blue Paris transit c.d.s. and arrival datestamp (11.3)

£60-80

1847 (Mar.) entire from Port Louis to Bordeaux, marked “p Stratford via Londres”, variously rated, showing framed “COLONIES/&C. ART. 13.” and Boulogne entry d.s., both in red, with “MAURITIUS/POST OFFICE” double-ring d.s., London transit d.s., straight-line “SHIP-LETTER” in red and arrival datestamp (20.6). Photo

£120-150

1848 (11 Jan.) entire letter from Port Louis to Bordeaux, marked “p. Robert Ingham via London”, rated “82” and “90”, showing framed “COLONIES/&C. ART. 13.” in red and, on reverse, “MAURITIUS/POST OFFICE” double-ring d.s., step-type “SHIPLETTER/PLYMOUTH”, red London transit d.s. (23.4) and arrival c.d.s. (27.4). Photo

£120-150

1861 (6 Aug.) envelope to Bordeaux (large part address crudely scratched out), bearing 4d. rose (2) clearly tied by “B53” obliterator, showing fine “GB/1F624⁄10C” h.s. (Type A44), handstruck “18” (decimes) with despatch and arrival datestamps on reverse; also a front to Nantes, marked “Overland via Marseille”, bearing 4d. clearly tied by “B53” obliterator, showing “GB/1F624⁄10C” h.s. (Type A43), “POSS. ANG. V. SUEZ/A MARSEILLE” c.d.s. in red and handstruck “9” (decimes)

£120-150

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1862 (5 Apr.) unpaid entire letter to Cologne and redirected internally, marked “p Str Nepaul via Marseilles”, showing “GB/1F624⁄10C” (Type A44) and “F. 38” handstamps, “POSS. ANG. V. SUEZ/A MARSEILLE” c.d.s. in red, arrival datestamp and, on reverse, “B53” and despatch datestamp; small fault to face panel alongside accountancy h.s. Most unusual. Photo

£250-300

1862 (13 June) unpaid envelope to France, showing fine “GB/1F624⁄10C” h.s., POSS. ANG. V. SUEZ/A MARSEILLE” c.d.s. in red and handstruck “9” (decimes) with despatch and French TPO datestamps on reverse. Photo

£120-150

1863 (6 Aug.) unpaid entire to Paris, marked “Via Suez & Marseilles”, showing fine “GB/1F624⁄10C” h.s. (Type A33), “POSS ANG. V. SUEZ/A MARSEILLE” c.d.s. in red, handstruck “18” (decimes) with, on reverse, despatch and arrival datestamps. Photo

£120-150

PROVENANCE:

Peter Jaffé, January 2007

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4494





1863? entire to Copenhagen, marked “Price Current, Via Marseille”, bearing 1d. purplebrown cancelled “B53” and tied by light French entry c.d.s. in red, showing “GB/1F80C” h.s. struck twice with arrival datestamp on reverse. Neat and attractive. Photo

£250-300

1864 (6 June) unpaid envelope to Paris, marked “Pr Steamer mail Sultan via Suez & Marseilles”, showing fine “GB/1F624⁄10C” h.s., “POSS. ANG. V. SUEZ/A MARSEILLE” c.d.s., handstruck “9” with, on reverse, despatch and French TPO datestamps; the envelope with some small faults including peripheral wear. Photo

£100-120

PROVENANCE:

Peter Jaffé, January 2007

4495

4496

4497







1864 (10 Dec.) entire to Reunion, marked “p Mozambique”, bearing 4d. deep rose tied by “B53” obliterator, showing very rare “GB/40c” h.s. in red and, on reverse, framed “M & I” h.s. and despatch and arrival datestamps, the entire with adhesive tape stain along line of horizontal filing crease; 1869 (14 Dec.) unpaid entire (stained) to Bordeaux, marked “Voie de Suez”, showing fine “GB/40c” h.s. in black, handstruck “10” (decimes) with despatch and arrival datestamps on reverse

£150-180

1865 (18 Jan.) unpaid entire to Bordeaux, marked “Via Aden, Suez & Marseille”, showing fine “GB/40c” h.s., handstruck “9” (decimes,) unclear French maritime octagonal d.s. and, on reverse, despatch and arrival datestamps. Photo

£150-180

1869 (10 Apr.) unpaid envelope to Paris, showing fine “GB/40c” h.s. in black, light “POS AN V. SUEZ/P.F. AMB MARS” octagonal d.s. in red and handstruck “10” (decimes) with despatch and arrival datestamps on reverse. A fine and neat cover. Photo

£200-250

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1870 (29 July) envelope from Rose-Belle to France, bearing 4d. rose pair (one defective at foot) tied by “16” obliterator, showing Type D2 despatch c.d.s., “GB/40c” h.s., red “INSUFFICIENTLY/PREPAID” h.s. and “POS. AN V. SUEZ/P.F. AMB. MARS” octagonal d.s., handstruck “10” (decimes) and, on reverse, despatch and arrival datestamps. A neat and attractive franking. Photo

£300-400

INSTRUCTIONAL MARKINGS 4499

4500

4501

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Undateable entire from London to Java bearing GB 1d., showing very fine “Missent to/Mauritius” h.s. (Type I18) in blue and, on reverse, Aden and arrival datestamps. Rare. Photo

£250-300

1846 (20 Apr.) entire letter from Port Louis to Pau, rated “1/8d” (on reverse) and “19”, showing fine intaglio “OVERLAND” h.s. (Type I1; earliest recorded date), red Marseilles entry d.s. and, on reverse, “MAURITIUS/POST OFFICE” double-ring d.s., Colombo Steamer Letter (11.6) and Alexandria British PO (11.7) datestamps, circular “PURIFE AU LAZARET/MALTE” h.s., Toulouse and arrival datestamps. Very rare, one of two recorded examples. Photo

£200-250

1846 (9 May) mourning entire letter from Port Louis to England, rated “1/-”, showing “MAURITIUS/POST OFFICE” double-ring d.s., good to fine intaglio “OVERLAND” h.s. (Type I1; latest recorded date) and, on reverse, London and arrival datestamps. Very rare, one of two recorded examples. Photo

£200-250

1850 (16 Nov.) entire letter from Port Louis to Bordeaux, marked “p. packet via Ceylon & Marseilles”, showing fine “PACKET LETTER/MAURITIUS” double-lined oval d.s. (Type SL5; earliest recorded date) and straight-line “Foreign Letter” (Type I4; earliest recorded date), both in red, handstruck “10” (decimes) and, on reverse, arrival datestamp (16.2.51). Photo

£350-450

1850 (14 (Dec.) entire from Port Louis to Bordeaux, showing very fine “PACKET double-lined oval d.s. (Type SL4) in red and in black, unframed “Foreign Letter” h.s. (Type (I4) in red, handstruck “10” (decimes) and red Marseilles entry c.d.s. with arrival datestamp on reverse. Photo

£300-400

LETTER/MAURITIUS”

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1854 (5 Aug.) “Pipon Bell” entire letter (stained) from London to Port Louis, marked “p. Japan” and rated “2/-”, and 1859 (28 Sept.) “Pipon Bell” consignee’s entire letter from Liverpool to Port Louis, both showing arrival datestamps (22.11 and 2.3.60 respectively) and fair strikes of unframed “Late Received” h.s. (Type I7) in black

£100-120

1857 (11 Feb.) “Pipon Bell” entire letter from London to Port Louis, marked “Consignees letter p British Banner”, showing Crowned GPO Mauritius d.s. (27.5) and unframed “Late Received” h.s. (Type I7) in black; the face panel with some discolouration due to ink of letter showing through. Photo

£150-180

1860 (7 May) “Pipon Bell” entire letter from Melbourne to Port Louis, showing fine unframed “Late Received” h.s. (Type I7) in black with arrival datestamp (29.6) on reverse. Photo

£150-180

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1861 (6 Feb.) entire to Nantes, marked “Via Marseilles” and “p Steamer Nepaul via Aden”, bearing 1860 4d. carmine (straight-edge at left) tied by fine framed “FREE” h.s. (Type OPD29; latest recorded date), showing handstruck “8” (decimes) and, on reverse, G.P.O. Mauritius double-ring d.s. and various French transit and arrival datestamps; the address panel with addressee’s name erased and the 4d. with light crease at top. Rare. Photo

£500-600

1863 (30 Jan.) entire letter from London to Port Louis, marked “Bill Lading pr Rio”, showing red crayon “6d” with fine unframed “ship Letter” (Type SL11) and “Late Received” (Type I7) handstamps in red with arrival datestamp (9.5) on reverse. A rare combination of handstamps. Photo

£200-250

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4510





1870 (June) envelope from France to Port Louis, bearing 10c. pair cancelled “2092” in diamond of dots with despatch c.d.s. alongside, showing fine “10d/TO PAY” h.s. (Type UP30) and unframed “ADVERTISED/UNCLAIMED” (Type I16; earliest recorded date) in blue and, on reverse, various French transit c.d.s. and clear arrival d.s. (6.8) in blue. Scarce and most attractive. Photo

£250-300

1877 (26 Oct.) envelope to Melbourne, marked “per Astoria”, bearing 1863-72 6d. green tied by fine “B53” duplex and showing equally fine “TOO-LATE” h.s. (Type I9) with arrival datestamp (17.10) on reverse. A neat and attractive franking. Photo

£150-180

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1881 (25 June) locally addressed envelope bearing 4c. tied by “B53” obliterator, 1881 (24 Dec.) and 1886 (13 Aug.) internally addressed 2c. stationery cards (the former heavily creased and foxed), and 1893 (11 Nov.) 50c. stationery envelopes registered to Germany and Constantinople (stained), each showing small boxed “R” (Type I80). An interesting lot

£200-250

1895 (21 July) 12c. registered envelope to Switzerland, uprated with 50c., showing red registration datestamp and superb “A.R.” in double-line circle (Type AR1; earliest recorded date) with arrival datestamp on reverse. Photo

£150-180

1895 (9 Nov.) envelope from London to Pamplemousses, bearing GB 1⁄ 2 d. and 2d. with light arrival d.s. (13.12) alongside, marked “try B Bassin” in pencil and “Party dead” in ink, showing fine unframed “ADVERTISED/UNCLAIMED” (unrecorded type) and, on reverse, Beau Bassin (13.12 and 14.12) and Port Louis (14.12 and 15.12) datestamps. Most attractive. Photo

£180-220

1905 (17 June) OHMS from the Governor of Natal to Riviere des Anguilles, bearing 1d. pair tied by Pietermaritzburg c.d.s., showing manuscript “Unclaimed”, good to fine unframed “ADVERTISED/UNCLAIMED” h.s. (unrecorded type) and, on reverse, Mauritius (21.7) and arrival datestamps; some small faults. Photo

£120-150

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1909 (21 Aug.) envelope from Switzerland to Port Louis, franked at 25c., showing fine unframed “REBUTS” (unlisted in Proud) and fair unframed “ADVERTISED/UNCLAIMED” h.s. (Type I16) with arrival datestamp on reverse

£60-80

1911 (Oct.) envelope from Port Louis to Sweden, bearing Arms 15c. and showing good to fine “Late Received” h.s. (Type I7) in black with arrival datestamp on reverse

£60-80

1913 (13 Feb.) envelope to Birmingham, bearing Arms 6c. tied by Port Louis c.d.s. and showing framed “TOO LATE” h.s. (similar but smaller than Type I8); the envelope with some peripheral faults. Photo

£80-100

1919 (20 Sept.) envelope (faults) registered to Bombay and franked at 24c., 1931 (21 Sept.) front registered to France and franked at 56c., and 1937 (20 Nov.) envelope (address partly deleted) registered to Mombasa and franked at 74c., each showing “AR” in circle (Type AR3)

£100-120

1927 (9 June) 36c. stationery envelope registered from Port Louis to France, showing good to fine unframed “Late Received” h.s. (Type I7) in black with Paris transit c.d.s. on reverse. Photo

£80-100

1930 (17 Mar.) envelope from Melbourne to Port Louis, franked at 11⁄ 2 d. and showing fine “INCONNU” h.s. (Type I35; earliest recorded date) with another strike on reverse along with “RETURNED TO SENDER” label and arrival datestamp. Photo

£100-120

1933 (3 May) envelope from Port Louis to Germany, bearing KGV 20c. and showing fine unframed “Late Received” h.s. (Type I7) in black alongside

£60-80

1950 (19 Aug.) envelope from Port Louis to England franked at 94c., 1953 (18 July) envelope to Paris franked at 85c. and 1954 (7 Jan.) envelope to London franked at 1r.20, each showing “LATE FEE” h.s. in violet (Type I10; earliest and latest recorded dates). A fine lot

£100-120

1951 (16 July) envelope from Paris to Nairobi, franked at 100f. and showing very fine straight line “MISSENT TO MAURITIUS” h.s. (Type I21; the only recorded example) with Port Louis datestamp (19.7) on reverse. Photo

£80-100

1954 (28 Jan.) envelope to Paris franked at 85c., 1955 (12 Apr.) envelope to Nairobi franked at 60c. and 1955 (14 Sept.) envelope (creases) to London franked at 95c., all from Port Louis showing “LATE FEE” h.s. (Type I12) in violet

£100-120

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1851 (13 Mar.) entire letter from Port Louis to Bordeaux, showing Crowned Mauritius GPO d.s., very fine “PAID” in circle (Type PD4), unframed “ship Letter” h.s. in black, handstruck “6” (decimes) with arrival datestamp on reverse. An early date of use. Photo

£120-150

1859 imperf 6d. blue (5) and 1/- vermilion, and 1860 no watermark 1d. and 4d., each cancelled by “PAID” in circle (Type PD4), some faults though mainly good to fine strikes

£60-80

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1861 (5 Jan.) double rate entire to Calcutta, marked “p Str. to Aden”, bearing 1860 4d. carmine pair both centrally cancelled by very fine “PAID” in circle h.s. (Type PD4), showing red ink “4” with despatch d.s. on reverse. Rare. Photo

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£500-600

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1863 (7 Apr.) front to Mauritius, marked “Via Galle”, bearing India 2a. (8) tied by Bombay duplex, showing fine “2d/TO PAY” (Type UP22) h.s. The Union Line ceased in that month and this was probably sent via Aden and the 16a. pre-payment was the correct rate for a cover weighing between 1⁄ 2 and 1oz. by that route; on arrival in Mauritius it was correctly charged 2d. Photo

£120-150

1864 mourning envelope ex the “Higginson” correspondence from India to Port Louis, marked “Via Bombay”, bearing 4a. tied by manuscript “Stamped”, showing small framed “INDIA PAID” in red and “6d/TO PAY” h.s. (Type UP26) with arrival datestamp (24.6) on reverse; the envelope with some light discolouration.

£80-100

1864 (27 May) “Pipon Adam” entire from Marseilles to Port Louis, showing despatch c.d.s., fine “10d/TO PAY” h.s. (Type UP30; thirty months earlier than recorded) and, on reverse, clear arrival datestamp (24.6); the address panel with some ink-etching

£60-80

1864 (11 Aug.) “Pipon Adam” entire letter from Cape Town to Port Louis, marked “Shippers Letter p Vampire”, showing fine “6d/TO PAY” h.s. (Type (UP26) in deep blue with unframed “ship Letter” h.s. (Type SL11) in red alongside and, on reverse, clear arrival datestamp (24.9). Photo

£120-150

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1864 (Oct.) front and part back from Nantes to Port Louis, bearing France 80c., showing despatch c.d.s., boxed “PD” in red, two strikes of boxed “P.P.”, “6d/TO PAY” h.s. (Type UP26) and, on reverse, Paris and arrival (5.11) datestamps; also 1871 large part front from Bordeaux to Port Louis, bearing France 20c. pair and showing fine strike of “6d/TO PAY” h.s. (Type UP26). Photo for first

£120-150

1865 (13 Jan.) front to Port Louis, bearing India 2a. pair tied by Bombay duplex, showing circular-framed “BOMBAY/B.P.P./Bearing” and fine “1/4d/TO PAY” h.s. (Type UP34)

£60-80

1865 (5 May) “Pipon Adam” entire letter from Reunion to Port Louis, showing despatch c.d.s., boxed “PF” and “6d/TO PAY” h.s. (Type UP26) in bluish black with arrival datestamp (7.5) on reverse. Photo

£100-120

1866 (25 Feb.) envelope to Port Louis, bearing India 4a. green tied by Peshawar duplex, showing framed “INDIA PAID” in red, superb “1/4d/TO PAY” h.s. (Type UP34) and, on reverse, various Indian transit d.s. and wavy framed “MISSENT TO UMRITSUR” in red and clear arrival datestamp (24.4). Very scarce. Photo

£250-300

1866 (9 Dec.) entire letter from Marseilles to Port Louis, showing despatch c.d.s. and fine “10d/TO PAY” h.s. (Type UP29) with, on reverse, light arrival datestamp (5.1.67)

£80-100

1867 (5 Jan.) “Pipon Adam” entire letter from Calcutta to Port Louis, marked “p Tanjore”, showing bluish black “3d” h.s. (Type A12) and, on reverse, Reunion transit (25.2) and arrival (6.3) datestamps

£80-100

1866 (7 July) entire from Nantes to Port Louis, bearing France 10c., 20c. (defect at foot) and 40c. cancelled “2602” with despatch c.d.s. alongside, showing fine “1/8d/TO PAY” h.s. (Type UP36) and, on reverse, French TPO and arrival (7.8) datestamps; the entire with addressee’s name deleted and with some other lesser faults. A rare usage in conjunction with French stamps. Photo

£200-250

1867 (23 Dec.) front to Port Louis bearing India 4a. green tied by Madras duplex, showing framed “INSUFFICIENT”, blue crayon “6”, red crayon “4” and superb strike of scarce “7D/to pay” h.s. (Type UP27)

£60-80

1868 (7 Oct.) “Pipon Adam” entire letter from Nantes to Port Louis, marked “Via Suez”, showing despatch c.d.s., fine “1/8d/TO PAY” h.s. (Type UP36) and, on reverse, Marseilles and arrival (5.11) datestamps; some faults along horizontal filing crease. Photo

£120-150

1869 (5 Jan.) envelope to Port Louis, bearing GB 6d. tied by Portsmouth duplex, showing “DEFICIENT POSTAGE 1D/HALF FINE___6D}7D” h.s., with superb “10d/TO PAY” h.s. (Type UP30) alongside and red crayon “1” with, on reverse, clear arrival datestamp (4.2). A neat and attractive franking. Photo

£250-300

1869 (26 Nov.) “Pipon Adam” entire letter from Reunion to Port Louis, showing despatch c.d.s., a fine strike of very scarce “8d/TO PAY” h.s. (Type UP28) and, on reverse, clear arrival datestamp (27.11). Photo

£120-150

1870 (14 Oct.) “Pipon Adam” entire letter from Reunion to Port Louis, showing fine “3d” h.s. (Type 12) with arrival (27.10) datestamp on reverse, both in blue

£80-100

1872 (9 Jan.) “Pipon Adam” entire letter from Reunion to Port Louis, showing fine “3d” (Type A12) and unframed “ship Letter” (Type SL11) handstamps with arrival (15.1) datestamp on reverse, all in blue. Photo

£100-120

1872 (14 Mar.) “Pipon Adam” entire letter from Nantes to Port Louis, marked “Via Suez”, showing despatch c.d.s., fine “1/8d/TO PAY” h.s. (Type UP36) in blue and, on reverse, French TPO, Marseilles and arrival (14.4) datestamps; some splitting along folds. Photo

£150-180

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1873 (22 Sept.) “Pipon Adam” entire letter from Reunion to Port Louis, showing “3d” h.s. (Type A12) with arrival (28.9) datestamp on reverse, both in blue-black

£80-100

1874 (16 Jan.) “Pipon Adam” entire letter from Nantes to Port Louis, marked “Via Suez”, showing despatch c.d.s., fine “1/8d/TO PAY” h.s. (Type UP36) and, on reverse, Paris and arrival (15.2) datestamps. Photo

£150-180

The balance of the Pence To Pay markings comprising 1864-75 “Pipon Adam” entire letters (11) from Ceylon with Type UP22, India (9) with Types UP20, UP21, UP22, UP26 (3), UP32 (2), UP37 and from Reunion with Type A12, all with stamps removed; 1870 envelope (stamp removed) from Italy showing Type UP30 and an 1864 part front and back from India franked at 4a. and showing Type UP25

£150-200

1878 (7 Aug.) “Pipon Adam” entire letter from Reunion to Port Louis, marked “Par le Cher”, showing “8c/TO PAY” h.s. (Type UP50; earliest recorded date) in blue with arrival datestamp (12.8) on reverse across join. Photo

£100-120

1878 (14 Sept.) “Pipon Adam” entire letter from Reunion to Port Louis, showing superb “25c/TO PAY” h.s. in blue (Type UP67; the only recorded example) and, on reverse, fine arrival datestamp (17.9). Photo

£150-180

1882 (26 Jan.) “Pipon Adam” entire letter from Reunion to Port Louis, bearing uncancelled 5c. and 20c., showing “ship Letter” h.s. (Type SL11) in black overstruck by “20c/TO PAY” h.s. (Type UP65; earliest recorded date) with arrival datestamp (27.1) on reverse. Attractive. Photo

£180-220

1886 (Jan.) envelope from Marseilles to Port Louis, showing despatch c.d.s., “T” h.s. and fine “26c/TO PAY” h.s. (Type UP68; earliest recorded date) with arrival datestamp (6.2) on reverse. Photo

£150-180

1887 envelope to Port Louis, showing “ship Letter” h.s. (Type SL11) in black, very fine “52c/TO PAY” h.s. (UP75; the only recorded example) and, on reverse, clear arrival datestamp (9.10). Photo

£200-250

1889 (11 Jan.) envelope (196x99mm.) registered from Flacq to Port Louis bearing, on reverse, 1885 4c. strip of three and a pair, each lightly cancelled “10” with despatch c.d.s. alongside and showing, on face, red “REGISTERED/MAURITIUS” d.s., “INSUFFICIENTLY/PREPAID” h.s. and fine “8c/TO PAY” h.s. (Type UP50); envelope with light creases. Photo

£100-120

1891 (13 May) GB 1d. stationery card from London to Port Louis, showing “T” h.s., blue crayon “10” (deleted) and “8c” with Mauritius arrival (15.6) and Letter Carrier datestamps; the card a little discoloured and with light horizontal crease at top, Photo

£100-120

1894 (29 Jan.) OHMS Dead Letter Department envelope (225x91mm.) from Port Louis to Curepipe Road, showing fine “8c/TO PAY” h.s. (Type UP50) and arrival c.d.s.; filing fold at right. Photo

£100-120

1899 (17 Apr.) envelope from London to Port Louis, bearing Mauritius 4c. which was disallowed with despatch d.s. alongside, showing manuscript “5d”, “5c” in circle, “5D” h.s. and “26c/TO PAY” h.s. (Type UP68; latest recorded date), framed “Inconnu/Not known” in violet and red ink “Not Known” at left with, on reverse, arrival datestamp (2.5). Full of character. Photo

£200-250

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1899 (22 Oct.) envelope from London to Mahebourg, bearing Mauritius 4c. which was unaccepted with despatch d.s. alongside, showing “T” h.s., GB “1D/F.B.” h.s. “12c/TO PAY” h.s. (Type UP62; earliest recorded date) and arrival c.d.s. (20.11), marked “Unclaimed” and showing, on reverse, various transit and arrival datestamps; the envelope a little foxed. Photo

£120-150

1900 (3 Aug.) 8c. registered envelope to Curepipe Road, showing double strike of “8C/to pay” h.s. (Type UP50) with arrival datestamp (3.8) alongside

£80-100

1901 (7 Nov.) GB 1⁄ 2 d. stationery card to Vacoas, showing “T” h.s., blue crayon “5”, fair to fine “6c/TO PAY” h.s. (Type UP48; earliest recorded date), arrival c.d.s. and, on reverse, Mauritius datestamp (4.12); the card with some creases. Photo

£100-120

Note: This cover is illustrated on page 38 of Ibbotson’s book

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1902 (11 July) India Official 1⁄ 4 a. stationery card from Calcutta to Port Louis, showing “T” in circle, manuscript “71⁄ 2cts” and fine “6c/TO PAY” h.s. (Type UP48); the card a little soiled. Photo

£100-120

1908 (25 Nov.) Ceylon 5c. stationery envelope from Colombo to Port Louis, showing boxed “T”, manuscript “4c” and “2C/TO PAY” h.s. (Type UP40, the only recorded example); the envelope a little roughly opened at left. Photo

£150-180

1912 (9 Apr.) and 1913 (27 Mar. and 5 Apr.) envelopes ex the “Carlie” correspondence from South Africa to Vacoas, each bearing Transvaal 1⁄ 2 d. pair or 1d., each showing “T/20c.” h.s. and “12c/TO PAY” h.s. (Type UP62) with arrival datestamps on reverse; all with faults caused through opening

£150-180

1912 (18 Sept.) and 1913 (2 June) envelopes ex the “Carlie” correspondence from South Africa to Vacoas, both bearing Transvaal 1d., showing “T/20c” and “12c/TO PAY” h.s. (Type UP62; the latter the latest recorded date) with, on reverse, Port Louis and arrival datestamps (both 26.6); both envelopes with faults caused through opening

£120-150

1913 (3 Sept.) envelope from Marseilles to Port Louis, bearing France 10c., showing blue crayon “T 30c” and “18c/TO PAY” h.s. (Type UP64; latest recorded date) with arrival datestamp (30.9) on reverse. Photo

£120-150

1913 (6 Sept.) photographic picture postcard to Curepipe, bearing GB 1⁄ 2 d., showing “T” h.s. with manuscript “10c” alongside, poor “6c/TO PAY” h.s. (Type UP48) and arrival datestamp (17.10); 1915 (2 July) envelope (faults) from Durban to Curepipe Road and redirected to Flacq, bearing South Africa 1⁄ 2 d., showing oval-framed “T/10C”, poor “6c/TO PAY” h.s. (Type UP48), Curepipe Road c.d.s. (31.5) and, on reverse, Port Louis (29.7) and Flacq (1.8) datestamps

£100-120

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1914 (20 June) envelope from Madagascar to Port Louis bearing, on reverse, 10c. with arrival datestamp (27.6) alongside and showing, on face, small “T” h.s. and “18c/TO PAY” h.s. (Type UP64; latest recorded date); the envelope with some peripheral faults. Photo

£120-150

1917 (3 Sept.) India 1⁄ 2 a. stationery envelope to Curepipe, showing “T” in circle, “6c/TO h.s. (Type UP48) and, on reverse, Mauritius (25.11) and Curepipe Road (27.11) datestamps. Photo

£100-120

1926 (Oct.) envelope to France and returned, showing “T” h.s., arrival datestamp (22.10), “24c/TO PAY” h.s. (Type UP66, the latest recorded date) and unframed “PARTI”. Very scarce. Photo

£150-180

1926 (12 Dec.) locally addressed envelope bearing Arms 4c. brown unofficially bisected vertically and tied by “ROSEHILL/MAURITIUS” c.d.s., showing “4c/TO PAY” h.s., manuscript “Refused” and, on reverse, boxed “DELIVERY/ROSEHILL” d.s. Most unusual. Photo

£200-250

1931 (16 May) picture postcard from USA to Curepipe franked at 2c., showing New York 10c. Tax h.s., “1D” h.s., octagonal-framed “T/10C”, arrival datestamp (20.7) and almost complete “5c/TO PAY” h.s. (Type UP47; earliest recorded date); the card with some creases. Photo

£120-150

The balance of the Cents “To Pay” handstamps comprising 1906 envelope (edges re-enforced with adhesive tape) from India and 1912 envelope (stamps missing) from South Africa, both showing Type UP62, 1882 and 1906 pieces showing Type UP41, and 1901 piece showing Type UP48

£60-80

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1857 (23 June) printed “Returned Letter” entire with “Dead Letter Office/Mauritius” at lower left; some splitting and re-inforcement along folds. Very scarce with only a few recorded. Photo

£150-180

1857 (28 July) printed “Returned Letter” entire with “Dead Letter Office/Mauritius” at lower left; some staining, tear at top and splitting and re-inforcement along folds. Very scarce with only a few recorded

£100-120

1959-2004 envelopes (8), aerogramme and wrappers (2), all but two incoming including two addressed to Rodrigues, showing a range of handstamps including Types I31, I42, I43 and I101. An interesting lot

£80-100

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1889-1974 envelopes (19), front, stationery card, picture postcard and a piece, mostly addressed to UK (one incoming), showing a range of handstruck markings applied in Mauritius and on arrival, condition very mixed though well worth examination

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The extensive collection comprising envelopes (5), letter card, stationery card (3) and wrappers (3), picture postcard and stamps/pieces (183), showing a range of handstamps and datestamps including Black River Line Type D3, Long Mountain Line Type D3, Midland Line Types D1, D3 and D4, Moka Line Types D1, D3 and D4, North Line Type 3 and Savanne Line Type D3. A fine lot well worth careful examination

£1,500-2,000

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1929 (15 Oct.) Goulette flight cover from France to Madagascar, registered from Paris to Reunion and returned, marked “France Madagascar, Reunion - Maurice”, franked at 16f.50, showing framed “RETOUR/Å L’ENVOYEUR” and “NON RÉCLAME” with, on reverse, light St. Denis arrival c.d.s. Attractive

£60-80

Note: Goulette reached Madagascar on 27 October. The mail for Reunion and Mauritius completed its journey by sea on board the Messageries Maritime steamer “Chambord”, reaching Mauritius on 2 November.

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1929 (18 Oct.) Goulette flight cover from France to Madagascar, registered from Provins to Curepipe and returned, marked “Liaison France Madagascar Reunion Maurice”, franked at 24f., showing unframed “RETOUR/A L’ENVOYEUR” and “INCONNU” with, on reverse, circular “SERVICES MARITIMES POSTAUX/Anchor/GIRARDIN R. Controller cachet, “LA REUNION A MARSEILLE No 6” octagonal d.s. and arrival (2.11) datestamps. Attractive

£60-80

1933 (23 May) to Mauritius flown by Imperial Airways from London to Cape Town, bearing GB 1/- and showing arrival d.s. (14.6) on reverse, fine

£50-60

1933 (6 July) “Curtis” envelope from Mauritius to Birmingham, flown by Imperial Airways from Cape Town to London, bearing KGV 20c. and 25c. pair tied by GPO c.d.s. and with GB 1⁄ 2 d. applied and cancelled (7.8) on arrival

£50-60

1933 (9 Nov.) Raid Samat flight cover registered from Reunion to Mauritius, franked at 19f.40 and showing, on reverse, “1ere LIAISON POSTALE AÉRIENNE/RÉUNION MAURICE/RAID SAMAT/Escadrille de 3 avions” cachet, Grand Bay (10.11) and Rose Belle (11.11) datestamps, and 1933 (14 Nov.) return flight envelope registered to Reunion, franked at 1r.20 (all uncancelled) and showing “1ere LIAISON POSTALE AÉRIENNE/MAURICE RÉUNION/RAID SAMAT/Escadrille de 3 avions/Voyage de retour” and arrival (15.11) datestamp; both with some light staining in places

£100-120

1933 (9 Nov.) Raid Samat flight cover registered from Reunion to Mauritius, franked at 8f.05 and showing, on reverse, “1ere LIAISON POSTALE AÉRIENNE/RÉUNION MAURICE/RAID SAMAT/Escadrille de 3 avions” cachet, Grand Bay (10.11) and Curepipe Road (11.11) datestamps, and 1933 (14 Nov.) return flight envelope (flap missing) to Reunion, franked at 1r.10 and showing “1ere LIAISON POSTALE AÉRIENNE/MAURICE RÉUNION/RAID SAMAT/Escadrille de 3 avions/Voyage de retour” and arrival (15.11) datestamp

£100-120

1933 (14 Nov.) Raid Samat return flight envelope registered to London, franked at 1r.20 and showing, on reverse, “1ere LIAISON POSTALE AÉRIENNE/MAURICE RÉUNION/RAID SAMAT/Escadrille de 3 avions/Voyage de retour” cachet with pilot’s signature; the envelope with part flap missing

£80-100

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1939 (June) Guba Indian Ocean Survey Flight, 5c. stationery envelope (uncancelled as normal) addressed to Port Louis, showing printed flight details at lower left and signed by pilot; also photograph of the aeroplane. Rare. Photo

£400-500

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4587

4588

4589

4590

4591

4592

4593

4594

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A  ᔛ

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A  ᔛ

A  ᔛ

A  ᔛ

A  ᔛ

1939 (June) Guba Indian Ocean Survey Flight envelope addressed to Curepipe Road, marked “Registered, By first air mail from, Diego Garcia Island” and “Via Mombasa”, bearing uncancelled 10c. and 20c. as normal, no other markings. Photo

£300-400

1939 (June) Guba Indian Ocean Survey Flight, 5c. stationery envelope (uncancelled as normal) addressed to Port Louis, showing printed flight details at lower left, fine. Rare. Photo

£150-180

1939 (June) Guba Indian Ocean Survey Flight, 5c. stationery envelope (uncancelled as normal) addressed to Port Louis, showing printed flight details at lower left, some minor soiling otherwise fine. Rare. Photo

£120-150

1937 (20 Jan.) Roland Garros return flight envelope from Mauritius to France, addressed to Paris, franked at 1r.25 and showing “MAURICE FRANCE/1ere Liaison aeropostale/Avion Roland Garros/Voyage de retour” cachet, fine

£50-60

1937 (20 Jan.) Roland Garros return flight envelope from Mauritius to France, addressed to London, franked at 1r.25 and showing “MAURICE FRANCE/1ere Liaison aeropostale/Avion Roland Garros/Voyage de retour” cachet, fine

£50-60

1937 (26 June) “All-up” test flight envelope flown by Imperial Airways from London to Durban, addressed to Port Louis and franked at 11⁄ 2 d.; a few minor tone spots

£60-80

1943 (20 Jan.) Free French envelope registered from Beirut to Port Louis, franked at 10f.40, showing framed “Poste aux Armées des F.F.L./Lignes postales aériennes/1ere liaison Damas-Tananarive/22 Janvier 1943” cachet and unframed “INCONNU” h.s. with, on reverse, various transit and arrival datestamps

£60-80

1947 (Mar.) envelopes (5) from Mauritius to Madagascar and Reunion (registered), and from GB (2) and Italy to Mauritius, each showing special 100th flight by Air France cachet, generally fine

£50-60

1952-2002 envelopes (105) carried on various first or special flights to or from Mauritius, including 1952 Qantas set of twelve, 1962 (Jan.) BOAC, 1970 (Apr.) Lufthansa, and 1972 (Sept.) Rodrigues to Mauritius; some duplication

£120-150

EXPRESS MAIL 4595



1911 (27 May) envelope registered from Forest Side to Oxford, marked “Express Delivery, over 2 miles”, bearing KE 5c., 12c. and 25c. and Arms 2c., 3c., 4c., 6c. and 15c., all marginal with plate number, each cancelled by Type D3 datestamp, and showing black on red “EXPRESS” label. Photo

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4573

4587

4586

4588

4595

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1942-72 envelopes (19), picture postcards (2) and a piece, mostly WWII, showing various datestamps including E.A. APO Nos. 66, 72 and 73 (2), many with censor cachets. An interesting lot

£300-400

INSURED MAIL 4597

4598

4599

4600

4601











1907 (1 Sept.) OHMS envelope (223x95mm.) registered to England, marked “Insured for three pounds & ten shillings” in red ink and “21 grms”, bearing Arms 2c. and 1r. and showing black on red “INSURED” label. Most attractive. Photo

£150-180

1922 (25 July) 15c. stationery envelope to Paris uprated 85c., marked “Insured for 600 francs” and “20 grammes”; 1934 (9 Feb.) 20c. registered envelope to Paris, uprated 55c., marked “valeur declaree 100 francs” and “12 grs” and showing black on red “INSURED” label; both envelopes with some faults. Very scarce. Photo

£150-180

1926 (20 Aug.) envelope registered to London, marked “Insured for Francs two thousand” and “Weight Grams 40”, bearing KGV 5r. and showing black on red “INSURED” label. Neat and attractive. Photo

£150-180

1933 (26 Aug.) envelope registered from Port Louis to Paris, marked “valeur déclaree 150 francs” and “11 grs”, showing black on red “INSURED” label and bearing, on reverse, KGV 25c. (3) clearly tied by GPO datestamps. Very scarce

£100-120

1933 (28 Nov.) 20c. registered envelope to London, uprated 3r.33, marked “Insured for one hundred pounds sterling” and “21 grs”, and showing black on red “INSURED” label. Attractive. Very scarce. Photo

£100-120

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4601

4599

Ex 4612

Ex 4598

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MARITIME MAIL See also lots 4531, 4544, 4551 and 4553

4602

4603

4604

4605

4606

4607

4608

4609

















1849 (6 Mar.) “Pipon Bell” entire letter from Calcutta to Port Louis, marked “Pr Steamer ‘Bentinck’ via Galle”, rated “1/-”, showing framed “PAID” in red, framed “PACKET” (Type SL2; earliest recorded date) and “MAURITIUS/POST OFFICE” double-ring arrival d.s. (Type PS6; 24.4.49). Photo

£100-120

1849 (5 May) entire from Port Louis to Bordeaux, marked “Overland via Marseilles”, variously rated, showing legible “MAURITIUS/POST OFFICE” double-ring d.s. (Type PS6; crossed by light horizontal filing crease), fine framed “PACKET” (Type SL2), “PURIFIE AU LAZARET/MALTE” h.s., red Marseilles entry c.d.s. and, on reverse, “COLOMBO/STEAMER LETTER” d.s. (4.6), Alexandria British PO transit c.d.s. (13.7) and arrival datestamp (24.7). A fine letter, full of character. Photo

£120-150

1849 (22 Sept.) and 1850 (22 Aug.) entires to Bordeaux and London respectively, both showing Crowned “MAURITIUS/GPO” d.s. (Type D2) and framed “PACKET” (Type SL2), the former also showing red Marseilles entry c.d.s. and, on reverse, light Colombo Steamer Letter datestamp. Also 1849 (24 Dec.) “Pipon Bell” entire letter (address panel with some ink-etching) from London to Mauritius, showing red despatch d.s., framed “PACKET” (Type SL2) and Crowned “MAURITIUS” arrival datestamp

£120-150

1849 (24 Sept.) entire letter from London to Port Louis, marked “p Benjamin Buck Greene”, showing poor Crowned Mauritius GPO arrival d.s. (27.12) and fair to fine framed “SHIP” h.s. (Type SL10); also the “duplicate” entire letter (face panel with adhesive tape stains and some ink-etching) carried by same ship and similarly handstamped. Photo for first

£400-500

1850 (3 Oct.) “Pipon Bell” entire letter from Bombay to Port Louis, showing unframed “ship Letter” (Type SL11) and “G.P.O./MAURITIUS” double-ring d.s. (21.11). A very early date of use. Photo

£100-120

1850 (Dec.) “Pipon Bell” entire from Calcutta to Port Louis, showing Crowned Mauritius GPO arrival d.s. and unframed “ship Letter” h.s. (Type SL11); 1862 (7 May) “Pipon Bell” entire letter from Madras to Port Louis, marked “p Echo”, rated “1/-” and showing fine unframed “ship Letter” h.s. in red (scarce) with arrival datestamp (8.6) on reverse

£120-150

1851 entire (faults) from France and 1852 (30 Aug.) entire letter (some light discolouration) from Calcutta, both addressed to Port Louis showing Crowned Mauritius GPO d.s. (11.1 and 30.10 respectively) and unframed “ship Letter” h.s. (Type SL11) in black; 1863 (9 July) entire letter from Reunion to Port Louis, showing good to fine unframed “ship Letter” h.s. in red with arrival datestamp (15.7) on reverse; also 1930-92 envelopes (5) each with “ship Letter” h.s., one in red

£100-120

1852 (10 Mar.) “Pipon Bell” entire letter from Calcutta to Port Louis, marked “p Bengal”, showing Crowned GPO Mauritius arrival d.s. (1.5) and unframed “ship Letter” h.s. in black; 1862 (20 May) “Pipon Bell” entire letter from Madras to Port Louis, rated “2/-” and showing oily strike of “ship letter” h.s. in red (scarce) with arrival datestamp (21.6) on reverse

£120-150

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4614

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1856 (5 Nov.) “Pipon Bell” entire letter from Liverpool to Port Louis, marked “per Steamer via the Cape”, rated “1/-” and showing despatch datestamp with, on reverse, Dartmouth transit c.d.s. (6.11), framed “PACKET” (Type SL2; second period of use) in red and Crowned “MAURITIUS/GPO” arrival d.s. (6.3.57). Photo

£400-500

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1861 (5 June) “Pipon Bell” entire letter from Madras to Port Louis, rated “1/-” in red and showing fine “ship Letter” h.s. (Type SL1) at right with another strike on reverse and clear arrival datestamp (8.7)

£60-80

TELEGRAMS 4612

4613

4614







1904 (27 Apr.) “TELEGRAM” envelope (seal cut away on reverse) registered from The Eastern & South African Telegraph Co. to Reunion, franked at 27c., showing firm’s violet datestamp and red registered d.s.; also 1903 (1 Aug.) “EASTERN TELEGRAPH COMPANY LIMITED” printed envelope in vermilion registered to Reunion with stamp missing. Photo

£150-180

1926 (14 Oct.) “EASTERN TELEGRAPH COMPANY” printed envelope in blue, registered and addressed locally, franked 17c.; the envelope with some light creasing and with small adhesive tape stain at top left. Photo

£120-150

1943 (13 Mar.) “CABLE AND WIRELESS LTD” coloured gold envelope addressed to Jewish Internment Camp, PO Box 1000, franked at 17c., showing registration d.s. and violet censor cachet; some light creasing. Photo

£100-120

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4616





1918 (14 Apr.) envelope from Central Flacq to England, showing framed “DAMAGED BY IMMERSION/IN WATER” in black and bearing, on reverse, Arms 2c. (3) tied by Type D1 datestamp; some water staining. Photo

£120-150

1918 (18 Apr.) envelope (228x152mmm.) registered to London, showing framed “DAMAGED BY IMMERSION/IN SEA WATER” in violet; the envelope in a slightly distressed state and with three stamps missing

£120-150

CANCELLATIONS 4617

1859 imperf 6d. blue and 1/- vermilion, and 1860 no watermark 1d. (2, one with wing-margin) and 4d. with wing-margin (perfs cut off at top), each cancelled by circular “GENERAL POST OFFICE/Crown/MAURITIUS” handstamp (Type K4), three with fine strikes; some faults

£100-120

————— 4618 ————— Framed Village Datestamps 4618



1860 (5 Apr.) envelope from Grand Bay to London, bearing 1859 (9d) dull magenta with small to large margins tied by concentric circles and showing, on reverse, fine Type D2 despatch d.s. Extremely rare, one of two recorded examples from this office. B.P.A. Certificate (1995). Photo PROVENANCE:

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1860 (1 Sept.) envelope from Port Louis to Mahébourg, bearing 1860 2d. blue tied by dumb obliterator and showing fine “Mahébourg” arrival d.s. (Type D2) dated 3 September with despatch c.d.s. on reverse; the envelope with some peripheral staining, mainly at right. Rare. Photo

£250-300

4620

4620



1860 (22 Nov.) entire from Port Louis to Mahébourg, bearing 1860 1d. purple-brown vertical pair tied by dumb obliterators and showing light “Mahébourg” d.s. (Type D2) at left and, on reverse, Type D2 despatch d.s. with month reversed; the envelope with heavy central vertical fold and adhesive tape staining at top. Rare. Photo

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1861 (5 Aug.) front (creases) and part back from Mahébourg to Bordeaux, bearing 1860 4d. carmine pair centrally cancelled by “B53” obliterators and showing, on reverse, fine Type D2 despatch datestamp. Photo

£100-120

Numerals in Concentric Circles 4622

A small range comprising “1” (Type K1) on 1860 2d. and 1863-72 2d. (10), 4d. (3) and 6d. dull violet, “2” (Type K1) on 1863-72 4d. and 6d. green, “3” (Type K2) on 186372 2d. (3) and 6d., “4” (Type K2) on 1860 2d., “6” (Type K2) on 1863-72 2d., “7” (Type K1) on 1860 2d. (2), 6d. and 1863-72 2d. (2) and 4d. (stained), “8” (Type K1) on 1863-72 1d. (2), “12” (Type K1) on 1859 6d. blue (cut-into), 1860 1d. (3), 4d. and 1863-72 2d., “14” (Type K2) on 1860 1d. (2), 6d. and 1863-72 1d. and 2d., and “16” (Type K1) on 1863-72 2d., 4d.+1/- orange on piece (2) and 6d.; mostly fine central strikes, condition a little mixed

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4623 4623



“1” (Type K1) centrally cancelling 1860 4d. rose (2) on 1863 (6 Oct.) envelope from Mahébourg to France, showing unframed “P.D.” and French entry d.s. in red with, on reverse, despatch and various French transit and arrival datestamps. A late used of the no watermark issue stamps. Photo

£600-800

Note: This cover is illustrated on page 47 of Ibbotson’s book. PROVENANCE:

Peter Jaffé, January 2007

4624 4624

“3” (Type K2) on 1862 intermediate perf 14 to 16 1/- deep green, centred to right, showing a clear large part strike, fine. S.G. 55, £325. Photo

£120-150

4625 4625



“4” (Type K2) centrally cancelled 1860 9d. dull purple on 1863 (4 Jan.) envelope from Pamplemousses to Greenwich, marked “Via Marseilles” and showing red “41⁄ 2 d” accountancy handstamp with, on reverse despatch and Mauritius datestamps. the 9d. not tied and the envelope torn in half and rejoined. Photo WWW.SPINK.COM

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£400-500


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“6” (Type K2) centrally cancelled on 1860 2d. blue with wing-margin on 1862 (Sept.) entire from Poudre D’or to Port Louis showing, on reverse, unclear despatch and arrival datestamps; the stamp lightly stained and the entire heavily age-spotted and the addressee’s name partly re-instated. Photo

£300-400

Barred Numerals 4627

4628



A collection of stamps/pieces and a few covers/cards in an album comprising “B53” (28), “2”, “4” (5 and a card), “5”, “7”, “8” (1 and a card), “9” (2), “10 (1 and a card), “11”, “12” (1 and a card), “13”, “14”, “15 (2 and two cards), “16” (2 and a large part cover), “17”, “18”, “19” (1 and a card), “21” (2 and a card), “22”, “23”, “24” (4), “25” (2 and two cards), “26” (2 and a card), “27” (2), “29”, “30”, “31”, “33” (1 and a card), “34” (6 and two cards), “35”, “36” (6), “37” (3 and two cards), “38” (card), “39”, “40”, “41” (2 and a cover), “42” (2), “43” (2 and two covers), “B44”, “B45” (3 and a card), “B47”, “B48” (3) and “B49”, also a few c.d.s. Mostly good to fine clear strikes and in generally fine condition

£1,600-2,000

1870 (10 Mar.) envelope from Souillac to Ireland, bearing 1863-72 4d. carmine and 6d. green tied by “19” barred numeral (Type K3), showing red “9d” accountancy handstamp and, on reverse, despatch and arrival datestamps. Attractive. Photo

£250-300

Village Postmarks 4629

4630

4631

4632

4633

4634





An extensive QV to QE collection in two stockbooks with over ninety different offices represented, comprising covers/cards (27) and stamps/pieces (1000+), including barred numerals, single and double-ring d.s., a few coloured, also some GPO/Port Louis datestamps. A good lot well worth examination

£600-800

A QV to QE collection of single and double-ring datestamps in an album ex Ted Proud covering twenty-eight different offices, comprising covers/cards (105) and stamps/pieces (550+), included are a few coloured, mostly fine full and clear strikes. Viewing recommended

£1,500-1,800

1880-1968 collection, including Port Louis cancels, in two stockbooks and on pages, comprising covers/cards (16) and stamps/pieces (1600 approx.; mostly KGVI and QE values), a good number of offices covered fine generally fine clear strikes. Viewing recommended

£180-220

1900-1990 extensive and comprehensive collection in a carton, comprising covers (421) and stamps/pieces (3900 approx.), most villages represented as are most postmarks per Proud, starting with the 1900 thimble type, all have recognisable postmarks and many are complete impressions. Condition a little mixed. A wonderful foundation upon which to build

£3,500-4,500

1950 “George Wren” envelopes (60) to Chicago, all bearing KGVI values and each cancelled by different village postmark (mostly fine to very fine), some with some light fox marks

£750-1,000

1985 Hinchcliffe envelopes (98) to York, each bearing 90c. and cancelled by different datestamp, fine

£120-150

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1880 (2 Dec.) envelope from Port Louis to Reunion, bearing 1878 50c. on 1/- and 1879-80 2c. and 4c. wing-margin pair, all clearly tied by “B32” obliterator and showing blue arrival c.d.s. alongside; the envelope with some small faults. Photo

£250-300

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1885 (24 Aug.) piece bearing GB 4d. green tied by London “E/38” duplex and 1883 25c. olive-yellow tied by “B32” obliterator, paying onward postage to Madagascar, fine. B.P.A. Certificate (1972). Photo

£150-180

PROVENANCE:

Peter Ibbotson, May 1992

4637

4638

4639

4640

4641











1886 envelope from Port Louis to London, bearing 1883 25c. (2) tied by “B32” obliterators and showing arrival d.s. on reverse; the envelope with peripheral faults and flap missing. Photo

£150-180

1887 envelope registered from Port Louis to Edinburgh, bearing 1880 8c. and 1883-94 16c. strip of three, all cancelled by legible “B32” obliterator, showing light despatch and London oval registered d.s. in red with arrival c.d.s. on reverse; the envelope a little soiled and with some faults. Photo

£100-120

1887 (30 July) envelope from Port Louis to Rome, bearing 1880 8c. pair clearly tied by “B32” obliterator, and undateable wrapper from Port Louis to London, bearing 1885 4c. tied by very light “B32” obliterator

£120-150

1888 (Feb.) “The Merchants & Planters Gazette” with small piece of the original wrapper affixed bearing 1885 4c. tied by “B32” obliterator, fine condition. Photo

£100-120

1888 (29 July) envelope registered from Port Louis to Manchester, bearing 1880 8c. and 1885 16c., both clearly cancelled by “B32” obliterator, showing red despatch and London oval registered datestamps with arrival d.s. on reverse. A few minor marks though still an attractive franking. Photo

£80-100

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4638

4628 4637

4640

4641

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4643

4644

1860-63 no watermark 2d. (central thin) and 9d. (3, one a little stained), light to superb complete strikes. S.G. Z6, Z10, £635

£100-120

1863-72 CC 1d. (2), 2d., 3d. (2), 4d., 6d. dull violet, 6d. blue-green (2), 10d., 1/orange and 5/-, generally good to fine strikes, that on the 5/- weak. S.G. Z14-Z30 group, c.£2350

£400-500

–– 10d. horizontal pair and 1/- yellow vertical pair, good strikes; both 10d. with a small central stain, otherwise sound. S.G. Z25, Z26, £870

£150-180

4648

4645

4645

1876 1⁄ 2 d. on 9d. with a fine strike, a few perf faults at top. S.G. Z31, £325. Photo

4646

1878 2c., 8c. on 2d., 13c. on 3d., 17c. on 4d., 25c. on 6d., 38c. on 9d. and 50c. on 1/(defects), fair to fine strikes. S.G. Z37-Z44 group, £1140

£150-180

1879-80 2c., 4c. (2), 8c. (wing-margin) and 17c. (defects), fair to good strikes. S.G. Z46Z48, Z50, £525

£80-100

–– 17c. rose with inverted watermark, a fine upright strike; one minor corner wrinkle otherwise fine. Scarce with the basic stamp catalogued £180. S.G. Z50. Photo

£80-100

1883-90 2c. Venetian red (2), 2c. green, 4c. orange, 4c. carmine, 16c. and 25c., fair to fine strikes with the 25c. additionally small part Ligne d.s.; a couple with small faults though of generally good to fine appearance. S.G. Z55-Z60, £730

£150-180

4647

4648

4649

4650

4651

1883 “16 CENTS” on 17c. (2) and “SIXTEEN S.G. Z62, Z63, £288

CENTS”

£80-100

on 17c., good to fine strikes.

–– “16 CENTS” on 17c. (2) and “SIXTEEN CENTS” on 17c. (2, small faults), good strikes. Also 1897 18c. with Seychelles c.d.s. S.G. Z62, Z63, £336+

£80-100

£60-80

Rodrigues 4652

The collection of covers (21) and stamps/pieces (258) with a wide range of issues, showing all recorded cancellations including “B65” (21), single and double-ring datestamps. A fine lot well worth careful examination

£1,000-1,200

—————————— 4653

The Kanai Mauritius auction catalogue, November 1993, with supplement in slip case, unopened; also “The story of The Mauritius Post Office” by Jean-Marie Huron and Robert Marion

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SALE NO.

The Robert Marion Collection of Mauritius Stamps and Postal History Thursday 14 November 2013 at 2.30 p.m.

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PLEASE PRINT CLEARLY IN BLOCK LETTERS AND ENSURE THAT BIDS ARE IN STERLING Lot Number (in numerical order)

Price Bid £ (excluding Buyer’s Premium)

Lot Number (in numerical order)

Price Bid £ (excluding Buyer’s Premium)

BIDDING INCREMENTS Bidding generally opens below the low estimate and advances in the following order although the auctioneer may vary the bidding increments during the course of the auction. The normal bidding increments are: Up to £100 £100 to £300 £300 to £600 £600 to £1,000

by £5 by £10 £320-£350-£380-£400 etc. by £50

£1,000 to £3,000 £3,000 to £6,000 £6,000 to £20,000 £20,000 and up

by £100 £3,200-£3,500-£3,800-£4,000 etc. by £500 Auctioneer’s discretion

Lot Number (in numerical order)

Price Bid £ (excluding Buyer’s Premium)

VAT is chargeable on the Hammer price and the Buyer’s premium 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 price and 20% on the Buyer’s premium). VAT on Margin Scheme lots (identified by the absence of any VAT symbol next to the lot number) is payable at 20% on the Buyer’s premium only.

REFERENCES REQUIRED FOR CLIENTS NOT YET KNOWN TO SPINK

TRADE REFERENCES

BANK REFERENCES

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TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR BUYERS These conditions set out the terms on which we (Spink and Son Limited of 69 Southampton Row, Bloomsbury London WC1B 4ET (company no. 04369748)) contract with you (Buyer) either as agent on behalf of the Seller or as principal if we are the Seller. You should read these conditions carefully. 1

DEFINITIONS The following definitions in this condition apply in these conditions.

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Auctioneers’ Margin Scheme

means a VAT margin scheme as defined by HM Revenue & Customs;

Buyer’s Premium

means the charge payable by you as a percentage of the Hammer Price, at the rates set out in clause 5.1 below;

Certificate of Authenticity

means a certificate issued by an Expert Committee confirming the authenticity of a Lot;

Expert Committee

means a committee of experts to whom a Lot may be sent for an extension in accordance with clause 3.4.3;

Forgery

means a Lot constituting an imitation originally conceived and executed as a whole with a fraudulent intention to deceive as to authorship, origin, age, period, culture or source where the correct description as to such matters is not reflected by the description in the catalogue and which at the date of the auction had a value materially less than it would have had if it had been in accordance with the description in the catalogue. Accordingly, no Lot shall be capable of being a Forgery by reason of any damage and/or restoration work of any kind (including re-enamelling);

Hammer Price

means the amount of the highest bid accepted by the auctioneer in relation to a Lot;

Lot

means any item deposited with us for sale at auction and, in particular, the item or items described against any Lot number in any catalogue;

Reserve

the amount below which we agree with the Seller that the Lot cannot be sold;

Seller

means the owner of the Lot being sold by us;

Spink Group

Spink and Son Limited, our subsidiaries and associated companies.

VAT

value added tax chargeable under VAT and any similar replacement or additional tax; and

VAT Symbols

means the symbols detailing the VAT status of the Lot details of which are set out at the back of the catalogue.

SPINK’S ROLE AS AGENT 2.1

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the same effect as notice of an intention to question the genuineness or description of the Lot for the purposes of clause 5.13 (Refund in the case of Forgery) of these Terms and Conditions and the provisions of clause 5.13 (Refund in the case of Forgery) shall apply accordingly.

All sales undertaken by us either at auction or privately are undertaken either as agent on behalf of the Seller or from time to time, as principal if we are the owner of the Lot. Please note that even if we are acting as agent on behalf of the Seller rather than as principal, we may have a financial interest in the Lot.

3.4.2 Notice of a request for an expert opinion or Certificate of Authenticity must give the reason why such opinion is required and specify the identity of your proposed expert which will be subject to agreement by us. We reserve the right, at our discretion, to refuse a request for an expert opinion or Certificate of Authenticity including (without limitation) where the proposed expert is not known to us.

The contract for the sale of the Lot will be between you and the Seller.

BEFORE THE SALE 3.1

3.2

Examination of goods You are strongly advised to examine personally any goods in which you are interested, before the auction takes place. Condition reports are usually available on request. We provide no guarantee to you other than in relation to Forgeries, as set out in clause 5.13 of these Terms and Conditions.

3.4.3 If we accept a request for an expert opinion or Certificate of Authenticity we will submit the Lot to the Expert Committee. You acknowledge and accept that the length of time taken by an Expert Committee to reach an opinion will vary depending on the circumstances and in any event is beyond our control.

Catalogue descriptions

3.4.4 We will not normally accept a request for an extension on account of condition. Any Lot described in the catalogue as having faults or defects may not be returned even if an expert opinion or Certificate of Authenticity cites other faults or defects not included in the catalogue description, other than in the case of a Forgery.

3.2.1 Statements by us in the catalogue or condition report, or made orally or in writing elsewhere, regarding the authorship, origin, date, age, size, medium, attribution, genuineness, provenance, condition or estimated selling price of any Lot are merely statements of opinion, and are not to be relied on as statements of definitive fact. Catalogue illustrations are for guidance only, and should not be relied on either to determine the tone or colour of any item or to reveal imperfections. Estimates of the selling price should not be relied on as a statement that this price is either the price at which the Lot will sell or its value for any other purpose. 3.2.2 Many items are of an age or nature which precludes their being in perfect condition and some descriptions in the catalogue or given by way of condition report make reference to damage and/or restoration. We provide this information for guidance only and the absence of such a reference does not imply that an item is free from defects or restoration nor does a reference to particular defects imply the absence of any others. 3.2.3 Other than as set out in clause 5.13, and in the absence of fraud, neither the Seller nor we, nor any of our employees or agents, are responsible for the correctness of any statement as to the authorship, origin, date, age, attribution, genuineness or provenance of any Lot nor for any other errors of description or for any faults or defects in any Lot. 3.3

Your Responsibility You are responsible for satisfying yourself as to the condition of the goods and the matters referred to in the catalogue description.

3.4

Extensions – Stamps only 3.4.1 If you wish to obtain an expert opinion or Certificate of Authenticity on any Lot (other than a mixed Lot or Lot containing undescribed stamps) you must notify us in writing not less than forty-eight hours before the time fixed for the commencement of the first session of the sale. If accepted by us, such request shall have

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3.4.5 Should Spink accept a request for an extension under the foregoing provisions of this paragraph, the fact may be stated by the Auctioneer from the rostrum prior to the sale of the Lot. 3.4.6 It should be noted that any stamp accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity is sold on the basis of that Certificate only and not on the basis of any other description or warranty as to authenticity. No request for an extension will be accepted on such a stamp and the return of such a stamp will not be accepted. 4

AT THE SALE 4.1

Refusal of admission Our sales usually take place on our own premises or premises over which we have control for the sale, and we have the right, exercisable at our complete discretion, to refuse admission to the premises or attendance at an auction.

4.2

Registration before bidding You must complete and sign a registration form and provide identification before making a bid at auction. Please be aware that we usually require buyers to undergo a credit check. If you have not bid successfully with Spink in the past, or you are registering with us for the first time, we reserve the right to require a deposit of up to 50% of the amount you intend to spend. Such deposit will be deducted from your invoice should you be successful. If you are unsuccessful at auction, your deposit will be returned by the same means it was paid to Spink. Some lots may be designated, prior to the auction, as “Premium Lots”, which means a deposit may be required before placing a bid on the item for sale. Information will be posted on our website in such an event.


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Bidding as Principal When making a bid (whether such bids are made in person or by way of telephone bids operated by Spink, commission or online or email bids), you will be deemed to be acting as principal and will be accepting personal liability, unless it has been agreed in writing, at the time of registration, that you are acting as agent on behalf of a third party buyer acceptable to us.

4.4

Commission Bids If you give us instructions to bid on your behalf, by using the form provided in our catalogues or via our website, we shall use reasonable endeavours to do so, provided these instructions are received not later than 24 hours before the auction. If we receive commission bids on a particular Lot for identical amounts, and at auction these bids are the highest bids for the Lot, it will be sold to the person whose bid was received first. Commission bids are undertaken subject to other commitments at the time of the sale, and the conduct of the auction may be such that we are unable to bid as requested. Since this is undertaken as a free service to prospective buyers on the terms stated, we cannot accept liability for failure to make a commission bid. You should therefore always attend personally if you wish to be certain of bidding.

4.5

On-line Bidding We offer internet services as a convenience to our clients. We will not be responsible for errors or failures to execute bids placed on the internet, including, without limitation, errors or failures caused by (i) a loss of internet connection by either party for whatever reason; (ii) a breakdown or problems with the online bidding software and/or (iii) a breakdown or problems with your internet connection, computer or system. Execution of on-line internet bids is a free service undertaken subject to other commitments at the time of the auction and we do not accept liability for failing to execute an online internet bid or for errors or omissions in connection with this activity.

4.6

Telephone Bids If you make arrangements with us not less than 24 hours before the sale, we shall use reasonable endeavours to contact you to enable you to participate in bidding by telephone, but in no circumstances will we be liable to either the Seller or you as a result of failure to do so.

4.7

Currency Converter At some auctions, a currency converter will be operated, based on the one month forward rates of exchange quoted to us by Barclays Bank Plc or any other appropriate rate determined by us, at opening on the date of the auction. Bidding will take place in a currency determined by us, which is usually sterling for auctions held in London. The currency converter is not always reliable, and errors may occur beyond our control either in the accuracy of the Lot number displayed on the converter, or the foreign currency equivalent of sterling bids. We shall not be liable to you for any loss suffered as a result of you following the currency converter.

4.8

Video images At some auctions there will be a video screen. Mistakes may occur in its operation, and we cannot be liable to you regarding either the correspondence of the image to the Lot being sold or the quality of the image as a reproduction of the original.

4.9

Bidding Increments Bidding generally opens below the low estimate and advances in the following order although the auctioneer may vary the bidding increments during the course of the auction. The normal bidding increments are: Up to £100 by £5 £100 to £300 by £10 £300 to £600 £320-£350-£380-£400 etc. £600 to £1,000 by £50 £1,000 to £3,000 by £100 £3,000 to £6,000 £3,200-£3,500-£3,800-£4,000 etc. £6,000 to £20,000 by £500 £20,000 and up Auctioneer’s discretion

4.10 Bidding by Spink 4.10.1 We reserve the right to bid on Lots on the Seller’s behalf up to the amount of the Reserve (if any), which will never be above the low estimate printed in the auction catalogue. 4.10.2 The Spink Group reserves the right to bid on and purchase Lots as principal. 4.11 The Auctioneer’s Discretion The auctioneer has the right at his absolute discretion to refuse any bid to advance the bidding in such manner as he may decide to withdraw or divide any Lot, to combine any two or more Lots and, in the case of error or dispute, to put an item up for bidding again. Spink Uni (07/11) (20)

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4.12 Successful Bid Subject to the auctioneer’s discretion, the striking of his hammer marks the acceptance of the highest bid, provided always that such bid is higher than the Reserve (where applicable), and the conclusion of a contract for sale between you and the Seller. 4.13 After Sale Arrangements If you enter into any private sale agreements for any Lot with the Seller within 60 days of the auction, we, as exclusive agents of the Seller reserve the right to charge you the applicable Buyer’s Premium in accordance with these Terms and Conditions, and the Seller a commission in accordance with the terms of the Seller’s agreement. 4.14 Return of Lot Once your bid has been accepted for a Lot then you are liable to pay for that Lot in accordance with these Terms and Conditions. If there are any problems with a Lot then you must notify us within 7 days of receipt of the Lot, specifying the nature of the problem. We may then request that the Lot is returned to us for inspection. Save as set out in clause 5.13, the cancellation of the sale of any Lot and the refund of the corresponding purchase price is entirely at our sole discretion. We will not normally exercise that discretion if the Lot is not received by us in the same condition that it was in at the auction date. AFTER THE AUCTION 5.1 Buyer’s Premium In addition to the Hammer Price, you must pay us the Buyer’s Premium at a rate of 20% of the final Hammer Price of each Lot. 5.2 Value Added Tax Other than in respect of Zero-rated Lots (o) VAT is chargeable on the Hammer price and the Buyer’s premium 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 price and 20% on the Buyer’s premium). VAT on Margin scheme lots (identified by the absence of any VAT symbol next to the lot number) is payable at 20% on the Buyer’s premium only. 5.3 VAT Refunds General 5.3.1 As we remain liable to account for VAT on all Lots unless they have been exported outside the EU within 3 months of the date of sale, you will generally be asked to deposit all amounts of VAT invoiced. However, if a Spink nominated shipper is instructed, then any refundable VAT will not be collected. In all other cases credits will be made when proof of export is provided. If you export the Lot yourself you must obtain shipping documents from the Shipping Department for which a charge of £50 will be made. 5.3.2 If you export the Lot you must return the valid proof of export certificate to us within 3 months of the date of sale. If you fail to return the proof of export certificate to us within such period and you have not already accounted to us for the VAT, you will be liable to us for the full amount of the VAT due on such Lot and we shall be entitled to invoice you for this sum. 5.3.3 To apply for a refund of any VAT paid, the proof of export certificate must be sent to our Shipping Department clearly marked ‘VAT Refund’ within 3 months of the date of sale. No payment will be made where the total amount of VAT refundable is less than £50 and Spink will charge £50 for each refund processed. VAT Refunds - Buyers from within the EU 5.3.4 VAT refunds are available on the Hammer Price and Buyer’s Premium of Daggered (†) and Investment Gold (g) Lots. You must certify that you are registered for VAT in another EU country and that the Lot is to be removed from the United Kingdom within 3 months of the date of sale. 5.3.5 Where an EU buyer purchases a Lot on which import VAT has been charged, no refund of VAT is available from us. It may be possible to apply directly for a refund on form VAT 65 to HM Revenue & Customs Overeseas Repayment Section, Londonderry. VAT Refunds – Buyers from outside the EU 5.3.6 Where a Lot is included within the Auctioneers’ Margin Scheme and evidence of export from the EU is produced within 3 months of the date of sale, the VAT on Buyer’s Premium may be refunded. 5.3.7 Where the Lot is marked as a Daggered (†) or Investment Gold (g) Lot the VAT charged on the Hammer Price may be refunded where evidence of export from the EU is produced within 3 months of the date of sale. A refund of VAT charged on the Buyer’s Premium can also be made on receipt of proof of business as a collectibles dealer. 5.3.8 Where the Lot is marked as an Omega (Ω) Lot or an Import VAT (x) Lot and evidence of export from the EU is produced within 3 months of the date of sale, the VAT charged on both the Hammer Price and Buyer’s Premium may be refunded. Where required, we can advise you on how to export such Lots as a specific form of export evidence is required. Where we advise you on the export of the Lots, please be aware that the ultimate responsibility in respect of obtaining a valid proof of export certificate will lie with you and we will not be responsible for your failure to obtain such certificate.


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Payment 5.4.1 You must provide us with your full name and permanent address and, if so requested, details of the bank from which any payments to us will be made. You must pay the full amount due (comprising the Hammer Price, the Buyer’s Premium and any applicable VAT) within seven days after the date of the sale. This applies even if you wish to export the Lot and an export licence is (or may be) required. 5.4.2 You will not acquire title to the Lot until all amounts due have been paid in full. This includes instances where special arrangements were made for release of Lot prior to full settlement. 5.4.3 Payment should be made in sterling by one of the following methods: II(i) Direct bank transfer to our account details of which are set out on the invoice. All bank charges shall be met by you. Please ensure that your client number is noted on the transfer. i(ii) By cheque or bank draft made payable to Spink and Son Ltd and sent to Spink at 69 Southampton Row, Bloomsbury, London WC1B 4ET. Please note that the processing charges for payments made by cheques or bank drafts drawn on a non-U.K bank shall be met by you. Please ensure that the remittance slip printed at the bottom of the invoice is enclosed with your payment. (iii) By Visa or Mastercard. A charge of 2% will be applied. Payments exceeding £5,000 can normally only be made by the card holder in person whilst on our premises. 5.4.4 Payments should be made by the registered buyer and not by third parties, unless it has been agreed at the time of registration that you are acting as an agent on behalf of a third party. 5.5 Invoices Invoices may consist of one or more pages and will show: Zero rated Lots (o); no symbol Lots sold under the Auctioneers’ Margin Scheme; Lots marked (g) special scheme Investment Gold; Daggered Lots (†), imported Lots marked (x) and (Ω), (e) Lots with Zero rated hammer for EU VAT registered buyers. 5.6 Collection of Purchases 5.6.1 Unless we specifically agree to the contrary, we shall retain items sold until all amounts due to us, or to the Spink Group, have been paid in full. 5.6.2 Unless we notify you to the contrary, items retained by us will be covered in accordance with our policy which is available for inspection at our offices from the date of sale for a period of seven days or until the time of collection, whichever is sooner. After seven days or from the time of collection, whichever is the earlier, the Lot will be entirely at your risk. 5.6.3 Our policy will not cover and we are unable to accept responsibility for damage caused by woodworm, changes in atmospheric conditions or acts of terrorism. 5.7 Notification We are not able to notify successful bidders by telephone. While Invoices are sent out by mail after the auction we do not accept responsibility for notifying you of the result of your bid. You are requested to contact us by telephone or in person as soon as possible after the auction to obtain details of the outcome of your bids to avoid incurring charges for late payment. 5.8 Packing and handling 5.8.1 We shall use all reasonable endeavours to take care when handling and packing a purchased Lot but remind you that after seven days or from the time of collection, whichever is sooner, the Lot is entirely at your risk. Our postage charges are set out at the back of the catalogue. 5.8.2 It is the responsibility of the Buyer to be aware of any Import Duties that may be incurred upon importation to the final destination. Spink will not accept return of any package in order to avoid these duties. The onus is also on the Buyer to be aware of any Customs import restrictions that prohibit the importation of certain collectibles. Spink will not accept return of the Lot(s) under these circumstances. Spink will not accept responsibility for Lot(s) seized or destroyed by Customs. 5.8.3 If the Buyer requires delivery of the Lot to an address other than the invoice address this will be carried out at the discretion of Spink. 5.9 Recommended packers and shippers If required our shipping department may arrange shipment as your agent. Although we may suggest carriers if specifically requested, our suggestions are made on the basis of our general experience of such parties in the past and we are not responsible to any person to whom we have made a recommendation for the acts or omissions of the third parties concerned. 5.10 Remedies for non-payment or failure to collect purchases 5.10.1 If you fail to make payment within seven days of your stipulated payment date set out in your invoice, we shall be entitled to exercise one or more of the following rights or remedies: 5.10.1.1 to charge interest at the rate of 2% per month compound interest, calculated on a daily basis, from the date the full amount is due;

5.4

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5.10.1.2 to set off against any amounts which the Spink Group may owe you in any other transaction the outstanding amount remaining unpaid by you; 5.10.1.3 we may keep hold of all or some of your Lots or other property in the possession of the Spink Group until you have paid all the amounts you owe us or the Spink Group, even if the unpaid amounts do not relate to those Lots or other property. Following fourteen days’ notice to you of the amount outstanding and remaining unpaid, the Spink Group shall have the right to arrange the sale of such Lots or other property. We shall apply the proceeds in discharge of the amount outstanding to us or the Spink Group, and pay any balance to you; 5.10.1.4 where several amounts are owed by you to the Spink Group in respect of different transactions, to apply any amount paid to discharge any amount owed in respect of any particular transaction, whether or not you so direct; 5.10.1.5 to reject at any future auction any bids made by you or on your behalf or obtain a deposit from you before accepting any bids. 5.10.2 If you fail to make payment within thirty-five days, we shall in addition be entitled: 5.10.2.1 to cancel the sale of the Lot or any other item sold to you at the same or any other auction; 5.10.2.2 to arrange a resale of the Lot, publicly or privately, and, if this results in a lower price being obtained, claim the balance from you together with all reasonable costs including a 20% seller’s commission, expenses, damages, legal fees, commissions and premiums of whatever kind associated with both sales or otherwise, incurred in connection with your failure to make payment; or 5.10.2.3 take any other appropriate action as we deem fit. 5.11 Failure to collect Where purchases are not collected within seven days after the sale, whether or not payment has been made, you will be required to pay a storage charge of £2 per item per day plus any additional handling cost that may apply. You will not be entitled to collect the Lot until all outstanding charges are met, together with payment of all other amounts due to us. 5.12 Export Licence 5.12.1 If required we can, at our discretion, advise you on the detailed provisions of the export licensing regulations. Where we advise you in relation to export licensing regulations the ultimate responsibility in respect of any export will lie with you and we will not be responsible for your failure to apply for any necessary licences. 5.12.2 If the Lot is going to be hand carried by you, you may be required to produce a valid export licence to us or sign a waiver document stating that a licence will be applied for. 5.12.3 You should always check whether an export licence is required before exporting. Export licences are usually obtained within two or three weeks but delays can occur. 5.12.4 Unless otherwise agreed by us in writing, the fact that you wish to apply for an export licence does not affect your obligation to make payment within seven days nor our right to charge interest on late payment. 5.12.5 If you request that we apply for an export licence on your behalf, we shall be entitled to recover from you our disbursements and out of pocket expenses in relation to such application, together with any relevant VAT. 5.12.6 We will not be obliged to rescind a sale nor to refund any interest or other expenses incurred by you where payment is made by you despite the fact that an export licence is required. 5.13 Refund in the case of Forgery 5.13.1 A sale will be cancelled, and the amount paid refunded to you if a Lot (other than a miscellaneous item not described in the catalogue) sold by us proves to have been a Forgery. We shall not however be obliged to refund any amounts if either (a) the catalogue description or saleroom notice at the auction date corresponded to the generally accepted opinion of scholars or experts at that time, or fairly indicated that there was a conflict of opinions, or (b) it can be demonstrated that the Lot is a Forgery only by means of either a scientific process not generally accepted for use until after publication of the catalogue or a process which at the date of the auction was unreasonably expensive or impracticable or likely to have caused damage to the Lot. Furthermore, you should note that this refund can be obtained only if the following conditions are met: 5.13.1.1 you must notify us in writing, within seven days of the receipt of the Lot(s), that in your view the Lot concerned is a Forgery; 5.13.1.2 you must then return the item to us within fourteen days from receipt of the Lot(s), in the same condition as at the auction date; and


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5.13.1.3 as soon as possible following return of the Lot, you must produce evidence satisfactory to us that the Lot is a Forgery and that you are able to transfer good title to us, free from any third party claims. 5.13.2 In no circumstances shall we be required to pay you any more than the amount paid by you for the Lot concerned and you shall have no claim for interest. 5.13.3 The benefit of this guarantee is not capable of being transferred, and is solely for the benefit of the person to whom the original invoice was made out by us in respect of the Lot when sold and who, since the sale, has remained the owner of the Lot without disposing of any interest in it to any third party. 5.13.4 We shall be entitled to rely on any scientific or other process to establish that the Lot is not a Forgery, whether or not such process was used or in use at the date of the auction. 6 LIABILITY Nothing in these Terms and Conditions limits or excludes our liability for: 6.1 death or personal injury resulting from negligence; or 6.2 any damage or liability incurred by you as a result of our fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation. 7 COPYRIGHT 7.1 We shall have the right (on a non-exclusive basis) to photograph, video or otherwise produce an image of the Lot. All rights in such an image will belong to us, and we shall have the right to use it in whatever way we see fit. 7.2 The copyright in all images, illustrations and written material relating to a Lot is and shall remain at all times our property and we shall have the right to use it in whatever way we see fit. You shall not use or allow anyone else to use such images, illustrations or written material without our prior written consent. 8 VAT You shall give us all relevant information about your VAT status and that of the Lot to ensure that the correct information is printed in the catalogues. Once printed, the information cannot be changed. If we incur any unforeseen cost or expense as a result of the information being incorrect, you will reimburse to us on demand the full amount incurred. 9 NOTICES All notices given under these Terms and Conditions may be served personally, sent by 1st class post, or faxed to the address given to the sender by the other party. Any notice sent by post will be deemed to have been received on the second working day after posting or, if the addressee is overseas, on the fifth working day after posting. Any notice sent by fax or served personally will be deemed to be delivered on the first working day following despatch. 10 ADDITIONAL PROVISIONS The following provisions of this clause 10 shall apply only if you are acting for the purposes of your business. 10.1 Limitation of Liability Subject to clause 6, we shall not be liable, whether in tort (including for negligence) or breach of statutory duty, contract, misrepresentation or otherwise for any: 10.1.1 loss of profits, loss of business, depletion of goodwill and/or similar losses, loss of anticipated savings, loss of goods, loss of contract, loss of use, loss of corruption of data or information; or 10.1.2 any special, indirect, consequential or pure economic loss, costs, damages, charges or expenses. 10.2 Severability If any part of these Terms and Condition is found by any court to be invalid, illegal or unenforceable, that part may be discounted and the rest of the conditions shall continue to be valid and enforceable to the fullest extent permitted by law. 10.3 Force majeure We shall have no liability to you if we are prevented from, or delayed in performing, our obligations under these Terms and Conditions or from carrying on our business by acts, events, omissions or accidents beyond our reasonable control, including (without limitation) strikes, lock-outs or other industrial disputes (whether involving our workforce or the workforce of any other party), failure of a utility service or transport network, act of God, war, riot, civil commotion, malicious damage, compliance with any law or governmental order, rule, regulation or direction, accident, breakdown of plant or machinery, fire, flood, storm or default of suppliers or subcontractors. 10.4 Waiver 10.4.1 A waiver of any right under these Terms and Conditions is only effective if it is in writing and it applies only to the circumstances for which it is given. No failure or delay by a party in exercising any right or remedy under these Terms and Conditions or by law shall constitute a waiver of that (or any other) right or remedy, nor preclude or restrict its further exercise. No single or partial exercise of such right or remedy shall preclude or restrict the further exercise of that (or any other) right or remedy. 10.4.2 Unless specifically provided otherwise, rights arising under these Terms and Conditions are cumulative and do not exclude rights provided by law. Spink Uni (07/11) (20)

10.5 Law and Jurisdiction 10.5.1 These Terms and Conditions and any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with them or their subject matter, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the law of England and Wales. 10.5.2 The parties irrevocably agree that the courts of England and Wales shall have exclusive jurisdiction to settle any dispute or claim that arises out of, or in connection with, Terms and Conditions or their subject matter.

Postal Charges Prices for books (items sent by this method are not covered by insurance) Weight

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EU

Rest of the World

Up to 1kg

£8 for any weight

£12

£15

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£8 for any weight

£18

£25

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£20

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Shipments of more than 2kg or volumetric measurement of more than 2kg have to be sent by courier. Certain countries may incur extra charge when courier services are required by our insurance policy. For lots sent by courier please contact Auctionteam@spink.com for calculation of any further relevant cost in addition to the above charges. Value Added Tax (VAT) Charging of (VAT) at Auction The information shown on this page sets out the way in which Spink intends to account for VAT. i.

Auctioneers’ Margin Scheme 1. Where possible, we will offer Lots for sale under the Auctioneers’ Margin Scheme. Such Lots can be identified by the absence of any VAT symbol next to the Lot number in the catalogue and will not be subject to VAT on the Hammer Price. 2. Where Lots are sold using the Auctioneers’ Margin Scheme to VAT–registered businesses, the VAT included within the Buyers’ Premium is not recoverable as input tax. Upon request on sale day, we will issue invoices that show VAT separately on both the Hammer Price and the Buyer’s Premium. This will enable VAT-registered businesses to recover the VAT charged as input tax, subject to the normal rules for recovering input tax.

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Zero-Rated Lots Limited Categories of goods, such as books, are Zero-rated (o) for VAT in the United Kingdom. Such Lots are offered under the Auctioneers’ Margin Scheme. In these circumstances no VAT will be added to the Buyer’s premium.

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Daggered Lots Lots which are Daggered (†) in the catalogue are subject to VAT at 20% on both the Hammer Price and the Buyer’s Premium.

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Starred and Omega Lots Lots which are marked (x) in the catalogue are subject to VAT at 5% on the Hammer price plus 20% on the Buyer’s premium. Lots which bear the Omega symbol (Ω) are subject to VAT at 20% on the Hammer Price and on the Buyer’s Premium. Such Lots bear VAT because the Lot is liable for VAT at this rate on importation into the EU.

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Investment Gold Lots Lots marked (g) in the catalogue are exempt from VAT on the Hammer Price and are subject to VAT at 20% on the Buyer’s Premium. A refund of VAT charged on the Buyer’s Premium can also be made on receipt of proof of business as a collectibles dealer.

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Imported Lots Lots which are marked (x) and Lots which bear the Omega symbol (Ω) have VAT charged on the Hammer Price and Buyers’ Premium because they have been imported into the United Kingdom from outside the EU. In these cases we have used a temporary importation procedure, which in effect means that the point of importation is deferred until the Lot has been sold. At this point the Buyer is treated as the importer and is liable to pay the import VAT due. We will collect the VAT from you and pay it to HM Customs and Excise on your behalf.


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GROUP CHAIRMAN AND CEO Olivier D. Stocker YOUR SPECIALISTS STAMPS UK - Tim Hirsch Guy Croton David Parsons Nick Startup Neill Granger Paul Mathews Dominic Savastano Tom Smith Ian Shapiro USA - George Eveleth Richard Debney EUROPE - Guido Craveri Fernando Martínez CHINA - Anna Lee COINS UK - Mike Veissid Paul Dawson Richard Bishop William MacKay Eleanor Charlotte Dix Tim Robson Edouard Wyngaard Barbara Mears John Pett USA - Stephen Goldsmith Greg Cole Normand Pepin BANKNOTES, BONDS & SHARES UK - Barnaby Faull Mike Veissid Andrew Pattison USA - Stephen Goldsmith EUROPE - Peter Christen ORDERS, DECORATIONS, MEDALS & MILITARIA UK - Mark Quayle Oliver Pepys BOOKS UK - Philip Skingley Jennifer Mulholland AUTOGRAPHS USA - Stephen Goldsmith WINES CHINA - Anna Lee Guillaume Willk-Fabia YOUR EUROPE TEAM (LONDON - LUGANO)

SALE CALENDAR 2013/2014 STAMPS 22 October 23 October 23 October 24 October 2 November 11/12/13 November 14 November 14 November 15 November 11 December 18 January

Bermuda - Dr. the Hon. David J. Saul Collection The Award Winning “Medina” Collection of India Part III Important British Empire Revenues The J. B. Bloom Collection of South Africa The Collector’s Series Sale The Collector’s Series Sale The “Lionheart” Collection of Great Britain and British Empire - Part II The Robert Marion Collection of Mauritius Stamps and Postal History Postal History and Historical Documents Great Britain Stamps and Postal History Fine Stamps and Covers of China and Hong Kong

London London London London Hong Kong London London London London London Hong Kong

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The Collector’s Series Sale Ancient, British & Foreign Coins and Commemorative Medals The Collector’s Series Sale Coins, Banknotes, Bonds and Share Certificates of China and Hong Kong Ancient, British and Foreign Coins and Commemorative Medals

Hong Kong London New York Hong Kong London

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The Collector’s Series Sale World Banknotes The Collector’s Series Sale Coins, Banknotes, Bonds and Share Certificates of China and Hong Kong World Banknotes

Hong Kong London New York Hong Kong London

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The Collector’s Series Sale Orders, Decorations, Campaign Medals & Militaria Orders, Decorations, Campaign Medals & Militaria

Hong Kong London London

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Bonds and Share Certificates of the World The Collector’s Series Sale Bonds and Share Certificates of the World The Collector’s Series Sale Coins, Banknotes, Bonds and Share Certificates of China and Hong Kong

Lugano Hong Kong London New York Hong Kong

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Postal History and Historical Documents The Bruce Lee Memorabilia Sale The Collector’s Series Sale

London Hong Kong New York

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An Evening of Exceptional Wines

Hong Kong

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COINS 2 November 2/3 December 14/15 January 19 January 26/27 March BANKNOTES 2 November 5 December 14/15 January 19 January 15/16 April

Chairman’s Office Monica Kruber Charles Blane Directors Tim Hirsch Anthony Spink Auction & Client Management Team Miroslava Adusei-Poku Eleanor Ball Luca Borgo Rita Ariete Dora Szigeti John Winchcombe Kenichiro Imase María Martínez Maurizio Schenini Finance Alison Bennet Marco Fiori Mina Bhagat Dennis Muriu Billy Tumelty Dean Dowdall IT & Administration Berdia Qamarauli Leszek Woronowicz Liz Cones Curlene Spencer Tom Robinson Cristina Dugoni Giacomo Canzi

MEDALS 2 November 21 November 24 April BONDS AND SHARES 19/21 October 2 November 28 November 14/15 January 19 January

YOUR AMERICA TEAM (NEW YORK) Chairman Emeritus John Herzog Auction Administration and Marketing & Design Sonia Alves Luke Mitchell Finance & Administration Sam Qureshi Ingrid Qureshi Auctioneer Stephen Goldsmith YOUR ASIA TEAM (HONG KONG - SINGAPORE)

AUTOGRAPHS 15 November 28 November 14/15 January WINES 28 November

The above sale dates are subject to change

Vice Chairman Anna Lee Administration Angie Ihlofung Amy Yung Newton Tsang Raymond Tat Gary Tan

Spink offers the following services: – VALUATIONS FOR INSURANCE AND PROBATE FOR INDIVIDUAL ITEMS OR WHOLE COLLECTIONS – – SALES ON A COMMISSION BASIS EITHER OF INDIVIDUAL PIECES OR WHOLE COLLECTIONS –


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