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Auction of British Empire and Foreign Countries Postage Stamps and Postal History

Sale number: 124

Wednesday 19th September 2018

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1 | £12500
A substantially complete K.G.V used collection in an Imperial II album, incl. Antigua 1932 Tercentenary to 5s., Ascension 1934 to 5s., Australia 1929-30 to £2, 1931-36 to £2, 1932 Bridge set, Bahrain 1933-39 to 10s., Basutoland 1933 to 10s., Bechuanaland 1932 to 10s., Bermuda 1924-32 12s.6d., British Guiana 1934 to $1, Canada 1928-29 to £1, Cayman Islands 1932 Centenary to 10s.,1935 to 10s., Cook Islands 1931-32 Postal Fiscal 10s. and £1, 1932 to 1s., Cyprus 1934 to 45pi., Egypt, Falkland Islands 1929-37 'Whale and Penguin' to £1, 1933 Centenary to 2s.6d. used, 10s. and £1 used on pieces, India K.G.V to 25r., range of Convention States with Gwalior 1928-36 values to 25r., Official 1927-35 5r. and 10r., Jind 1927-37 values to 15r., 25r. with forged cancellation, Official 1927-37 values to 5r., Nabha 1938 2r. and 5r., range of Feudatory States with Indore 1927-37 values to 5r., Jaipur 1931 Investiture 2r. and 5r., 1932-46 Postage and Revenue 1r., 1936 surcharges, Official 1928 1r., 1936-46 to 1r., Kishangargh 1943-37 values to 5r. (not guaranteed), Soruth 1929 to 1r., Iraq 1931 to 10r., 1921 to 1d. on 25r., 1932 to 1/2d., Official 1931 to 10r., 1932 to 1d. on 25r., 1932 to 1d., Ireland 1935 re-engraved 2s.6d. to 10s., K.U.T 1935-37 to £1, 1928-33 Postage due set, Kuwait 1929-37 values to 10r., 1933-34 Air set, Official 1929-33 to 15r. (less 2a.), Leeward Islands 1921-32 £1, Malaya and States with F.M.S. 1922-34 values to $5, Negri Sembilan 1935-41 values to $5, Pahang 1935-41 values to $5, Malta 1928 to 10s., 1930 to 10s., Mauritius 1921-34 10s., Montserrat 1932 Anniversary to 5s., Newfoundland 1929-31 to 20c., 1931 Air sets, 1932 Air $1.50 on $1, 1933 Air set, 1933 to 32c., New Guinea 1931 type 13 Air to £1, 1931 Anniversary to 10s., 1931 type 15 Air to £1, 1932-34 to £1, 1932-34 Air to £1, 1935 Air £2 and £5, Officials with 1931 and 1932 values to 5s., New Zealand with range of Postal Fiscals to £5, Nigeria 1936 to £1, Niue 1931 to £1, 1932 to 1s., North Borneo 1931 Anniversary to $1 and $5, Papua 1932-40 to £1, Official 1931-32 to 2s.6d., St. Helena 1934 Centenary to 10s., St. Lucia 1936 to 10s., Sarawak 1934-41 to $10, Sierra Leone 1932 to £1, 1933 Wilberforce to £1, Southern Rhodesia 1931-37 to 5s., Sudan 1935 General Gordon set, Swaziland 1933 to 10s., Transjordan 1927-29 500m. and 1000m., 1928 Constitution 90m. to 200m., 1930 Locust 500m., 1930-39 values to £1, 1933 to 200m., Zanzibar range of postage dues, range of 1935 Silver Jubilee sets complete with British Forces in Egypt 1p., etc., not all cancellations guaranteed, slightly mixed condition but above average for these issues. (approx. 2,200)
442 £150
Fiji: 1912-23 Watermark Mult. Crown CA 1/4d. to £1 set with both dies of 1s. and £1, 1922-29 Watermark Mult. Script CA 1/4d. to 5s set, mint, mainly fine. S.G. 125-37a, 228-241. Photo.
884 | £300
Pitcairn Islands: An accumulation in a stockbook, two cover albums, leaves and loose, incl. postcards, f.d.c's, new issues in packets from 1995 to 2011, large range of articles, newspaper cuttings, magazines with The Pitcairn Miscellany, U.K. Log, research notes, maps, etc. (many 100s)
1253 | £880
Egypt: 1932 (Mar.) Surcharges, a mint and used selection on leaves, incl. 100m. on £E1 unmounted mint, used (2, one with inverted watermark), also single used on plain unaddressed f.d.c., etc. (32)
1617 | £180
India: 1854 1/2a. blue, five examples used on cover with diamond dot cancellations, comprising die I on 1855 cover to Madras, die I (three margins) on 1855 cover to Calcuttta, die I (four margins) on 1856 cover to Madras, die II (four margins) on undated cover and die III (four margins) on 1854 cover to Sambhar, mixed condition. (5)
2 | £15500
An extensive Q.V. to Q.E.II dealers British Empire stock in 34 display books within four cartons, predominantly British Empire incl. Aden 1937 Dhow with values to 2r. mint and used (2), Ascension incl. 1924-33 1d. with 'broken mainmast', mint, 3s. used on piece, 1938-53 to 10s. incl. 11/2d. (both shades) in left marginal mint blocks of four showing 'davit' flaw, British Solomon Islands incl. 1914-23 10s. upper marginal plate ''1'' single, £1 mint, Cape of Good Hope incl. range of triangulars, Egypt incl. 1926 Port Fuad 15m. mint, 1938 £E1 mint (3, two marginal), Gibraltar with range of used high values, Hong Kong from 1862 incl. Fiscal 1874-1902 perf. 14 $2 unused, cancellations arranged by Webb classification, India incl. 1845-55 1/2a. blue used (8), Ireland with Seahorses to 10s. mint, Lagos Watermark Crown CC perf. 14 to 6d. (unused), Northern Nigeria, Malta with mint or unused range of 1863-81 1/2d. (26), Mauritius imperf. Britannia types to 6d., Natal incl. early embossed, New Hebrides 1938 5f., 10f. mint, postage dues to 1f. mint, New Zealand with selection of perf. Chalons, underprints etc., N.W.P.I. incl. mint values to £1 (Watermark narrow crown), Rhodesia with Admirals to 2s., Double Heads to 5s. unused, Straits Settlements plus Malaya and States mint and used with values to $5, Turks & Caicos incl. 21/2d. on 6d. black (S.G. 26), R.P.S. certificate (1987), also some foreign incl. Bulgaria, Greece, Spain, etc., mixed condition but many good to fine. (1,000s)
443 £160
Fiji: 1912-23 Watermark Mult. Crown CA 1/4d. to £1 (both dies) set with shades of 1/4d., 1/2d. (2), 1d., 2d., 3d., 4d., 6d. and 1s. (3) mint, mainly fine. (24) S.G. 125-37a. Photo.
885 | £110
Pitcairn Islands: An unmounted mint collection in an album, largely complete for issues from 1940 to 2007 with miniature sheets, 1946 Victory 3d. flagstaff flaw, 1964-65 1/2d. complete sheet of sixty, etc., mainly fine. (100s)
1254 £520
Egypt: 1936-37 5m. deep brown in an imperforate tête-bêche pair with interval margin, with ''CANCELLED'' on reverse, very rare. Photo.
1618 | £4500
India: 1855 to 1858 eight covers affixed to pages by adhesive tape, incl. 1855 cover to Scotland, franked by 1854-55 1/2a. pair, 1a. and two cut to shape 4a., etc., mixed condition.
3 | £5200
A Foreign countries collection in two New Ideal albums, incl. Austria with 1931 Writers set mint, 1933 WIPA 50g. + 50g. ordinary paper mint, Belgium, Brazil, China with 1878-83 Large Dragon thicker paper 3c. (2) and 5c. used, 1885-88 perf. 111/2-12 1c., 3c. and 5c. mint, 1897 small figures 10c. on 6ca. mint, 1898 1c. on 3c. type 18 unused, 2c. on 3c. type 19 mint, 2c. on 3c. type 21 mint, 1921 Air set mint, 1923-33 to $20 used, Denmark, Finland, France with 1936 Air set used, 1936 Air 50f. banknote mint, and Colonies, German and States, Greece 1896 Olympic Games 2d. and 5d. mint, 1933 (Oct.) Air set mint, 1933 Zeppelin set used, Hungary, Italy and Colonies, with Cyrenaica, Japan with 1916 Heir Apparent 10s. unused, 1927 U.P.U. set mint, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal and Colonies with Azores, Rumania, Russia, Saar, Switzerland, United States of America, etc. (1,000s)
444 £160
Fiji: 1912-23 Watermark Mult. Crown CA £1 purple and black on red (both dies), mint, fine. S.G. 137, a, cat. £525. Photo.
887 £250
Tonga: 1883 (Oct. 23) incoming cover from London, franked by 1880-83 21/2d. plate 23 GJ, HJ and 1881 1d. die II, bearing New Zealand transit ark on the reverse. Photo.
1255 £450
Egypt: 1936-37 5m. deep brown in an imperforate tête-bêche pair, with ''CANCELLED'' on reverse, rare. Photo.
1619 £380
India: 1856 envelope to Oxford bearing cut to shape Die II Head III 4a. used with ''196'' barred cancellation, endorsed via Southampton. Photo.
5 | £4500
A Q.V to K.G.V collection in a New Ideal album, incl. Antigua, Australia and States, Bahamas, Barbados, Canada, Cayman Islands, Ceylon, Cyprus, Gibraltar, Great Britain 1840 1d. (4), 2d. (2) used, Hong Kong 1891 Jubilee 2c. mint, 1912-21 to $2 mint, British P.O's in China 1917-21 $5 mint, 1922-27 to $2 mint, India 1926-33 15r. and 25r. mint, New Zealand, Nigeria, Rhodesia, St. Helena, Sudan. (100s)
445 £150
Fiji: 1912-23 Watermark Mult. Crown CA £1 purple and black on red (both dies), mint, fine. S.G. 137, a, cat. £525. Photo.
891 | £200
Aden: India used in Aden: A Q.V. to K.G.VI collection on leaves, incl. 1856-64 2a. yellow, 1866-78 6a.8p., Aden Cantonment, Aden Camp, etc., varied condition. (111)
1256 £450
Egypt: 1936-37 5m. deep brown in an unmounted mint strip of four with interval margin, with oblique perforations and tête-bêche pair, fine. Photo.
1620 £950
India: 1858 envelope to London, bearing 1854-55 4a. (cut to shape) and 1854 die III 1/2a. (3), each used with ''237'' barred numeral of Kohat, with ''INDIA PAID'' handstamp and London transit alongside, endorsed ''Via Marseilles'', then readdressed to Tunbridge Wells and bearing Great Britain 1d. tied ''19'' barred numeral with ''INDIA/UNPAID'' handstamp at lower left, range of transits incl. Lahore and Bombay on reverse, 4a. stamp defective and covers with minor faults. B.P.A. certificate (2017) states ''adhesives crossed by filing fold at top, incomplete franking, an additional adhesive having been removed from below the 4a., the cover having been torn away there''. Photo.
6 | £1950
A mint and used Foreign countries collection in two New Ideal albums, from early issues with imperfs. to middle period, incl. Asia with China 1878-83 3ca. used, 1894 values to 12ca. and 24ca. used, 1897 surcharged Red Revenues 1c. on 3c. unused, 2c. on 3c. and 3c. on 3c. used (major faults), range of Post Offices in, Japan, Philippines, Thailand and Turkey, Middle East with Iran, Lebanon, Levant, Africa with Ethiopia and Liberia, Europe with Austria, Baltic States, Bulgaria, Belgium and Colonies, Bosnia, Czechoslovakia, Denmark, France with 1869 5f. used, Colonies, Germany with States and Occupation issues, Greece, Hungary, Italy and Colonies, Luxembourg, Netherlands and Colonies, Poland, Portugal and Colonies, Romania, Russia, Scandinavia, Spain and Colonies, Switzerland, Yugoslavia, Latin America with Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, Venezuela, range of U.S.A., etc., mixed condition. (100s)
446 £110
Fiji: 1912-23 Watermark Mult. Crown CA £1 purple and black on red, die II, lower right corner marginal showing doubling of impression, mint, fine. S.G. 137a, cat. £250+. Photo.
893 £230
Aden: 1937 Dhows 1/2a. to 10r. set, some heavy mounts otherwise fine and fresh mint. S.G. 1-12, cat. £1,200. Photo.
1257 £300
Egypt: 1936-37 5m. deep brown in an unmounted mint strip of four with oblique perforations and tête-bêche pair, fine. Photo.
1621 | £700
India: A Q.V. to K.G.V selection of mainly covers and cards, incl. 1859 cover to England, franked by 1856-64 2a. orange-buff and 4a. black, registered mail, flown covers, postal stationery, etc. (few 100s)
7 | £1900
A British Commonwealth collection in eighteen albums, twelve stockbooks and loose, incl. Ascension, Australia with 1923-24 £1 grey used, 1932 Bridge set used, Bermuda, Canada 1897 Jubilee 50c. and $1 used, Cyprus, Gibraltar, Gold Coast, Great Britain, India, Kenya, Uganda and Tanganyika, Newfoundland 1897 Discovery set mint, New Zealand 1931 Health sets mint (2), Officials, Rhodesia, St. Helena, Sierra Leone, Somaliland, etc. (1,000s)
447 £450
Fiji: 1912-23 Watermark Mult. Crown CA mint selection of plate number singles and multiples incl. 2s.6d. plate no. 5 single and no. 8 pair, 5s. plate no. 5 pairs (2), etc. mostly fine. (153)
894 | £400
Aden: A collection on leaves, incl. 1937 Dhow set mint (a few tone spots), set used, 1939-48 set mint, etc., varied condition. (252)
1258 £420
Egypt: 1936-37 5m. deep brown in an unmounted mint strip of four with tête-bêche pair, fine. Photo.
1622 £150
India: 1860 page listing receipts (both sides) each showing six fair to fine strikes of boxed ''ALLEPPY/6 December 60/Paid'' handstamp in red, unusual. Photo.
9 | £1550
A Q.V. collection in an album, incl. Australian States with New South Wales, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria, Western Australia, Barbados, British Guinea, Canada, Cape of Good Hope, Ceylon, Hong Kong, India, New Zealand, St. Helena, etc., mixed condition. (100s)
448 | £2300
Fiji: An extensive mint and used collection with much duplication incl. 1871 1d. (2), 1872 2c. on 1d., unused, 1874 Gothic ''V.R.'' 12c. on 6d., 1875 2d. in red on 6c. on 3d., 1876-77 (both papers) to 6d. (2) with unsurcharged 3d., 1878-99 range to 6d. mint with perf. 10 4d. (14mm) on 2d (3) used, 1881-99 1s. mint (5) and used (13), 1882 5s., mint (2) and used (2) 1892-93 surcharges, 1903 to £1 (3), 1904-09 to 1s. (2), 1906-12 to £1 (3), 1912-23 values to £1 (3) mint, set used, 1922-29 to 5s. (2) mint, 1938-55 set mint (4) with original set of twelve perforated ''SPECIMEN'', 1948 Silver Wedding (5), 1954-59 set mint (2) and used (5), 1959-63 set (3), 1968 set in blocks of four, unmounted mint, gutter pairs, miniature sheets, watermark and other varieties, postage due 1940 set mint, etc. in varied condition.
895 | £130
Aden: A mint collection on leaves, incl. 1939-48 to 10r., 1948 Silver Wedding 10r. in a lower marginal imprint block of four, 1951 to 10s. on 10r., 1953-3 to both 20s., etc., mainly fine. (151)
1259 £300
Egypt: 1936-37 5m. deep brown in an unmounted mint strip of four with interval margin and tête-bêche pair, fine. Photo.
1623 £220
India: 1864 envelope to Jersey bearing 4a. black tied Bombay duplex and endorsed via Southampton, 1865 wrapper to Glasgow bearing 4a. black pair tied ''B1'' blue octagons of Calcutta (also with red Stamped handstamp), 1872 telegram to Amsterdam bearing 8p. purple and 2a. orange tied Bombay duplexes and indistinct green oval cachet, endorsed via Brindisi, and 1892 registered envelope to Basel bearing 1/2a. green and 2a. pale blue (2) tied ''A'' in barred circle. (4)
10 | £3500
A dealer's stock in packets and on stockcards, contained in wooden and cardboard drawers, incl. Australia and States, Austria 1950-53 Air set mint, Belgium, France and Colonies, Germany with West Germany, Hungary, Luxembourg 1951 Europe set used, Newfoundland, New Zealand, Portuguese Colonies, Transvaal, etc. (many 1,000s)
449 | £300
Fiji: K.E.VII mostly mint selection incl. 1903 Watermark Crown CA to £1, Watermark Mult. Crown CA 1904-09 to 1s. (3, some toning), 1906-12 to £1 with 5s. and £1 overprinted ''SPECIMEN'', some shades, plate no. singles etc., most fine. (53)
896 | £90
Afghanistan: A group of W.W.II covers from Afghanistan to England, all bearing the rare red on cream resealing label with circular ''H'' (C.C.S.G. types TA1, TA2 and TB1) with some unrecorded types and variations. (17)
1260 | £320
Egypt: 1936-37 a mint and used collection on leaves, incl. set with oblique perforations, imperforate set with ''CANCELLED'' on reverse, 120m. booklet complete but exploded, plate blocks, etc. (303)
1624 £110
India: 1881 (Aug.) envelope to London from a soldier in the Royal Horse Artillery bearing 2a. orange tied by ''L'' in bars of Punjab province and 1882 (Aug. 15) Soldiers' and Seamen's 9p. envelope to Surrey used with Peshawar duplex, Bombay and Plymouth transits and Guildford arrival on reverse. (2 items)
11 | £4500
An all World accumulation in twenty-seven albums, five stockbooks, leaves and loose in packets, incl. Australian States, Canada, France and Colonies, Germany, Greece, Korea, Newfoundland, New Zealand, Portuguese Colonies, Rhodesia, Saint Helens, Spain, Transvaal, U.S.A., etc. (many 1,000s)
450 | £90
Fiji: K.G.V mint selection incl. 1912-23 Watermark Mult. Crown CA to £1 (die I) and 1922-29 Watermark Mult. Script CA values to 5s., shades, etc. mainly fine. (36)
897 | £50
Antigua: 1882 to 1887 duplicated selection, incl. 1882 1/2d. used (20), 21/2d. used (13), 1884-87 21/2d. used (25), etc., mixed condition. (127)
1261 £600
Egypt: 1937-44 5m. set of five perforated colour trials, fine with gum, with small cartouche on reverse. Ex Farouk. Charles F. Hass certificate (1993). Photo.
1625 £1450
India: 1885 to 1939, a large correspondence to Dorabyee Dinshaw, Merchants in Bombay and Aden, most posted from Aden, also from France, Germany, Great Britain, Zanzibar, majority bearing Indian adhesives, range of cancellations with Paquebots, Sea Post Office, etc. (approx. 500 items)
12 | £750
A Commonwealth accumulation in a boxed album, Q.V. to K.G.VI, incl. Australia 1931-36 £1 used, Barbados 1882-86 3d. mint, Bermuda 1924-32 12s.6d. mint, Canada 1898-1902 20c. part original gum, Great Britain 1880-83 3d. on 3d. and 6d. on 6d. unused, K.E.VII values to 1s. unused, India 1855 4a. black unused (straight edge at bottom), 1855 to 5r. unused, Ireland 1922 Thom 2s.6d. mint, Jamaica 1956-58 set unmounted mint, Newfoundland range of imperfs., 1897 set mint, Rhodesia 1896 to 6d. mint, 1905 Falls set, Sierra Leone, Straits Settlements 1884 8c. on 12c. blue unused (straight edge at right), Tobago 1880 1/2d, to 4d., 1s., 1883 21/2d. on 6d. part original gum, Zanzibar 1913 values to 10r., 75c. with watermark upright mint, 1914-22 10r. mint, 1936 to 10s. mint, etc., mixed condition. (100s)
451 £160
Fiji: K.E.VII to K.G.V used collection with not all cancellations distinct or guaranteed, incl. 1903 to £1, 1922-39 to 5s. (4, incl. a pair used at Nausori) etc., fair to fine. (73)
898 | £290
Antigua: A collection on leaves, incl. range of mainly used early issues with 1884-87 1s. used, mint thereafter with 1903-07 to 5s., 1907-18 to 2s., 1913 5s. (toning), 1921-29 Watermark Mult. Script CA to 4s., 1932 Tercentenary set, 1938-51 to £1, 1948 Silver Wedding set in corner blocks of four, 1953-62 to $4.80, etc., later to 1966, slightly mixed condition. (100s)
1262 £620
Egypt: 1937-46 imperforate from the 'Royal' printings with ''Cancelled'' on reverse, 1m., 2m., 3m., 5m., 10m., 15m., 30m., 40m., 50m., 100m. and 200m. in horizontal pairs, 4m., 6m., 13m., 20m. (both), 30m. (2), 50m., 200m., 50p. (2) and £E1 singles, mainly fine. Photo.
1626 £80
India: 1891 1/2a. yellow on white laid paper postal stationery envelope, with impression in correct place but inverted, used locally, reduced at left. Deschl E4b but without seal (E4d). Photo.
13 | £850
A mainly Commonwealth accumulation in three albums and loose, incl. Bermuda 1938-53 2s. second printing unmounted mint, perf. 13 2s. and 5s. in corner blocks of four showing small scroll flaw [R. 5/1], Ceylon 1857-59 range of unused imperfs., Egypt 1866 1pi. claret showing broken Arabic inscription used on large part 1867 entire, Great Britain 1883–84 watermark anchor 10s. ultramarine LH cancelled ''TELEPHONE ROOM/NEWCASTLE ON TYNE'' Nov. 12 1887, 1912 1/2d. mint block of 24 from foot of the sheet without control, range of registered Forces envelopes, Grenada 1812 entire letter ex Dunlop correspondence to Ayr, probably carried on the maiden voyage of the temporary packet ''Nymph'', India used in Burma 1903-04 p.p.c's (3) 1903 incoming card from England to Pegu, Leeward islands, Mauritius 1854 and 1858 entires with ''INDIA PAID'', Newfoundland 1938 2c.imperf. proof block with punched holes, New Zealand 1855-57 blued paper 2d., range of 1d. Universals, Seychelles early postal stationery, etc., mixed condition. (100s)
453 £260
Fiji: Postal Stationery: 1d. black stationery card with scarce ''EDWARD (crown) SEVENTH/CORONATION'' pictorial woodcut in dull olive-green, produced for Suva postmaster Leslie Walker, unaddressed but cancelled by two strikes of Suva ''AU 9/1902'' c.d.s., the Coronation Day. Photo.
899 | £190
Antigua: A collection of postmarks, some on leaves, pre-stamp to Q.E.II, incl. range of stamps and covers. (35 stamps and 87 covers)
1263 £480
Egypt: 1937-46 oblique perforations from the 'Royal' printings with 1m., 2m., 3m., 4m., 5m., 6m., 10m., 13m., 15m., 20m. (both), in blocks of four and 30m. (both), 40m., 50m., 100m. and 200m. in pairs, also 50p. and £E1 in blocks of four, mainly fine. Photo.
1627 £100
India: 1895 (Dec. 10) registered printed envelope to Bukhara, bearing on reverse 1a. block of six and single, tied Peshawar City c.d.s's, with Sea Post Office transit and arrival alongside, envelope reduced at right. Photo.
14 | £680
A Commonwealth collection on leaves, incl. Ascension 1934 to 5s. mint, Australia 1948-56 5s. to £2 mint, Bahamas 1938-52 to £1 mint, Bermuda 1938-52 to £1 mint, Kedah 1937 10c. to $5 sets mint (2), Leeward Islands 1907-10 to 5s. mint, Montserrat 1880 4d. blue mint, 1884-85 21/2d. red-brown large part original gum, 1932 to 5s., Nauru 1924-48 to 10s. unmounted mint, Newfoundland 1923-24 to 24c. mint, 1933 Air set mint, New Hebrides 1908 to 1s. mint, New Zealand 1909-16 to 1s. mint, 1931 Health set mint and used, 1935-36 to 3s. mint, St Lucia 1904-10 to both 5s. mint, St Vincent 1902 to 5s. mint, South West Africa 1931 to 20s. mint, Straits Settlements 1937-41 to $5, Sudan 1935 Gordon set used, Tasmania 1899-1900 to 6d. mint, Tristan da Cunha 1952 to 10s. unmounted mint, etc., slightly mixed condition. (100s)
454 £250
Fiji: Postal Stationery: 1d. black stationery card showing attractive watercolour illustration of ship with islanders in canoe, unaddressed but cancelled by two strikes of Suva ''OC 31/1902'' c.d.s. Photo.
900 | £140
Antigua: A collection of village postmarks on stamps and covers, K.E.VII to Q.E.II, incl. mixed frankings with Leeward Islands. (42 covers and 158 stamps)
1264 £210
Egypt: 1937-46 5m. deep brown booklet stamps in a block of twelve with oblique perforations, fine with full gum. Photo.
1628 | £140
India: A collection of covers, cards and stamps on leaves, incl. censored mail, registered, datestamps, etc. (few 100s)
15 | £800
A partly remaindered collection in an early Imperial album South America incl. Brazil, Egypt, Gambia, Grenada, N.Z. with mint K.G.V marginal blocks, U.S.A. with Hawaii, also another album of G.B. covers, etc. (100s)
455 £230
Fiji: Postal Stationery: 1903 ''HALF/PENNY'' on 11/2d. postal card outward half used 1903 (Nov. 9) with added K.E.VII 1d. from Suva to Elgin, Scotland. The property of another vendor. Photo.
901 £110
Antigua: Barbuda: 1922 ''BARBUDA'' overprint 1/2d. to 5s. set (less 2s., 3s. and 4s.), all in unmounted mint blocks of four (two 3d. are mounted), mainly fine. Photo.
1265 | £1300
Egypt: 1937-46 a mint and used collection in an album, incl. 2m. and 100m. variety printed on the gummed side mint, good range of plate blocks, inverted watermarks, covers, etc. (100s)
1629 £230
India: Airmails, 1911 (Feb. 18) Allahabad First Aerial Post envelope bearing 1/2a. and 1a. tied by magenta cachet, backstamped Allahabad Feb. 18 and Feb. 19. Photo.
16 | £1450
A mint and used accumulation of mainly foreign Counties on leaves much sorted in old auction folders contained in two cartons incl. European Colonies, Germany and States, Greece, Japan, Portugal, Russia, South America, Switzerland, Turkey, etc. (1,000s)
456 £190
Fiji: Postal Stationery: 1895 to 1902, selection of postal cards, comprising 1895 1d. black used 1902 to New Zealand, 11/2d. green (7) used 1895 (June) to Hamburg, one with Hoerder & Co. despatch double oval datestamp, (July) to Bavaria endorsed ''via Italy'', 1896 to Lower Saxony, 1896 to Catford, 1899 to France and 1902 to Stuttgart, 1d.+1d. violet reply card unused (2) and locally used from Suva 1897 to Father Nicholas at the Catholic Mission, reply half detached, and 1898 to passenger on board the SS ''Hauroto'' (slight stains), rare reply half used 1897 (July) uprated by 1/2d. from Suva to Lower Saxony (redirected). (13) H & G 1-3. Photo.
902 £210
Argentina: Airmails: 1930 (May 1) large printed Zeppelin envelope flown on the Europe-Pan-America fight to Germany, franked by 1930 Zeppelin overprints in blue 20c., 50c., 1p., 1p.80., 3p.60, green overprint 20c., 90c. and 1p., large violet cachet. Photo.
1266 £780
Egypt: 1944-51 variety imperforate, 15m. block of four, 1m. (2), 2m., 4m. (2), 10m., 13m., 17m., 20m. (2), 30m. (3), 50m. in pairs, 22m., 40m., 100m., 50p. and £E1 (2) singles, also 1m. double impression (2, one with centre slightly misplaced), mint, mainly fine. Photo.
1630 | £220
India: Airmails: Rocket Mail, Sikkim Durbar Rocket Experiments 1935 (Apr. 10) Surumsa to Ray, cover bearing special red 2r. label tied by fancy cachet ''ROCKET EXPERIMENTS/SIKKIM'', with ''ON SIKKIM DARBAR SERVICE'' ''OVER RIVER/RANAKHALI'', signed by Stephen H. Smith, 1935 (Oct. 1) missive fired from Tashi Namgyal Field to the British Residency, bearing special 2r. label in purple, tied by violet Mountain cachet ''SIKKIM ROCKET EXPERIMENT'', and with ''SIR TASHI NAMGYAL FIELD/TO, BRITISH RESIDENCY'', signed by Stephen H. Smith, also a range of vignettes. (6 items)
17 | £1350
A Q.V. to Q.E.II mint and used collection of mainly British Empire in mixed condition in four albums incl. B.E.A., B.O.I.C. with Eritrea 1950 postage due set both mint and used, K.U.T. 1938-54 perf. 131/4 5s. unmounted mint, Nyasaland, Sudan 1935 Gordon set used, Uganda, Omnibus issues with 1948-49 Wedding forty five different sets mint, also Italian Colonies used sets and G.B. from 1840 1d. and 2d. used, 1913 Seahorse £1 heavily cancelled, etc. (100s)
458 £190
Fiji: Early Incoming Mail, 1870, 1871, two mourning covers from the 'Sandilands' correspondence, sent from Hythe, Kent, to Port Morton (cotton estate on Yasawas) ''via Sydney'' franked 6d. mauve pl. 8 (corner fault) or 9, with London and Sydney transit backstamps, carried on the last leg to Fiji by diplomatic bag, minor mainly peripheral faults. Photo.
903 £380
Ascension: Great Britain used in Ascension: A selection, comprising 1887-92 1/2d. pair, 1902-11 1d. strip of three, 1912-22 1d. and 2d. each on piece, 1912-22 21/2d. and 3d. used, and 1902-11 1d. on picture postcard to London, 1912-22 2d. vertical pair on 1921 registered envelope to Huddersfield, mainly fine strikes. (8 items) Photo.
1267 £1300
Egypt: 1944-51 imperforate from the 'Royal' printings with ''Cancelled'' on reverse, 1m. block of four and single, 2m. block of four, 3m., 4m. block of four and single, 5m. (2), 10m. (2), 13m., 15m., 17m. (2), 20m., 22m. block of four and singles (2), 30m., 40m. (2), 50m., 100m., 200m., 50p. and £E1, mainly fine. Photo.
1631 £260
India: Persian Expeditionary Force: 1854-55 die II 1a. used with ''131'' barred diamond, four margins (close at lower right), small thin, otherwise fine. S.G. Z2a, cat. £550. Copy of B.P.A. certificate (2011). Photo.
18 | £1550
An all World collection in twenty two albums and stockbooks and loose contained in three cartons with main value in unmounted mint modern issues incl. B.A.T., Falkland Islands and Dependencies, G.B. with commemorative sets to 2013 and a run of decimal presentation packs, Gibraltar to 2008, U.S.A., etc. (100s)
459 £3000
Fiji: Savu Savu Manuscript Cancellation, 1875 cover to New South Wales bearing 1875 2d. in black on Gothic ''V.R.'' 6c. on 3d. green tied by manuscript cancellation ""P.O./Savu Savu/30/12/75"", with Levuka Jan. 7 1876 transit datestamp at right, part Sydney transit and Ryde Feb. 2 arrival on reverse, slight soiling and staining, flap and part of reverse missing but a great rarity. Photo.
904 £300
Ascension: 1924-33, a mint selection showing the 'broken mainmast' variety, comprising 1/2d. (2, one in pair and the other in corner plate block of four), 11/2d., 2d., 4d. and 5d., mixed condition. S.G. 10a, 12a, 13a, 15a, 15da, cat. £1,560. Photo.
1268 £800
Egypt: 1944-51 oblique perforations from the 'Royal' printings with 1m. to 22m. set of singles, 30m., 40m., 50m., 100m. and 200m. in blocks of four, 50p. and £E1 singles, mainly fine. Photo.
1633 | £240
India used Abroad: A selection comprising five covers and 54 stamps, incl. Abadan part c.d.s. on K.G.V 5r., Bushire, Zanzibar, etc.
19 | £950
An all World collection in six albums (two are damaged New Ideals) and leaves, incl. China with 1898 1c. on 3c. and 2c. on 3c. type 19 used, France, Germany and States, Spain and Colonies, etc., mixed condition. (1,000s)
461 £200
Fiji: Sailor's letter, 1882 to London, endorsed from ''H.M.S. Miranda, ''Suva'' and countersigned by commanding officer at lower left, bearing ultramarine perf. 121/2 with smudged barred oval cancellation and red Sept. 21 1882 arrival backstamps, some staining but rare. Built in 1879, the ''Miranda'' had begun service on the Australia Station in Sept. 1880 but was slow and poorly armed, leading to her being returned to England in 1886 and broken up in 1892. Photo.
905 £240
Ascension: 1924-33, a mint selection showing the 'torn flag' variety, comprising 1/2d. in pair, 1d. (2, one in lower marginal block of four and one in pair), 2d., 3d., 11/2d. in pair and 8d. in pair, mixed condition. S.G. 10b, 12b, 13b, 14b, 11b, 17b, cat. £1,485. Photo.
1269 | £1100
Egypt: 1944-51 a mint and used collection in an album, incl. mint set, plate blocks, 10m. and 20m. both printed on gummed side mint, 10m. booklet pane of six, covers, etc. (few 100s)
1634 | £720
India used Abroad: A collection in an album, incl. Abyssinia 1865 8p., Bahrain, Burma, Pondicherry, Tibet 1904 1a. with ''F.P.O. 81'' datestamp, Zanzibar, also some stamps, etc. (few 100s)
20 | £1200
A mint and used accumulation on leaves, stockcards and in packets contained in a small box with main interest in British Empire incl. Australia 1948 Arms 10s. to £2 overprinted ''SPECIMEN'', 1946-47 B.C.O.F. set used on small piece, Cyprus 1938-53 to £1 (2) mint, 1955-60 (2) and 1960-61 (2) sets unmounted mint, 1963 Scouts miniature sheets unmounted mint (2), Gibraltar, Malta 1956-58 sets (2) unmounted mint, G.B. with graphites, etc. (100s)
462 £150
Fiji: 1882 (Sept. 2) envelope to Dublin endorsed ''via Frisco'', franked by 1d. ultramarine horizontal pair and 6d. rose and perf. 121/2 paying 8d. rate via San Francisco, lightly cancelled by light type D1 Suva type datestamps with H&K Packet Nov.17 transit on reverse, slight soiling etc. but scarce and attractive. B.P.A. certificate (1975) S.G. 35a, 38. Photo.
906 £380
Ascension: 1924-33, a mint selection showing the 'cleft rock' variety, comprising 1/2d. (corner example), 1d. (in corner plate pair), 11/2d. (in corner plate pair), 2d. (in corner plate pair), 3d., 4d., 5d. (in corner plate pair) and 8d. (2, one in corner plate pair), mixed condition. S.G. 10c, 11c, 12c, 13c, 14c, 15c, 15dc, 17c, cat. £2,215. Photo.
1270 | £520
Egypt: 1952 'King of Egypt and Sudan' Overprints, Postage issues, selection of overprint colour trials, comprising black overprint set (less 1m. and one 30m.), blue overprint 1m., 3m., 4m., 10m., 15m., 17m., 20m., 40m., 50m., 100m., 200m. and 50p., green overprint 1m., 2m., 3m., 10m., 13m., 15m., 20m., 22m., 30m., 40m., 50m., 100m. and 200m., red overprint 1m., 3m., 30m., 40m. and £E1, brown overprint 1m. to 200m. (only one 30m.), all with boxed cartouche on gum, mainly fine.
1635 | £250
India used Abroad: A group of covers to Bombay, comprising undated envelope bearing Q.V. 1/2a. blue block of four tied Basra c.d.s's, 1880 envelope bearing Q.V. 1/2a. blue tied barred ''B'' cancellation of Bandar Abbas, 1943 censored envelope bearing 1a.3p. pair on reverse tied Dubai cancellation, and 1943 censored envelope bearing 2a.6p. tied Dubai cancellation. (4)
21 | £450
A mint and used Commonwealth collection in a binder, K.G.V to early Q.E.II, incl. British Solomon islands 1940 Postage Due set mint, Cook Islands, Gambia, Gibraltar 1953-39 to £1 used, Jamaica 1912-20 to 5s. mint, 1921-29 to 10s. mint, 1938-2 to £1 mint (some unmounted), Nauru 1924-48 to 10s. mint, Pitcairn Islands, Samoa, Trinidad 1883-94 to 5s, 1922-28 to £1, Tristan da Cunha 1952 to 10s. mint, 1954 to 10s. mint, 1960 to 10s. mint, 1961 to 1r. unmounted mint, Uganda 1898-1902 to 5r. mint, Zanzibar 1904 set overprint ''SPECIMEN'' with full gum, 1936 to 10s. mint, etc., mixed condition. (100s)
464 £150
Fiji: 1884 (May 3) envelope from B.H. Thomson to Dorset franked by 2d. yellow-green perf. 10 and 6d. rose perf. 10 x 121/2 paying 10d. rate via Brindisi, endorsed ''per S.S. Cintra & Sydney'', Suva D2 c.d.s. cancellations and Blandford June 20 arrival backstamp, some repaired cover faults and damage to reverse, nevertheless attractive. Sir Basil Home Thomson, KCB (1861-1939) son of William Thomson, Archbishop of York, was appointed postmaster at Nadroga in 1885 and later wrote ''The Fijians: a Study of the Decay of Custom'' and ''South Sea Yarns''. Thomson had joined the Colonial Office in 1883 with the promise of marriage to Grace Webber should he become financially secure, succeeding in this intention in 1890. During the course of a colourful career, Thomson, worked later as a prison governor, head of C.I.D. at Scotland Yard and Director of Intelligence at the Home Office until his public career was ended by the 'Hyde Park incident' of 1925 which resulted in his being committed on a charge of public indecency with a prostitute. S.G. 40, 48. Photo.
907 | £110
Ascension: 1924-33 11/2d. variety 'broken scroll', 11/2d. variety line through ''C'' in pair with normal, and 2d., 8d. and 1s. each showing unlisted variety 'broken rigging', mint, slightly mixed condition. (6)
1271 | £980
Egypt: 1952 'King of Egypt and Sudan' Overprints, Postage issues, a mint and used collection on leaves, incl. some colour trials, 4m. pair with oblique perforations, 30m. with double overprint mint (2), etc. (few 100s)
1636 £170
India used in French Indian Settlements: 1875 (Jan. 12) cover to Paris ''Via Bombay'', franked Cérès 80c. red imperfs. (2) tied by diamonds of dots and Feb. 9 red Marseilles Paq. c.d.s. with Pondicherry despatch alongside. Photo.
22 | £1150
A collection in two Ideal albums and a Triumph album incl. G.B. 1840 1d. used (2), Australia, Canada, Hong Kong 1910 $2 mint marginal with control, India, Malta 1926 5s., 10s. used, North Borneo, China from 1885 with 1897 surcharges, Red Revenue 1c. and 2c. mint, China locals, Japan, U.S.A. 1851 3c. mint, 1857 24c. two on piece, etc.
465 £150
Fiji: 1884 (June 25) scarce inter-island cover (stationery of ''COLONIAL SUGAR/SYDNEY/REFINING COMPANY'') from Levuka to Suva endorsed ''p Rockton'' (Australasian Steam Navigation Company steamer) and franked by 1d. ultramarine perf. 10 x 121/2 horizontal pair cancelled by D2 c.d.s's with Levuka D5 next day arrival backstamp. S.G. 46. Photo.
908 £190
Ascension: 1924-33 4d. grey-black and black on yellow variety 'torn flag', in pair with normal, fine mint. S.G. 15, b, cat. £550+. Photo.
1272 | £1500
Egypt: 1953 Portrait Obliterated, Postage issues, a collection in an album, incl. three and six bars, inverted watermarks, 30m. mint vertical plate pair, lower stamp with bars omitted, £E1 with variety overprint triple, one inverted mint with Charles F. Haas certificate (1991), £E1 in a mint control block of four, misplaced overprints, covers and cards, etc. (100s)
1637 | £820
India used in Iraq: Indian Post Office in Baghdad, 1868 to 1914, collection of stamps and covers with cancellations from colonial and imperial postal agencies, incl. ''356'' and ''18'' duplexes, ''BAGDAD'' single circle c.d.s's with 1882-90 values to 12a., squared circles incl. ''25 OC/83'' (early date) on 6a., ''16 JL/85'' tying 1/2a. blue to cover to Bombay, Officials with 1867-73 4a. strip of three, 8a., 1874-82 2a. (2), 1883-99 1/2a., 1a. strip of three, framed ''POSTAGE DUE/ONE ANNA'' on 1892 stampless envelope to Bombay, double circle c.d.s's with 1895 3r., 1902-11 values to 8a. (2) incl. 1a. on 1906 p.p.c. to Cambridge, 2a. with 2a.6p. on 1912 registered cover, also 1918 (July 20) censored cover to Constantinople from reopened office franked 1/2a., 1a. pair, poor to fine. (69 items)
23 | £1700
A mainly British Empire balance collection in two cartons, incl. Australia with 1937-49 to £1 (17) used, Cook Islands, Cyprus from 1880 with 1924-28 to 90pi., 1938-51 and 1955-60 sets mint, booklets, Fiji 1903 to 5s., 1904-09 to 1s., 1906-12 and 1912-23 to £1, 1922-29 to 5s., 1938-55, 1954-59, 1959-63 and 1962-67 sets mint, Gilbert & Ellice Islands 1911, 1922-27, 1939-55 and 1956-62 sets, Malta 1928 and 1938-43 sets mint, 1925 Bradbury postage dues unmounted mint, Nauru. New Zealand 1960-66, 1967 and 1967-70 sets unmounted mint, Pitcairn Islands, Samoa, etc.
467 £150
Fiji: 1884 (July 10) ''O.H.M.S.'' (deleted) envelope used by B.H. Thomson to Dorset franked by 2d. yellow-green perf. 10 and 6d. rose perf. 10 x 121/2 paying 8d. rate for longer sea route, with Suva D2 cancellations and Blandford Aug. 29 arrival backstamp. Sir Basil Home Thomson, KCB (1861-1939) son of William Thomson, Archbishop of York, was appointed postmaster at Nadroga in 1885 and later wrote ''The Fijians: a Study of the Decay of Custom'' and ''South Sea Yarns''. Thomson had joined the Colonial Office in 1883 with the promise of marriage to Grace Webber should he become financially secure, succeeding in this intention in 1890. During the course of a colourful career, Thomson, worked later as a prison governor, head of C.I.D. at Scotland Yard and Director of Intelligence at the Home Office until his public career was ended by the 'Hyde Park incident' of 1925 which resulted in his being committed on a charge of public indecency with a prostitute. S.G. 40, 48. Photo.
909 £120
Ascension: 1924-33 6d. grey-black and bright purple with variety 'torn flag', mint, gum toning, otherwise fine. S.G. 16b, cat. £650. Photo.
1273 | £1450
Egypt: 1953 to 2012, a comprehensive collection of definitives from in five albums, incl. 1953-56 240m. booklets (3), 30m. used showing partial doubling of the design with Charles F. Haas certificate (1995), £E1 imperforate mint, 1958 1m. to 35m. set of imperforate pairs mint, 1959-60 500m. imperforate pair mint, 1960 £E1 used on f.d.c., 1989-92 10pi. with violet omitted mint, 10m. in a mint block of ten, four with blue omitted, 1993-94 £E2 mint vertical strip of five, two with black omitted, 1997-98 £E1 horizontal pair from the left of the sheet, variety imperforate between stamp and margin mint, 1999-2001 10pi. mint horizontal strip of ten, variety imperforate between stamp and margin at right, 30pi. mint block of six from the base of the sheet, variety lower pair imperforate three sides, 2002 10pi. imperforate pair mint, 125pi. imperforate pair with yellow misplaced (creased), plate blocks, many varieties, inverted watermarks, f.d.c's, etc. (many 100s)
1638 | £5800
Indian States: A mint and used Q.V. to K.G.VI collection/stock of Convention and Feudatory States in eight folders, a stockbook, and a few cancellations on leaves, incl. K.G.VI Convention states high values to 25r., Officials, large mint multiples, etc., Alwar with 1899-1901 (narrow margins) 1/4a. unused pair imperf. between, Bamra with 1890-93 2a. unused, displaying variety ''Eeudatory'', Barwani, Bhopal with selection of ''SERVICE'' overprints, Bijawar with some perforation varieties, Bundi 'Sacred Cow' issues with some Officials, Bussahir perf. 4a. slate violet without monogram, Cochin with surcharges and officials (some used), Hyderabad incl. 1931-47 4p. black imperf. block of four, Kishangarh, Morvi, Poonch, Sirmoor, Travancore, etc., mixed condition. (many 100s)
24 | £750
An all World accumulation in eleven albums, mainly middle to modern, incl., approval books, Europe with Belgium, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Poland, Scandinavia, Spain, Commonwealth with Australia, India, Malaya, 1949 U.P.U. sets complete mint in imprint marginals in presentation album, China with 1955 Scientists miniature sheets (7 sets), USA, etc., mixed condition. (100s)
469 £150
Fiji: 1885 (Nov. 6) envelope (stationery of ''HOERDER & CO./LEVUKA,/FIJI.'') to Saxony ''Via Brindisi'' franked by 6d. rose perf. 121/2 horizontal pair with vertical row of perfs. between significantly misplaced, lightly cancelled by Levuka D5 c.d.s's, a little soiled and creased S.G. 38. Photo.
910 £150
Ascension: 1924-33 6d. grey-black and bright purple with variety 'cleft rock' [R. 5/1], cut-down margin on two sides, mint, fine. S.G. 16c, cat. £650. Photo.
1274 £380
Egypt: Booklets: 1927 120m. booklet complete and 1930 210m. booklet complete, fine. S.G. SB11, SB12. Photo.
1639 | £160
Indian States: A mint selection, incl. Patiala State 1912-26 to 5r. mint, Gwalior State 1885-97 13mm to 14mm overprints in black 1/2a. to 5r. mint, Jind State 1941-43 3p. to 25r. mint (the 15r. unmounted), etc., some with lightly toned gum, otherwise mainly fine. (47)
26 | £780
A large accumulation of mainly post war issues in five cartons with mint sets, quantity of covers and cards with f.d.c's, incl. Malta, Gibraltar, Cyprus, Liechtenstein, Israel, Europa, also coins (some silver), etc. (many 100s)
470 £380
Fiji: 1886 (Aug. 4) envelope endorsed from the ''U.S. Consulate/at Levuka Fiji Isles'' addressed to W.A. Cooper, U.S. despatch agent at the San Francisco P.O., franked by 2d. yellow-green (straight edge at top) and 6d. pale rose perf. 10 tied by Levuka D5 c.d.s's. Carried on the ''Mararoa'' and not charged local delivery fee due on mail from non U.P.U. countries, presumably due to having been sent from a U.S. consulate. S.G. 40, 45. Photo.
911 £85
Ascension: 1924-33 8d. grey-black and bright violet with 'broken mainmast', fine mint. S.G. 17a, cat. £325. Photo.
1275 | £420
Egypt: Booklets: 1937 120m. booklets (3), 1939 210m. booklets (2), 1942 180m. booklets (2), fair to fine. S.G. SB14-SB16.
1640 £130
Indian Convention States: Chamba: 1938 values to 5r., 15r. and 25r., mint, heavily hinged, the 10r. with short perf. and the 25r. with tiny crease, otherwise fine. S.G. between 84 and 99. Photo.
27 | £920
A collection in an early leather bound Lincoln album (clasp missing) incl. G.B. K.E.VII controls, Officials, British Empire, China 1885-88 3ca. mint, 1897 Red Revenue 1c. used, 1897 small surcharge 30c. on 24c. used, China locals, Japan, U.S.A. incl. revenues, etc.
473 £450
Fiji: 1891 to 1902, a selection of sixteen covers variously addressed incl. 'Hunter' correspondence, all bearing 1891-1902 new values and pirogue issues, with 2d. and 21/2d. rates variously composed, 1893 registered from Levuka to London bearing 5d. ultramarine perf. 10 horizontal pair, 1896 registered to Scotland with 21/2d. and 5d., 1895 double weight to Indianapolis with 1d. strip of five, 1897 to London with 21/2d. and 5d., 1898 registered to Germany bearing 1d. block of four, 1/2d. (2) and 21/2d., etc. Photo.
912 £95
Ascension: 1924-33 1s. grey-black and brown variety 'broken mainmast', mint, slight gum toning, otherwise fine. S.G. 18a, cat. £400. Photo.
1276 £650
Egypt: Booklets: 1951 240m. booklets (2) stitched at left and right, 1952 300m. stitched at right and stitched at left (exploded) mainly fine. Photo.
1644 £30000
Indian Feudatory States: The exceptional and remarkable reference collection formed by the late R.J. Benns, well known specialist and author of numerous articles and handbooks published by the Indian Study Circle, contained in ten albums, incl. Alwar 1877 rouletted 1/4a. (2) and 1a. (2) used on internal cover, 1/4a. blue stone B mint part sheet of 76, 1899-1901 wide margins 1/4a. emerald green unused, a study of the different stones, cancellations, Bamra 1890-93 with capital ''P'' 1/2a. in a block of twenty-four (15 with capital ''P'') one with inverted ''a'', also a single, 1a. orange-yellow variety ''annas'' unused, 2a. variety ''Eeudatory'' unused, range of settings with reconstructions and multiples, Barwani 1922 1/4a. on glazed paper unused, 1922 poor impression pin perf. 81/2 1/4a. irregular strip of three variety imperforate between horizontally, 1923 thin smooth wove paper, perf. 11 on two sides, an unused block of four, variety imperforate between horizontally, stamp touched at lower-right, Bhopal with reconstructions, multiples, minor varieties, 1902 octagonal embossing 4a., 8a. and 1r. unused, circular embossing 4a., 8a., 1r. unused, Officials, Bhor, Bijawar 1935-36 perf. 11 set mint, 3p. imperforate tête-bêche block (6 x 2), 2a. perf. tête-bêche block (6 x 2), 1937 set mint, Bundi 1897-98 1r. unused (5), 1914-41 issues with a range of sheets of four, 1941-44 set mint, Officials with 1915-41 4r. and 5r. unused, Bussahir 1896-1900 imperforate 1/4a. in an unused sheet (4 x 6), 1900-01 imperforate 2a. orange unused (3), pin perf. 1/4a. in an unused sheets (6 x 6), Charkhari 1902-04 1/4a. in an unused sheet (5 x 6), 1931 4a. and 8a. in a mint blocks (3 x 8), 1r. part sheet of 165 (some damage), 2r. part sheet of 170, 3r. mint part sheet of 150, Cochin 1911-13 to 3a. mint, Officials with 1933-38 3a. mint, cancellations, Dhar, Duttia 1897-98 4a. used, Faridkot, Hyderabad 1871-1909 perf. 121/2 2a. type B unused, 1931-47 8a. yellow-orange mint, 1948 6p. claret in a mint block of six, Officials, Idar 1932-43 white panels 1r. booklet (exploded) with seven panes of 1/2a. emerald-green coloured panels 1r. booklet (exploded) with 61/2 panes, 1944 1r. booklet complete with eight 1/2a. blue-green panes, 2r. booklet with eight 1a. panes (3), postal fiscal stamps 1940-45 11/2a. block of four variety imperforate between, Indore 1886 1/2a. on thin paper in a mint block (8 x 4), Jaipur 1905-08 to 1r. mint (2), 1931 set mint, 1932-46 Postage and Revenue set mint (2a. unused), Officials with 1931-37 4a. mint, 1932-37 set used, Jammu and Kashmir with a range of printing, papers, many multiples, sheets, covers and postal stationery, Telegraph stamps with 1897 5r. mint, 1899-1909 1/2a. to 4a. mint, Jasdan, Jhalawar 1886-90 1p. blue-green unused, Jind, Kishangarh 1899-1900 pin perf. 1/4a. rose-pink block (6 x 7) with six tête-bêche vertical pairs, unused, 1/2a. blue with part double print unused, 1a. pink unused, 1904-10 set mint, 1943-47 1/4a. pale dull blue, 1/4a. greenish-blue and 1/2a. deep green in unused sheets of ten, Officials, Morvi 1944-48 6p. emerald-green in a mint sheet of 16, Nandgaon, Nawanagar, Orchha, Poonch, Rajasthan 1950 set mint, Sirmoor, Soruth, Travancore with a range of shades, watermarks and perfs, 1939 set mint, Officials, Travancore-Cochin, Wadhwan with a range of Stones, postal stationery, fiscals, etc. (1,000s) Photo.
29 | £260
The balance of a Great Britain and Commonwealth collection in eight stockbooks, in albums and loose, incl. S.G. Great Britain vols 3-6 (1990-2013) as new, Hong Kong mint with K.G.VI to $5 and Q.E.II to $10, also much unsorted material on old approval cards, etc. (100s)
475 £110
Fiji: 1893, two covers from the same correspondence to Middlesex, the first (Jan. 10) registered, franked by ''FIVE/PENCE'' on 6d. bright rose, narrow spacing, perf. 10 pair (one torn) additionally tied by Mar. 11 London registered oval in red and with Mar. 13 Uxbridge arrival backstamp, the other (Jan. 18) franked by 1891-1902 21/2d. chocolate perf. 10 (2) with Mar. 12 arrival on reverse (arriving before the registered item sent eight days earlier), minor cover faults. (2 items) S.G. 74a, 79. Photo.
913 £80
Ascension: 1924-33 1s. grey-black and brown variety 'broken mainmast', mint, one or two minor gum wrinkles and small patch of mild toning on gum, otherwise fine. S.G. 18a, cat. £400. Photo.
1277 | £650
Egypt: Officials: 1893-1914 5m., a collection on leaves, incl. 5m. imperforate pairs mint (3), range of covers, etc. (91 stamps, 26 covers)
1645 £230
Indian Feudatory States: Bundi: 1914-41, a group of unused sheets of four, comprising type A 21/2a. chrome-yellow, type B 6a. deep ultramarine, type C 2r. red-brown and black, type D 10a. bistre (one with character turned to left), 12a. grey-olive (one with character turned to left) and type E 3a. chocolate, also type H perf. 11 2a. block of four unmounted mint, mainly fine. (7 items)
30 | £380
An all World range in sixteen sparsely filled early printed albums with Imperial, Senf, incl. Canada, France, Germany and States, Netherlands, U.S.A., etc., very mixed condition. (many 100s)
477 £190
Fiji: 1893 (Feb. 3) commercial cover from Suva to London endorsed ''to be registered'', franked by provisional surcharge 5d. on 4d. deep purple (2) lightly cancelled with ms. registration marking and London Mar. 27 registered oval arrival, sent via San Francisco and rather roughly opened. S.G. 73. Ex Rodger. Photo.
914 £75
Ascension: 1924-33 1s. grey-black and brown variety 'cleft rock', mint, a little heavily mounted. S.G. 18c, cat. £375. Photo.
1278 £400
Egypt: Officials: 1907 1m. overprint double (one albino), 2m., 5m., 1pi. and 5pi. in mint horizontal imperforate pairs and 5pi. single and 1pi. block of four, mainly fine mint. Photo.
1646 £160
Indian Feudatory States: Bundi: 1914-41 type B 10a. yellow brown, single example contained with type C (3) in a complete sheet, unused, fine. S.G. 35a, 43b, cat. £570+. Photo.
31 | £520
An accumulation in mixed condition in five albums and stockbooks and a small folder with G.B. incl. unused Q.V., early European issues with France 1853-61 1c. good margined used strip of three, Greece, Norway, etc. (100s)
478 £190
Fiji: 1893 (June 1) long legal-sized envelope registered by B.H. Thomson from Suva to his wife in London franked by 2d. yellow-green perf. 10 horizontal strip of four and two singles (one corner marginal) with 1d. ultramarine perf. 11 x 10, ms. registration marking and July 19 arrival datestamp, slight cover damage at left. Personal note on reverse reads ''Pourquoi n'as tu pas acheté/quelque chose pour la petite Pauline?''. Sir Basil Home Thomson, KCB (1861-1939) son of William Thomson, Archbishop of York, was appointed postmaster at Nadroga in 1885 and later wrote ''The Fijians: a Study of the Decay of Custom'' and ''South Sea Yarns''. Thomson had joined the Colonial Office in 1883 with the promise of marriage to Grace Webber should he become financially secure, succeeding in this intention in 1890. During the course of a colourful career, Thomson, worked later as a prison governor, head of C.I.D. at Scotland Yard and Director of Intelligence at the Home Office until his public career was ended by the 'Hyde Park incident' of 1925 which resulted in his being committed on a charge of public indecency with a prostitute. S.G. 40, 53. Photo.
915 £150
Ascension: 1924-33 2s. grey-black and blue on blue variety 'broken mainmast', fine mint. S.G. 19a, cat. £750. Photo.
1279 | £2600
Egypt: Officials: 1907, collection on leaves, incl. 5m. mint block (4 x 9), 1pi. mint pane (10 x 6) one with indented ''O'', set in mint plate blocks of four, covers, with 1921 parcel card to Switzerland, bearing 1pi. block of ten, etc. (283 stamps, 33 covers)
1647 £190
Indian Feudatory States: Bundi: 1914-41 type B 12a. sage-green, single example with type C (3) contained in a sheet, unused, fine. S.G. 36, 44, cat. £717+. Photo.
32 | £420
A large all World accumulation in albums, stockbooks and loose in packets and envelopes contained in five cartons incl. G.B., U.S.A, etc. (1,000s)
481 £90
Fiji: 1895 (Jan. 23) 1/2d. to 5d., six values tied to matching individual official envelopes locally addressed to Hamilton Hunter by fine Suva c.d.s. with additional strike alongside. Hamilton Hunter, C.M.G (1845-1923), formerly Chief Police Magistrate and Deputy Commissioner for the Western Pacific, had married Isabella, daughter of Sir John Gorrie, in 1882, she electing to raise their family in Britain. Hunter later served as acting British Consul in Samoa in 1899 and British Agent and Consul in Tonga from 1901 to 1909. Photo.
916 £160
Ascension: 1924-33 2s. grey-black and blue on blue variety 'cleft rock', mint, slightly short perf. at base, otherwise fine. S.G. 19c, cat. £700. Photo.
1280 £400
Egypt: Officials: 1913 (Nov.) 5m. with quote marks around ''O.H.H.S'', a fine used example of this scarce stamp. Charles F. Hass certificate (1996). S.G. 79, cat. £325. Photo.
1648 £110
Indian Feudatory States: Bundi: 1914-41 type C 3r. grey blue and chocolate in a complete sheet of four, unused, fine. S.G. 47a, cat. £480+. Photo.
33 | £300
A Q.V. to Q.E.II mint and used British Empire collection in mixed condition in two albums incl. Australia 1915-27 to 10s. and £1 used, 1923-24 £1 used, Canada, Ireland 1922 overprinted to 10s. mint, South Africa, etc. (100s)
489 £320
Fiji: 1901 (Feb. 2) complete copy of The Fiji Times (with which is incorporated The Suva Times) newspaper priced 6d., in which was announced the death of Queen Victoria, postally used to Lady MacGregor in London, redirected to Cheltenham, franked by 1d. rosy mauve perf. 113/4 x 11 tied by 'sunburst' cancellation and with London S.W. datestamp of ''25 3 01'', fascinating document with references to mail services, Engelbert's Lubricant, etc. Photo.
917 £200
Ascension: 1924-33 3s. grey-black and black on blue variety 'broken mainmast', unmounted mint, some gum toning, otherwise fine. S.G. 20a, cat. £900. Photo.
1281 | £4800
Egypt: Officials: 1913-15 a collection on leaves, incl. 1913 5m. with overprint inverted used with Charles F. Hass certificate (1994), 4m. with overprint inverted used (2) both with Charles F. Hass certificates (1992 and 1996), good range of varieties, covers, etc. (few 100s)
1649 £190
Indian Feudatory States: Bundi: 1914-41 type H 4r. yellow-green and vermillion complete pane of four, unused, fine. S.G. 71, cat. £760+. Photo.
34 | £350
A mint and used Classic to Modern World collection, predominately middle period in 29 albums or folders, on pages, cards and loose within three cartons incl. small album of Omnibus issues, Australia and States, Canada, Germany and States, Greece, Italy, K.U.T., Malaya and States incl. Perak 1938-41 $5 used, New Zealand, etc. mixed condition. (1,000s)
491 £110
Fiji: 1903 to 1915, interesting selection of six covers comprising 1903 (Apr.) legal-sized printed P.O. envelope amended for registration to France bearing 1/2d. (12) and 1d. (10), (Sept.) Levuka to Stuttgart franked 5d., 1904 registered to Hull bearing 1891-1902 1/2d. (2) and 1d. (3) with 1903 1d., 1906 Nausori to Manchester franked 1d., 1913 to Sussex bearing 1906 1d. with 1912 1d., 1914 p.p.c. of Meke sent from Levuka to Hamburg franked 1d. but showing ''UNDELIVERABLE/L.P.S.'' handstamp, and 1915 (June 29) registered O.H.M.S. envelope from Suva to Berne bearing 1s.
918 £110
Ascension: 1934 8d. black and sepia variety 'teardrops' flaw [R. 4/5], mint, toned gum and one or two very minor perf. faults, otherwise fine. S.G. 27a, cat. £500. Photo.
1282 £520
Egypt: Officials: 1914-15 2m. green with variety overprint double, in a fine mint block of four. Egypt Study Circle certificate (1939). S.G. O84c. Photo.
1650 £280
Indian Feudatory States: Bundi: 1914-41 type H 5r. vermillion and yellow-green complete pane of four, unused, small thin to one stamp and tiny tear at base of selvedge, otherwise fine. S.G. 72, cat. £1,000+. Photo.
35 | £260
An accumulation of Great Britain and Commonwealth in stock books and albums, incl. Scott albums with ranges of Ascension, Egypt, K.U.T., Seychelles and Zanzibar, also much loose material on cards and packets, mixed condition. (100s)
492 £80
Fiji: 1905 incoming India 1/2a. stationery envelope addressed to a Sardar at the C.S.R. Maill at Nausori with Aug. 15 arrival backstamp sent from Jaijon July 27 franked 1898 1/4 on 1/2a. pair, slight damage but a scarce item of plantation mail. Photo.
919 £85
Ascension: 1935 Silver Jubilee 11/2d. deep blue and scarlet, a corner marginal example pair with the right stamp variety 'kite and horizontal log' [Pl. 2B, R. 10/6], mint, light overall toning, otherwise fine. S.G. 31l, cat. £475. Photo.
1283 £420
Egypt: Officials: 1914-15 4m. vermilion, mint vertical strip of three, overprint misplaced to left and lower stamp showing tiny portion of overprint on perfs. only, slightly toned gum, otherwise fine. R.P.S. certificate (1971). S.G. O86c. Photo.
1652 | £350
Indian Feudatory States: Cochin: Cancellations and Covers, an interesting selection incl. inter-state mail with cover registered from Trippunittura franked by 1916-30 11/2a. and 1933-38 21/4a. with ''EXPERI: ANCHAL OFFICE/TRAV'' c.d.s. alongside, 1939 cover from Mulanturuthi to Kazhillan in Travancore franked by 1938 6p., 1943 4p. stationery card used from Irinjalkuda to Perumbavur in Travancore, 1944 cover from Cochin City to Quilon in Tranvancore franked on reverse 1942-44 9p. on 1a (3), Official mail with 1933-49 covers (6) all marked ''On C.G.S. only'', registered mail with Travancore-Cochin Period 1950 cover registered from Irinjalkuda franked by 1948-50 3p. and 1949 6p. on 1a.3p. (2, one torn), 1950 cover registered from Irinjalakkuda franked by 1943 21/4a. and 1944-48 1a.9p., 1950 4p. green stationery card franked by 1948-50 3a. and Travancore-Cochin 1949 1a. on 2ch. with an ''Acknowledgement of Receipt'' label on reverse, 1951 9p. wrapper franked by 1948-50 3p., 1950 (Oct. 30) cover registered from Irinjalkuda to Trichur franked by 1944-48 1a.3p. magenta (4) (ex Wilson), 1951 (Mar. 29) cover registered from Alagappanagar to Trichur franked on the reverse by 1949 surcharges on 1946-48 3p. on 9p. ultramarine (4) tied by ''ALAGAPPANAGAR A.O.'' double circular datestamp (stated not previously recorded), etc. (16 items) Ex Clough.
37 | £220
A collection of British Commonwealth in various stock books and albums, incl. a range of colonies and territories with Antigua, Trinidad, Queensland and New Zealand to early Q.E.II, Cyprus K.G.VI 1938 various to £1 mint, etc. (100s)
493 £220
Fiji: 1907 (Oct.) p.p.c. of Waterloo Bridge sent to Auckland franked 1906 1d. tied by ''SAVU SAVU POST OFFICE'' in double ring in violet, with Levuka Oct. 12 and Suva Oct. 14 transit c.d.s's. Photo.
923 £2700
Ascension: 1975 Apollo-Soyuz Link 4½p. showing OVERPRINT IN RED, RATHER THAN BLACK, the unique corner block of four, fine unmounted mint. Accompanied by normal stamp for comparison and photocopy of R.P.S. certificate (2015) for block of thirteen, and article from Gibbons Stamp Monthly, Mar. 2017 reporting the background and circumstances of discovery of this modern rarity. A pane of 25 was discovered on Ascension in 1975, but only the whereabouts of thirteen are currently known. The first and only example to be offered was a single sold in the Grosvenor auction of Nov. 29 2017 which realised £1,100. S.G. 192 var. Photo.
1284 | £1300
Egypt: Officials: 1918 to 2001, a collection in five albums, incl. 1924-25 50m. type IIIb mint, 1926-35 set with oblique perforations, 1938 set with oblique perforations, set of imperforates with ''CANCELLED'' on reverse, 1972-85 55m. mint vertical pair, one with black omitted, plate blocks, inverted watermarks, good range of covers, etc. (100s)
1654 | £1050
Indian Feudatory States: Jammu and Kashmir: A collection on leaves and Hagnar pages incl. 1866 native paper 1/2a., 1a. (2), 1874-76 Special Printing 1/2a. red, 4a. deep black, 1a. bright blue, 1/2a. green (3), 1877-78 native paper 1/2a. (3), 1a., 4a., European laid paper 4a. used, range of later material, reprints, forgeries, etc., mixed condition. (100s)
38 | £230
An interesting British Commonwealth accumulation in varied condition in stock books and albums (one a New Ideal), with much loose material and sheets, K.U.T. 1938-54 to £1 mint, many useful ranges, also selection of covers. (many 100s)
496 £500
Fiji: 1923 (Oct. 29 ) O.H.M.S. envelope registered from Suva to U.S.A. bearing Key Plate 1/2d. and 1d. blocks of four and 2d. single and showing fine strike of scarce boxed ''VISIT THE FIJI COURT/British/Empire Exhibition/1924'' cachet in violet and Minneapolis arrival backstamp. Photo.
924 | £820
Ascension: A K.G.VI selection on leaves and loose, incl. 1938-52 range of large multiples to 6d. used on pieces and covers, to 5s. (2) and 10s. (2) mint, range of imprint and control blocks of four, 1/2d. block of twenty from the bottom of the sheet unmounted mint, 11/2d. black and rose-carmine showing 'davit' flaw mint (3, two unmounted, one in marginal block of six), 11/2d. black and rose-carmine showing 'cut mast and railings' in marginal corner block of four unmounted mint, showing 'davit' flaw mint (2), complete sheets of sixty with 1/2d. black and violet, 1d. black and yellow (2), 1d. black and green, 11/2d. black and vermilion (one stamp showing 'davit' flaw), 11/2d. black and rose-carmine (one stamp showing 'davit' flaw, 2d. black and orange (2, one sheet with one stamp showing 'mountaineer' flaw), covers with 2s.6d. to 10s. on registered cover to England, 1946 Victory set in complete unmounted mint sheets, 1948 Silver Wedding set mint and on cover, etc., slightly mixed condition. (100s)
1285 | £1500
Egypt: Officials: 1922, 1923 a mint and used collection on leaves, incl. 1922 (Mar.) 1m. mint pair from the lower right corner of the pane, one with two dots omitted, 1922-23 2m. with inverted overprint mint, 5m. with overprint double mint (2), 15m. type 42 mint (6), used (4), many varieties, multiples, etc. (few 100s)
1655 £130
Indian Feudatory States: Kishangarh: 1913-16 5r. complete sheet of twenty, some perf. separation, otherwise fine unmounted mint. S.G. 71, cat. £800. Photo.
39 | £320
A collection in eleven older albums (incl. a Lincoln and a Queen) incl. G.B., Hong Kong, Falkland Is. Dependencies 1946 3d. with 'extra island' mint in a block of four (variety unmounted), Australia imprint blocks, Nyasaland, China, France, Japan, Norway, etc.
497 £80
Fiji: 1926 envelope to Marrickville, N.S.W., bearing Key Plate 1d. (2) tied by fine strike of ''LOOSE/SHIP LETTER'' in double oval with Sydney Aug. 14 1926 transit c.d.s. alongside. Photo.
925 | £380
Ascension: A mint collection in an album, incl. 1922 to 3s., 1924-33 to 3s., 1934 to 5s., 1938-53 to 10s. (3), 1948 Silver Wedding 10s. in a lower marginal imprint block of four, 1956 to 10s., 1963 to £1, etc., slightly mixed condition. (100s)
1287 £240
Egypt: Officials: 1922-23 2m. vermilion, variety overprint inverted, unmounted mint horizontal pair, fine and scarce. Charles F. Hass certificate (2006). Photo.
1656 | £600
Indian Feudatory States: Soruth: 1949 1a. on 1/2a. and 1950 1a. on 2a. complete unmounted mint sheets of forty, one stamp in the first block variety larger first ''A'' in ''ANNA'', and one stamp in the latter variety ''P'' of ''POSTAGE'' omitted, both with toned gum, otherwise fine. S.G. 58, c, 61, a, cat. £1,450. (80)
40 | £300
An all World collection in thirteen albums and stockbooks incl. Basutoland 1961 surcharges to 1r. on 10s. unmounted (6), Burma 1946 to 10r. unmounted (2 sets), Canada incl. booklet panes, Belgium Railway Parcels, Italy 1889 5l. red and green used, 1917 Airmails used, Japan, a few covers, etc.
498 £120
Fiji: New Zealand Forces in Fiji, 1941 to 1945, sixteen envelopes incl. Y.M.C.A. and National Patriotic Fund types addressed to New Zealand or Tasmania with N.Z.E.F. Field Post Office and a good range of triangular censor cachets incl. nos. 12 (possibly New Caledonia), 15, 22, 23, 27, 30, 48, 53 and 58(?), one with initialled boxed ''PASSED BY NAVAL CENSOR/No. 12 (New Zealand)'' cachet, another a Y.M.C.A. O.A.S. envelope (slightly stained) bearing 5d. and 1s. adhesives, etc., fair to fine.
926 | £420
Ascension: A Q.V. to K.G.V selection on leaves, incl. range of plate blocks and singles, 1922 to 3s. mint, 1924-33 values to 3s. mint, 1934 to 5s. mint, covers with 1924-33 1d. and 8d. used on registered cover to U.K., 1934 set on three registered covers, etc., mixed condition. (114 stamps and 9 covers)
1288 £110
Egypt: Officials: 1922-23 2m. vermilion, variety overprint inverted, unmounted mint, minor gum wrinkles, otherwise fine and scarce. Charles F. Hass certificate (2002). Photo.
1657 | £320
Indian Feudatory States: Travancore-Cochin: Officials: A selection of large mint multiples, incl. 1949-51 1a. on 2ch. imperf. unused complete sheet of 168, etc., slightly mixed condition. (100s)
41 | £450
A collection in a stockbook, seven small stockbooks and a quantity of leaves, incl. G.B. 1924-26 11/2d. with ''PENCF'' error mint in a pair, 1934-36 2d. wmk. sideways mint and used, Bahamas 1942 Landfall low values to 6d. in sheets or part sheets, British West Indies postmarks on piece, Ceylon 1912 20r. used, India, China, postal stationery, C.E.F. overprints, Japanese P.O's in China to 1y. stuck to card, Persia, etc.
499 £380
Fiji: 1941 Fiji Bomber Fund labels, 1941 (May 4) to Wellington and (May 20) locally addressed, two envelopes bearing 21/2d. on 2d. with Bomber Fund label at left, (June 16) envelope (opened for display with top of front side torn away, 11/2d. and 5d. adhesives remaining) sent from Waiyevo to Wellington with almost complete sheet of labels on reverse (missing lower left label but with selvedge) tied by Waiyevo c.d.s's and additionally cancelled by Suva May 20 transit, 1942 (May 25) cover unusually registered from Nadroga to Sydney (redirected within the city), franked by 1d. and 2d. (3) with label on reverse, all tied by Nadroga c.d.s's and showing Nadroga registration handstamp, Suva, Sydney and Homebush transit datestamps, also four labels (two on small piece, one tied by c.d.s), some minor tone spotting. (8 items) In his 1982 monograph Bryan Jones records just 45 surviving covers that bear Bomber Fund labels, multiples being particularly rare. Only around a dozen covers show the label 'tied' by cancellation, censor label or other, just three are known addressed internally. Photo.
927 | £380
Ascension: A Q.E.II accumulation in a carton, incl. 1956 to 10s. mint, 1/2d. to 1s. in upper right unmounted mint corner blocks of four with controls, 1963 to 1s. unmounted mint, 1s. with upward shift of yellow, 1981-82 Flowers set in imprint blocks of four unmounted mint, wide range of later unmounted mint issues, 1963 booklet, covers with f.d.c's, 1956 set on three covers, etc., slightly mixed condition. (100s)
1289 £110
Egypt: Officials: 1922-23 4m. green, variety overprint inverted, unmounted mint, minor gum wrinkles, otherwise fine and scarce. Charles F. Hass certificate (2002). Photo.
1659 | £230
Iraq: A collection in an album, incl. Issues for Iraq 1918-21 to 10r. on 100pi. mint and used, 1934-38 to 1d. (2) mint, 1941 to 1d. mint with a range of shades, 1949-51 to 1d. mint, later issues to 1960s, range of official issues, etc., mixed condition. (100s)
42 | £550
A stuck down collection of early issues in a Leather Bound Lallier album, incl. Australian States, Great Britain from 1840 1d. and 2d. used, Mulready 1d. lettersheet unused, embossed 10d. cut square, German States, U.S.A., etc., mixed condition. (100s)
501 £200
Fiji: 1946 (Sept. 6) airmail envelope sent from Suva to Pennsylvania bearing Victory set with ''FIJI/GIFTS/TO BRITAIN'' map charity label alongside, very scarce on cover, with ''INSUFFICIENT POSTAGE/FOR AIR MAIL'' handstamp (Proud I20) at left. Ex Miller. Photo.
929 | £85
Bahamas: 1948 Tercentenary set in plate blocks of four, 1954-63 to 5s. in sheet number blocks of four, all unmounted mint, mainly fine. S.G. 178-193, 201-214.
1290 £900
Egypt: Officials: 1922-23 15m. type 42 in an unmounted mint block of nine from the base of the sheet, one showing ''M'' spaced out from ''E'', scarce multiple. S.G. O119. Photo.
1660 | £90
Ireland: Essays, 1922 Lithographed by Dollard, monocoloured 2d., set of seventeen different, mainly fine. Ex Doyle.
43 | £320
An accumulation in varied condition in nineteen albums and stockbooks contained in two cartons incl. Austria, Belgium, G.B. with unmounted mint issues incl. 1948 Silver Wedding £1 (3), K.E.VIII 2s. booklet, K.G.V booklet panes overprinted ''CANCELLED'', Netherlands Indies, etc. (many 100s)
502 £150
Fiji: 1947 (May 26) envelope to Suva bearing 6d. tied by fine ''NADI AIRPORT/P.O. FIJI'' c.d.s. in violet on opening day with additional strike alongside and with large Australian National Airways label on reverse tied by machine arrival. Ex Welsh. Photo.
931 | £380
Bahamas: A mint and used collection on leaves, Q.V. to early Q.E.II, incl. 1902-10 5s. used, 1911-19 to 5s. used, 1912-19 to 5s. (2) mint, to £1 used (cancellations not guaranteed), 1921-27 to £1 mint, 1938-52 to £1 (92) mint, 1942 Landfall set as singles and blocks of four (top value with plate number) mint, 1948 Tercentenary set in corner blocks of four mint, 1948 Silver Wedding £1 in lower marginal imprint block of four, 1954-63 to £1, etc., mixed condition. (100s)
1291 £420
Egypt: Officials: 1924-25 5m. pair and strip of three used on large Egyptian State Railways envelope, registered to England, tied by Cairo c.d.s's, red boxed bilingual ''REGISTERED'' cachet and pink etiquette, slightly soiled, otherwise fine and rare. Photo.
1662 £120
Ireland: Proofs, 1922, K.G.V 2d. Key Plate for Fiji, imperforate in grey on Irish ''SE'' watermark paper, lower left corner marginal vertical pair with full gum, the lower impression crossed by pen line. Produced by De La Rue as a paper/watermark trial for the first Irish definitives. Photo.
44 | £240
A British Commonwealth collection in two albums incl. Australia 'Roos to 5s. used, Bermuda, Hong Kong 1954-62 to $10 mint plus mint blocks, India, K.U.T., North Borneo, Q.E.II sheets, Jamaica 1938-52 to £1 used, Rhodesia Double Heads to 2s. used, Sarawak, etc.
503 | £350
Fiji: Picture Postcards: An exceptional collection of mainly used K.E.VII to K.G.VI cards in one album and on leaves, mainly used and variously addressed, depicting islanders, native customs, villages and other topographical scenes, etc. most sent from Suva or Levuka (a few from Australia, New Zealand, etc.) with ''Samoan and Reeds'' sent 1904 from Lautoka to Sweden, ''Bathing Scene, Suva'' to Wellington with Suva c.d.s. overwritten by ms. date, ''Tamavua River'' sent 1908 to Sydney with N.S.W. 2d. added for redirection to Auckland, scarce ''Sheldon's Magnetic Liniment'' card used 1908 locally in New Zealand, ''Native Meke, Maduri'' sent 1913 from Navua to Germany, etc. in varied condition. (74 cards)
932 | £350
Bahamas: A collection of cancellations on leaves and stockcards, Q.V. to K.G.VI, wide range of c.d.s's. (87 stamps and 2 covers)
1292 £420
Egypt: Officials: 1924-25 5m. pair and strip of five used on long O.H.E.M.S. envelope, registered to England, tied by Cairo c.d.s's, with pink etiquette, slightly soiled, otherwise fine and rare. Photo.
1663 £120
Ireland: 1922 (Feb.-July) Dollard, 1/2d. green and 1d. scarlet with variety overprint inverted, mint, the 1/2d. with diagonal crease, otherwise fine. Both with Hamilton-Bowen certificate (2015). S.G. 1a, 2a, cat. £750. Photo.
45 | £380
An old time collection in mixed condition in three Lincoln albums incl. Australia and States, France, Italy, Japan, Portugal mint, Spain, U.S.A. 1869 to 90c. used, a selection of various revenues and locals, etc. (many 100s)
504 | £420
Fiji: Straight Line Cancellations: An exceptional collection in an album, mostly on K.G.V adhesives with some K.E.VII incl. multiples and some on piece, strikes mainly fair to fine with many complete, incl. Baulailai, Cicia, Davutu, Dreketi, Ellington, Lakeba, Lekutu, Lodoni, Loma Loma, Matuku, Nabouwalu, Nadarivatu, Nadroga, Naidiri, Nailaga, Naitonitoni, Natovi, Navola, Niusawa, Rabi, Raki Raki, Savu Savu, Somo Somo, Taviuni North, Tavuki, Totoya, Tunaloa, Vuna, Waikava, Waimotu, Wainobakasi, a few forgeries, etc. (approx. 250 items) The property of another vendor.
933 | £680
Bahamas: Cancellations and Covers: Q.V. to Q.E.II collection in one binder and on leaves with a comprehensive range of offices and datestamp types on covers and loose adhesives, incl. Bannerman Town, Cat Cay on 1939 registered stationery envelope to London, Dundas Town ovals on 1946 cover to U.S.A., Green Turtle Cay on 1891 (earlier than recorded) 11/2d. stationery card to Leicester, Landrail Point temporary d.s. (Ludington TRD C3) on 1941 cover to New York, Long Bay Cays (TRD C1) on 1945 local cover, Lower Deadman's Cay, Man-O-War Cay 1947 registered to Yorkshire showing scarce boxed ''FOUND IN ORDINARY MAIL'', Millville, Rock Sound 1929 to Manchester, San Salvador, Simms 1932 local cover, True Blue, etc., fair to fine.
1293 £620
Egypt: Officials: 1924-25 10m. pair with 1926-35 Official 5m. used on large Egyptian State Railways envelope, registered to England, tied by Cairo c.d.s's, red boxed bilingual ''REGISTERED'' cachet and pink etiquette, central crease, otherwise fine and rare. Photo.
1665 £80
Ireland: 1922 (Feb.-July) Thom, 2d. orange die II, variety overprint inverted, fine mint. Sismondo certificate (2002). S.G. 13a, cat. £400. Photo.
46 | £350
A mint and used mainly middle period collection in nine albums or stockbooks and on leaves incl. Egypt 1937 to 1952 incl. some mint blocks of four, France, Germany and Austria (mainly Third Reich), Greece used with large and small Hermes heads to 40l., Switzerland mint incl. 1882-1903 to 40c. grey, 1923-40 Airs to 2f., 1941-48 Airs to 5f. less 2f., 1945 PAX set, Pro Juventute 1913 to 1950, also a Simplex Junior album of mixed British Empire, plus an assortment of modern Japanese miniature sheets and greetings sheets, mixed condition. (many 100s)
505 | £3500
Fiji: Cancellations and covers: The balance collection of cancellations on covers and loose adhesives, in albums, stockbooks, on leaves etc., with traders' handstamps, maritime marks, manuscript marks on adhesives incl. scarce ''Bua'' and ''Nadi'', straight lines on adhesives incl. Bua, Lakeba, Lodoni, Mango, Nadi, Nadroga, Rabi, Raki Raki, Richmond, Savu Savu East, Tavuki, Waidunu, c.d.s. types from a range of offices incl. Ba, Buca Bay, Dreketi, Korovou, Labasa, Levuka with 'sunbursts' and covers from 1892, Loma Loma, Makogai, Nabouwalu, Nadarivatu, Nausori with 1905 cover to Hobart, Navua incl. 1914 to Chicago (cancelled at Suva), Niusawa, Savu Savu East, Suva with 'sunburst' types (incl. red and violet) and duplexes, and an interesting range of covers from 1892 incl. ''WAR STAMP'' overprints on cover, 1922 Fijian Society 1/2d. stationery card, 1923 'Esperanto' cover to Toronto bearing N.Z. 11/2d. and 2d., 1925 'Kiderlen' cover bearing marginal 5s., 1935 'Tin Can Mail' cover to Tonga, 1936 'Hindenburg' Zeppelin card to Suva (redirected to Lautoka, some faults), Vunidawa, Waiyevo incl. 1942 'Wells' cover with two line U.S. marking ''RELEASED BY AUTHORITY/THE DISTRICT POSTAL CENSOR'', postal agencies, airmails with first flights from 1930 with 1933 Suva-Lautoa, Somo Somo-Taveuni, W.W.II U.S. A.P.O.'s, Bomber Fund label on 1941 cover, Fiji Gifts to Britain label in block of four, Fiji U.N. Forces overseas, etc., fair to fine.
934 | £350
Bahrain: A mint K.G.V to early Q.E.II collection on leaves, incl. 1933-37 to 5r., 1934-37 to 4a., 1938-41 8a., 12a., 15r. with watermark inverted (2), 25r., 1942-45 to 12a., 1948-49 and 1950-55 to 10r. on 10s., 1948 Silver Wedding set in blocks of four, etc., slightly mixed condition. (193)
1294 £80
Egypt: Officials: 1924-25 15m. bright blue, used on ''O.H.E.M.S.'' envelope front to Germany, scarce. Photo.
1666 £270
Ireland: 1922 (June-Aug.) Harrison Coils, 11/2d. red-brown, horizontal coil join strip of four, one showing ''PENCF'' corrected, unmounted mint, some blunted perfs, otherwise fine and scarce. R.P.S. certificate (2008). S.G. 28, var. Hibernian T22. Photo.
47 | £420
A Foreign countries accumulation in an album and loose, incl. Crete, French P.O's in Zanzibar mainly mint, French Sudan 1894 1c. to 40c. and 1f. mint, range of Italian Libya, Korea Japanese Post 1907 (Oct. 16) 11/2s. stationery card from Chemulpo to Germany uprated with Chrysanthemum 1s., 11/2s. and scarce 1905 Postal Amalgamation 3s. rose (paying local postage), all cancelled by large commemorative cachet in violet with Yokohama transit and Hamburg arrival (ex Adgey-Edgar), stamps with 1897 values to 50p., 1900-03 most values to 50ch., 1903 2rin to 20ch., Switzerland 1924-44 90c. to 2f. with all papers and gums unmounted mint, U.S.A. with small Confederate States selection, etc., mixed condition. (100s)
506 £1150
Gilbert and Ellice Islands: Early Letters: 1895 (Mar.) envelope from Paul Dolch on Butaritari to a relative in Meissen, Germany, showing his framed handstamp ''P. Dolch/Butaritari/Gilbert Islands/Pacific Ocean'' in blue on reverse, taken by ship to Sydney where New South Wales 21/2d. and 5d. were added and cancelled ''697'' barred ovals with Walton Street Mar. 25 1895 c.d.s. alongside. Reverse shows same day Sydney and Apr. 29 arrival datestamps, some creasing and slightly stained, the cover a little foreshortened at left. Paul Dolch had been shipwrecked on Butaritari in 1887 and had become the harbour master, piloting ships within the lagoon. He returned to Germany but came back to Butaritari with wife Joahnna, settling on the atoll until around 1905. Photo.
935 £380
Barbados: 1843 to 1940, selection of twelve entires, covers etc. variously addressed incl. 1843 to London showing double arc datestamp, 1853 ''PAID/AT/BARBADOES'' Crowned Circle in red on cover to Philadelphia, overstamped by ''STEAMSHIP/10'', 1857 to Trinidad bearing 1852-55 (1d.) blue, 1876 to London bearing 1875-80 perf. 121/2 1s. violet (aniline) tied by bootheel duplex, etc. fair to fine. (13 items)
1295 | £160
Egypt: Officials: 1952 'King of Egypt and Sudan' overprints, colour trials, 1m. (5), 2m. (6), 3m. (5), 4m. (4), 5m. (5), 10m. (5), 15m. (5), 20m. 6), 50m. (4), all with boxed cartouche on gum.
1667 £160
Ireland: 1922 (Oct.-Nov.) Thom overprints in shiny blue-black, 2s.6d., 5s. fine used, 10s. used on piece but with horizontal cut at foot. S.G. 44-46, cat. £1,900. Ex Doyle. Photo.
48 | £380
An accumulation of new issues unmounted mint in packets and stockcards contained in a carton incl. sets and miniature sheets from B.A.T., French Antarctic Territory, Falkland Islands, Greenland, Channel Islands, I.O.M., etc. (many 100s)
510 £750
Gilbert and Ellice Islands: Early Letters: 1899 envelope from Paul Dolch on Butaritari to his mother-in-law in Meissen, Germany, showing his framed handstamp ''P. Dolch/Butaritari/Gilbert Islands/Pacific Ocean'' in blue on reverse, sent via the German Marshall Islands where 1897 ''Marschall-Inseln'' overprint 20pf. added and cancelled by ''JALUIT/MARSCHALL/INSELN/2 2/99'' c.d.s. with additional strike alongside and Apr. 23 arrival datestamps on reverse. Paul Dolch had been shipwrecked on Butaritari in 1887 and had become the harbour master, piloting ships within the lagoon. He returned to Germany but came back to Butaritari with wife Joahnna, settling on the atoll until around 1905. In 1949, aged 84, Frau Johanna Dolch (née Busse) claimed that only three letters were sent to the Busse family from Butaritari. Photo.
936 £160
Barbados: 1855-58 White paper (1d.) deep blue, an example used on 1857 (Nov. 11) cover to St. Lucia margins just clear at top and large at foot cut, tied by numeral ''1'' cancellation , rated ''4'' in ms. and backstamped Barbadoes double arc datestamp. Photo.
1296 £250
Egypt: Officials: 1957-58 30m. hand painted essay for an unissued 30m., in red and white, mounted on card (123 x 167mm), also two handpainted essays of unissued designs, mounted on card. Photo.
1668 £90
Ireland: 1922-23 'Saorstat' Overprints, 5s. rose-carmine variety accent reversed, used, rounded corner at lower right, otherwise fine and scarce. S.G. 65b, cat. £1,200. Ex Doyle. Photo.
49 | £210
An accumulation in four albums, three stockbooks, leaves and loose, incl. British Solomon Islands, Fiji, Morocco Agencies Tangier 1949 set mint, Norfolk Island 1995 to 2011 new issues in packets, also literature with articles, magazines, etc. (many 100s)
511 £800
Gilbert and Ellice Islands: Early Letters: 1905 envelope from a German missionary of the Sacred Heart Mission in Abaiang (ms. endorsement on flap) to the Deutsche Seewarte institute in Hamburg, Germany, bearing Deutsches Reich 10pf. tied by ''DEUTSCHE SEEPOSTR/JALUIT-/LINIE/22/9/05'' c.d.s. in violet and with Nov. 4 arrival datestamp on reverse. Photo.
938 | £230
Barbados: Cancellations, a collection of postmarks on stamps and covers incl. St. James c.d.s on Q.V. 1d. postal stationery card used 1892 to England, St. Johns c.d.s. on Q.V. 4d. used on 1887 cover to England, Chi Chi c.d.s. on 21/2d. on 1893 cover to England etc., also some postal stationery. (100s)
1297 £550
Egypt: Officials: 1962-63 1m. to 500m. set (less 4m.) in imperforate blocks of four, unmounted mint, mainly fine. Photo.
1672 £200
Ireland: 1935 Re-Engraved: 2s.6d. chocolate and 5s. bright rose-red, variety flat accent on ''a'' [R. 9/2], fine mint, the former with MacDonnell Whyte opinion (2007). S.G. 99a, 100a, cat. £725. MW T75a. Photo.
50 | £400
An all World mint and used collection in a well filled early Hinton album with British Empire incl. India and States, Malayan States, Europe with Colonies, U.S.A., etc. (many 100s)
512 £300
Gilbert and Ellice Islands: Early Letters: 1906 (Sept.) real photographic picture postcard of tramline ''ON THE LINE/OCEAN I.'', sent by George ''Will'' Cozens, to Northern Wairoa, New Zealand, with personal message dated ''20-9-06'', bearing New South Wales 1/2d. and 1d. cancelled by Oct. 15 1905 Sydney duplex. In 1892 Cozens had been the sole passenger on board the brigantine ''Ryno'' wrecked off Flint Island in in 1892, leaving him and the crew shipwrecked on the island. After the discovery of rich guano deposits on Ocean Island George William Washington Cozens of the Pacific Islands Company and Capt. Peter Theet had been employed to supervise the building of deep sea moorings and jetties. In 1907 Cozens was appointed mooring superintendent at Ocean Island, a position he held until 1920. Photo.
944 | £240
Basutoland: A mint collection in a boxed album, incl. 1933 to 10s., 1938 to 5s. (2) and 10s. (3), 1948 Silver Wedding 10s. in a lower marginal imprint block of four, 1954-58 to 10s., 1961-63 to 1r., etc., slightly mixed condition. (100s)
1298 £150
Egypt: Officials: 1962-63 10m. purple-brown, variety double impression, fine used. Believed to be the only recorded example. Charles F. Hass certificate (1999). Photo.
1673 | £230
Ireland: 1968-82 a mint collection of 'Gerl' issues in an album, incl. 1968-70 plate blocks to 10s., 1971-74 10p. lavender and brown plate blocks, 20p. plate block with 'dark face', gums, papers, gutter pairs, etc. (100s)
52 | £150
A mainly mint K.G.VI to Q.E.II selection in a stockbook, incl. Australia, Falkland Islands Dependencies with 1946-49 thin map set, 1954-62 set, South Georgia 1963-69 set, New Zealand, etc. (few 100s)
513 £400
Gilbert and Ellice Islands: Early Letters: 1906 (Dec.) coloured picture postcard of the ''Postdampfer Germania'' with missionary's message in German on picture side headed ''Butaritari 20/12/06'', addressed to the Sacred Heart Mission in Rome with New South Wales 1/2d. and 1d. cancelled by Jan. 29 1907 Sydney duplex overstruck by Mar. 27 1908 arrival c.d.s. Photo.
947 | £80
Bechuanaland: Stellaland: A selection, incl. 1884 set unused, extra 1d. mint (2), revenues with 1884 10s. used with pen lines (believed to have been used in British Bechuanaland after annexation), etc., mixed condition. (14)
1299 £50
Egypt: Cinderellas and Locals: 10pa. (2), 20pa. and 1pi., Turkish labels stated to be intended for Egypt, depicting the two countries flags.
1674 | £160
Ireland: 1982-90 Architecture issue, a collection in two albums and a stockbook, incl. a comprehensive range of plate and imprint blocks with values to £5, papers, gums, gutter pairs, etc. (100s)
54 | £270
An all World accumulation in seven albums, five stockbooks and loose, incl. Australia, Great Britain, New Zealand, thematic Birds, etc. (1,000s) Sold on behalf of conservation charity Birdlife International.
514 £380
Gilbert and Ellice Islands: Early Letters: 1908 envelope from Tarawa to Charlottenburg, Germany, with sender's endorsement on flap ''Abs. Loucke Tarawa/Gilbert-Inseln/über Australien'', bearing Marshall Islands 1901 10pf. tied by fine ''DEUTSCHE SEEPOST/JALUIT/LINIE11/11 B/08'' c.d.s. with ''16 12/08'' arrival backstamps. Photo.
948 £300
Bermuda: 1874 (Mar.-May) type 6a. 3d. on 1s. green (''P'' same type as ''R''), small part original gum, a few minor faults, Kohler handstamp on reverse. S.G. 13b, cat. £2,000. Photo.
1300 £320
Egypt: Cinderellas and Locals: 1937-44 4m., 10m., 13m., 15m. and 20m. overprinted ''OASI DE SIWA/OCCUPAZIONE/MILITARE/ITALIANA'', scarce. Siwa oasis was captured in 1942 by the 136th Armoured Division Giovani Fascisti. In an article in ''L'Orient Philatélique'' (July 1953) Ahmed Mazloum concludes that the overprint ''…qualifies as the work of a dishonest speculator'' possibly, but not demonstrably, a member of the occupying forces.
1675 | £1150
Ireland: A collection from 1922 to 1935 in an album, incl. 1922 (Feb.-July) 1/2d. with proof of overprint in red, mint block of four, Dollard 2s.6d. (2) 5s. and 10s mint, 1922 Thom 1/2d. to 1s. set mint, 1922 (Nov.-Dec.) set in mint blocks of four (two of each, one 2d. block of six), used sets (6), 1922-23 Saorstat set, 1/2d. mint pair, one with accent inserted by hand, 1d. two mint blocks of four, one with accent inserted by hand, other with accent and second ''t'' inserted by hand, 2s.6d., 5s. and 10s. in mint pairs, 1925-28 narrow date sets mint (2), 1927-28 wide date 2s.6d. (2), 5s. (2) and 10s. mint, 1935 re-engraved set mint, etc., varied condition. (few 100s)
55 | £320
A Q.V. to Q.E.II mint and used British Empire collection in two albums incl. Antigua, Gibraltar 1889 to 50c. on 5d. mint, 1889-96 CA to 5p. mint, 1898 CA set mint, 1912-24 MCA £1 mint, Malta 1930 to 10s. used, etc. (100s)
515 £300
Gilbert and Ellice Islands: Early Letters: 1909 (May) Caroline Islands 10pf. stationery card to Capt. Teschke in Ponape, with message in German headed ''Butaritari I. 1 Mai 1909'', cancelled by fine ''DEUTSCHE SEEPOST/JALUIT-/LINIE/15 5 b/09'' c.d.s. Photo.
950 £120
Bermuda: 1918-22 Watermark Mult. Crown CA 2s. to 10s. (faults), £1, mint, some gum imperfections but of mainly fine appearance. S.G. 51b-55, cat. £600. Photo.
1301 | £700
Egypt: A collection in an album, incl. 1866 set unused or used, 1867-72 5pi. small part original gum, range of later Pyramid and Sphinx issues, 1914 to 200m. mint, 1926 Agriculture sets mint and used, 1926 Port Fuad overprints set used (not guaranteed), 1927-37 500m. mint, 1931 Air sets mint and used, 1932 100m. on £1 mint, 1933-38 Air to 200m. mint, 1933 Aviation Congress sets mint and used, 1934 U.P.U. to 50p. mint and to £1 used, 1938 King Farouk's 18th Birthday £1 mint, 1952 overprints to £1 mint, Air to 200m. mint, 1953 obliterated issue to £1 mint, Airs to 200m. mint, postage dues, Officials, later issues to 1958, etc., mixed condition. (100s)
1677 | £650
Ireland: A mint collection in a boxed album, from 1922 to 1986, incl. 1922 (Feb.-July) Dollard 2s.6d. to 10s., 1922 Thom 2s.6d. to 10s., 1922-23 to 10s., 1925-28 Narrow Date and Wide Date (unmounted) 2s.6d. to 10s., 1935 2s.6d. to 10s., 1937 St Patrick set, 1940-68 to 10s., later issues apparently complete, etc., mixed condition. (100s)
56 | £280
The balance of a collection in a stockbook, on leaves and in tins and boxes contained in a carton with mint British Empire in packets, B.O.I.C. sets to 10s., India 1905-11 1r. booklet with only one pane of 1/2a. remaining, early Q.E.II G.B. with booklets, etc. (100s)
516 £190
Gilbert and Ellice Islands: Early Letters: 1910 (Feb.) Deutsches Reich 10pf. stationery card to Michigan, U.S.A. headed ''S.S. Germania/Feb. 20th 10'', cancelled by fine ''DEUTSCHE SEEPOST/JALUIT-/LINIE/21 2 b/10'' c.d.s., ''Am just coming back from two months, mostly in the Gilbert Islands.'' Photo.
951 £150
Bermuda: 1924-32 Watermark Mult. Script CA 2s. to 10s. (short perfs. at right), 12s.6d., mint, some gum imperfections but of fine appearance. S.G. 88-93, cat. £450. Photo.
1302 | £190
Egypt: A 1940s to 1960s selection, incl. range of large unmounted mint multiples with 1949 Agricultural and Industrial set in complete sheets of fifty, Gaza, range of of covers with f.d.c's and censored, etc. (100s)
1678 | £350
Ireland: A collection of 1922 to 1968 in two albums, mainly definitives, incl. 1922-23 'Saorstat' Overprints 1d. scarlet in a mint horizontal strip of six with one showing reversed ''Q'' for ''O'', 1924 U.P.U. Congress in Stockholm presentation booklet, 1937 St. Patrick sets mint and used, 1940-68 ''e'' watermarked paper with 44 full or part impressions, 1d. perf. 14 x imperf. and 1d. perf. 15 x imperf. in mint strips of four, 2s., 5s. and 10s. with inverted watermarks mint, etc., also 1937 Constitution Day 2d. with inverted watermark used, range of Post Office presentation packs, etc., slightly mixed condition. (approx. 150) Ex Doyle.
57 | £450
A large all World accumulation in mixed condition on leaves, sorted in packets and envelopes and loose contained in four cartons. (1,000s)
518 £140
Gilbert and Ellice Islands: 1911 (Jan.) Overprinted on Stamps of Fiji, 1/2d. to 1s. set, each lower marginal with plate no. 1, mint, some minor staining on reverse but very scarce. S.G. 1-7, cat. £180+. Photo.
952 £65
Bermuda: 1935 Silver Jubilee set perforated ''SPECIMEN'', fine with gum. S.G. 94s-97s, cat. £225.
1303 | £40
Egypt: Literature: ''The Egypt Study Circle'', Quarterly Circular 1962 to 2017 virtually complete. Ex Jeyes.
1687 £400
Ireland: 1916 Easter Rising: A group of envelopes and postcards all bearing stamps tied by the the temporary Dublin undated rubber handstamp, used due to the normal cancellations having been destroyed by the I.R.A, comprising envelope locally used in Dublin franked by K.G.V 1d., postcard to Yorkshire franked by K.G.V 1/2d., two envelopes to the same addressee in Dublin franked by K.G.V 1d. and 1/2d. (2), envelope to Australia franked by K.G.V 1d. (2), printed envelope to London franked by K.G.V 1d., O.H.M.S. envelope locally used to Portobello franked by K.G.V 1d., and picture postcard used from Dublin to Glasgow franked by K.G.V 1/2d. Ex Doyle. Photo.
60 | £210
Australasia, a K.G.VI unmounted mint selection in a stockbook, incl. Australia 1937-49 to £1, Nauru, New Hebrides, etc. Stated to cat. £1,993. (290)
520 £420
Gilbert and Ellice Islands: 1911 (Jan.) Overprinted on Stamps of Fiji, used selection comprising 1/2d. (6, incl. a pair), 1d. (5, one on piece), 2d. in two blocks of four, 21/2d. (9, incl. two blocks of four, one corner marginal), 5d. marginal strip of four, 6d. block of four, 1s. (5, incl. a block of four), chiefly fine. (41) S.G. 1-7.
953 | £450
Bermuda: A Q.V. to Q.E.II collection in an album, incl. 1918-22 2s. (4), 2s.6d. (2), 4s. (2), 5s. (3), 10s., 1921 Tercentenary 2nd set mint, 1924-32 12s.6d. mint, 1938-52 perf. 14 2s., 2s.6d., 5s., 10s., 12s.6d. (3), £1, range of later issues to 1977, etc., varied condition. (100s)
1304 | £380
Egypt: Postal History and Covers: A selection of Posta Europa covers on leaves, incl. 1857 incoming cover from Malta bearing Alexandria type II cachet, Kafr-el-Zayat, Samanud, Zifta, etc. (28 items) Ex Jeyes.
1688 £160
Ireland: 1916 (May 6) envelope from Longford to England, franked by K.G.V 1d. tied by Longford datestamp, with scarce ''LONGFORD No. 1'' censor label at top. Photo.
61 | £550
A collection in eight albums incl. a well filled Centurion and a stockbook incl. revenues, G.B. 1d. Mulready used 1841 (faults), 1841 1d. red part reconstruction, most with Maltese Crosses, Canada, interesting postal history with China 1929 Air Mail, 1936 Air Mail via Hanoi to London, G.B. 1950s f.d.c's, plus packets and loose, etc.
521 £550
Gilbert and Ellice Islands: 1911 (Mar.) Pandanus Pine: Master die proof, undenominated, in black on thin glazed card (35 x 42mm), initialled and dated ''12.8.10'' below. Ex Smith. Photo.
954 | £300
Bermuda: A collection on leaves, Q.V. to K.G.VI, incl. range of early issues with 1865-1903 perf. 14 x 121/2 3d. mint, type 7 3d. on 1s. (dubious) small part original gum, 1883-1904 to 1s. (2) mint or unused, later mint with 1906-10 to 4d., 1920-21 and 1921 sets, 1938-53 to £1 (12s.6d. used), etc., mixed condition. (130)
1305 £250
Egypt: Postal History and Covers: 1877 (June 29) cover from Cairo to India bearing 1874-75 perf. 121/2 10pa. pair and 1pi., with Suez transit mark, circular framed ''PD'', slightly reduced at right, otherwise fine. Photo.
1698 £110
Italian States: Parma: 1853-55 25c. red-brown, used on 1855 cover to Monza, signed ''A.D.'', and 1857-59 40c. pale blue, mint corner block of four, three with variety narrow ''0'', both fine. Photo.
62 | £150
A small British Commonwealth selection, incl. Antigua 1863-67 1d. vermilion in a used horizontal strip of four, Bermuda, Trinidad and Tobago with Trinidad 1852-60 1d. greyish blue used, Tobago 1880 1s. mint pair, etc., varied condition. (167)
523 £180
Gilbert and Ellice Islands: 1911 (Jan.) Pandanus Pine, 1/2d. to 21/2d. set of four overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' (Samuel type D12) and affixed to piece (25 x 189mm) ex De La Rue day book with annotation above ''60 sets/Nov. 10''. Ex Smith. Photo.
955 | £320
Bermuda: An accumulation in two albums, Q.V. to Q.E.II, incl. 1865-1903 to 1s. mint and used, 1901 1/4d. on 1s. block of eighteen mint, 1906-10 to 4d. mint, 1/2d. and both 21/2d. in mint blocks of four, 1920-21 and 1921 sets mint, 1924-32 values to 10s. mint, 1938-53 to £1 (5) mint, etc., mixed condition. (100s)
1307 | £980
Egypt: Postal History and Covers: 1893 to 1921, a collection of covers and cards in two albums, incl. parcel cards, registered mail, destinations, etc., varied condition. (319 items)
1699 £110
Italian States: Sicily: 1859 1gr. plate III olive green used with 2gr. plate I on 1860 (Jan. 2) entire from Catania to Palermo. Signed ''AD''. Photo.
64 | £160
A range of British Commonwealth in a stockbook, incl. Malaya with duplicated B.M.A. to both $5 mint, Selangor 1935-41 $1 to $5 mint and used, Hong Kong 1917-21 China overprints to $1 mint, Cape of Good Hope triangulars (4), Mauritius 1859 1d. red of unused appearance (faults, probably cleaned), etc., mixed condition. (100s)
526 £280
Gilbert and Ellice Islands: 1911 (Mar.) Pandanus Pine: 1927 humorous leaflet ''The Rare/GILBERT and ELLICE/ESSAYS'' by G.A.H. (Higlett no. 27) containing Pandanus 2d. and two photographic 'essays' in similar style, the 1/2d. depicting ''King Gilbert'', the 1d. ''Queen Ellice'', the leaflet with slight faults but now very scarce. Ex Fitchett and Smith. Photo.
959 | £380
Brazil: An accumulation of the 1845-46 and 1850 Black Numeral issues in a stockbook, mainly used with values to 300(r.), incl. pairs, retouches, etc., mixed condition. (100s)
1308 | £820
Egypt: Postal History and Covers: 1894 to 2006, collection of advertising and illustrated envelopes and cards in six albums, incl. clothing, confectionery, engineering, medical, pharmaceuticals, printing, shipping, stores, tobacco, transport, etc. Ex Jeyes. (approx. 620)
1701 | £290
Italy: An accumulation of covers and cards incl. pre stamp, registered, Express, stationery, postcards, etc. (100s)
65 | £190
An interesting group of 1900 correspondence from various Post Offices with 'new issues' sent to an officer in Natal, during the Boer War, incl. Bermuda, Bulgaria, South America, Turkey, etc.
527 £2300
Gilbert and Ellice Islands: King George V Proofs and Specimens, Die Proofs, The 'set' of fourteen stamp-sized die proofs of country name and value tablets from 1/2d. to £1, affixed to seven pieces cut from the De La Rue Striking Book with dated notes of number of leads struck (''6 Leads'' for the 1922 11/2d., 10s. and £1, ''12 leads'' for the others), further dated and crossed by red ink lines when invoiced. Unique. Ex Belknap and Smith. Photo.
960 | £300
Brazil: A used accumulation of the 1881, 1883, 1882-85 and 1884-88 issues in a stockbook, incl. cancellation interest, pairs, range of shades, etc., mixed condition. (100s)
1311 £120
Egypt: Postal History and Covers: Nile Expeditionary Force, 1898 overprinted 5m. Egyptian postal stationery envelope addressed to England, cancelled with ''TRAVELLING POST OFFICE/23 II 98'', endorsed at lower left sent from the ''Sudan Expedition/23.Feb.98'' by Church of England padre Rev. A.W.B. Watson. Photo.
1703 £110
Jamaica: 1860-70 Watermark Pineapple 1s. purple-brown, fine mint. S.G. 6c, cat. £550. Photo.
66 | £260
Various incl. India with 1871 and 1874 covers from Great Britain and both readdressed, Indian States with Orchha proofs, Pakistan range of used Aerogrammes, etc.
528 £260
Gilbert and Ellice Islands: King George V Proofs and Specimens, Die Proofs, 5s. die proof of value tablet and country name in black on glazed card (92 x 60mm), endorsed ''AFTER/HARDENING'' corrected in ms. to ''Before'' and dated ''7 MAY. 12''. Ex Smith. Photo.
961 | £750
Brazil: A used accumulation of the 1886-68, 1876-77 and 1878-89 Don Pedro issues in a stockbook, incl. values to 1,000r., much cancellation interest, mixed condition but many of fine appearance. (many 100s)
1312 | £150
Egypt: Postal History and Covers: 1910 to 1913, a correspondence from England to a Captain in the Egyptian Army in Sudan, all with T.P.O. marks on reverse, incl. Shellal-Halfa, Challal-Wadi Halfa, 1913 cover with Alexandria-Cairo, Cairo-Asyut and Shellal-Halfa datestamps, etc., an interesting group. (34 items)
1704 £80
Jamaica: 1883-97 1d. blue, fine mint. S.G. 17, cat. £325. Photo.
67 | £180
A duplicated mint K.G.VI accumulation in four stockbooks, incl. range of commemorative and definitive issues, slightly mixed condition. (100s)
529 £200
Gilbert and Ellice Islands: King George V Proofs and Specimens, Die Proofs, 5s. die proof of value tablet and country name in black on glazed card (92 x 60mm), endorsed ''AFTER/HARDENING'' and dated ''17 MAY. 12''. Photo.
962 | £260
Brazil: A used accumulation of 1890s issues in a stockbook, incl. many 'Southern Cross', 'Sugar-Loaf Mountain' and 'Head of Liberty' issues, newspaper stamps, etc., mixed condition. (100s)
1313 £620
Egypt: 1932-1938 Air Mail Issue: The original 1932 set of 20 values 1m. to 200m. as distributed as Specimen stamps by the U.P.U. but as usual for Egypt unmarked, sent to Bechuanaland and each stamp handstamped ''SPECIMEN'' (Samuel type BEC2), the 1m. to 4m. in black (2m. with three strikes of handstamp) which was deemed not satisfactory and the rest of the set struck with the handstamp in violet. This archive was originally placed in to ledgers so are unused without gum. A unique group of 20 stamps. Bechuanaland, Basutoland and Swaziland all received just one stamp for their U.P.U. reference archive - distributed to them via neighbouring South Africa. Bechuanaland was unusual in marking any stamps not suitably protected with Specimen or similar by using a ''SPECIMEN'' handstamp of their own. Thus any stamp with its distinctive Specimen handstamp is unique. Just prior to Independence this archive was returned to London but it was deemed to be 'not required' and was sold by auction in Basle. Photo.
1706 £180
Jamaica: 1921 Unissued Abolition of Slavery 6d., Watermark Mult. Crown CA, overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' with toned gum, otherwise fine. S.G. 90s, cat. £850. Photo.
68 | £180
A World accumulation in fourteen albums, stockbooks, and loose, incl. Omnibus issue with 1937 Coronation mint and used on covers, virtually complete, etc. (1,000s)
530 £350
Gilbert and Ellice Islands: King George V Proofs and Specimens, Die Proofs, 10s. die proof of value tablet and country name in black on glazed card (92 x 60mm), endorsed ''BEFORE/STRIKING'' and dated in ms. ''9/10/23''. Ex Smith. Photo.
963 | £350
Brazil: An early to middle period mint accumulation in a stockbook, incl. range of Don Pedro issues, etc., most early issues without gum, slightly mixed condition. (100s)
1314 | £130
Egypt: 1932-1938 Air Mail Issue: Imperforate Plate Proofs overprinted Cancelled on reverse: 1m. black and orange block of four from the left of the pane, 5m. black and chocolate block of four from the lower left corner, 20m. sepia and blue-green horizontal pair, fine. Ex Farouk.
1707 | £480
Jamaica: A collection on leaves, Q.V. to K.G.VI, incl. 1870-83 to 5s. unused or small part original gum, 1893-97 to 5s. part original gum, 1890-91 21/2d. on 4d. variety double surcharge used, 1905-11 to 5s. mint (1/2d. used) and 2s. mint, 1919-21 to 10s. mint, 1921-29 to 10s., etc., mixed condition. (100s)
69 | £290
A Q.V. to Q.E.II mint and used selection of British Empire in varied condition in a stockbook incl. Falkland Is., Hong Kong, etc. (few 100s)
531 £450
Gilbert and Ellice Islands: King George V Proofs and Specimens, Die Proofs, £1 die proof of value tablet and country name in black on glazed card (92 x 60mm), endorsed ''BEFORE/STRIKING'' and dated in ms. ''11/10/23''. Ex Smith. Photo.
964 | £320
British Guiana: A collection of early issues on leaves, mint and used, incl. G.B. 6d. used with ''A 03'', a few imperfs., 1861 1d. red-brown unused, 1863-76 range with 6c. mint and 48c. used with stop varieties, 1881 2c. on 24c. Official used, etc., mixed condition. (143)
1316 | £130
Egypt: 1932-1938 Air Mail Issue: 1m. black and orange, panes from Control ''A/32'' (No. 9 dot below left hand value tablet); ''A/36'' (No. 32 deformed ''E'' and 36 dot on wing) and rare complete Pane of the scarce ''A/38'' control, unmounted mint, one or two negligible marginal tones but fine trio.
1708 | £300
Jamaica: A mint collection on leaves, incl. 1860-70 values to 4d., 1870-83 to 5s., 1903-04 1/2d., 1d. and 21/2d. pairs with one stamp variety ''SER.ET'', 1905-11 Arms to 5s., Q.V. types to both 2s., 1919-21 and 1921-29 to 10s., etc., mixed condition. (144)
70 | £300
A Q.V. to Q.E.II mint and used accumulation of British Empire in mixed condition on leaves incl. Cyprus, Malta, Pakistan 1947 Postage and Official sets to 25r. mint, also G.B., etc. (100s)
533 £270
Gilbert and Ellice Islands: 1912-24 Watermark Mult. Crown CA 1/2d. to £1 and 1922-27 Watermark Mult. Script CA 1/2d. to 10s., all overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' (Samuel type D12 or D16), some heavy mounts otherwise mainly fine with gum. (18) S.G. 12s-24s, 27s-35s, cat. £875. Photo.
965 £70
British Guiana: Acqueero: 1921 (Dec. 4) local envelope bearing 2c. carmine tied Townsend & Howe type 15c (RL type D2) Acqueero c.d.s., Charity transit and Georgetown arrival on reverse. Photo.
1317 | £65
Egypt: 1932-1938 Air Mail Issue: 1m. black and orange, Panes from Control ''A/36'' (No. 32 deformed ''E'' and 36 dot on wing), another same Control and varieties but in addition with No. 49 white dot in 1st Arabic character (to indicate that variety is not Constant throughout the printing as recorded), plus another ''A/36'' but 'the other' Pane (No. 9 dot below the left-hand value tablet), unmounted mint, a few faint marginal tones but fine. Nice group.
1709 | £250
Jamaica: A Q.V. collection on leaves incl. 1860-70 shades to 1s. (5) used, 1d. bisected on 1865 piece, 1s. with ''$'' for ''S'' in ''SHILLING'' variety used, 1870-83 1s. with ''$'' for ''S'' in ''SHILLING'' variety used, 5s. mint, 1883-97 values to 5s. mint, 1890-91 21/2d. on 4d. surcharge double used, another with ''PFNNY'' for ''PENNY'' and broken ''K'' for ''Y'' mint, postal fiscals, Officials, etc., varied condition. (91)
71 | £150
A collection in three albums and eight stockbooks with British Africa inc. B.E.A. and Zanzibar, India 1911-22 to 15r. mint, Jamaica, Airmail stamps incl. Germany 1928 Zeppelin 1m., 4m. mint, 2m. used, Russia, thematics, packets, etc.
535 £170
Gilbert and Ellice Islands: 1912-24 Watermark Mult. Crown CA 1/2d. to £1 set with 1/2d. and 1d. shades mint, the 2s.6d. and 1d. slightly stained otherwise mainly fine. (15) S.G. 12-24, cat. £600+. Photo.
967 £350
British Guiana: Blairmont: 1880 (Mar. 22) envelope to Suriname bearing 1876-79 2c. (4 in two pairs) tied Townsend & Howe type 2 (RL type D3) ''BLAIRMONT'' c.d.s's, two additional strikes alongside, two stamps with major creases but clear of cancellations, opened out for display with Georgetown transit on reverse and Paramaribo arrival, scarce. Photo.
1318 £380
Egypt: 1932-1938 Air Mail Issue: 1m. black and orange, ''A/34'' and ''A/38'' control blocks of four, mint, the upper pair of former lightly mounted otherwise o.g., fine and scarce. See also mint panes for an A/38 complete pane. Photo.
1710 | £50
Jamaica: Revenues: Government Telegraphs 1879-89 selection incl. 1s. used (4), 3d. and 1s. overprinted ''SPECIMEN'', also 1s. Official Inland Telegram form. (8)
72 | £150
A collection in four albums and two stockbooks incl. British Commonwealth, China, Foreign Post Offices, Persia from 1868 first issues imperf., Switzerland, loose in packets, etc.
536 £150
Gilbert and Ellice Islands: 1912-24 Watermark Mult. Crown CA £1 purple and black on red, lightly hinged, fine. S.G. 24, cat. £550. Photo.
969 £450
British Guiana: Coded: 1853-55 4c. blue, four close to large margins, used with a fine central upright strike of 1855 (Apr. 15) Townsend & Howe first series (RL type A) ''A4C'' coded c.d.s. R.P.S. certificate (2010). S.G. 15, cat. £800. Photo.
1319 | £160
Egypt: 1932-1938 Air Mail Issue: 2m. black and grey, pane Controls ''A/32'' and ''A/35'' (both panes No. 9 dot below left hand value tablet), 2m. black and orange pane Control ''A/37'' (No. 9 dot below left hand value tablet), another same Control (No. 42 Projection to top wing tip, scarcer variety), unmounted mint, couple of faint marginal tones but fine.
1711 | £160
Japan: A selection of Cherry Blossom issues, incl. 1875 1/2s. syllabic 1 with ''Specimen'' overprint, duplication, etc. (22)
73 | £1900
A World accumulation in two albums, ten stockbooks, leaves and loose, incl. Australia, Cuba, French Colonies, Italy, Tonga, etc. (many 1,000s)
537 £500
Gilbert and Ellice Islands: 1912-24 Watermark Mult. Crown CA £1 purple and black on red, fine used on piece. S.G. 24, cat. £1,600. Photo.
970 | £380
British Guiana: Coded: Coded cancellations, a selection on Ships issues, mainly Townsend & Howe second series, mostly good to fine strikes. (25)
1320 | £750
Egypt: 1932-1938 Air Mail Issue: A small selection displaying the 'Projection to top wing tip' variety, position 42 every other pane from Controls A/36 or A/37, comprising 8m. imperforate plate proof with ''CANCELLED'' on reverse, fine; Issued stamps 2m. (orange) and 8m. in positional corner blocks of 9, 3m. and 20m. in lower three rows of sheet with A/37 Control, the blocks unmounted mint. A good lot. Plate proof (ex Charles Hass) unique with variety. See also section of Panes including the 7m. value not present in this lot.
1713 | £480
Japan: Collection from 1871 to 1970 in a Minkus printed album with early issues incl. forgeries, 1896 War with China set mint, 1916 Investiture 10s. used, 1921 Warship set mint, 1927 U.P.U. set mint, many later sets mint with 1950-51 Air set (unmounted), 1952-62 Air 55y. to 160y. unmounted, Ryukyu Islands, etc. (100s)
74 | £250
A Foreign countries accumulation in packets and loose, early to middle period, incl. range of France with 1900-24 5c. unmounted mint interpanneau plate blocks of four (2), 1938 incoming covers (2) from India, redirected to Switzerland, one with 1893-1941 postage due 5c. strip of three, 10c., 60c. with Swiss 5c. and 30c. dues affixed over, the other just with Swiss 5c. and 30c. dues only, Germany, Greece 1889 to London bearing 1886-88 imperf. 1l. (27), Italy with 1852-64 5b. on cover to Paris, Japan, South America, Switzerland, United States of America with early issues, 1893 Omaha values to 15c. used, airmails with 1927-28 10c. (2) on cover to Scotland, etc., mixed condition. (100s)
538 £800
Gilbert and Ellice Islands: 1912-24 Watermark Mult. Crown CA £1 purple and black on red, fine used on piece, additionally just tied by ''REGISTERED'' straight line in red. Brandon certificate (2004). S.G. 24, cat. £1,600. Photo.
973 £230
British Guiana: Cotton Tree: 1894 2c. postal stationery envelope used locally 1919 (Jan. 13) to Queenstown with Townsend and Howe type 5a (RL type D4) Cotton Tree c.d.s., Georgetown transit on reverse. Photo.
1321 | £160
Egypt: 1932-1938 Air Mail Issue: 2m. (both colours), 3m., 4m., 5m., 8m. and 10m. in mint matching blocks of nine from the upper right corner of the sheets with the centre stamp, no. 9, showing the constant (every other pane) variety dot below left-hand value tablet. 7 blocks, mostly fine.
1714 | £230
Japan: A collection in three albums, from first issues to modern, incl. range of forgeries, later with miniature sheets and sheetlets, etc., mixed condition. (100s)
75 | £110
A Q.V. to Q.E.II Commonwealth accumulation loose and in packets, incl. range of covers, Australia with 1925 envelope to London bearing 1936 Centenary of South Australia 3d pair and 1s. tied Ship Mail Room, Melbourne c.d.s's, 1937-38 airmail covers (3) to Scotland, Canada with WWII censored covers bearing values to $1, India with Jammu & Kashmir 1866 1a. cut to shape on piece with India 1a., 2a. and 4a., 1915 envelope with I.E.F. censor cachet and enclosed picture postcard showing troops, New Zealand, Nigeria 1953-58 2d. marginal block of 30 unmounted mint, etc., mixed condition. (100s)
539 £320
Gilbert and Ellice Islands: The 1916 Funafuti Provisionals: 1912 Key Plate 1d. carmine surcharged ''2/-'' twice in black ink, mint with horizontal bend at top. Produced by the District Officer during a shortage of stamps at the Funafuti post office in July 1916 to satisfy a need for the franking of parcels which were to be carried on the steamer ''Dawn'' via Apia and Sydney. Although officially unauthorised these provisionals satisfied a genuine need and are of the greatest rarity, just eight examples of the 2/- in black on 1d. having been created and six used. Offered not subject to extension. Photo.
974 £60
British Guiana: De Kinderen: 1921 (May 9) envelope to Georgetown bearing 1913-21 1c. pair tied by two strikes of the Townsend & Howe type 15 (RL type D7) De Kinderen c.d.s., arrival c.d.s. on reverse. Photo.
1322 | £65
Egypt: 1932-1938 Air Mail Issue: 3m. black and chocolate, two panes Control ''A/37'', one No. 9 dot below left hand value tablet, other No. 42 Projection to top wing tip (scarcer variety), Control, ''A/38'', two panes with one showing No. 9 dot below left hand value tablet, unmounted mint, mostly fine.
1715 | £300
Japan: A mint and used accumulation in an album and on leaves with a range of early issues in mixed condition incl. some forgeries, 1927 U.P.U. set, later issues mint with 1949 Postal Week (2, one unmounted), etc. (100s)
76 | £160
A Q.V. to K.G.VI mainly mint selection in a stockbook, incl. India, Montserrate 1932 Settlement set, Swaziland 1933 Script set, etc., many stamps appear stuck down, mixed condition. (few 100s)
541 £480
Gilbert and Ellice Islands: 1922-27 Watermark Mult. Script CA 10s. green and red on emerald, lower left corner marginal block of four with plate no. ''11'', the selvedge slightly trimmed, faintest of gum toning but unmounted, scarce. S.G. 35, cat. £640+. Photo.
977 £60
British Guiana: Hyde Park: 1894 2c. postal stationery envelope used 1916 (Dec. 19) to London with Townsend and Howe type 15b (RL type D4) Hyde Park c.d.s., Georgetown transit on reverse. Photo.
1323 | £110
Egypt: 1932-1938 Air Mail Issue: 4m. black and green, panes from Control ''A/32'' and ''A/36'' which both show No. 9 dot below left hand value tablet and No. 23 1st ''N'' of Aerienne broken but the latter variety in slightly different states; also another pane Control ''A/36'' No. 42 Projection to top wing tip (scarcer variety), unmounted mint, a few split perfs. but fine.
1716 | £190
Japan: A mint and used collection on leaves, incl. 1905 Amalgamation set unused, 1915 Coronation set mint, 1921 Return set mint, 1925 Wedding set mint, 1948 Philatelic Week 5y. mint, 1950 to 1962 New Year miniature sheets mint, etc., varied condition (few 100s)
77 | £90
A K.G.VI unmounted mint selection of British West Indies issues on stockleaves, incl. Barbados, Bermuda 1938-53 perf. 14 2s. (2), perf. 13 2s., 2s.6d., 5s. (2), 10s. (2), Grenada 1938-50 set, St. Lucia, etc. (299)
542 £120
Gilbert and Ellice Islands: 1922-27 Watermark Mult Crown CA 10s. green and red on emerald, fine used on piece. S.G. 35, cat. £375. Photo.
978 | £110
British Guiana: Incoming mail, 1889 (Jan. 12) India 1/2d. stationery envelope addressed to ''Demerara Island'', with 4a. tied by Bombay c.d.s. on the reverse, London and Georgetown transit marks, slightly soiled and opened out, also 1891 (Mar.) Indian 4a.6p. stationery envelope to Demerara, registered from Fyzabad, with 1/2a., 1a. (4) and 2a. on the reverse.
1324 | £260
Egypt: 1932-1938 Air Mail Issue: 5m. black and chocolate, panes Control ''A/32'', ''B/38'' (2, one no. 9 dot below left hand value tablet), ''A/39'' (no. 9 dot below left hand value tablet), ''B/39'' (2, one no. 9 dot below left hand value tablet and no. 48 early state of ''EN'' joined), unmounted mint, last has faint tone at top otherwise fine, a fine group of six panes.
1718 £140
Kenya, Uganda and Tanganyika: East Africa and Uganda Protectorates: 1903-04 Watermark Crown CC 20r. grey and stone, mint, one or two minor gum imperfections and signature on reverse, otherwise fine. S.G. 15, cat. £800. Photo.
79 | £120
A mint and used collection of Foreign countries in mixed condition in a damaged old time printed album with European Colonies, South America, etc. (100s)
545 £90
Gilbert and Ellice Islands: Postage Dues: 1949 to 1960, selection of six items comprising locally addressed cover and card bearing 1d. (cancelled at Tarawa) and 4d. (cancelled at Canton Island) dues respectively, 1957 incoming cover from Ba, Fiji to Canton with 1d. due pair, and three outward covers to England, all underpaid, the two outward covers being registered and bearing G.B. 1d. postage due, the other with ms. marking but without apparent further charge.
979 £65
British Guiana: Kamakusa: 1955 (Sept. 30) envelope to Scotland bearing 1954-63 2c. and 3c., each tied Townsend and Howe type 21a (RL type D4) Kamakusa c.d.s., Georgetown transit on reverse. Photo.
1325 | £300
Egypt: 1932-1938 Air Mail Issue: 6m. black and blue-green, Panes ''A/32'' (2, one no. 9 dot below left hand value tablet) and ''A/38'', unmounted mint, fine.
1720 £190
Kenya, Uganda and Tanganyika: Kenya & Uganda 1922-27 to £1 mint and 1938-54 to £1 unmounted mint, the first set slightly mixed but the latter fine. S.G. 76-95, 131-50, cat. £750. (40) Photo.
81 | £110
A mint and used classic to middle period all World collection in five folders or stockbooks incl. France with range of imperf. Ceres Heads to 80c., Peace and Commerce to 5f. used, colonies etc., Germany and States with selection of private and local post stamps, Guatemala, Hungary, Netherlands, Russia, etc., mixed condition. (100s)
546 £320
Gilbert and Ellice Islands: Postage Dues: 1952 airmail envelope from Fiji to Canton Island, franked 3d. (2) tied by Suva July 7 c.d.s., underpaid due to increase in airmail rate to 8d. earlier in the year, showing Fijian ''T/(ms.)12'' mark at left and bearing 1d. and 3d. dues cancelled by Canton type 31 July 14 c.d.s., scarce. Photo.
980 £65
British Guiana: Mariabba: 1894 1c. postal stationery card used locally with 1895 (Dec. 10) Townsend & Howe type 5a (RL type D2) Mariabba c.d.s., also with Good Success transit on reverse. Photo.
1327 | £50
Egypt: 1932-1938 Air Mail Issue: 8m. black and violet, a pair of Panes Control ''A/37'', one shows no. 9 dot below left hand value tablet, other the scarcer variety no. 42 projection to top wing tip, unmounted mint, latter pane with a few faint peripheral tones, otherwise fine.
1722 | £420
Kenya, Uganda and Tanganyika: A Q.V. to K.G.VI collection on leaves, incl. 1890 values to 5r. mint, 1903-04 to 10r. mint, 1908-07 to 75c. mint, 1921 to 5r. mint, 1922-27 to £1 mint, 1935-37 to £1 mint, etc., mixed condition. (124)
82 | £80
An accumulation in four albums, four stockbooks, leaves and loose, incl. Barbados, 1937 Coronation omnibus set mint, etc. (100s)
547 £200
Gilbert and Ellice Islands: Postage Dues: 1952 airmail envelope from Fiji to Canton Island, franked 6d. (slight perf. toning) tied by Nanukuloa Sept. 17 c.d.s. in violet, underpaid due to increase in airmail rate to 8d. earlier in the year, showing Fijian ''T/(ms.)12'' mark and bearing vertical pair of 2d. dues cancelled by Canton type 31 Sept. 26 c.d.s., scarce. Photo.
982 £120
British Guiana: Potaro: 1894 2c. postal stationery envelope bearing 1913-21 2c. strip of three and single, used 1923 (June 8) with Townsend & Howe type 15a (RL type D2) Potaro XI Miles c.d.s's, adhesives also with ''554'' in blue crayon, registration label alongside, range of transits on reverse. Photo.
1328 | £65
Egypt: 1932-1938 Air Mail Issue: 9m. black and dull red, Panes from Controls ''A/32'' and ''A/38'' (no. 9 dot below left hand value tablet), unmounted mint, a stain spot each but fine.
1724 £270
Korea: 1900-03 National Emblems issue: Perf. 11 1wn. tied by native c.d.s. to small native cover, a little trimmed at right, from Seoul to the Philippines, fine and rare. S.G. 34 B. Photo.
83 | £90
An accumulation of K.G.VI to Q.E.II Commonwealth material in a binder and on leaves, incl. Canada Officials, etc. (100s)
548 £270
Gilbert and Ellice Islands: Postage Dues: 1953 King's School envelope endorsed ''Air Mail'' sent from Auckland to Canton Island, underpaid by New Zealand 3d. Coronation pair covering carriage to Fiji only, charged ''T 48c'' in ms. at left for onward transmission and bearing 1d. (2), 2d. and 1s. dues cancelled by Canton type 33 June 16 c.d.s., very scarce. Photo.
983 £280
British Guiana: Townsend & Howe Type 2 c.d.s., a selection of strikes on the 1876-79 and 1882 Ships issue, incl. Anna Regina, Aurora, Belfield, Buxton, Clonbrook, Fellowship and Taymouth Manor, mainly good to fine strikes. (16)
1329 | £75
Egypt: 1932-1938 Air Mail Issue: 10m. sepia and violet (paler bright shade from later printings), panes from Controls ''A/39'' (no. 9 dot below left hand value tablet) and ''B/39''. Also 8m. pane Control ''A/37'' (no. 9 dot below left hand value tablet) and 1941-46 30m. pane Control (''A/39'' deleted) ''A/40''. Four unmounted mint panes, a few stains on 8m. but otherwise fine.
1725 | £520
Korea: A collection in seven special printed albums and five stockbooks, incl. 1947-48 set mint, 1956 President set mint, a good range of miniature sheets with 1962 Revolution sheets (3), 1970 2nd Art series sheets (3 perf. and 3 imperf.), good range of later issues to 1990, etc. (1,000s)
84 | £120
A mint K.G.VI collection in a S.G. Crown album, incl. range of omnibus issues, short definitive sets, etc., mainly fine. (100s)
549 | £380
An extensive mainly Q.E.II collection in a carton, incl. 1922-27 to 10s. mint, Kiribati and Tuvalu with watermark varieties, multiples, gutter pairs, miniature sheets, postage dues, cancellations and covers with f.d.c.'s and some commercial, etc., chiefly fine.
984 | £80
British Guiana: T.P.O.: A group of T.P.O. markings on stamps, some on piece, Q.V. to early Q.E.II, mainly earlier. (25 items)
1330 | £230
Egypt: 1932-1938 Air Mail Issue: 20m. sepia and blue-green, a pair of Panes Control ''A/37'', one shows no. 9 dot below left hand value tablet, other the scarcer variety no. 42 projection to top wing tip, plus Pane Control ''A/39'' (no. 9 dot below left hand value tablet), unmounted mint, one or two minor marginal tones but fine.
1726 | £190
Labuan: A collection on leaves, incl. range of Specimens, 1899 set mint, 1902-05 to $1 mint, 1904 set mint, Fournier forgeries of Q.V. sideface 2c. and 40c. singles and blocks of six 'used', etc., also a range of Brunei, mixed condition. (114)
85 | £260
An all World accumulation in mixed condition in approximately 160 circulated approval books contained in a carton.
550 | £480
Gilbert and Ellice Islands: Balance collection on leaves and stockleaves with 1911 Overprint set overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' (partially affixed to small pieces), 1911 Overprint 5d. plate no. pair (slightly toned), 1s., 1912-24 1d. in two plate no. 5 blocks of twenty, mint, 1911 Pandanus set (5), 1912-24 to 5s. (4), 1939-55 set (2), 1949 Silver Wedding 10s. (32), 1956 to 10s. (5), used, 1d. in two plate no. 5 blocks of twenty, cancellation interest incl. Washington Island type 32 c.d.s. on New Zealand Pictorial 4d. and 2d. on Victory 1/2d., both with ''1912'' for ''1921'' year error, 1924 10s. with Madame Joseph MJ 190 fake c.d.s, 1939-55 1/2d., 1d., 2d. and 3d. pair with Nonouti ms. cancellations, 1d. with Tabiteuea and 2d. (3) with Tebaki ms. dated cancellations, etc., mostly good to fine. (approx. 200)
985 | £60
British Guiana: T.P.O.: A group of covers with T.P.O. markings, Q.V. to early Q.E.II, mainly earlier. (10)
1331 | £160
Egypt: 1932-1938 Air Mail Issue: 70m. green and blue, 80m. green and sepia, 90m. green and orange, ''A/32'' Panes, each showing no. 9 dot below left hand value tablet, no. 46 smudge above planes nose and no. 50 extra cloud (white flaw - as usual in a slightly different position, 80m. small surface defect), 90m. has some split and reinforced perfs. but otherwise unmounted mint, a few minor faults but a fine and very scarce trio. Stated to cat. £687+.
1727 | £240
Leeward islands: A mint Q.V. to early Q.E.II collection on leaves, incl. 1890 to 5s., 1902 to 5s., 1904-11 to 5s., 1912-22 to 5s. (4), 1938-51 to £1, etc., most later issues unmounted, also Barbuda 1922 to 5s. mint, slightly mixed condition. (122)
86 | £80
A modern South American unmounted mint selection, incl. Colombia, many blocks, etc. Stated to cat. £790. (few 100s)
551 £160
Gilbert and Ellice Islands: Cancellations and Covers: The Postal Department Handstamp: It is believed that this undated cancellation (Vernon type 5) was used in Beru, Butaritari, Funafuti, Ocean Island and Tarawa. Undated envelope to the Sacred Heart Mission at Betio franked by Key Plate 1d. cancelled by good strike of the handstamp in violet. Photo.
989 £1300
British Levant: The balance of the Richard Malim collection of mainly covers in a carton, incl. British Post Office in Beyrout, British Post Office in Constantinople with a range of rates, British Post Office in Salonica, British Post Office in Smyrna with postal stationery and tax markings, Post Offices in Constantinople and Smyrna with British Army Post Office in Constantinople 1918-20 1s. pair, 2s.6d. rare block of nine (light diagonal bend) and deep shade single (creased), 5s. pair and single (both slight faults), 10s. (2), each with A.P.O. c.d.s's between Jan. 24 and Apr. 10 1920, Turkish Currency with 1893 40pa. on 1/2d. vermilion handstamped Constantinope provisional used on (Feb.28) envelope from British P.O. Stamboul to London, range of used stamps, etc., also a range of Post Offices in Crete and East Thrace Temporary Government Mar. 15-June 1920 rare registered cover to Camagüey, Cuba sent franked on reverse by Ottoman 3pi. with Adrianapole bilingual c.d.s. and registration label, Stamboul transit, arrival, unclaimed and return markings with later Galata return datestamp. (100s)
1332 | £600
Egypt: 1932-1938 Air Mail Issue: A collection of varieties in positional blocks comprising 1m. defective E & dot on wing; 1m. dot in Arabic; 2m. orange sign over 'nun'; 3m. broken right shoulder; 5m. joined 'EM'; Coloured dot to right of pyramid No. 49 (4 control blocks); No. 44/49 vignette plate scratch(4 control blocks); small study of the 'extra cloud white' flaw on 30m. to 90m. and 200m. Plate blocks. Also the single 1m. with joined AE reported by Lars Alund and mentioned by John Sears. Plus a collection of the basic issue with 5m. inverted wmk., mint; 10m. missing perf. Pins (mint block and two used singles), a large part sheet of 70 Air Mail labels (Mair Egy-3-issued 1934). Range of 1941-44 photo issue with Plate Blocks (25), 25m. Air Letter (4, two used with one a F.D.C.), and the 1946 Air Congress 30m. overprint with Plate Blocks (5) and a complete sheet, a few covers and postcards plus some notes and cuttings. Majority mint and mostly fine. A good lot.
1728 | £320
Malaya and States: A collection of Malayan States on leaves, incl. Malacca 1949-52 to $5 mint, Negri Sembilan 1935-41 and 1949-55 to $5 mint, Pahang 1935-41 to $5 mint, 1950-56 to $5 mint, Penang 1939-42 to $5 mint, Perlis 1951-55 to $5 mint, Sarawak, Selangor 1935-41 to $5 mint, etc., some unmounted, slightly mixed condition. (100s)
88 | £80
A mint K.G.VI selection, comprising Antigua 1938-51 set, Bahamas 1938-52 2d. scarlet in a corner block of six, one with variety short ''T'' (unmounted), Northern Rhodesia 1938-53 to 3s., Virgin Islands 1938-47 set, mainly fine. (45)
552 £160
Gilbert and Ellice Islands: Cancellations and Covers: The Postal Department Handstamp: It is believed that this undated cancellation (Vernon type 5) was used in Beru, Butaritari, Funafuti, Ocean Island and Tarawa. Undated Burns Philp Line envelope addressed to Reinhard in Switzerland endorsed ''Schiffspost'', franked by Key Plate 1/2d. and Pandanus 1d. (2) cancelled by mainly fine individual strikes of the handstamp in violet, backstamped Butaritari type 1 datestamp of Nov. 28 1912, Sydney Dec. 14 transit and Bern Jan. 17 arrival. Ex Taylor and Smith. Photo.
990 | £120
British Levant: A mint and used collection on leaves, incl. 1913-14 to 5pi. on 1s. mint, Turkish Currency 1921 to 180pi. on 10s. mint, British Currency 1921 to 2s.6d. mint, British Field Office in Salonica 1916 1/2d. and 1d. mint, etc., slightly mixed condition. (96)
1333 | £1550
Egypt: 1932-1938 Air Mail Issue: The fine collection of mint control blocks of four studying the 'First Pane' 'Second Pane' different hand scribed control letter and number, there being two different varieties of all listed controls for every value except the rare 1m. ''A/34'' & ''A/38'' of which there is a single example. A total of 115 control blocks, of which 21 have constant varieties, mint with many unmounted, mostly fine. Stated to cat. £1,189 as single stamps. A replete and exceptional lot.
1729 | £230
Malaya and States: A collection on leaves, incl. Straits Settlements 1906-12 to $5 used, 1912-23 to $5 used, 1936-37 to $2 mint, Federated Malay States 1922-34 to both $5 mint, B.M.A. 1945-48 to both $5 mint, etc., also Singapore 1938-42 to $5 used and 1949 Silver Wedding set mint, mixed condition. (178)
89 | £160
Various in a small carton, incl. India 1859 cover registered to Ireland, franked 1856-64 4a. (2), postal stationery, etc., very mixed condition. (100s)
554 £140
Gilbert and Ellice Islands: Picture Postcards, a selection of eighteen cards from around 1905 onward, mainly different and most unused incl. German card ''Eingeborene von Maiana'' sent under cover with interesting comments on reverse from U.S. missionary, Women's Foreign Missionary Society card (2, one used 1906 from Omaha to Kansas), ''ILES GILBERT'' cards from unnumbered series, Tuck's photographic cards c.1957 for British Forces on Christmas Island (2), etc., good to fine. Photo.
992 | £160
British Occupation of Italian Colonies: A mint collection in an album, incl. 1943-47 to 10s., Eritrea 1948-49, 1950, 1951, 1948 and 1950 Postage Due, Somalia 1943-46, 1948, 1950, Tripolitania 1948, 1951, 1948 and 1950 Postage Due sets, etc., slightly mixed condition. (162)
1334 £780
Egypt: 1932-1938 Air Mail Issue: Centre Misplaced: 1m. to 30m. selection displaying centre misplaced, comprising 1m. black and orange with dramatic downward shift of centre vignette, unmounted mint fine. The listed variety. Also single 4m., Control ''A/32'' blocks 2m. (grey) and 9m. plus ''A/38'' block of 30m. with vignette shifts but not so pronounced, mint, mostly fine. Photo.
1730 | £220
Malaya and States: A mint and used selection in two stockbooks, incl. Perak, Pahang, Penang, Perlis, Selangor, Singapore, etc. (100s)
90 | £60
An accumulation on cards, in packets and in approval books, incl. Great Britain, Commonwealth, Europe, etc., mixed condition. (100s)
555 | £90
Gilbert and Ellice Islands: Picture postcards, eight cards (two used), incl. Fanning Island, also three photographs. The property of another vendor.
994 £150
British Virgin Islands: 1867, frames extending into margins, 1s. black and rose-carmine, lower left corner marginal mint block of nine, much reinforced but a very scarce multiple. S.G. 19, cat. £675+. Photo.
1335 £520
Egypt: 1932-1938 Air Mail Issue: Centre Misplaced: 5m. black and chocolate, upper-right corner block of four with vignette misplaced upwards, unmounted mint, fine. The listed variety and a scarce block. Photo.
1731 | £240
Malaya and States: An unmounted mint K.G.VI selection in a stockbook, incl. Johore, Kedah, Kelantan 1951-55 to $2, Penang 1949-52 set, Perlis 1951-55 to $5, etc. (few 100s)
91 | £85
An all World collection on leaves, mainly middle period, incl. Commonwealth, Europe, Great Britain, a few covers, etc., mixed condition. (100s)
556 £680
Gilbert and Ellice Islands: Ship Cancellations: 1912 envelope addressed to Rev. Thompson at the London Missionary Society in London, bearing Key Plate 1/2d. pair tied by two fair to very good strikes of straight line ''S.S. Tambo'' ship cancellation in blue-black with Tarawa type 1 ''30 AUG. 1912'' c.d.s. alongside. Also Pandanus 1d. single (small fault at top) with fine ''Tambo'' impression in violet. Photo.
996 | £400
British Virgin Islands: A collection of issues overprinted or perforated ''SPECIMEN'' on leaves, comprising 1899 to 5s., 1904 to 5s., 1913 to 5s., 1916-19 War Stamp 1d. and 3d., 1921 1/2d. and 1d., 1922-28 Watermark Mult. Crown and Mult. Script to 5s., 1935 Silver Jubilee set, 1937 Coronation set and 1946 Victory set, mainly with large part gum, slightly mixed condition. (63)
1336 £900
Egypt: 1932-1938 Air Mail Issue: Centre Misplaced: 20m. sepia and blue-green block from the left of the sheet with vignette misplaced upwards, upper pair with a trace of hinge otherwise fine unmounted mint. The listed variety and a scarce block. Photo.
1732 £85
Malaya and States: Revenues: A selection, incl. Straits Settlements Receipt 1867 3c. on 1a. red used, Federated Malay States 1926-28 £250 used (2), also a few Sarawak, North Borneo 1894 $25 unmounted mint pair, also Sarawak Telegraphs 1935 1c. to $5 on 8c. set unmounted mint, mixed condition. (42)
92 | £75
An all World collection in three albums (one Lincoln), early to late, incl. Great Britain, foreign, etc., mixed condition. (100s)
560 | £1000
Gilbert and Ellice Islands: The balance collection of covers variously addressed, philatelic and commercial incl. inter-island, and some loose adhesives, showing a range of cancellation types incl. incl. Abaiang types 17, 28, Abemamam type 6 on 1917 cover, Aranuka type 28, Arorae type 28, Beru type 12, type 28 on 1947 and 1950 covers with ms. registration markings, Butaritari type 1 cancelling Pandanus set on 1912 cover, type 20, Christmas Island with B.F.P.O., Funafuti types 2a, 18, 26 in violet tying 1939 set to unaddressed individual N.Z. Patriotic Fund envelopes, 28 cancelling 1d. on local cover, Kuria type 10, Little Makin type 17, Maiana type 17, Marakei type 17 Nanumaga type 28, Niutao type 28, Nui, Nukefetau, Nukulaelae type 35, Ocean Island from 1914 with types 2 and 2a on early covers incl. 1912 bearing Pandanus set, 14a, 15, 27, 1939 cover showing straight line ''PASSED BY CENSOR'', 1940 and 1941 with type C1 cachet (latter with ''OPENED BY CENSOR.'' label), type 28 on 1949 Silver Wedding registered f.d.c., Onotoa, Tabiteuea type 9, 28 (one in red), Tamana types 16, 28, Tarawa type 2 (1914) and 2a (1927) on registered commercial covers, Vaitupu type 28 (year in ms.), fair to fine. (approx. 200 covers)
997 | £300
British Virgin Islands: A Q.V. to Q.E.II collection in a stockbook and on leaves, mainly mint with some unused or unused, incl. 1866 6d. rose on white mint strip of three, 1867-70 4d. lake-red on buff unused block of four, 4d. lake-brown on buff mint block of four (one with small thin), 1868 single line 1s. on white (2), 1s. on toned, 1913-19, 1922-28 (both watermarks) and 1952 sets mint, 1938-47 and 1966 sets mint and used, 1956-62 (2), 1962 and 1966 sets unmounted mint, etc. chiefly good to fine.
1337 | £450
Egypt: 1932-1938 Air Mail Issue: Missing Perforation: 10m. sepia & bright violet, fine mint sheet Control ''A/39'' with the top perforation missing between columns 2 and 3 on all ten rows and bottom margin. This occurred on only part of the printing for this value and the 20m. Accompanied by another similar sheet, a few minor stains but fine showing how this variety occurred - the top row shows the top perforation missing but the pin has been bent downwards and makes just a pin prick and indentation in all other rows and sheet margin indicating the perforating pin has either became more bent or snapped off to create the missing perf. variety. A remarkable pair of sheets. Also two complete rows from 20m. sepia and blue-green sheet showing the same missing pin variety on two positions fine mint.
1733 | £480
Malaysia: Straits Settlements: A mint and used collection on leaves, from 1867 to 1941, incl. 1867-72 30c. part original gum, 1879 5c. on 8c. and 7c. on 32c. mint, 1892-99 $5 with indistinct cancellation, 1903-04 to 8c. overprinted ''SPECIMEN'', K.E.VII higher values with fiscal cancellations, 1912-23 to $5 mint, 1921-23 $25 used, to $5 mint, 1922 Exhibition set mint (top value without gum), 1927 Coronation set perforated ''SPECIMEN'' with gum, 1937-41 to $5 mint, range of perfins, also Bangkok 1882-85 12c. brown-purple used, range of B.M.A. 1945-48 with $5 green and red on emerald mint (2) and used, etc., very mixed condition. (100s)
93 | £110
Accessories: An accumulation of albums (mostly without leaves), F.G. De Luxe (5), stockbooks, also range of unused and used leaves, etc., fair to fine.
561 £120
Gilbert and Ellice Islands: Abaiang: The type 17 undated cancellation, fine early state strike (without broken letters) tying Key Plate 11/2d. to envelope to Manchester, later use with broken ''N'' in ''ABAIANG'' on 1939-55 11/2d. on cover to Australia, and late use with ''N'' almost omitted tying 1939-55 11/2d. to censored cover to a member of The G.E. Docks Coy. at A.P.O. 709 (Guadalcanal) with cut-down ''PASSED BY CENSOR/No. 8'' cachet at left. (3 covers) Photo.
998 | £230
British Virgin islands: A mint collection in a boxed album, incl. range of early issues, 1879-80 1d. and 21/2d., 1888 4d. on 1s., 1899 to 5s., 1904 to 5s., 1913-19 to 5s., 1922-28 to both 5s., 1938-47 to £1, etc., a few Q.V. issues without gum, mixed condition. (128)
1338 £480
Egypt: 1932-1938 Air Mail Issue: Oblique Perforations: 1m. to 200m. complete set displaying oblique perforations, with the scarcer high values, both colours of 2m. and the distinct shades of 10m., 22 stamps, sixteen are marginal, fine unmounted mint. Ex Farouk. Photo.
1734 | £280
Malaysia: Federated Malay States: A mint and used collection on leaves, incl. 1900 on Negri Sembilan to 50c. mint, on Perak $2 mint, 1900-01 to 50c. unused, 1904-22 to $2 (2) and $5 mint, a few high values with revenue cancellations, etc., mixed condition. (154)
94 £160
Colonial Proof and Essays: De La Rue 1953 Coronation, two impressions of a die proof of the vignette with Q.E.II head engraved from Dorothy Wilding photograph, in black on wove paper (64 x 46mm), with ''3A'' at base, pencil note ''53 HONG KONG'' at right. Photo.
562 £100
Gilbert and Ellice Islands: Abaiang: Undated 'Walker' envelope to Seattle bearing Key Plate 1/2d. and 21/2d. tied by fine individual strikes of the scarce type 9 handstamp in black (known used between 1935 and 1938). Ex Smith. Photo.
999 | £120
British Virgin Islands: A mint collection on leaves, incl. 1883-84 1/2d. to 21/2d., 1899 to 5s., 1904 to 5s., 1913-19 to 5s., 1922-26 Watermark Mult. Script to 5s., 1938-47 to £1, etc., slightly mixed condition. (75)
1339 £320
Egypt: 1932-1938 Air Mail Issue: Oblique Perforations: 1m. black and orange, a complete pane of 50 Control ''A/38'', fine unmounted mint. Only two panes of this value and Control were produced. This and lot 1341 are believed to be the only remaining complete panes. Dramatic and very attractive piece. Ex Farouk and Hagopian. Photo.
1736 £190
Malaya: British Military Administration: 1945-48 1c. black with overprint in magenta, fine used, with mint normal for comparison. S.G. 1ab, cat. £1,000. Photo.
95 | £350
Omnibus Issues: 1935 Silver Jubilee, a selection incl. Bermuda, Falkland islands, Newfoundland, and Swaziland sets perforated ''SPECIMEN'', Egypt 1p. used, Gilbert and Ellice Islands 11/2d. 'flagstaff on right-hand turret' mint, Gold Coast 1c. 'extra flagstaff' mint, Hong Kong 5c. corner block of four 'extra flagstaff' mint (toned), K.U.T. 1s. 'diagonal line by turret' used with doubtful cancellation, 1s. line through ''0'' of ''1910'' mint, Sierra Leone 5d. 'extra flagstaff' mint, etc., poor to fine. (25)
563 £400
Gilbert and Ellice Islands: Abemama: Undated envelope locally addressed, bearing 1911 Overprint 1/2d. to 2s. set of seven tied by four good to fine large part strikes of type 59 ''Collector of/(crown)/Revenue'', the 1d. with damaged corner and part flap missing but rare. Mention is made of this cover by Vernon (p. 3.7). Ex Smith. Photo.
1000 £420
Burma: 1937 3p. to 25r. set, mint, most with heavy hinging, the top value with light overall toning, otherwise fine. S.G. 1-18, cat. £2,500. Photo.
1341 £320
Egypt: 1932-1938 Air Mail Issue: Oblique Perforations: 5m. black and chocolate, a complete pane of 50 Control ''A/38'', fine unmounted mint. Only two panes of this value and Control were produced. This and lot 1339 are believed to be the only remaining complete panes. Dramatic and very attractive piece. Ex Farouk and Hagopian. Photo.
1737 £190
Malayan States: Johore: 1904-10 $50 green and ultramarine, fine unmounted mint. S.G. 76, cat. £475. Photo.
96 | £110
Omnibus issues: 1935 Silver Jubilee, a selection, incl. Antigua set perforated ''SPECIMEN'', 11/2d., 21/2d. and 1s. in mint lower left corner blocks of four, Leeward Islands set in mint lower right corner blocks of four, Malta 1/2d. 'extra flagstaff' used, Nigeria set in unmounted mint blocks of eight (the 3d. block with two stamps showing blade flaw), South Africa set mint, Trinidad and Tobago 2c. with 'extra flagstaff' in unmounted corner block of four, etc., some with gum toning, otherwise mainly fine. (86)
564 £130
Gilbert and Ellice Islands: Abemama: 1916 (Nov. 30) envelope to U.S.A. endorsed ''from/Fanning Island/Oceania'', franked by Key Plate 2 21/2d., cancelled by fine strike of type 6 datestamp with Sydney Jan. 4 machine transit on reverse. Photo.
1001 | £150
Burma: An unmounted mint K.G.VI selection on stockleaves, incl. 1937 to 2r., 1947 set, Officials 1937 to 2r., 1947 to 10r., etc. Stated to cat. £700. (128)
1342 | £120
Egypt: 1941-46 Photogravure Air issue: 5m. to 30m. set of Oblique Perfs with both colours of the 25m., one marginal, unmounted mint, fine. Also 25m. slate-purple imperforate plate proof with ''Cancelled'' on reverse, attractive single with full sheet margin at foot, fine. Ex Farouk. (6)
1738 £170
Malayan States: Johore: 1904-10 $100 green and scarlet, gum wrinkle at top, fine unmounted mint. S.G. 77, cat. £650. Photo.
98 | £380
Omnibus issues: 1935 Silver Jubilee, a selection, incl. Bechuanaland Protectorate 6d. mint lower left corner block of four, Gibraltar 2d. and 6d. mint vertical pairs, Gold Coast 1d. unmounted mint corner pair and 3d. mint block of four, Jamaica 11/2d. and 6d. mint corner blocks of four, Malta 1/2d. unmounted mint (hinged in margin) corner block of five, 21/2d. mint single, Sierra Leone 1d. (corner), 3d. and 5d. blocks of four, Swaziland 2d. unmounted mint corner block of four (hinged in margin), Trinidad and Tobago 2d. used block of four and 6d. mint corner pair, all showing 'extra flagstaff', also the same variety on Bechuanaland 3d. used with rest of set on 1935 (May 9) registered cover to Captain F.P. Leathes, Provincial Superintendent, Tanganyika, readdressed from Tabora to Iringa, range of Great Britain with 2s. and 3s. booklets, German 'Jewish War' forgery, etc., slightly mixed condition. (27 items)
565 £110
Gilbert and Ellice Islands: Abemama: 1940 'Wells' envelope registered to Grimsby bearing Key Plate 1d. strip of four and 1/2d. tied by fine individual strikes of the scarce type 9 handstamp in black (in use from Feb. 1937 to Dec. 1941) with Ocean Island registered cachet at left and transit backstamps. Photo.
1002 £350
Canada: British Columbia and Vancouver Island: 1865 cover to Ireland, franked by 1860 21/2d. rose tied by ''1'' in bars of New Westminster, in combination with U.S.A. 1861-62 24c. tied by concentric circles and San Francisco datestamp, handstruck ''PAID'', some faults, scarce. Photo.
1343 | £240
Egypt: 1941-46 Photogravure Air issue: 25m., study of variety large cloud at left under value tablet (no. 17), comprising imperforate plate proof with ''Cancelled'' printed on reverse (1 of two possible - Ex Charles Hass), issued stamps include two positional blocks mint and used, latter on cover without the variety (other pane?), the variety on three singles and three positional blocks with both variations of colour represented, mainly mint with the majority unmounted, fine.
1739 £170
Malayan States: Johore: 1922-41 $1 to $100 overprinted ''SPECIMEN'', fine with lightly toned gum. S.G. 120s-128s. Photo.
99 | £150
Omnibus Issues: A K.G.VI to Q.E.II accumulation of mainly omnibus issues in a stockbook, mostly used sets incl. 1937 Coronation, 1945-46 Victory, 1949 U.P.U., 1953 Coronation, 1963 F.F.H., 1963 Red Cross, 1965 I.T.U., 1965-67 Churchill, range of later issues, also a selection of mint K.G.VI issues on leaves incl. Pitcairn 1940-51 printings to 2s.6d. (5), Tristan 1952 to 10s., etc., varied condition, mainly fine. (few 1,000s)
566 £110
Gilbert and Ellice Islands: Abemama: 1946 (July 24) stampless envelope to Suva showing fine type 28 c.d.s. in violet and ''Paid 2d'' in red ms. with explanatory note on reverse indicating that the P.O. had adopted this expedient as it had run out of stamps. Ex Smith. Photo.
1004 £620
Canada: Newfoundland: 1857-64 2d. scarlet-vermilion, used with faint barred cancellation, three small margins, fine, good colour. Vincent Graves Green certificate (2010). S.G. 2, cat. £6,500. Photo.
1344 £95
Egypt: Air Crash Covers: 1936 (Aug. 22) Scipio crash at Mirabella Bay, attractive printed commercial envelope with one stamp washed away but 3m. remaining, to France and with fine and bold strike on face of ''Accident d'Avion'' in violet, resealed on reverse with French Postes et Telegraph printed paper tape, good condition and a scarce cachet type. Nierinck 360822L. Photo.
1740 £230
Malaya and States: Johore: 1949-55 10c. magenta imperf. block of four from the left of the sheet, unmounted mint, minor gum wrinkling, some stains and pen in selvedge and crease in right vertical margin, otherwise fine and scarce. S.G. 139aa, cat. £11,000. Photo.
102 | £280
Omnibus issues: 1948-49 Silver Wedding, 45 different sets unmounted mint incl. Falkland Is. and Hong Kong, condition a little mixed with some toning but generally of fresh appearance. (90)
567 £120
Gilbert and Ellice Islands: Abemama: 1946 (Oct. 6) stampless envelope locally addressed, showing fine type 28 c.d.s. in black and ''1d Paid'' in red ms. Ex Smith. Photo.
1006 £820
Canada: Newfoundland: 1857-64 61/2d. scarlet-vermilion, four small margins, used with faint traces of cancellation. S.G. 7, cat. £4,750. Photo.
1345 £190
Egypt: Air Crash Covers: 1936 (Aug. 22) Scipio crash at Mirabella Bay, printed commercial envelope to Italy, on reverse affixed Italian P.O. label ''Lettre endommagée de l'eau de la/mer à la suit du désastre aérien'', typically affected by sea water but good condition, good enough to be readdressed and posted to London. A scarce label. Nierinck 260822s. Ex Hardiman Smith. Photo.
1741 £230
Malaya and States: Johore: 1949-55 10c. magenta imperf. block of four from the left of the sheet, unmounted mint, minor gum wrinkling, tear in selvedge and vertical crease affecting right two stamps, otherwise fine and scarce. S.G. 139aa, cat. £11,000. Photo.
105 | £130
Postal History and Covers: Australasia, interesting selection of straight line and boxed Ship Letter, Loose Ship Letter and paquebot cancellations on a range of adhesives from Australian States, Tonga etc. incl. multiples. (40 items)
572 £180
Gilbert and Ellice Islands: Aranuka: 1945, two 'Thompson' envelopes registered to Sydney, franked by 1939-55 adhesives and with ms. registration markings, the first with cut-down ''PASSED BY CENSOR/No. 8'' cachet and an overpaid 1/2d. left uncancelled. Ex Smith. Photo.
1009 £180
Canada: Newfoundland: 1919 Air $1 on 15c. mint block of four with the upper right stamp variety no comma after ''AIR POST'', three stamps incl. the variety unmounted, collectors' handstamps on reverse and variety with minor corner crease, otherwise fine. S.G. 143, a, cat. £550. Photo.
1346 £180
Egypt: Air Crash Covers: 1937 (Oct. 1) Courtier crash at Phaleron Bay, attractively franked cover to Athens with nine stamps, another washed away, with 1d. Greek postage due neatly tied to face, good strike of Greek/French bilingual framed cachet struck in turquoise-blue alongside on front, good condition. A very scarce cachet applied only to the one bag of mail to Athens. Nierinck 371001a. Photo.
1742 | £520
Malayan States: Johore: A collection on leaves, incl. range of overprints with 1884-86 type 6 2c. and 1884-91 type 14 2c. part original gum, 1891-97 and both 1896 to $1 mint, 1896-99 to $5 mint, 1903 and 1904 surcharge sets in unmounted mint blocks of four, 1904-10 to $10 unmounted mint, $100 with fiscal cancellation, 1910-19 to $1 mint, 1918-20 $10 with dubious cancellation, 1938 Postage Due set mint, 1940 Sultan Si Abrahim 8c. perforated ''SPECIMEN'', 1948 Silver Wedding $5 lower margin imprint block of four unmounted mint, 1949-55 to $5 unmounted mint, etc., mixed condition. (100s)
107 | £500
Postal History and Covers: An accumulation of all World covers, middle to modern period, incl. Europe, Commonwealth, etc. (100s)
575 £120
Gilbert and Ellice Islands: Arorae: 1940 (ca.) envelope to Kent, franked by Key Plate 11/2d. tied by one of two circular ms. ''GILBERT AND ELLICE ISLANDS COLONY/N.G./ARORAE/ISLAND'' improvised due to the poor state of the type 11 handstamp, and with unclear Ocean Island transit backstamp (type 14b known from May 1938 to Apr. 1941). Ex Taylor and Smith. Photo.
1012 | £1650
Canada: Newfoundland: A collection in an album, stockbook, leaves and loose, incl. 1894 12c. mint, 1897 Discovery set mint, 1910 Litho set mint, 1911 Recess set mint, 1911-16 Coronation set mint, 1919 Air $1 on 14c. mint (3), 1923-24 set mint, 1928-29 set mint, 1931 Air with and without watermark sets mint, 1931 set mint, 1933 Air set mint, 1937 Coronation set on plain f.d.c., 20c. perf. 14 mint block of four, one with extra chimney, etc., varied condition. (100s)
1347 | £160
Egypt: Air Crash Covers: 1937 (Oct. 1) Courtier crash at Phaleron Bay, three covers to U.K., showing framed ''DAMAGED BY SEA-WATER''; framed two line ''DAMAGED BY SEA/WATER'' and framed ''DAMAGED BY/SEA WATER/IN AEROPLANE/ACCIDENT'', all struck in violet, first has franking washed away but clearly dated by postmarked, other two with 20m. remaining but all three have the fugitive ink offset from where 8m. stamps once were. A fine trio from this crash. Respectively Nierinck 371001d, e and f. Last is Ex Jeidal.
1743 | £80
Malaya and States: Johore: A mint selection on leaves, incl. 1891-94 to $1, 1896 to $1, 1922-42 to $2, 1949-55 to $5, etc., also 1960 set used, slightly mixed condition. (84)
108 £400
Postal History and Covers: An all World accumulation of covers, mainly middle period, incl. much Europe, Commonwealth, U.S.A., etc. (approx. 200)
577 £230
Gilbert and Ellice Islands: Atafu: 1862 entire without postal markings, containing three page letter in Polynesian headed ''Atahu/Mati 6 162'', written by Maka, a Cook Island teacher for the the London Missionary Society, addressed to Mrs. Nisbet in Samoa. Manuscript receiving note confirms 1862 date. One of the earliest of all items from the Gilbert & Ellice Islands and the earliest to originate from Atafu. Photo.
1013 | £720
Canada: Newfoundland: A mainly mint or unused old time Q.V. collection on leaves incl. extensive imperforates with 1857-64 1d., 5d., 8d., unused and 4d., 6d., 1s. (faults) used, 1860 2d. orange-vermilion, 3d. (2) unused, 6d. used, 1862-64 unused to 1s., 1865-70 unused to 10c. (2), 12c. (2), 13c., 24c. (2), 1868-73 with 1c., 3c., 5c., unused, 1880-82 to 3c., 5c., 1887 to 10c., 1890 3c. (5) incl. shades, 1896-98 reissues to 3c. (both), 1897 Anniversary set to 60c., etc., slight toning throughout, otherwise mainly good to fine. (97)
1349 £120
Egypt: Air Crash Covers: 1937 (Oct. 1) Courtier crash at Phaleron Bay, neat commercial cover to Switzerland with 3m. remaining, another washed away, fine strike of Swiss P.O. ''Durch Meerwasser beschadigt'' in violet below address panel, good condition and a scarce cachet. Photo.
1745 £150
Malayan States: Kedah: 1949 U.P.U. 50c. with variety ''A'' of ''CA'' missing from watermark, fine. mint. S.G. 75a. Photo.
109 | £210
Postal History and Covers: An accumulation of British West Indies covers, incl. 1778 entire from St. Kitts to Madeira with Bishop mark on reverse, early Jamaica, censored, maritime, unused postal stationery with large format, lettercards, etc. (60)
581 £110
Gilbert and Ellice Islands: Beru: 1944, two envelopes to Auckland, New Zealand with mainly fine strikes of type 27 ''CUSTOMS OFFICE'' handstamps cancelling 1939-55 1/2d. and 11/2d. on one (slightly stained), the other with 2d., both showing type C2 censor cachet No. 5 in violet (located at Tarawa) initialled and dated ''12/6/44'', one additionally endorsed ''No contents''.
1014 | £920
Canada: Newfoundland: An accumulation in packets, incl. range of early issues with 1865-78 2c. mint, 1868-73 1c., 3c., 1876-79 1c., 3c., 5c. part original gum, 1865-78 12c., 13c., 1868-73 3d., 1896-98 3c. chocolate-brown used, 1897 Discovery values to 60c. mint and used, 1897-1918 to 5c. mint, 1910 to 15c. mint, 1911-16 to 15c. mint, 1920 type A 3c. on 15c. mint, 1921 Air 35c. mint, 1923 to 24c. mint, 1928-29 to 30c. (2) mint, 1929-31 values to 20c. mint and used, 1931 both Air sets mint, 1932 Air $1.50 on $1 mint, 1933 Air set mint, 1933 Air $4.50 on 75c. mint, 1933 to 32c. mint, range of postage dues, etc., also a small selection of other provinces, mixed condition. (100s)
1350 £250
Egypt: Air Crash Covers: 1937 (Dec. 5) Cygnus crash at Brindisi, large part envelope from Simon Arzt, which is now partly papier maché with a bit of a 9m. stamp but with fine strike ''DAMAGED BY SEA-WATER'' in violet, with contents and importantly with mimeographed letter from Inland Section that can only accompany damaged items with partly indecipherable addresses, on this occasion Bexhill-on-Sea. Nierinck cachet 371205a; letter 371205w, the latter very scarce. Also another to U.K. attractively franked 6m. block of four and 4m. from Shepheards Hotel with framed ''DAMAGED BY SEA WATER'' with remains of ''S.S.'' Nierinck 371205L, slightly faint but readable and with contemporary newspaper cutting. Photo.
1746 £300
Malayan States: Kedah: 1950-55 1c. to $5 set in corner blocks of four, a few with plate numbers, fine unmounted mint. S.G. 76-90, cat. £640+. Photo.
110 | £420
Postal History and Covers: An accumulation of mainly 1840s to 1880s entires to New York, all with stamps removed, incl. Colombia, Cuba, Mexico, Panama, Peru, Uruguay, a very good range of transit and rate marks, due markings, forwarding agents' cachets, etc. (few 100s)
582 £80
Gilbert and Ellice Islands: Beru: 1944 envelope to England, bearing 1939-55 2d. cancelled by fine strike of type 27 ''CUSTOMS OFFICE'' handstamp with type C2 censor's cachet No. 3 in violet (allocated to Funafuti) with number in manuscript (very few recorded) at left, some creasing. Photo.
1016 | £50
Canada: Nova Scotia: 1860-63 81/2c. deep green in a mint part sheet (10 x 5), showing imprints at top, a few minor plate flaws, some gum wrinkles, otherwise mainly fine. S.G. 14.
1352 £160
Egypt: Air Crash Covers: Delayed By War: 1940 commercial cover with 'corner card' franked 30m. per K.L.M. to Winterswyk, Holland, censored with resealing strip, affixed cyclostyled Dutch P.O. label ''Amsterdam Maart 1948'' and Dutch to say delay in receipt due to circumstances of war, good condition. Scarce and attractive item. With article explaining that due to the German invasion and chaos some mails in transit were stored in a remote French castle for the duration - and forgotten about until February 1948 when rediscovered. Then finally delivered in March of that year, eight years after posting. Photo.
1748 | £320
Malayan States: Kedah: A mint and used collection on leaves, incl. 1912 to $5 mint, 3c. irregular marginal block of 26 with paper adhered to reverse, 4c. irregular marginal block of fifteen mint, 1921-32 values to $3 mint, 1922 14mm Borneo Exhibition set mint, 1937 to $5 unmounted mint and used, 1948 Silver Wedding set in unmounted mint corner blocks of four, set on cover, 1950-55 to $5 unmounted mint and used, 1957 set mint, etc., mixed condition. (100s)
111 | £150
Postal History and Covers: A collection with pre-stamp covers, G.B. 1840 (Dec.) 1d. black on cover from Preston, 1841 1d. reds, 1941 censor to U.S.A. with label on reverse, Palestine 1918, May 1946 from Canada to England with ''SALVED FROM THE SEA'', etc.
583 £200
Gilbert and Ellice Islands: Beru: Undated envelope addressed to a native on Fanning Island, franked by 1939-55 1d. (2) cancelled by fine strikes of type 27 ''CUSTOMS OFFICE'' handstamp with type C2 censor's cachet No. 5 in violet (located at Tarawa) at left. Ex Smith. Photo.
1018 | £380
Canada: 1852-57 handmade wove paper 3d. used (5, two with four margins, one with blue concentric ring cancellation), 6d. used (2, both with three margins, one with 2004 R.P.S. certificate), 10d. (one margin), machine-made wove paper 3d. four margins, thin ribbed paper 3d. (2, both with four margins), mixed condition. (11)
1353 | £500
Egypt: Airmail Covers: Europe: Collection of 62 covers to smaller or less usual European countries, 1933 to 1946, comprising Albania; Bulgaria (4); Danzig (2); Denmark (8); Estonia; Finland(5); Hungary(10); Ireland(5); Liechtenstein; Malta (5); Monte Carlo; Norway(3); Poland 1935 (4 June) Athens-Warsaw 1st flight; Portugal (4); Rhodes (2); Rumania (5); Spain; Yugoslavia (3), a few censors, mostly good to fine.
1749 £270
Malaysian States: Kelantan: 1951-55 1c. to $5 set in corner blocks of four, a few with plate numbers, fine unmounted mint. S.G. 62-81, cat. £800+. Photo.
112 | £400
Postal History and Covers: Transatlantic Mail: 1846 to 1887, selection of covers incl. 1854 cover from Rio to France, with scarce ''SOUTH AMERN/LIVERPOOL/PACKET'' datestamp on reverse, 1861 cover from New Orleans to France, franked 1857-61 30c., rate marks, etc. (27 items)
584 £150
Gilbert and Ellice Islands: Beru: Undated envelope addressed to a native on Canton Island, franked at internal postage rate by 1939-55 1d. cancelled by fine strike of type 27 ''CUSTOMS OFFICE'' handstamp with type C2 censor's cachet No. 5 in violet (located at Tarawa) at left. Photo.
1019 £170
Canada: 1852-57 handmade wove paper 3d., four margins, showing major re-entry, used with target cancellation, slightly toned corner. R.P.S. certificate (2009). S.G. 8b, cat. £950. Photo.
1354 | £180
Egypt: Airmail Covers: Europe: Austria: 1934 to 1938, 29 covers or cards, range of rates with registered, Postage Insufficient handstamp, Currency Control marks, Imperial, K.L.M., etc., mostly good to fine.
1750 | £380
Malaysian States: Kelantan: A collection on leaves, incl. 1911-15 to $25 mint, $25 block of four mint, 1921-28 set overprinted ''SPECIMEN'', 1922 Exhibition set mint, 1937-40 4c. pair on f.d.c., 1948 Silver Wedding $5 in unmounted mint block of four, set on f.d.c., 1951-55 to $5 unmounted mint and used (top two values marginal plate examples), etc., mixed condition. (134)
113 | £130
Postal History and Covers: An accumulation of British Africa covers, from 1896 onwards, incl. good selection of S.W.A., also large format postal stationery with scarce Seychelles, lettercards, etc. (55)
585 £80
Gilbert and Ellice Islands: Beru: Undated envelope to Sussex, franked by 1939-55 2d. cancelled by fine strike of type 27 ''CUSTOMS OFFICE'' handstamp with type C2 censor's cachet No. 5 in violet (located at Tarawa) at left, some creasing. Ex Smith. Photo.
1020 £220
Canada: 1852-57 1852-57 handmade wove paper 6d. slate-violet, four margins, used with indistinct cancellation. S.G. 9, cat. £1,100. Photo.
1355 | £180
Egypt: Airmail Covers: Europe: Belgium: 1935 to 1946, 23 covers, Imperial and K.L.M., range of rates with registered, a few censored, etc., mostly good to fine.
1751 | £190
Malayan States: Kelantan: A collection on leaves, incl. 1911-15 to $25 mint, 1937-40 to $2 mint, 1951-55 to $5 mint, etc., slightly mixed condition. (86)
115 £1800
Postal History and Covers: Hospital Ships: An exceptional collection of W.W.I mainly covers and cards with examples of handstamps from Hospital Ships ''Assay'', ''Asturias'', ''Formosa'', ''Herefordshire'', ''H.S. Salta'', ''H.S. Takada'', ''Letitia'', ''Loyalty'', ''Marama'', ''St. David'', ''St. George'', ''S.S. Cambria'', ''Valdivia'', ''Varsova'', etc., incl. picture postcards, censor marks incl. 1916 (Sept. 28) redirected ''on active service'' envelope with straight line ''PASSED BY CENSOR'', ''RECEIVED FROM H. M. SHIP/NO CHARGE TO BE RAISED'' handstamp above and ''N.Z. Expeditionary Forces'' cachet at lower left, etc., mainly good to fine with many clear strikes. (43 items). Photo.
587 £400
Gilbert and Ellice Islands: Betio: Japanese Army postcard captured by U.S. Forces, used by member of U66, U191 (11th Naval Construction Unit) on Betio, there being no Japanese Army personnel on the island, signed by the US translator ""Huisinga (R-6)"" and with fine circular ""EXAMINED IN THE FIELD/PASSED BY/JOINT INTELLIGENCE"" cachet in red on reverse, slight creasing. Ex Stan Jersey. Photo.
1022 | £110
Canada: 1859 issue, a selection, incl. 1c. part original gum, 5c. unused (regummed), 17c. unused, etc., also 1864 2c. unused and used, mixed condition. (34)
1356 | £250
Egypt: Airmail Covers: Europe: Cyprus: 1935 to 1952, 17 covers with M.I.S.R. Airlines 1st flight covers for 1935 (4), 1936 (1 of 10 flown - ex Warwick), 1937 (2 stages), 1938 (2 stages and return - the Port Said and return both 1 of 12 flown and ex Warwick). Also 1935 covers to Troodos with arrival (2), 1939 cover with Cypriot ''RETOUR'' and ''INCONNU'', markings, 1952 censored, etc., mostly good to fine. Good lot.
1752 | £140
Malayan States: Malacca: A collection on leaves, incl. 1948 Silver Wedding set in unmounted mint blocks of four, set on f.d.c., 1949-52 to $5 unmounted mint and used, etc., slightly mixed condition. (88)
116 | £95
Postal History and Covers: P.O.W: A selection of W.W.I and W.W.II covers and cards, incl. 1942 cover to a P.O.W. in South Africa via Canada, 1942 stationery card from Stalag IIB to Oflag 13B, etc. (15 items)
588 £300
Gilbert and Ellice Islands: Betio: 1943 incoming envelope franked by Japanese 3s. and 14s., recovered by U.S. marine on Betio, addressed to central sorting office for the area at Yokusaka for onward delivery to an engineer at U57 Moen Island, TRUK U60 4th Construction Detachment, a mainly civilian unit, also photograph of installation of naval guns on the island that had been captured at Singapore. Photo.
1023 | £420
Canada: A selection of small and large Queens on stock pages, incl. 1868-90 Ottawa 1c. and 2c. with part original gum, to 121/2c. used, Medium to Stout Wove Paper 1c. red-brown large part original gum, 121/2c. with watermark used, 15c. unused, 1870-90 2c. imperf. pair, 1873-79 1c. large part original gum (2), 10c. strip of three used, 1889-97 10c. small part original gum, 1893 8c. mint (3), range of shades, etc., mixed condition. (100s)
1357 | £100
Egypt: Airmail Covers: Europe: Czechoslovakia: 1936 to 1947, 22 covers or cards, range of rates, frankings, with registered, Currency Control marks, 1938 (2) and 1953 censored, etc., mostly good to fine.
1753 | £350
Malayan States: Negri Sembilian: Sungei Ujong: A collection on leaves, incl. range of overprints mint or part original gum with 1811 type 2 and 7 2c., 1882 ''SU'' without stops 2c., 1883-84 type 17 and 21 2c. pale rose, type 17 and 21 4c. brown, 1885-09 2c. pale rose selection, 1891 type 32 and type 34 2c. on 24c., etc., mixed condition. (31)
117 | £210
Postal History and Covers: 1946 to 1950, a correspondence from F.P.O's 121 to 783 sent by a Captain Smeeden to Miss Hood in England, the majority from the Greek area, incl. F.P.O. 777 (8) at the British Military Mission in Greece, most with original letters enclosed, also an inventory of the group. (68 items)
589 £300
Gilbert and Ellice Islands: Butaritari: 1911 Overprint set of seven in blocks of four, each with fine central strike of type 1 first day c.d.s. ''1-JA 1911'' in violet, mainly fine. S.G. 1-7, cat. £1,300+. Ex Smith. Photo.
1024 | £420
Canada: A collection of Small Queens in an album, stockbook and loose, incl. 1882-87 1/2c. black mint horizontal strip of five, a very good range of shades, cancellations, etc. (100s)
1358 | £290
Egypt: Airmail Covers: Europe: France: 1933 to 1962, 69 covers or cards, with a wide range of rates and frankings, registered, 1933 cover with handstruck ''(A)NNULLATO'', WW.II and later censor marks, labels, etc., mostly good to fine. A comprehensive lot.
1754 £180
Malayan States: Negri Sembilan: 1949-55 1c. to $5 set in blocks of four, some corner, some marginal and a few with plate numbers, fine unmounted mint. S.G. 42-62, cat. £520+. Photo.
118 | £520
Postal History and Covers: An all World postal history accumulation, incl. extensive early Canada with advertising, India postal stationery unused and used, service, U.S.A., Switzerland, Commonwealth with Pacific Islands, K.U.T. with K.G.VI issues on leaves showing rates, etc. (100s)
590 £250
Gilbert and Ellice Islands: Butaritari: 1911 Overprint set of seven on pieces, each in a horizontal strip of three except 1/2d. single, all cancelled by fair to fine strikes of type 1 last day c.d.s. ''28 NOV. 1912'' in violet, chiefly fine. S.G. 1-7. Ex Smith. Photo.
1025 £1600
Canada: 1897 Jubilee 1/2c. to $5 mint or large part original gum, with a few additional shades, top value unmounted, also $4 overprinted ''SPECIMEN'', mixed condition but generally of fresh appearance. S.G. 121-40. Photo.
1359 | £1500
Egypt: Airmail Covers: Europe: Great Britain: 1933 to 1950, 214 items, mainly covers with some postcards contained in two albums, with a wide range of rates and frankings, various routes and carriers, registered mail, the war time period with a good range of censor marks and labels, F.P.O.'s, etc., mostly good to fine. An excellent and replete lot.
1755 | £120
Malayan States: Negri Sembilan: A collection on leaves, incl. 1895-99 15c. and 25c. used, 1935-41 to $5 used (cancellations not guaranteed), 1948 Silver Wedding $5 in unmounted corner block of four, set on cover, 1949-55 to $5 unmounted mint and used, etc., mixed condition. (102)
119 | £320
Postal History and Covers: A large all World accumulation of covers and cards in varied condition contained in a carton with unused and used postal stationery, airmails, registered, strength in Europe, South America, etc. (many 100s)
594 £90
Gilbert and Ellice Islands: Butaritari: 1912, three covers with fair to fine type 1 cancellations in violet, the first (Mar. 22) to Michigan franked by Pandanus 1/2d., 1d. pair, the others (Aug. 5) registered to Germany with Bahnpost registration labels, one with Key Plate 5d. and 6d., the other with 5d., 6d. and 1s.
1026 £300
Canada: 1897 Jubilee 1/2c. to $5 used with a few additional shades, top three values with very heavy indistinct roller cancellations, mixed condition. S.G. 121-40. Photo.
1361 | £300
Egypt: Airmail Covers: Europe: Germany: 1933 to 1952, 67 covers or cards, wide range of rates, Imperial and K.L.M., registered, handstruck crosses denoting air mail service completed, 1933 registered express cover, plus a disallowed franking, etc., mostly good to fine. Comprehensive lot.
1756 | £290
Malayan States: Pahang: A collection on leaves, incl. 1889 10c. mint, 1891-95 and 1895-99 sets overprinted ''SPECIMEN'', 1897 2c. on half of diagonally bisected 5c. used on piece, 1898 25c. used, 50c. dull purple and greenish black unused, 50c. green and black with part original gum, 1935-41 to $5 mint, 1948 Silver Wedding set in unmounted mint blocks of four, 1950-56 to $5 unmounted mint, etc., mixed condition. (91)
120 | £150
Postal History and Covers: An accumulation of covers and cards, incl. Burma, Pakistan, United States of America, commercial mail, etc. (100s)
596 £110
Gilbert and Ellice Islands: Butaritari: 1941 (Oct. 1), 1945 (Mar. 2), two covers with type 20 cancellations, the first to Sydney (redirected to Auckland then Timaru) franked 1939-55 1d. pair and resealed by red on white ''OPENED BY CENSOR'' (double impression) label overstruck by type C1 censor cachet, the second to Wellington, New Zealand, bearing 1/2d., 1d. and 11/2d. with cut-down type C2 censor cachet No. 8 in black.
1027 £200
Canada: 1897-98 1/2c., 1c., 2c., 3c., 5c., 6c. and 8c. (2) blocks of four, mint or large part original gum, some gum disturbances, otherwise mainly fine. S.G. 142-148, cat. £1,704. Photo.
1362 | £120
Egypt: Airmail Covers: Europe: Greece: 1933 to 1946, plus one late use in 1965, 29 items, good range of rates and frankings, Censorship & Greek Exchange Control labels and cachets, etc., mostly good to fine.
1757 | £220
Malayan States: Penang: A collection on leaves, incl. 1948 Silver Wedding set in unmounted mint corner blocks of four, 1949-52 to $5 unmounted mint, 1957 and 1960 sets in unmounted mint blocks of four, etc., slightly mixed condition. (approx. 200)
122 | £650
Postal History and Covers: An accumulation of Far East covers in a carton, much middle to modern period, incl. incoming, French Indochina, Japan, Netherlands Indies, Commonwealth with India, also some stamps with Tibet, etc. (100s)
597 £120
Gilbert and Ellice Islands: Butaritari: 1945 (May 2) censored envelope from a Staff Sergeant in the Gilbert & Ellice Is. Labour Corps to Major A.G. Edwards, commanding officer of the Docks Company at A.P.O. 709 (Guadalcanal), franked 1939-55 2d. cancelled type 26 with cut-down type C2 censor cachet No. 8 in violet. Photo.
1028 | £400
Canada: 1898-1902 issue, a group of mint or large part original gum multiples, comprising 1/2c. (2), 1c., 2c. violet, 6c., 7c. and 8c. blocks of four, 3c. upper marginal imprint strip of three, 1/2c., 1c. upper marginal imprint strips of four, 1c., 2c. violet, 3c. upper marginal imprint strips of five, and 2c. violet corner block of six, mixed condition. (14 items)
1363 | £100
Egypt: Airmail Covers: Europe: Italy: 1933 to 1949, 22 covers, range of rates and frankings, registered, censored, 1933 Francesco Crispi maritime cancellation, 1938 postage due, 1946 registered British F.P.O. 655, etc., mostly good to fine.
1758 £210
Malayan States: Perak: 1938-41 1c. to $5 set, mint, mainly fine. S.G. 103-121, cat. £1,100. Photo.
123 | £380
Postal History and Covers: An accumulation of Middle East covers in a carton, mainly middle to modern, incl. incoming, Egypt, Iraq, Oman, Palestine, some Commonwealth with Aden, etc. (100s)
599 £100
Gilbert and Ellice Islands: Canton Island: 1943 (Dec. 15) long 'Baldwin' envelope registered to Sydney bearing 1939-55 1/2d. with 11/2d. marginal block of eight with sheet no. ''0528'', fine type 31 cancellations, showing boxed type R9 registration handstamp and, on the reverse, type C2 censor cachet No. 2 initialled by District Officer R.M. Major, Suva Jan. 5 1944 transit and Feb. 7 arrival. Also cover to Florida bearing 1d. and 11/2d. with indistinct type 31 c.d.s. and good type C2 censor cachet No. 2 at left. (2 covers) Photo.
1029 | £380
Canada: A selection of later Q.V. issues on leaves and in packets, incl. 1893 30c. used (3), 50c. mint, used (3), 1897 Jubilee range with 1/2c. (2), 6c. (2), 10c., 20c., 50c. mint or part original gum, values to 50c. used, 1898-1902 to 10c. (2) and 20c. mint (2), to 20c. used, extensive 1898 Penny Postage issue with plate reconstructions, 1899 2c. on 3c. mint blocks/strips of four (7), etc., mixed condition. (100s)
1364 | £100
Egypt: Airmail Covers: Europe: Netherlands: 1934 to 1951, 23 covers or cards, good range of rates and frankings, 1934 pictorial maritime cover, censors, 1940 cover delayed in France due to the war and not delivered until 1948 with Dutch instructional adhesive label, etc., mostly good to fine.
1759 | £230
Malayan States: Perak: A collection on leaves, incl. range of overprints, 1895-99 to 50c. dull purple and greenish black mint, to both 50c. overprinted ''SPECIMEN'', 1900 surcharge set in unused pairs, 1935-37 50c. colour trial in orange on white paper, to $5 mint, 1948 Silver Wedding set in unmounted mint blocks of four, 1950-56 to $5 unmounted mint, Official 1889 to 10c. mint, etc., mixed condition. (172)
124 | £550
Postal History and Covers: An accumulation of covers and cards in mixed condition contained in a carton incl. censored mail, stationery, selection of pre stamp items, picture postcards, airmails, etc. (few 100)
600 £140
Gilbert and Ellice Islands: Canton Island: 1944 (Jan. 3) stampless New Zealand National Patriotic Fund Board Y.M.C.A. envelope sent by Capt. J.R. Grigg (endorsement on flap) to Fiji endorsed ''on active service'' with type 31 despatch c.d.s. and type C2 censor cachet No. 2 initialled by District Officer R.M. Major, with Nausori Jan. 7 arrival on reverse. Photo.
1030 | £260
Canada: 1903-12 issue, a selection, incl. to 7c. (2), 10c. (5), 20c. (2), 50c. mint or part original gum, to 50c. used (3), 1c. upper marginal imprint strips of three (5) and four (2), 2c. imperf. block of four, 2c. booklet pane of six, etc., mixed condition.
1365 | £80
Egypt: Airmail Covers: Europe: Sweden: 1935 to 1946, 17 covers, range of rates and frankings with registered, censors, 1945 with large O.A.T. cachet applied in London, etc., mostly good to fine.
1760 | £150
Malayan States: Perak: A selection on leaves, incl. 1935-37 to $5 mint, 1938-41 to $2 mint, 1950-56 to $5 mint, etc., slightly mixed condition. (83)
125 | £180
Postal History and Covers: An all World selection of mainly covers and cards, incl. Red Cross covers, Bermuda, Middle East with Persia, etc. (few 100s)
603 £200
Gilbert and Ellice Islands: Christmas Island: 1918 (Feb. 14) locally addressed envelope bearing First Issue 5c. tied by type 54 cancellation, scarce local usage. Photo.
1031 | £120
Canada: A selection of K.G.V Commemorative issues, incl. 1908 Quebec issue, 7c., 10c. (2), 15c., mint or part original gum, 1917 Anniversary 3c. unmounted mint block of six, later issues with blocks of four, plate blocks, etc., mixed condition. (100s)
1366 | £340
Egypt: Airmail Covers: Europe: Switzerland: 1934 to 1947, 56 covers or cards, good range of rates and frankings with registration, censors, various routes, carriers, 1935 attractive pair of 15 mill registration envelopes from Gash El Dubara with blue cancellations and registration cachets, etc., mostly good to fine.
1762 | £80
Malayan States: Perlis: A collection on leaves, incl. 1948 Silver Wedding $5 in a lower marginal imprint block of four, 1951-55 to $5 unmounted mint and used (cancellations not guaranteed), etc., mixed condition. (58)
126 | £150
Postal History and Covers: An all World accumulation of postal history, early to modern, incl. train thematics, early Hungary, first flights, etc. (100s)
605 £180
Gilbert and Ellice Islands: Christmas Island: 1922 (Jan.) 'Roessler' envelope to U.S.A. endorsed ''imprimé'', bearing First issue 5c. pair cancelled by type 55 handstamp in black, with French Polynesia 10c. cancelled by Papeete Jan. 4 1922 c.d.s. with additional strike alongside. Photo.
1032 | £1200
Canada: A selection of K.G.V definitive issues in packets, incl. 1911-22 to both 50c. mint and used, range of booklet panes, coils with strips, range of War Tax issues with 1915 (Feb.) 50c. upper marginal example, 1916 (Jan.) 2c. + 1c. unmounted block of four, 1916 (Feb.) 2c. + 1c. mint pair, 1916 (July) 2c. + 1c. lower marginal plate block of four with plate number, unmounted mint strip of four, 1922-31 booklet panes, 1d. imperf. left marginal block of four mint, 1c., 2c. and 3c. imperf. marginal blocks of eight with part imprint unused, 1926 type 49 2c. on 3c. corner block of fourteen unmounted mint, type 50 corner block of twenty two unmounted mint, 1928-29 5c. booklet panes mint (2, one unmounted), to $1 used, 1930-31 to $1 used, 1c. green complete sheet of 100, 1932-33 to 13c. mint and used, 1935 5c. pair imperf. vertically mint, 50c. corner block of ten mint, etc., mixed condition. (100s)
1368 | £450
Egypt: Airmail Covers: Middle East: Collection of 51 covers, comprising to Aden(2); Bahrain (2, one 1933 registered 1st flight cover with arrival); Iran (3); Iraq (7); Lebanon (7); Palestine (21); Syria (5); Turkey (4), range of rates and frankings, majority good to fine.
1763 £80
Malayan States: Sabah: 1964-65 set in unmounted mint blocks of four, fine, also 1c. block of four and singles (2), 4c. block of four, 5c. block of four, and 6c. singles (3) used on 1965 cover from Jesselton to Canada. S.G. 408-423, cat. £300+. Photo.
127 | £170
Postal History and Covers: An all World selection of covers and cards, incl. Italy, Turkey, military mail, postal stationery, etc. (298 items)
606 £100
Gilbert and Ellice Islands: Christmas Island: 1925 'Roessler' envelope to U.S.A. bearing Second printing 5c. tied by type 55 cancellation, with French Polynesia 20c. tied by Papeete c.d.s. (date indistinct) and U.S. Air 24c. tied by San Francisco Air Mail Field Mar. 24 c.d.s. Photo.
1033 £120
Canada: 1911-22 2c. rose-red, unmounted mint vertical experimental coil strip of four, handstamped on gum over paste-up ''Postage Stamp Division/No. 1/MAY 11'', some trimmed perfs., otherwise fine. Unitrade 106x. Photo.
1369 | £150
Egypt: Airmail Covers: Middle East: Egypt: 1940 to 1946, 15 covers sent surface mail within Egypt, including 1940 Express cover, 1942 registered Returned to Sender cover with cachets, four large covers early 1940s sent Insured with suitable higher frankings and impressive wax seals, War Time to M.E.F., etc., mostly good to fine. Air Mail stamps only valid for that service; Invalid for internal or surface mail until 1st August 1938
1764 | £380
Malayan States: Selangor: A mint and used collection on leaves, incl. 1895-99 $1 mint, values to $10 and $25 overprinted ''SPECIMEN'', 1935-41 to $5 mint, 1948 Silver Wedding $5 in an unmounted mint corner block of four, set on f.d.c., 1949-55 to $5 unmounted mint, 40c. to $5 in mint corner or marginal blocks of four, 1957-61 set in unmounted mint blocks of four (some with imprints), etc., mixed condition. (182)
128 | £210
Postal History and Covers: An all World selection of covers and cards, incl. Germany, Great Britain, Paraguay, etc. (230 items)
607 £350
Gilbert and Ellice Islands: Christmas Island: 1940 (Nov. 4) extraordinary cover addressed to Wee Bit Chay, c/o C.I.P. Co. Ltd., Drum Site, Christmas Island, originally registered from Glenhuntly, Australia bearing A.I.F. 2d. and 3d., the intended destination being Christmas Island in Indian Ocean but missent to Pacific and subsequently spending more than 31/2 years in the postal system, receiving a range of ms. endorsements incl. ''No service'', ''PAS D'OCCASION DIRECTE'', ''KILLED BY/JAPANESE'', and ''Mr Stackpole advises/no service at/present/14/4/44'', and datestamps incl. Papeete Jan. 15 1944 and Melbourne D.L.O. Apr. 15 1944. Photo.
1035 | £620
Canada: A specialised mint and used collection of the K.G.V Admirals written up in an album, incl. multiples, coils, booklet panes, 1922-31 2c. upper marginal imperf. imprint block of twelve mint, $1 block of four mint, etc., slightly mixed condition. (100s)
1370 | £150
Egypt: Airmail Covers: Middle East: Iraq, 1939 to 1941, six legal size covers between United States Legations in Cairo and Baghdad, rates from 30m. to 272m. with no two the same, one franking includes the 200m. which is scarce on cover. Various censor marks, good to fine.
1765 £110
Malayan States: Trengganu: 1921-41 Watermark Mult. Script CA $5 green and red on yellow, example from the top right corner of the sheet, unmounted mint, selvedge at top with patch of gum on face and stamp with a similar smaller patch, tiny spots of ink on design and one or two toned perfs. on reverse, otherwise fine. S.G. 44, cat. £500. Photo.
129 | £290
Postal History and Covers: A small selection of covers and cards incl. Holyland, Brazil, Mauritius K.G.VI values to 5r. and 10r. used on philatelic cover to U.K., etc. (few 100)
608 £210
Gilbert and Ellice Islands: Fanning Island: 1904 Fijian p.p.c. to Northumberland franked New Zealand 1d. Universal tied by superb type 21 ''JA 1/04'' New Year's day c.d.s. with very fine strike of ''N.Z. MARINE P.O./25 JAN 1904/R.M.S. VENTURA'' in purple alongside. Photo.
1037 | £110
Canada: A selection of K.G.VI issues in packets, incl. booklet panes, coils, multiples with imprint blocks, 1937-38 to $1 mint and used, etc., mixed condition. (100s)
1371 | £300
Egypt: Airmail Covers: Near and Far East: Collection of fourteen covers, comprising to Burma (4, one tatty but readdressed to Estonia); Ceylon (2); China (4, with 1935 90m. rate cover to Sven Hedin in Peking with bars to indicate air service completed, another with British Navy Patriotic label); Hong Kong (2); Vietnam (2, both via Bangkok and Cambodia), majority good to fine.
1766 £95
Malayan States: Trengganu: 1921-41 Script $5 green and red on yellow, mint lower marginal example, minor soiling to the top left corner of the design and writing in selvedge, otherwise fine. S.G. 44, cat. £500. Photo.
130 | £320
Postal History and Covers: An all World selection of covers and cards, incl. Germany, Paraguay, flown covers, etc.
609 £260
Gilbert and Ellice Islands: Fanning Island: 1912 envelope registered to England bearing New Zealand 1d. Dominion, K.E.VII typo 1/2d., recess 5d. and 8d., the 1d. and 5d. being vertically bisected, each tied by fine type 21 ''JA 6/12'' c.d.s. with registration label type R15 overstamped by type 21 c.d.s. (without date slugs) with ms. no. ''23'' and overstruck in transit by purple ''ORIGINAL/NUMBER'' handstamp over no. ''587'' in violet box, backstamped Vancouver, Montreal, Manchester and Todmorden May 18 arrival. Photo.
1039 | £400
Canada: An accumulation of mint (mainly unmounted) and used Q.E.II issues in packets, arranged by S.G. number, incl. coils with 1967-73 perf. 10 x imperf. block of four imperf. vertically unmounted mint, booklet panes, multiples with imprints, etc., later issues to the 2000s, mixed condition. (1,000s)
1372 | £280
Egypt: Airmail Covers: Near and Far East: India: 1933 to 1945, collection of 36 covers, good range of rates and frankings, registered, a few 1st Flights with acceptance for 1st Calcutta-Puri, eleven examples of the Karachi Cancelled cachet, censors, Indian type F.P.O. 17 (3) and 25 (2) cancelations, etc., mostly good to fine.
1767 | £240
Malayan States: Trengganu: A mint and used collection on leaves, incl. 1910-19 to $5 mint, 1921-41 values to $3 mint, 1937 Postage Due set mint, 1948 Silver Wedding $5 in an unmounted mint corner block of four, 1949-55 to $5 unmounted mint and used, etc., mixed condition. (124)
132 | £170
Postal Stationery: An interesting collection in an original early postcard album with G.B. incl. 1903 1/2d. with ''ADMIRALTY OFFICIAL'' overprint, France and Colonies, German Colonies, Japan unused and used, Hawaii, Hong Kong, Niger Coast, etc.
610 £200
Gilbert and Ellice Islands: Fanning Island: 1912 envelope registered to England exceptionally bearing New Zealand K.E.VII recess 3d. block of four tied by four fine to superb strikes of type 21 ''JE 23/12'' c.d.s. with additional strike below, registration label type R15 with ms. no. ''49'' overstruck in transit by purple ''ORIGINAL/NUMBER'' handstamp cancelling no. ''547'' in violet box, backstamped Vancouver, Montreal and London, the original addressee's name erased and address in Bedford substituted. Photo.
1040 | £100
Canada: A collection of Year Packs and Year Books, complete from 1974 to 2007, also a few duplicates. (43)
1373 | £170
Egypt: Airmail Covers: Near and Far East: Netherlands Indies, 1933 to 1946, 18 covers, including 1935 Postagent Batavia-Rotterdam on 90m. rate cover, Egyptian and Netherlands Indies censor marks and labels, good range of rates and frankings, etc., mostly good to fine. Good lot of scarce covers.
1768 | £80
Malayan States: Trengganu: A collection on leaves, incl. 1921-41 to $3 mint, 1949-55 to $5 mint, 1937 Postage Due set mint, etc., slightly mixed condition. (88)
134 £3200
Postcards: Railways: A large collection in fourteen albums, incl. Caledonian Railway, Furness Railway, Great Eastern Railway, Great Western Railway, London, Brighton and South Coast Railway, Midland Railway, railway official cards, scenes of locomotives, rolling stock and stations, railway buses, horsedrawn carriages, hotels, steamers, etc. (many 100s) Photo.
612 £200
Gilbert and Ellice Islands: Fanning Island: 1914 cover registered to Devon franked by K.E.VII 3d. (slightly stained) tied by superb type 21 ''MR 9/14'' c.d.s. with additional strike alongside and registration label type R15 overstamped by type 21 c.d.s. (without date slugs) and with ms. no. ''9'', backstamped Vancouver, Montreal and Barnstaple Apr. 16 arrival. Photo.
1041 | £380
Canada: Coils: A K.G.V to Q.E.II selection in a stockbook and loose, incl. 1911-22 perf. 12 x imperf. mint vertical strip of four with two large holes at top and base, some paste-up strips with 1916 War Tax 2c. + 1c. die II paste-up strips of four (2), etc. (few 100s)
1374 | £300
Egypt: Airmail Covers: Oceania: Australia: 1934 to 1941, 21 covers or Parcel Cards, including 1934 cover bearing disallowed commemorative issues, 1935 twice delayed flight cover, 1940 Sydney Paquebot on Naval censor cover, a few 1st flight covers, range of censor cachets with Air Letter and two registered Parcel Cards, 1940 cover to Noumea, New Caledonia via Australia, etc., majority good to fine.
1770 | £680
Malaysia: Japanese Occupation: A mint and used collection on leaves, incl. multiples, inverted overprints, mint with Trengganu 1942 type 1 10c. with red overprint, 1943 type 2 10c., General Issues 1942 (May) on Pahang 12c. lower marginal imprint block of thirty, on Perak values to $5, on Selangor 2c. orange S, 12c. S, 1944 Red Cross set in corner plate blocks of six, etc., also some used, a few Japanese Occupation of Brunei and Sarawak issues, etc., not all overprints guaranteed, mixed condition. (100s)
135 | £75
Postcards: A selection, unused and used, incl. France, Great Britain, military, street scenes, etc. (approx. 525 items) Sold on behalf of conservation charity, Birdlife International.
613 £300
Gilbert and Ellice Islands: Fanning Island: 1917 to 1929, four registered covers with New Zealand K.G.V adhesives, type 21 cancellations and overstamped registration labels, the first a 1917 'Davies' cover to Cheshire, bearing typo 1/2d., recess 21/2d. and ''WAR STAMP'' 1/2d., the second a large envelope sent 1922 to London with typo 1/2d., recess 21/2d., 71/2d. and 9d., 1928 and 1929, two 'Wilcox, Smith & Co.' covers to Dunedin, the first bearing 1d. Dominion, 1923 Penny Postage 1d. pair and typo 1/2d. pair from booklet with Kodak adverts in selvedge, the second with 1926-34 Admiral 1d. block of four. Photo.
1043 £200
Canada: Booklets: 1922 (Dec.) 25c. black on green cover booklet, stamps with lightly toned gum, otherwise fine. S.G. SB8, cat. £600. Photo.
1375 | £160
Egypt: Airmail Covers: Oceania: New Zealand, 1937 to 1941, 14 covers or Parcel Cards, including 1937 Karachi cancelled cover with N.Z. 1d. postage due, 1940 and 1941 Parcel Cards (one with 200m. in franking), Forces with N.Z. Base Office, F.P.O. 1 (5), F.P.O. 2 (2), etc., majority good to fine.
1772 £80
Malaysia: Singapore: 1948-52 perf. 14 and perf. 171/2 x 18 to $5 mint, mainly fine. S.G. 1-30, cat. £580. Photo.
136 | £150
Pre-Cancels: An accumulation in six stockbooks, leaves and loose, incl. Belgium, France, Luxembourg, also perfins and other countries, some literature, etc. (100s) Ex Martin Cross.
615 £120
Gilbert and Ellice Islands: Fanning Island: 1933 (July 12) O.H.M.S. (deleted) envelope to the Commissioner of Taxation in Sydney, franked by New Zealand 1d. Admiral pair cancelled in transit by Honolulu, Oahu July 17 duplexes and with straight line ''PAQUEBOT'' in violet. The infrequency of mail collection from the island resulted in the need to send the cover initially 1,500 miles northward. Ex Smith. Photo.
1044 £110
Canada: Booklets: 1923 (Dec.) 25c. black on blue cover, French text booklet, stamps with lightly toned gum, otherwise fine. S.G. SB9a, cat. £650. Photo.
1376 | £200
Egypt: Airmail Covers: North and West Africa: Collection of 27 covers, comprising to Algeria (5); Dahomey; Djibouti (2); Eritrea; Ethiopia (5); Gold Coast; Nigeria (3); Sudan (6, one a front but one French Sudan); Tripoli (2 fronts); Tunisia 1938 1st flight, mostly good to fine.
1773 £1000
Singapore: 1948-52 perf. 171/2 x 18 1c. to $5 set in corner plate blocks of four, unmounted mint, the top value with some toning, otherwise fine. S.G. 16-30, cat. £1,600+. Photo.
137 | £90
Thematics: Horses: An accumulation of covers, incl. advertising, postcards, special cancellations, also a few stamps and ephemera, etc. (few 100s)
618 £110
Gilbert and Ellice Islands: Fanning Island: 1944, four censored covers with type C2 censor cachet No. 1, type 23 c.d.s. cancellations and different resealing labels, sent (Mar. 21), (two Aug. 9) and the last (Oct. 13), one addressed locally, the others to Pennsylvania, Curaçao or Surrey, two registered with type R7 cachets and straight line ''REGISTERED'' in purple.
1045 | £520
Canada: Booklets: A large accumulation of booklets in a carton, K.G.V to Q.E.II, incl. 1912-16 25c. (3), with handstamped cover (4), French text, 1913-16 25c. with pane 199a (2), handstamped, 1922 (Mar.) 25c. black on brown cover, 1922 (Dec.) 25c. black on orange cover (2), 1923 (Dec.) black on blue cover (2), 1923-34 25c. black on brown, 1935 (July-Sept.) 25c. blue on white cover, 1935 (Mar.) 25c. brown on white cover with two panes of 2c. French text, etc., later to the 1990s, mixed condition. (100s)
1377 | £100
Egypt: Airmail Covers: North and West Africa: Chad: 1936 (Feb. 11) 70m. rate from Imadel Din, Egypt 1st Flight cover Cairo-Khartoum-Fort Lamy and similar cover but Tunisia 1938 (Jan. 1) 60m. rate from Bab el Lud, Egypt 1st Cairo-Tunis, both registered with arrival backstamps, former with Air Afrique cachet and Non Reclame mark, both fine. Very few flown.
1774 £180
Singapore: 1948 Silver Wedding set in unmounted mint lower left corner blocks of four, the 10c. with lightly toned gum and small stain on one stamp, otherwise fine. S.G. 31, 32, cat. £443+. Photo.
138 | £110
Thematics: R.A.F. Red Arrows: A collection of commemorative covers with a number signed by various teams and single pilots, also various related books and ephemera, seven framed prints with some signed.
619 £160
Gilbert and Ellice Islands: Funafuti: 1911 (Apr. 8) 'Reinhard' envelope to Switzerland, bearing 1911 Overprint 5d. paying Foreign double rate, cancelled by fine large part strike of type 1 c.d.s. on first day of use, backstamped Sydney transit and Bern arrival datestamps. Ex Smith. Photo.
1046 | £2600
Canada: A mainly used collection in a printed album, incl. 1852-57 handmade wove paper 3d. red with A.I.E.P. certificate (2010), 6d. greenish grey with R.P.S. certificate (1959), 71/2d. yellow-green with A.I.E.P. certificate (2014), 10d. bright blue with Vincent Graves certificate (1993), machine made paper 1/2d. rose with A.I.E.P. certificate (2013), 1858-59 perf. 111/2 1/2d. rose with A.I.E.P. certificate (2014), 3d. red with A.I.E.P. certificate (2007), 6d. brownish grey with Vincent Greene certificate (2011), 1864 2c. rose-red with constant plate variety (dash in lower right ''2'') with A.I.E.P. certificate (2005), 1897 Jubilee 1/2c. to $5 set, 1897-98 set, 1898-1902 set, 1903 set, 1908 Quebec set with extra 20c., 1928-29 set, Registration stamps 1875-92 8c., Officials, etc. (few 100s)
1378 | £200
Egypt: Airmail Covers: North and West Africa: Djibouti: French Somalia, 1936 (Mar. 25) and 1936 (Apr. 2) 1st & 2nd Flight registered covers from Cairo-Djibouti at 95m. rate, former returned to sender, latter posted Imad el Din, both with arrival backstamps fine. Very few flown.
1775 £170
Singapore: 1969 Founding miniature sheet fine used with first day c.d.s. S.G. MS127, cat. £400. Photo.
139 | £380
Thematics: R.A.F. Museum: A collection of approximately 300 R.A.F. Museum covers in six albums, the majority signed with W.W.II pilots and medal winners incl. Robert Stanford Tuck, Douglas Bader, Johnny Johnson, Arthur Harris, also P.O.W's escapees, Barnes Wallis, Brian Trubshaw on Concorde flown cover, etc.
620 £90
Gilbert and Ellice Islands: Funafuti: 1911 (Aug. 12) envelope to France bearing Overprint 2d. and with 1/2d. on reverse, both cancelled by good strike of type 2a in violet, the 2d. cancellation with Ocean Island type 2 c.d.s. alongside, showing Sydney Oct. 11 machine transit and Marolles-les-Braults Nov. 19 arrival on reverse. Photo.
1047 | £750
Canada: A mainly used collection in an album, incl. Large and Small Queens, 1893 20c. (3), 50c. (2), 1897 Jubilee 50c., $2 and $5, 1908 Quebec sets mint and used, 1915 War Tax set mint, 1928-29 set, Officials, etc., mixed condition. (100s)
1380 | £270
Egypt: Airmail Covers: Southern Africa: Collection of 20 covers, comprising Belgian Congo (7, with 1936 1st flight to Buta, 1 of 10, five variously censored covers to same addressee); Madagascar (4); Mauritius; Nyasaland; Portuguese East Africa (3); Southern Rhodesia (3); Zanzibar 1936 registered 1st flight via Wilson Air Line, etc., mostly good to fine.
1776 | £240
Malaysia: Singapore: A collection on leaves, incl. 1948-52 perf. 14 to $5 mint, perf. 17 x 18 to $5 (2) unmounted mint, 1955-59 to $5 mint, 1968-69 Postage Due set in corner blocks of four, a few covers, etc., mixed condition. (approx. 220)
140 | £1150
Thematics: Railways: An all World early to modern collection in seventeen albums and loose, incl. Belgium 1949-52 set mint, 1960 set mint, 1968-73 to 300f. mint, China, French Colonies, Grenada, Nicaragua, Russia, San Marino 1932 set mint, Saudi Arabia 1952 set mint, many miniature sheets, etc. (1,000s)
622 £400
Gilbert and Ellice Islands: Funafuti: 1918 (Sept. 5) censored cover endorsed ''per 2/2 ''John Williams''/via Samoa'' with square boxed ''PASSED BY/CENSOR/3/SAMOA'' handstamp, addressed to San Francisco and slightly overpaid by Key Plate 1d. irregular strip of three cancelled type 2a in violet (two months earlier than recorded by Vernon) with one adhesive additionally tied Apia Sept. 10 transit c.d.s. The steam yacht ''John Williams IV'', built in Glasgow in 1894, was owned by the London Missionary Society and operated in the islands until the late 1920s. Photo.
1048 | £1100
Canada: A mint collection in five albums, Q.V. to Q.E.II, incl. 1908 Quebec set with large part original gum, 1911-22 to 50c. with coils, 1c. coil strip of four with two large holes at top and bottom (S.G. 217a), War Tax issues complete with 1915 War Tax overprinted set and 1916 die I 2c.+1c. brown mint and imperf. pair, 1922-31 to $1, 1928-29 to $1, 1930-31 to $1, 1932-33 to 13c., 1935 to $1, 1942-48 to $1, wide range of coil stamps, multiples with 1898-1902 2c. corner block of 12, 1899 2c. on 3c. block of 12, 1915 2c. blocks of 4 and 8, 1916 (July) 2c. + 1c. block of 16, 1932 3c. on 2c. block of 32, Officials with 1949 and 1950-52 sets, a few booklets, etc., mixed condition. (100s)
1381 £80
Egypt: Airmail Covers: South Africa: 1936 England to Johannesburg Air Race flown cover by Rose & Bagshaw posted on return trip from Cairo to U.K. with K.E.VIII 1/2d. confirming date of arrival in London, fine. Also Photo of pilots. Photo.
1777 £110
Malta: Maps, 1683 small handcoloured map of Valletta (100 x 158mm) with ribbon style title cartouche and nautical sailing ship scene at top, by Allain Manneson Mallet (1630-1706) taken from ''De l'Origine des Chevaliers de Malthe'' published in Paris. Photo.
141 | £780
Thematics: Scouts: An extensive collection neatly arranged by Country in twenty four albums contained in five cartons with a comprehensive range of sets, miniature sheets and sheetlets mainly unmounted mint incl. Cyprus 1963 sheet, commemorative covers and cards, booklets, locals, labels, medals, coins (many are silver), etc. (many 100s)
623 £140
Gilbert and Ellice Islands: Funafuti: 1926 (Feb. 27) envelope registered to Chicago franked by Key Plate 1/2d. and 11/2d. strip of three cancelled type 2a in violet and with ms. registration marking, scarce commercial usage apparently underpaid. Ex Smith. Photo.
1049 | £500
Canada: A mainly used collection in five albums, incl. range of imperfs. (very mixed) with 1851 6d., 1852-57 1/2d., 6d., 71/2d. and 10d., 1859 to 17c. (5), 1864 2c. (2), 1893 20c. and 50c., 1897-98 and 1898-1902 sets, 1908 Quebec set, 1928-29 to $1, range of Officials, etc., mixed condition. (100s)
1382 | £120
Egypt: Airmail Covers: South Africa: 1936 to 1948, 28 covers, including 1938 5m. postal stationery envelope with additional franking, range of rates, frankings, registered mail, censorship marks & labels, etc., majority good to fine.
1781 | £100
Malta: A group of Q.V. covers, incl. pre stamp, incoming with 1838 wrapper from Egypt with ''PURIFIE AU LAZARET MALTE'' handstamp, G.B. used in Malta covers (6), etc. (14 items)
144 | £80
Thematics Concorde: An interesting selection of Concorde related items with books, some signed, a print, pewter tankard, paper weight, etc.
625 £110
Gilbert and Ellice Islands: Funafuti: 1944, 1945, five covers with type 26 cancellations, variously addressed, comprising 1944 (May 26) to Suva cancelled in black, (Nov. 11) two to Sydney cancelled in violet, each with type C2 censor cachet no. 3, another (printed N.Z. Patriots Fund Board O.A.S. envelope) to Vaitupu cancelled type 26 with date unclear, and the last 1945 (Oct. 23) registered to Scotland with type R6 registration handstamp and bearing 1s.
1050 | £190
Canada: A used collection in three albums, incl. range of early issues with small and large Queens, 1897 Jubilee values to 50c., 1897-98 to 10c., 1898-1902 to 20c. (less 6c.), 1908 Quebec set, 1928-29 to $1 (2), 1930-31 to $1 (2), later issues to 2002 with some duplication, mixed condition. (100s)
1383 | £280
Egypt: Airmail Covers: South America: Collection of 14 items, comprising to Argentina (6); Brazil (2); British Honduras (forwarded to U.K. where much readdressed); Chile 292m. registered from Legation; Panama; Puerto Rico; Uruguay 1938 270.m rate by Air France; Venezuela; frankings include 200m. stamp (2), etc., few faults but majority good to fine. Scarce lot.
1783 £160
Malta: Great Britain used in Malta, 1866 (Feb. 27) cover to Rome ''Via Messina'', franked by G.B. 1865 1s. green pl. 4 RB, tied by Malta duplex with ms. rate marks and boxed ''PIROSCAFI/POSTALI/ITALIANA'' alongside. Photo.
145 | £80
Thematics Concorde: A selection of 30 unknown ID flown covers, a number are signed incl. one by Trubshaw.
626 £110
Gilbert and Ellice Islands: Funafuti: 1944 (Nov. 18) long censored envelope registered to Wellington, New Zealand, showing type C2 censor's cachet No. 3 with number in manuscript (very few recorded) and type R6 registration handstamp, franked by 1939-55 1/2d., 11/2d. and 3d. lightly cancelled type 26, some creasing but rare. Photo.
1051 | £210
Canada: An accumulation of 'back of the book' issues in packets, incl. Registration 1875-90 duplicated to 8c. unused and used, Special Delivery 1898-1920 10c. mint (5), range of Officials with 1942-43 War Effort to $1 mint, 1949-59 5c. marginal block of six with one stamp missing stop after ''S'' mint, etc., also a range of postal stationery cut outs, perfins, pre-cancels, etc., mixed condition. (100s)
1384 | £120
Egypt: Airmail Covers: Canada: 1934 to 1946, 16 items, including 100m. rate Clipper covers (3), 1942 Parcel Card, censors, etc., chiefly good to fine.
1784 £160
Malta: Great Britain used in Malta, 1867-74 5s. rose plate 2 used with central type Z3 ''A25'' barred cancellation. S.G. Z85. Photo.
146 | £80
Thematics Concorde: A selection of 30 covers and cards with various special cachets and cancellations, also some stamps and labels.
627 £100
Gilbert and Ellice Islands: Funafuti: 1944 (Dec. 28) censored NZ Onward military stationery envelope addressed to Tarawa franked at internal rate by 1939-55 1d. cancelled type 16, with type C2 censor's cachet No. 3 with number in manuscript (very few recorded) at left, rare. Photo.
1052 | £480
Canada: An accumulation in three albums (one empty), three stockbooks, leaves and loose, incl. 1930-31 1c. to 20c. in mint blocks of four, 50c. and $1 in mint strips of three, flown covers, postal stationery, fiscals, etc. (many 100s)
1385 | £750
Egypt: Airmail Covers: United States of America: 1933 to 1946, 49 items, 1936 hand illustrated cover, range of rates, routes, frankings, registered mail, two with U.S. postage dues affixed, etc., majority good to fine.
1785 | £260
Malta: Great Britain used in Malta, a collection on leaves, incl. range of ''M'' and ''A25'' cancellations, values to 1s., a few on piece, mainly fine strikes. (approx. 150)
147 | £30
Thematics Concorde: Various Concorde related items incl. four Air France menus, postcards some signed, etc.
628 £130
Gilbert and Ellice Islands: Hull Island: 1944 (Aug.) censored cover addressed to a native on Fanning Island franked at inter-island rate by 1939-55 1d. cancelled type 23 with large ''GILBERT AND ELLICE ISLANDS COLONY/POST OFFICE/HULL ISLAND/(ORONA)'' cachet at left (see Vernon p. 3.48) initialled by the scribe, Areti and overstruck on arrival by light type C2 censor's cachet no. 1 (allocated to Fanning Island). Photo.
1053 | £190
Canada: A Q.V. to Q.E.II mainly used collection of Canada and British North America in three albums, a folder and on leaves incl. 1859 1c. (17), 5c. (23), 10c., 121/2c. (12), 17c. (5), 1864 2c. (6), all used, range of Large and Small Queens, Newfoundland, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia etc. with some mint, used coils etc., mixed condition. (100s)
1387 £950
Egypt: British Forces in Egypt: 1935 Silver Jubilee 1p. unmounted mint block of four, small area of minor toning on reverse of lower right stamp, otherwise fine. S.G. A10, cat. £1,300. Photo.
1786 | £100
Malta: Great Britain used in Malta, a collection on leaves, all with ''A25'' cancellations, values to 6d., mixed condition. (89 stamps and 1 cover)
148 £80
Thematics Concorde: Air France: 1969 (Mar. 2) Concorde 001 F-WSST first flight cover signed Turcat. Photo.
629 £150
Gilbert and Ellice Islands: Kuria: Selection of six covers, variously cancelled comprising type 10 in violet tying Key Plate 1s. to envelope (vertical fold) to London and in black on stampless O.H.M.S. (in ms.) envelope to the Senior Administrative Officer at Betio, type 17 tying Key Plate 1/2d. pair to 'Ross' cover, 1945 censored commercial cover (endorsed ''in Gilbertese'', foreshortened at left, slight staining) to Fiji Military Forces Demob Camp at Suva bearing 1/2d., 1d. (2) each with scarce ms. ''Kuria/Island'' cancellation and type C2 censor cachet no. 8, type 28 on 1961 cover and type 35 on 1963 cover, both to Australia. Photo.
1056 | £780
Canada: Registration Stamps: A selection on leaves and stockleaves, incl. 2c. orange-red in a mint corner block (2 x 8), many shades and cancellations, 8c. unused (2), used (6), perf. 12 x 111/2 5c. used (3), a few covers, etc. (100s)
1388 £150
Egypt: British Forces in Egypt: 1935 Silver Jubilee 1p., mint, heavy hinge and gum wrinkle, otherwise fine. S.G. A10, cat. £350. Photo.
1787 | £150
Malta: Great Britain used in Malta, a collection of covers, all with ''A25'' cancellations, incl. 1d. red strip of three, 2d. blue pair, 21/2d. singles (5), 4d. singles (2) and 6d. singles (2, one with envelope faults) on cover, mainly fine strikes. (11)
151 £150
Thematics Concorde: Air France: 1971 (Sept. 4) Concorde 001 South America Tour flown cover with multiple signatures incl. Jean Pinet test pilot. Photo.
630 £240
Gilbert and Ellice Islands: Kuria: Envelope addressed to a staff sergeant in Demobilisation Company of the Fiji Military Force at Suva, franked 1939-55 11/2d. pair showing ms. ''Kuria/Island'' cancellations (known from June 1944 to Mar. 1945) and with partially cut down type C2 censor cachet No. 8 (known from Oct. 1944 to Sept. 1945) at left. Ex Smith. Photo.
1057 | £200
Canada: Postage Dues: An accumulation of postage dues on stock pages and in packets, incl. 1906 to 10c. mint (2), 1c. (3), 2c. (3) and 5c. (5) blocks of four mint, 1930-32 to 10c. mint (2), 1933-34 10c. block of four unmounted mint, 1935-65 range of large multiples, 1967-78 blocks with imprints, etc., mixed condition. (100s)
1389 | £140
Egyptian Occupation of Gaza: A mint collection on leaves, incl. 1953 to £1, Air to 200m., 1953 Air to 100m., 1955-56 to £1, etc., mainly fine. (76)
1788 £80
Malta: 1863-81 perf. 14 1/2d. yellow-buff in a mint block of four, lower two stamps unmounted, a few light gum wrinkles, otherwise fine. S.G. 10, cat. £340+. Photo.
152 £80
Thematics Concorde: Air France: 1971 (Sept. 4) Concorde 001 South America Tour machine franked flown cover signed by test pilot Jean Franchi and engineer Claude Durand. Photo.
631 £150
Gilbert and Ellice Islands: Kuria: 1945 (Mar. 19) 'Baldwin' envelope to Sydney bearing 1939-55 1/2d., 11/2d. and 3d. each showing manuscript ''19/3/45/J. Tebaki/Kuria'' cancellation with partially cut down type C2 censor cachet No. 8 above, overstamped Sydney registration label at left, backstamped May 3 arrival and finally May 24 Chief Parcels Office N.S.W. datestamp. Also 1939-55 2d. single stamps (3) showing variations of the Kuria manuscript cancellation. Photo.
1058 £130
Canada: Officials: 1949 10c. and 14c. in unmounted mint corner plate and imprint blocks of four, one of each showing missing stop after ''S'', fine. S.G. O166, a, O167, a, cat £587+. Photo.
1390 £480
Falkland Islands: 1898 (May 1) complete Germany 10pf. reply card with message regarding length of time to send/receive mail, sent to Hugo Schlottfeldt at Port Stanley, via Liverpool and Punta Arenas at lower-left, surmounted by bold handstruck PUNTA ARENAS in violet, arrival datestamp June 7 message signed Schlottfeldt dated 8 with reply portion cancelled unclear double ring FALKLAND ISLANDS, and the whole posted back to sender, good condition. Rare use of Overseas Administration Reply Card from the Falkland Islands. Photo.
1789 | £80
Malta: 1891 to 1933, a selection on covers and cards, incl. incoming mail, Postmaster's handstamps, postal stationery, etc. (43 items)
153 £190
Thematics Concorde: Air France: 1971 (Sept. 13) Concorde 001 first official mail flight Buenos Aires to Toulouse signed by André Turcat, Henri Perrier, Hubert Guyonnet, Gilbert Defer, Yves Pingret, Claude Durand and Michel Retif. Photo.
632 £190
Gilbert and Ellice Islands: Little Makin: 1941 envelope endorsed ''Island of Little Makin/R. Buaka, Postmaster'' addressed to Sydney, redirected to Auckland, and bearing 11/2d. pair (one small fault at foot) cancelled type 17 with three further strikes (one on reverse) and type C1 censor cachet below, Sydney Oct. 22 machine transit (on reverse) and straight line ''31 OCT 1941'' receiving handstamp, the handstamps slightly enhanced, a very scarce cover. Ex Smith. Photo.
1059 | £500
Canada: Officials: A collection in an album, stockbook and leaves, incl. 1939 $1 violet mint, 1949 set less 50c. in mint plate blocks of four, 1950-52 set in mint plate blocks of four (Air 7c. is not a plate block), 1950-51 $1 in mint plate block of four, etc. (few 100s)
1391 £60
Falkland Islands: 1929-37 'Whale and Penguin' 1/2d. to 10s. mint, some hinge remainders, otherwise fine. S.G. 116-125.
1791 | £450
Malta: A mint collection on leaves, Q.V. to K.G.VI, incl. 1885-90 to 1s. (2), 1886 5s., 1899-1901 10s., 1903-04 to 1s., 1914-21 to 5s., 1904-14 to 5s., 1921-22 to 2s., 1922 Self Government watermark Crown CC 10s., watermark Mult. Script set, 1922-26 to £1, 1926 to 10s., 1926-27 to 10s., 1928 to 10s., 1930 to 10s., 1956-58 to £1, etc., also some K.G.VI issues used, etc., mixed condition. (approx. 200)
154 £60
Thematics: Concorde: Air France, 1973 (Oct. 19) last flight of French Prototype Concorde 001 carried on board from Toulouse to Le Bourget souvenir cover signed by pilot André Turcat. Photo.
634 £100
Gilbert and Ellice Islands: Marakei: Five covers, variously cancelled comprising type 17 on two 'Ross' covers, one bearing 1937 Coronation set with Tarawa registration marking, the other sent 1939 with Key Plate 1/2d. pair and additional strike at left, type 25 on 1963 cover registered to Australia and type 28 on 1947 cover registered to Grimsby with Tarawa marking in violet.
1060 | £16000
Canada: Subjects: Pre-Cancels: A Q.V. to K.G.V collection in a special printed album, incl. Bars with type A on 1/2c. black, type H 1/2c. black, Brandon, Brantford, Brockville, Browns Nurseries third class 1c. (2, one with overprint inverted), Calgary, Carleton Place 4c. olive, Chatham 1c. yellow, Edmonton, Galt, Guelph, Halifax 1911-22 10c. (2, one with inverted overprint, other with double overprint inverted), Hamilton, Kingston, Lethbridge, Lindsay, London, Moncton 1911-22 20c. with overprint double and inverted, Montreal 1903-12 50c. overprinted double inverted, Moose Jaw, Niagara Falls, North Battleford, Oshawa, Ottawa, Paris, Perth 1911-22 1c. (2) one with overprint inverted, Peterboro, Quebec, Regina, St. John, Sydney 1922-3 12c. green, Toronto, Truro 1911-22 1c. to 10c. set, Vancouver, Victoria, Welland, Winnipeg, Woodstock, many inverted and double overprints, etc. (100s)
1392 £150
Falkland Islands: 1938-50 £1 black and dull violet, 1937 printing, in an unmounted mint block of six from the lower right corner of the sheet, slightly toned gum, a few minor gum wrinkles, otherwise fine. SH 93a. Photo.
1792 £80
Mauritius: 1845 to 1847, three covers to France, with ''SHIP LETTER'' handstamps (one in red), and red boxed ''COLONIES/&c.ART.12''. Ex Robertson.
155 | £140
Thematics Concorde: Air France F-WTSA selection of seven flown covers incl. 1974 Istres to Teheran cover signed by André Turcat.
637 £650
Gilbert and Ellice Islands: Nikunau: 1912, rare envelope addressed to the U.S. Customs Service in Hawaii franked by Pandanus 21/2d. cancelled by manuscript ''Ni Kunau/10/8/12/(initials)'' overstruck in Beru by type 5 Postal Department handstamp, with Sydney Oct. 11 1912 transit and Honolulu Nov. 1 arrival, the cover slightly repaired at top. Photo.
1061 | £2200
Canada: Subjects: Pre-Cancels: A Q.V. to K.G.V selection in packets, incl. Bars with type A small Queens 2c., Kitchener 1930-31 2c. scarlet block of four with double overprint, Moncton 1922-31 10c. blue with overprint double, Sherbrooke 1930-32 1c. green overprint double in block of four, Winnipeg 1911-22 2c. pale rose-red overprint double pair, perfins, etc. (123)
1393 £550
Falkland Islands: 1960-66 Birds 1/2d. to £1 set in unmounted mint plate blocks of four with extra 1/2d. blocks of 30 and ten, also 1/2d. De La Rue, mainly fine. S.G. 193-207. Photo.
1793 £120
Mauritius: A group of covers to Mauritius, comprising 1853 envelope envelope from Liverpool to Pipon Bell with two Bombay transits (Giles G4 and SD10), 1854 envelope from Calcutta endorsed ''Per Steamer Lady Jocelyn'' and with ''PACKET LETTER/MAURITIUS'' handstamp, 1866 envelope from Calcutta with ''Camin Lamouroux & Co'' cachet and endorsed ''Via Galle'' and 1870 envelope from Reunion with ''Leopold Lalanne'' cachet and ''3d.'' handstamp. (4 items)
156 £170
Thematics Concorde: Air France: 1974 (June 17) Concorde 01 F-WTSA Boston to Roissy and return flown cover signed by Jean Pinet and Gilbert Defer. Photo.
638 £190
Gilbert and Ellice Islands: Nonouti: 1927 envelope to Germany sent by Father Zinder of the Sacred Heart Mission (endorsement on reverse) bearing Key Plate 11/2d. pair cancelled by fine type 16 handstamp (earlier than recorded by either Proud or Vernon) with Tarawa type 2a transit on July 12 alongside. Photo.
1062 | £550
Canada: Subjects: Pre-Cancels: A Q.V. to Q.E.II selection on stockleaves and loose, incl. Bars with type R on small Queen 3c. strip of three, type T on 1/2c. black in a block of four, type U on 1897 Jubilee 2c., Toronto, Vancouver, fiscals, etc. (100s)
1394 £230
Falkland Islands: 1981 Port Louis 25p. variety left-hand margin imperforate, unmounted mint, fine and uncreased. SH 314 var., S.G. 390 var. Photo.
1794 £80
Mauritius: 1900-05 Arms 1c. to 5r. overprinted ''SPECIMEN'', with gum, slightly mixed condition. S.G. 128s-155s, cat. £425. Photo.
157 | £80
Thematics Concorde: Air France: 1994 (Oct. 25) F-BVFF round the world flight aerogramme signed by Captain François Rude, pilot Michel Doumax Flight Engineer Guy Pellerin and and six other crew members.
640 £140
Gilbert and Ellice Islands: Nonouti: 1940 censored 'Baldwin' cover (sent by J.M. Ross) registered to Sydney bearing 1939-55 11/2d. and 3d. cancelled by unusually clear individual strikes of typically blurred type 11 handstamps in violet, with type R4 Tarawa registration cachet and resealed by red on white ''OPENED BY CENSOR'' (double impression) label overstruck by violet ''PASSED BY CENSOR/S. 30'' handstamp and with 15 July 1940 arrival backstamp. Photo.
1063 | £850
Canada: Subjects: Pre-Cancels: A collection of Town and City cancellations, in two albums, two stockbooks and loose, incl. Toronto, Vancouver 1935 1c. brown corner block of four, Victoria with 1903-12 1c. part sheet (7 x 10), Weston 1935 1c. plate block of four, multiples, duplication, etc. (many 100s)
1395 | £600
Falkland Islands: An unmounted mint virtually complete Q.E.II collection in three Lighthouse albums and leaves, incl. 1960-66 set with 2s. De La Rue, 1962 Radio 2s. with inverted watermark, 1966 Churchill 1s. with inverted watermark, 1979 Airport set with Crown to right of CA, 1981 Royal Wedding set with Crown to right of CA, 1986 Ameripex 58p. with Crown to right of CA, later issues to 2016, also some Dependencies, etc. (100s)
1797 | £110
Mauritius: An unmounted mint K.G.VI selection on stockleaves, incl. 1938-49 to 5r., also Seychelles 1938-49 to 5r. (2), etc. Stated to cat. £1,000+. (120)
158 | £150
Thematics Concorde: Air France selection of 75 flown covers from a range of different aircraft, a number having been signed.
641 £170
Gilbert and Ellice Islands: Nonouti: 1945 (Aug. 13) envelope registered to Kent bearing 1939 1/2d., 11/2d. and 3d., each with ms. cancellation ''NONOUTI/13.AUG.45'', showing Tarawa ms. registration marking at left, backstamped Tarawa, Feb. 8 1946 and Suva May 6 1946, some minor toning. Photo.
1064 | £500
Canada: Subjects: Pre-Cancels: A K.G.VI collection in an album and three stockbooks and packets incl. Brantford, Halifax, New Westminster 1932-33 1c. green mint block of four, Ottawa, Paris, Toronto, Victoria 1928-29 1c. orange mint block (10 x 2) with overprint inverted, Welland 1932-33 1c. green in a mint plate block of four, Winnipeg, multiples, also a range of literature mainly pertaining to pre-cancels, etc. (100s)
1397 £2400
Falkland Islands: A mint Q.V. to K.G.VI on Lighthouse leaves, incl. 1898 2s.6d. and 5s., 1904-12 set, 1912-20 set with extra shades, 1921-28 set with extra shades, 1929-37 Whale and Penguin set, 1933 Centenary set, 1938-50 set, 1952 set, etc., varied condition. (269) Photo.
1800 | £200
Montserrat: A mint K.E.VII to early Q.E.II selection on leaves, incl. 1903 to 5s., 1908-14 to 5s., 1914 5s., 1922-29 to 5s., 1932 to 5s., 1938-48 to £1, etc., slightly mixed condition. (105)
159 | £60
Thematics Concorde: British Airways Concorde G-AXDN four flown covers with 1977 flight crew signed incl. Trubshaw, later Buckingham cover signed Barbara Harmer.
644 £140
Gilbert and Ellice Islands: Ocean Island: 1911 (Jan. 1), 1912 (Dec. 21) two envelopes addressed to Miss Dickson, daughter of the Commissioner for the Northern Gilberts, with type 2 cancellations, the first at the Residency at Tarawa bearing Overprint 1d. cancelled by fine first day strike, roughly opened, the second locally at the Ocean Island Residency bearing Overprint 21/2d., Pandanus 1/2d. and Key Plate 1/2d.
1065 | £4800
Canada: Subjects: Pre-Cancels: Bar Cancels, a Q.V. to Q.E.II collection in an album, two stockbooks and loose, incl. type A on small Queens 1/2c. pair and single, type E 1c. (5), type G 1c., 2c., 3c. (4), 8c., type H 3c. (5), type I 1/2c. (2), 2c., 3c., 5c., type J 15c. large Queens (2), small Queens 1/2c., 2c. (2), 6c. (3), 10c. (3), type S 6c. (5), 8c., 10c. (4), 20c. (2), type T large Queens 15c. (2), small Queens 1/2c., 5c. (3), 6c. (2), 8c., 10c. block of four, 1897 Jubilee 2c. (2), 5c. (2), 10c., 20c. (3), $2., type U 1893 20c., 50c. (5), 1897 Jubilee 1c. (3), 2c. (2), 8c., 15c., 20c. (2), 50c. (2), 1897-98 1c. (10), 1903-12 1c. (8), multiples, coil strips, duplication, etc. (many 100s)
1399 | £50
France: 1681 sixteen page document from Normandy, showing attractive illustrated revenue handstamp of Rouen, blue oval and Maltese Cross Order of Malta archival handstamps, also 1562 and 1750 part documents with oval blue archival handstamps.
1804 £100
Nigeria: Lagos: 1884-86 4d. pale violet, variety watermark inverted, good used. S.G. 24w, cat. £300. Photo.
160 | £150
Thematics Concorde: British Airways Concorde G-BBDG selection of twenty flown covers, a number signed incl. five by Trubshaw.
647 £150
Gilbert and Ellice Islands: Ocean Island: 1911 to 1915, nine covers bearing Pandanus issues, variously addressed with type 2 cancellations, five being registered, incl. 1911 (July 27) to France showing both R1 and Sydney registration labels, 1912 (Jan. 8) to Yorkshire with 1/2d. (2), (Jan. 18) O.H.B.M.S. registered to London with 1d., 2d. pair, (June 7 ) to Sweden franked 1d. (5), 1915 (Mar. 10) to U.S.A. with 21/2d. pair, etc.
1066 | £650
Canada: Subjects: Pre-Cancels: Bar Cancels: A selection on small Queens, comprising type F 3c., type H 3c., type I 1c., 3c., type J 1c. vertical pair and single, 2c. pair, 5c., 6c., 3c. strip of four, type K 1c. (2), type R 6c. and 10c., type S 6c. pair, fair to fine.
1400 £80
France: 1804 entire to Italy, with printed letter heading ''FLOTILLE DE DUNKERQUE'' with three ships, with Dunkerque straight line on the front and ''DEBd/d'asti'' on the reverse.
1806 | £300
Nigeria: A Q.V. to early Q.E.II group of covers, incl. some Niger Company Territories with 1896 (May 6) envelope to London bearing 21/2d. tied by London packet c.d.s. with faint type 4 Akassa handstamp in violet alongside, 1898 (May) envelope to London bearing 1/2d. (5) tied by poor strikes of type 6 Burutu handstamp in black, 1898 (Nov. 11) envelope also to London bearing 21/2d. tied neat type 4 Buruntu handstamp in violet, 1899 (July 26) O.H.M.S. large piece (from back of envelope) bearing 1d. lilac (4) tied by two faint strikes of the type 4 Burutu handstamp in violet with sender's address alongside (S. Hawkings in the Public Works Department in Lagos), 1900 (Dec. 28) envelope to Hampshire bearing 1d. tied type 6 Burutu handstamp with Liverpool paquebot transit alongside, later with range of cancellations, registered, airmails with 1941 cover to U.S.A. bearing 2s.6d. tied Lagos cancellation with ''FIRST AIRMAIL/USA-NIGERIA/14 DE/1941'' cachet alongside, etc., also a small range of stamps. (38 items)
161 £110
Thematics Concorde: British Airways Concorde G-BOAA 1999 (Apr. 9) Anniversary Flight flown cover cover (no. 12 of 30 flown) signed by Roy Radford Chief Test Pilot at Filton, Concorde Captains Johnny Walker, Eddie McNamara, Alan Smith and Paddy Corican. Photo.
655 £100
Gilbert and Ellice Islands: Ocean Island: 1912 (Sept. 26) envelope registered to Australia with Coffs Harbour arrival c.d.s., bearing 1911 Overprint 6d. cancelled by two strikes of type 2 and with ''OCEAN ISLAND'' straight line used as part of registration marking (no. in ms.), transit and arrival backstamps Photo.
1067 £350
Canada: Subjects: Pre-Cancels: Bars, A Q.V. selection of Q.V. issues, comprising type A on 50c. blue, type I on 50c. blue, type R on 20c. vermilion, type T on Jubilee 1c., 1897-98 1c., type U on 1897-98 8c., type U on 1899 2c. on 3c., fair to fine.
1401 | £60
France: Literature: 1824 ''ETAT GENERAL DES POSTES DU ROYAUME DE FRANCE'' book with maps and postal rates, very good condition.
1808 | £200
Nigeria: Northern Nigeria: A collection on leaves, incl. 1905-07 2s.6d. mint and used, 1910-11 to 10s. (2) mint, 1912 to 10s. mint and £1 used, etc., slightly mixed condition. (74)
162 | £110
Thematics Concorde: British Airways Concorde G-BOAA selection of 50 flown covers to various destinations with a number signed by crew.
656 £190
Gilbert and Ellice Islands: Ocean Island: 1912 (Nov. 5) Burns Philp Line envelope addressed to the S.S. ''Tambo'' at Butaritari, showing late use of 1911 Overprint 1/2d. (3, one with rub) paying 2 oz. internal rate. The ''Tambo'' was built by the Ardrossan Co. in 1892 and acquired by Burns, Philp in 1902. She was lost on Abemama reef in Sept. 1919. Ex Belknap and Smith. Photo.
1068 | £110
Canada: Subjects: Pre-Cancels: Halifax: 1911-22 2c. carmine type 2 overprint inverted, in a sheet (100 x 100) no gum, some split perfs. otherwise fine. Pre-Cancel cat. no. 2-106-I.
1402 | £380
France: 1844 to 1873, a selection of covers relating to the Anglo-French postal conventions, incl. range of rate marks, boxed ''COLONIES/&a. ART 13'', also 1870 entire from Réunion to Mauritius with large ''8d./TO PAY'', etc. (27 items)
1809 | £280
Nigeria: Southern Nigeria: A collection on leaves, incl. 1901-02 to 5s. mint, 10s. overprinted ''SPECIMEN'', 1903-04 to 5s. (2) and 10s. (2) mint, 2s.6d. block of four mint, 1904-09 to 5s. and £1 mint, 1907-11 to 10s. mint, etc., slightly mixed condition. (103)
163 | £110
Thematics Concorde: British Airways Concorde G-BOAB selection of 23 flown covers, ten of which have multiple signatures.
661 £250
Gilbert and Ellice Islands: Ocean Island: 1916 (Aug. 1) censored cover registered to New Jersey resealed at left by violet on white ''OPENED BY CENSOR'' label, bearing Key Plate 2d. and 4d. tied by type 2 c.d.s. with ms. registration marking at left and U.S. straight line ''REGISTERED'', backstamped New York Sept. 27 transits and next day Newark arrival. Photo.
1069 | £190
Canada: Subjects: Pre-Cancels: Victoria: 1935 1c. orange overprint type I inverted, in a complete mint sheet (10 x 10), some split perfs and slightly oxidised. Pre-Cancel cat. no. 1-147-I
1404 £80
France: 1936 'Banknote' 50f. Air mint, one or two light creases, otherwise fine. SG. 541, cat. £1,000. Photo.
1810 | £3500
Nigeria: 1953-58 definitive issue, a comprehensive collection in large stockbook, sheet folder, etc., mainly mint, including set to £1 in blocks of 4 (2, one set with Imprints), set in strips of six with imprint and plate nos., a study of Waterlow Plate No.'s Imprints and sheet numbers to 1s. in blocks and sheets to 4d., plus marginal pieces of the Belgian printing values, 1954 2d re-entry in positional block and sheet, 1956 2d. with a study of shades, printings and Plate flaws with many blocks, the listed varieties in both shade groups, 3d. frame with doubling (2), 2s.6d. Imprint Pl. No. block of 20, coil leaders and joins, Booklets, panes with varieties, overprinted Cameroons U.K.T.T. with the rare 2d. type B unmounted mint (B.P.A. certificate, 2015, cat. £1,100), 6d. retouch (2, in corner block and sheet), set in Imprint blocks plus sheets to 6d., mostly fine. An excellent study suitable for display or further research. (approx. 2,500+)
164 | £110
Thematics Concorde: British Airways Concorde G-BOAC selection of 26 flown covers, eight are crew signed and two others signed by pilots.
662 £150
Gilbert and Ellice Islands: Ocean Island: 1918 censored cover to the Netherlands, bearing Pandanus 21/2d. lightly cancelled by type 2 c.d.s., resealed by violet on white ''OPENED BY CENSOR'' label, and with Tilburg Nov. 28 arrival backstamp. Photo.
1070 £300
Canada: Subjects: Pre-Cancels: Winnipeg: 1911-22 2c. in a mint block (10 x 2), with type 2 pre-cancel inverted and double, fine and fresh mint all but two are unmounted. Pre-Cancel cat. no. 3-106-D. Photo.
1405 | £1150
France: A used collection in seven albums, incl. extensive range of Ceres and Napoleon issues with 1949-52 10c., 15c., 20c. pair, 40c., 1f., 1853-61 to 80c. (also 1f. with major faults), 1869 5f., 1870-71 values to 80c., Peace and Commerce issues to 5f., Blancs, Mouchons, Mersons, Sowers, 1917-19 War Orphans' set (less 1f. +1f.), 1922 and 1926-27 War Orphans' sets, 1923 Bordeaux Philatelic Congress 1f., 1925 Paris Exhibition 5f., 1927 Strasbourg Exhibition 5f. and 10f. in cut down miniature sheet, 1927 Air 2f. and 5f., 1928 Sinking Fund 1f.50 + 8f.50, 1929 Le Havre 2f., 1936 Air set., 1936 Air 50f., 1937 PEXIP miniature sheet, many later issues to 2002 with two examples, range of postage dues, etc., mixed condition. (100s)
1811 | £240
Nigeria: A selection on leaves, Q.V. to K.G.VI, incl. 1894 to 1s. unused, 1921-32 to 10s. mint, 1936 to £1 mint, Southern Nigeria 1901-02 to 10s. mint, 1903-04 to 10s. mint, 1907-11 to 10s. mint, etc., slightly mixed condition. (109)
165 | £60
Thematics Concorde: British Airways Concorde G-BOAD selection of 35 flown covers, twenty four are signed.
663 £80
Gilbert and Ellice Islands: Ocean Island: 1934 (Dec. 20) envelope endorsed ''Registered'' from Ng Sheung of the N.Z. Phosphate Co. (endorsement on flap) bearing Key Plate 11/2d. (2, slight faults) cancelled by indistinct D5 c.d.s., most unusual. Photo.
1071 | £260
Canada: Revenues: An accumulation on leaves and in packets, incl. Bill 1864 to $3 used, 1865 1c. (4), 2c. (3), 3c. (3), 6c., 8c., 10c. (2) imperf. proofs in various colours, to $1 red with green centre unused with part original gum and used, $1 green with red centre used (2), and $2 used, 1868 $3 unused, Cigarettes, Customs, Electric Light Inspection, Electricity and Gas, Excise, Gas Inspection, Law Stamp 1876 selection to $5 (3) used, War Tax, Weights and Measures 1876-87 (-) red unused, Alberta with Law Stamp 1906 35c. purple and black used , 1910 $5 yellow used, British Colombia with Law Stamps, New Brunswick with Law Stamps, Probate 1895 $5 and $20 used, Ontario with Consolidated Fund, Fee Fund, Law Stamp 1864 10c. imperf. proof, 1870 10c. (2), 80c. (2) and $1 imperf. proofs, 30c. green unused with punch hole, Luxury tax, Quebec with Law Stamps, Licenses, Prohibition, Saskatchewan, Yukon with Dawson Mining Court 1903 $2 and $2 unused with perfins, etc., also a few official sealed labels, mixed condition. (100s)
1407 | £220
France: A collection in two albums, early to middle period, incl. Ceres with 1849-52 values to 40c. used, range of used imperf. and perf. Napoleons, Peace and Commerce issues to 5f. used, 1917-19 War Orphans' Fund 25c. + 15c., 35c. + 25c., 50c. + 50c. and 1f. +1f. mint, 1937 Museums set mint, etc., mixed condition. (100s)
1812 | £200
Nigeria: A Q.V. to Q.E.II mint and used collection in five stock books, on leaves and loose Incl. Niger, Northern Nigeria 1912 MCA to £1 used, Southern Nigeria 1907-11 MCA to 10s. mint, many later issues in blocks, etc. (many 100s)
166 | £190
Thematics Concorde: British Airways Concorde G-BOAE selection of 60 flown covers incl. delivery and trial flights, twenty five are signed.
664 £160
Gilbert and Ellice Islands: Ocean Island: 1939 (Sept. 2) official envelope (opened for display) commercially used to Sydney, with very scarce ''Passed by censor'' manuscript marking in red (possibly added on the day of declaration of war), franked 1939-55 11/2d. tied by fine type 14b c.d.s., resealed by brown paper tape at left. Photo.
1072 £1050
Cayman Islands: 1900 to 1946, a complete collection of ''SPECIMEN'' overprints and perfins less 1902-03 set, also a few additional shades, etc., varied condition. (103)
1408 | £500
French Colonies: A duplicated mint collection in two leaver arch files incl. Algeria, Chad Cilicia with a few overprint varieties, Dahomey with duplicated 'Palm Tree' types to 3f. with range of surcharges, French Guiana, French Guinea, Indo China, Mauritania, Niger, Polynesia, Upper Volta, etc., mixed condition. (100s)
1813 | £190
Nigeria: A collection on leaves, K.G.V to early Q.E.II, incl. 1914-29 to 5s. mint (5), 1921-32 to 5s. mint (2), 1936 to £1 mint, 1948 Silver Wedding 5s. in a lower marginal imprint block of four mint, 1953-58 to £1 mint, etc., mixed condition. (100s)
167 | £90
Thematics Concorde: British Airways Concorde G-BOAF selection of 25 flown covers six with multiple signatures incl. Trubshaw, etc.
665 £120
Gilbert and Ellice Islands: Ocean Island: 1939 (Sept. 11) envelope to Melbourne showing early strike of scarce straight line ''PASSED BY CENSOR'' (88 x 12mm) in violet (in use for only the first couple of months of the war), franked 1939-55 11/2d. tied by type 14a c.d.s. Photo.
1073 £130
Cayman Islands: 1938-48 1/4d. to 10s. set, all perforated ''SPECIMEN'', mainly fine with gum. S.G. 115s-126s, cat. £500. Photo.
1412 £450
Gambia: Early Missionary Mail: 1833 entire sent by William Fox at St. Mary's addressed ''To/The Secretaries of the/Wesleyan Missionary Society/77 Hatton Garden/London'' endorsed ''Single'' and rated ''1/4'' with Jersey transit and red London ''G/22JY22/1833'' arrival, with receiving endorsement noting ''Safe arrival at/his station''. Together with photocopy of original enclosed letter dated May 8. The Rev. William Fox, later author of ''A brief history of the Wesleyan missions on the west coast of Africa'' (1851), had departed Gravesend on the brig ''Jack'' on Apr. 1 1833 and had arrived at Bathurst on Apr. 23. Fix was to lose both his wife and two children to disease during their life in West Africa. The plain rectangular Methodist Church, at Janjanbureh is claimed to be the denomination's oldest church in sub-Saharan Africa, having been inaugurated by Fox in 1835. Photo.
1814 £240
North Borneo: 1916 2c. on 3c., 4c. on 6c. and 10c. on 12c., each in a block of four with one stamp showing variety ''s'' inverted, mint with the varieties unmounted, mainly fine. S.G. 186, a, 187, 1, 188, a, cat. £766+. Photo.
168 | £60
Thematics Concorde: British Airways Concorde G-BOAG selection of nine flown covers, seven signed by crew members.
669 £850
Gilbert and Ellice Islands: Ocean Island: Rare incoming censored envelope endorsed ''Raider Mail'' in red crayon, addressed to Mr. & Mrs. Kerridge of the British Phosphate Commission and sent Nov. 22 from Melbourne franked 1d. pair, resealed by red on white ''Opened by Censor/...'' label overstruck by framed ''PASSED BY/CENSOR/V101'' handstamp and with Sydney Jan. 23 1941 datestamp on reverse. This cover was carried on the S.S. ''Triona'' sunk by German surface raiders ''Komet'' and ''Orion'' on Dec. 6 1940. Some mail was salvaged and landed at Emirau Island, New Guinea on Dec. 21 by the ''Orion'', subsequently returned to Sydney and eventually reaching Ocean Island on Mar. 11 1940. Believed to be one of just eight surviving items. Photo.
1077 | £65
Cayman Islands: A complete unmounted mint collection from 1949 to 1965 on stockleaves, mainly fine. (60)
1413 £380
Gambia: Early Missionary Mail: 1842 entire sent by William Fox addressed to the General Secretaries of the Wesleyan Missions in London, rated ''1/4'' and showing scarce framed ''KINGSBRIDGE/SHIP LETTER'' with red London ''I/2 AU 2/1842'' arrival on reverse, receiving endorsement noting date of sending as June 23. Together with photocopy of original enclosed letter. On Dec. 20 1841 missionaries Symons, Roston and Annear had arrived at St. Mary's but only Symons had remained at the Gambian Mission, prompting Fox to remind the Committee of the Society of the importance of the missionary position at ''one of the most important, direct and safe entrances into the interior of this vast and as yet comparitively unknown continent''. Photo.
1815 £140
North Borneo: 1918 (Oct.) Type 70 Red Cross surcharges, 1c. + 4c. to $10 + 4c. set, mint, top two values with creasing, otherwise mainly fine. S.G. 235-252, cat. £750. Photo.
169 | £120
Thematics Concorde: British Airways Concorde G-BSST selection of 27 covers and cards, a number are flown incl. 1969 First Flight f.d.c. and 1976 last flight cover both signed by Trubshaw.
670 £100
Gilbert and Ellice Islands: Ocean Island: 1945 (Oct. 8) two registered covers endorsed ''First Day after Reoccupation'' and uncensored, with scarce type 26a c.d.s. cancellations and ms. registration markings, one addressed locally bearing 1939-55 5d. with Oct. 16 receiving c.d.s. on reverse, the other to Auckland, New Zealand, with 2d. (corner marginal with sheet no. 0589) and 3d., and Suva Oct. 25 transit on reverse. Photo.
1078 £85
Cayman Islands: Revenues: 1965 (c.) £2, £10 and £50, unmounted mint, fine. Photo.
1417 £150
Gambia: 4d. brown proof, slight faults, affixed to piece (25 x 40mm) ex De La Rue Day Book, dated ''''Mch 10'' (1870) in ms. above, originally accompanying record of sheets produced. Photo.
1816 £280
North Borneo: 1939 Pictorials, 1c. to $5 set, mint, mostly fine. S.G. 303-317, cat. £1,200. Photo.
170 | £80
Thematics Concorde: British Airways 1998 and 1999 flown covers and 1974 maiden flight of G-BBDG flight certificate, all signed by Trubshaw.
672 £240
Gilbert and Ellice Islands: Onotoa: 1939 early censored commercial cover to Chicago bearing Key Plate 1d., 11/2d. (2) and 1939-55 2d. added on Ocean Island, the cover intended for registration (confirmed by sender's endorsement on reverse) but treated onward as unregistered, cancelled by typically indistinct type 16 handstamp and Ocean Island type 14a ''16 SEP 39'' c.d.s., with further strike of the latter and scarce straight line ''PASSED BY CENSOR'' (88 x 12mm) in violet on reverse (in use for only the first couple of months of the war), resealed by brown paper tape at left, several pinholes at foot. Photo.
1080 | £400
Cayman Islands: A K.E.VII to Q.E.II selection of covers in a cover album, incl. 1909 cover, registered to Hungary, franked by 1907-09 1/2d., 21/2d., 6d. and 1s., 1914 cover, registered to Switzerland, franked by 1912-20 2d., 4d. and 6d., 1922 'Wilson' cover, registered to England, bearing 1921-26 1/4d., 1/2d., 1d., 21/2d. and 6d., 1937 cover, registered to England, franked by 1935 5s., 1950 (Oct. 2) first day envelope, registered to U.S.A., franked by 1950 set, etc. (122 items)
1420 £260
Gambia: 1869-72 No watermark 4d. brown unused, 4d. pale brown (2, one mint, the other unused with slight thin at foot), 6d. deep blue part original gum, 6d. blue unused (2), each with margins, fair to fine. (6) S.G. 1-3, a, cat. £3,350. Photo.
1817 £200
North Borneo: 1939 Pictorials, 1c. to $5 set, mint, some toning, otherwise mostly fine. S.G. 303-317, cat. £1,200. Photo.
171 | £50
Thematics Concorde: British Airways: A selection of 29 R.A.F. Museum flown covers, two are signed by crew, also 22 Russian covers and cards.
674 £120
Gilbert and Ellice Islands: Tamana: 1941 (ca.) censored cover to Wellington, New Zealand, bearing 1939-55 1d. tied by typically heavy strike of type 16 handstamp in red with type C1 censor initialled at left. Photo.
1082 £130
Ceylon: 1912-25 Watermark Mult. Crown CA 10r. purple and black on red die II, in a mint corner plate ''11'' block of four, a few minor gum wrinkles, otherwise fine, two are unmounted. S.G. 318b. Photo.
1422 £110
Gambia: 1869-72 No watermark 4d. pale brown, 6d. deep blue, good to large margins, cancelled in red, fine. Ex Weldhen. S.G. 2, 3, cat. £400. Photo.
1818 £100
North Borneo: 1947 Crown Colony Overprints, 1c. to $5 set in unmounted mint marginal blocks of four, mainly fine. S.G. 335-349, cat. £380. Photo.
172 | £40
Watermarked Paper: Large Star watermarked paper (w1), a complete sheet of 240 impressions (20 x 12) with ''POSTAGE'' inscription repeated six times in margins, folded once, some minor toning and other imperfections.
683 £100
Gilbert and Ellice Islands: Tarawa: 1941 (May 27) two censored covers to Wellington addresses, one bearing 1939-55 3d., the other with 1/2d. and 11/2d., cancelled type 2a and both resealed by red on white ''OPENED BY CENSOR.'' label (single impression) overstruck by type C1 censor cachet with ''Tarawa'' in ms.
1084 £90
Ceylon: 1921-32 Watermark Mult. Script CA 1r. purple on pale yellow, die I/die II interpanneau pair from the right of the sheet, unmounted mint, thin in selvedge and a few minor adhesions on gum, otherwise fine. S.G. 354b, cat. £400. Photo.
1423 £380
Gambia: 1869-72 No watermark 6d. deep blue, corner marginal mint [R. 1/1] showing early stage of sloping label, hinged in margin only, fine. S.G. 3, cat. £550. Photo.
1819 | £400
North Borneo: A mint and used collection on leaves, from 1886 to incl. 1888-92 1c., 2c., 3c., 4c., 6c., 8c. and 10c. imperf pairs with gum, perforated 25c. colour trial in pink, 1892 8c. on 25c. unused, 1894 values to $5 mint, 1897-1902 values to 24c. mint with 12c. (2), 1904-05 set mint, 1922 Exhibition set mint, 1925-28 24c. used (cancellation not guaranteed), 1945 BMA set unmounted mint, range of c.t.o. high values, range of specimens, postage dues with 1939 set mint, range of T.P.O. cancellations, etc., mixed condition. (100s)
173 | £750
Australian States: A used collection in a binder, incl. Queensland Chalons to 2s., South Australia, Tasmania 1853 4d., range of Chalons to 1s., 1892-99 to 10s., 1899-1900 set, Victoria range of imperfs. with 1854-55 Too Late 6d., Q.V. perfs. to 5s., K.G.V to £1, Western Australia Swans imperf. and perf. to 1s., 1902-11 and 1905-12 values to 10s., etc., mixed condition. (100s)
684 £90
Gilbert and Ellice Islands: Tarawa: Airmail envelope endorsed ''On Active Service'' sent stampless from a Signaller (endorsement on flap) to a Wren in Wellington, New Zealand, endorsed by his Lieutenant, and showing fine strikes of type 25 handstamp and C2 censor cachet No. 5, vertical fold. Ex Belknap and Smith. Photo.
1085 | £60
Ceylon: Sri Lanka: 2003 Anti-Narcotic Week 4r.50, 2004 Hospital 5r., 2005 Jayakody 20r., 2008 Thero 25r. and 2011 Chemistry 5r. imperf. pairs, one or two with creases, otherwise fine. (5)
1424 £380
Gambia: 1874 Watermark Crown CC 4d. brown mint horizontal pair from the top of the sheet, hinged (and with horizontal crease) in margin only, faint stain otherwise fine. S.G. 5, cat. £800+. Photo.
1820 | £230
North Borneo: A collection on leaves, incl. 1918 Red Cross to 2c. on $2 mint, 1922 Exhibition set mint (with 20c. on 18c. variety dot after ''EXHIBITION''), 1931 Anniversary set mint, 1945 BMA to $5 unmounted mint, 1947 to $5 mint (the 25c. showing lower bar broken at right), 1950-52 to $10 unmounted mint, 1956 and 1961 sets used, etc., mixed condition. (146)
174 £160
Australian States: New South Wales: 1850 (Aug.) hard white to yellowish paper 1d. used, and 1850-51 bluish to grey wove paper 3d. used, both with four close to large margins. S.G. 7, 42, cat. £650. Photo.
685 £90
Gilbert and Ellice Islands: Tarawa: 1944, three censored covers, one to N.Z. A.P.O. 381 at Fiji bearing 1939-55 1/2d. and 1d. with U.S. Navy ''AUG/8/1944'' cancellation and circular purple Naval censor cachet (signed), another a 'Baldwin' registered cover to Sydney bearing 5d. cancelled type 25 with ms. registration marking, plain resealing label and type C2 censor cachet no. 8, another and an airmail envelope to Suva bearing 1/2d., 1d., 11/2d. and 21/2d. cancelled type 25 in violet with red on white ''OPENED BY CENSOR'' label overstruck by type C2 censor cachet no. 8.
1086 £110
Chile: 1926 (Nov.) Falkland Islands p.p.c. (Heyburn AB-7-ab) to England, endorsed ''On Board R.M.S. Oropesa'', franked by K.G.V 11/2d. tied by scarce ''CABOTAJE'' (Hoskins no. 2534), with Coronel Nov. 12 transit c.d.s. alongside. Photo.
1425 £380
Gambia: 1874 Watermark Crown CC 4d. brown (2), 6d. deep blue (2, one corner marginal), 6d. blue (4), mint or unused, each with margins, poor to fine. S.G. 5, 7, 8, cat. £2,900. Photo.
1821 £120
North Borneo: Postage Dues: 1895-97 5c. black and vermilion, variety overprint double, unused, a few lightly toned perfs., otherwise fine and scarce. S.G. D5c, cat. £800. Photo.
175 £120
Australian States: New South Wales: 1850-51 3d. yellow-green, 1851-55 2d. ultramarine fine impression and 1852-53 medium bluish grey wove paper 6d. Vandyke-brown, used together on small piece (large part reinforced with extra paper), tied by barred ovals and ''Torquay/SHIP LETTER'' alongside. B.P.A. certificate (1994). S.G. 42, 52,73. Photo.
686 £210
Gilbert and Ellice Islands: Tarawa: Stampless official cover to Sydney showing fine type 25 handstamp and initialled type C2 censor handstamp no. 6 (allocation unconfirmed) apparently both in the same violet-black ink. Photo.
1087 £1250
China: Chinese Empire: 1878-93 Large Dragons thin paper 1c. unused, 3c. unused, 5c. used, wider setting 3c. used, thicker paper 3c. and 5c. used, fair to fine. Photo.
1426 £180
Gambia: 1874 Watermark Crown CC 6d. deep blue, mint horizontal pair, marginal from the left of the sheet, fine. S.G. 7, cat. £700. Photo.
1822 | £220
North Borneo: Japanese Occupation: A mint selection, incl. 1942 25c. to $5 (not guaranteed), 1944 set, etc., mixed condition. (20)
178 | £90
Australia: South Australia: A selection of mainly used issues on leaves, with values to 2s., mixed condition. (91)
687 £190
Gilbert and Ellice Islands: Tarawa: 1944, two covers in the same hand, both with type C2 censor cachet no. 5, the first to HQ 2nd Marine Division and bearing 1939-55 11/2d. and 2d. unusually with U.S. Navy ''APR/3/1944'' cancellation, roughly opened and vertical fold, the second initialled and dated ''7/VII'' at lower left and addressed to the colony's Treasurer c/o the Western Pacific High Commission in Suva bearing 2d. cancelled fine type 25 in violet. Photo.
1088 | £260
China: Chinese Empire: 1885-88 Small Dragons perf. 121/2 1c. and 3c. mint, 3c. and 5c. used, perf. 111/2-12 1c., 3c., 5c. mint, 1c. (2), 5c. used, fair to fine.
1427 £190
Gambia: 1874 Watermark Crown CC 6d. deep blue, horizontal pair with part original gum, fine. S.G. 7, cat. £700. Photo.
1823 £110
Nyasaland: 1891-95 B.C.A. £1 deep blue mint, a few short perfs. and rather large hinge remainder otherwise fine. S.G. 14, cat. £1,300. Photo.
179 £100
Australian States: South Australia: Officials: 1891-95 5d. on 6c. lower left corner plate block of six, mint (five stamps unmounted), some imperfections, otherwise fine. S.G. O72, cat. £330+. Photo.
689 £140
Gilbert and Ellice Islands: Tarawa: 1944 (Aug. 3) stampless envelope endorsed ''On Active Service'' addressed to William Scott & Co. in Suva, with fine strikes of type 24a oval datestamp (in use during Sept. and Oct. 1944 only) and C2 censor cachet No. 5. Photo.
1089 £600
China: 1894 Dowager Empress 1ca. to 24ca. set, unused with part original gum, fair to fine. S.G. 16-24. Photo.
1428 £550
Gambia: 1874 Watermark Crown CC 6d. deep blue, two corner marginal examples [R. 3/5] with large part original gum, showing watermark upright and watermark inverted respectively. S.G. 7, w, cat. £1,050. Photo.
1825 | £85
Nyasaland: Postal Stationery: An unused selection, incl. postcards, registered envelopes, a few ''SPECIMEN'' overprints, etc. (28 items)
181 £1500
Australian States: The Malcolm Groom Collection of Tasmania Pictorials: 1899-1900 Pictorials 1/2d. Lake Marion, composite photographic essay in deep green, mounted on card (114 x 89mm) dated ''May 24th. 99'', and marked ''Dupl.''. Two were prepared, one submitted to the Crown Agent for their approval, and this for the De La Rue archives. Photo.
690 £170
Gilbert and Ellice Islands: Tarawa: 1944 (Sept. 25) airmail envelope endorsed ''On Active Service'' sent stampless to Wellington, endorsed by Lieutenant in the R.N.V.R., and showing fine strikes of type 24a oval datestamp (in use during Sept. and Oct. 1944 only) and C2 censor cachet No. 5. Ex Belknap and Smith. Photo.
1090 £190
China: 1897 New Currency surcharges on type 2 1c. on 1ca., 2c. on 3ca. (no gum) and 5c. on 5ca., two mint. S.G. 34-36. Photo.
1429 £180
Gambia: 1880-81 Watermark Crown CC Upright, 1d., 2d. and 1886-93 Watermark Crown CA Sideways 21/2d., 4d. and 1s. each handstamped ''SPECIMEN'' (Samuel type GA1), also 1886-93 1/2d. to 4d. (2) set overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type D12 and 6d., 1s. with bogus serifed ''SPECIMEN'' handstamp, numerous faults, mainly good to fine appearance. (12)
1826 £310
Pakistan: K.G.VI 5r.8a. Indian postal order handstamped ''PAKISTAN'', unused, fine and unusual. Photo.
182 £1700
Australian States: The Malcolm Groom Collection of Tasmania Pictorials: 1899-1900 Pictorials 1d. Mount Wellington, composite photographic essay in red-brown, mounted on card (89 x 114mm) dated ''May 24th. 99''. Two were prepared, this one submitted to the Crown Agent for their approval, the other for the De La Rue archives. Photo.
691 £230
Gilbert and Ellice Islands: Tarawa: 1944 (Oct. 10) commercial envelope from V. Fox-Strangways (endorsement on flap) to Burns, Philp & Co. in Suva, franked 1939 2d. tied by superb type 24a oval datestamp (in use during Sept. and Oct. 1944 only) and with type C2 censor cachet No. 5 at left. Illustrated in Vernon Corrigenda no. 1. Ex Taylor and Smith. Photo.
1091 | £650
China: 1897 New Currency surcharges on types 16-24 small figures 1/2c. 3ca. mint (2), 1c. on 1ca. mint and unused, 2c. on 2ca. mint, 4c. on 4ca. mint, 5c. on 5ca. mint, (2) 8c. on 6ca. mint (2), 10c. on 6ca. mint (2), 10c. on 9ca. unused and used, 30c. on 24ca. used, large figures on types 25-33 1/2c. 3ca. used, 1c. on 1ca. mint, 2c. on 2ca. unused and used, 4c. on 4ca. used, 5c. on 5ca. used, 10c. on 9ca. used, 10c. on 12ca. used, 30c. on 24ca. used, mixed condition.
1430 £320
Gambia: 1880-81 Watermark Crown CC Upright 1/2d. orange (pale) and dull orange shades, third printing comb perf., both in a mint sheet of fifteen hinged in selvedge only, odd minor imperfection, mainly fine. S.G. 10B, 11B. Photo.
1827 | £320
Pakistan: Bahawalpur: Revenues: Court Fee: A selection of proofs in blocks, overprinted ''WATERLOW & SONS LTD/SPECIMEN'', comprising 2a., 5r. and 10r, in sheets of nine, also three other India blocks.
187 £1800
Australian States: The Malcolm Groom Collection of Tasmania Pictorials: 1899-1900 Pictorials 5d. Mount Gould/Lake St. Clair, photographic essay of the adopted design, touched up by hand to correct the last three letters of ''GOULD'' which had been misspelt mounted on card (114 x 90mm) dated ''May 24th. 99'' and marked ''Dupl.'', fine. Photo.
694 £85
Nauru: 1916-23 De La Rue 10s. deep bright blue, mint, toned gum and a few blunted perfs., otherwise fine. S.G. 23d, cat. £500. Photo.
1092 £420
China: Chinese Empire: 1897 Surcharges on 3c. Revenue stamp: 1c. on 3c. type 18 mint (stains) and unused (small thin), 2c. on 3c. type 19 mint and 2c. on 3c. type 21 unused (small thin). S.G. 88, 89, 93. Photo.
1431 £820
Gambia: 1880-81 Watermark Crown CC Upright 1/2d. orange, scarce second printing line perf., mint sheet of fifteen, slight thins mainly in selvedge. S.G. 10B. Photo.
1828 | £300
Palestine: An accumulation on stockcards and loose, incl. 1920 (Sept.) 20p. used (2), 1921 9p. used, 1923 postage due set used, range of minor varieties, cancellations, duplication, etc. (100s)
189 £850
Australian States: The Malcolm Groom Collection of Tasmania Pictorials: 1899-1900 Pictorials 1/2d. die proof in black on glazed paper (51 x 44m), dated ''25-9-99''. Ex Leonard Phillips engraver's book. Photo.
696 £150
New Guinea: 1939 Air 1/2d. to £1 set mint, toned gum (some also with slightly disturbed gum) and 10s. with collector's handstamp on reverse, otherwise fine. S.G. 212-225, cat. £1,100. Photo.
1094 £1200
China: Chinese Empire: 1897 Revenue type 20 $1 on 3c. some toning on perfs. at top otherwise fine used. S.G. 91, cat £4,250. Photo.
1432 £580
Gambia: 1880-81 Watermark Crown CC Upright 1/2d., 1d., 2d. and 3d., third printing comb perf., each in a mint sheet of fifteen hinged in selvedge only, one 3d. slightly thinned, odd other minor imperfections. S.G. 11B, 12B, 13B, 14cB. Photo.
1830 | £90
Portuguese Colonies: Macao: A selection on stockleaves, incl. 1949 U.P.U. 32a. mint (3), 1950 Holy Year set mint, 1953 Art 50a. mint block of four, 1953 Flowers set in presentation folder, etc. (114)
190 £750
Australian States: The Malcolm Groom Collection of Tasmania Pictorials: 1899-1900 Pictorials 1d. die proof in indigo on wove paper (40 x 45mm), manuscript ''July 99'', minor water stain, otherwise fine. Ex Leonard Phillips engraver's book. Photo.
697 | £350
New Guinea: A collection on leaves, incl. 1918-22 to 5s. mint, 1925-27 to 5s. mint, 1931 (June) Air to £1 mint, 1931 Anniversary to 10s. mint, 1931 (Aug.) Air to 10s. mint, 1932-34 Air to £1 mint, 1935 Air £2 used, etc., slightly mixed condition. (106)
1095 | £1450
China: Boxer Rebellion: A well written-up display collection of postcards on leaves, covering many aspects of the war, incl, two cards depicting the Allied Forces, English and German cards showing the same scene of Admiral Seymour on the March to relieve Peking, two cards showing German Patriotism, Feld-Postkartes, and a series of German Propaganda mocking cards headed ''Der Krieg in China'', etc. A fascinating lot. (47 items)
1433 £1300
Gambia: 1880-81 Watermark Crown CC Upright 1/2d. dull orange with watermark inverted, third printing comb perf., in a mint sheet of fifteen, hinged on two and in selvedge only, some bends but mainly good to fine. S.G. 11Bw. Photo.
1835 £170
Rhodesia: 1910-13 £1 carmine-red and bluish black, perf. 14, fine used with Salisbury c.d.s. S.G. 165, cat. £700. Photo.
192 £820
Australian States: The Malcolm Groom Collection of Tasmania Pictorials: 1899-1900 Pictorials 21/2d. die proof in black on wove paper (41 x 42mm) and stamped ''3 NOV 99'', fine. Ex Purves. Photo.
698 £1450
New Hebrides: Early Mail: 1839 entire written signed by missionary John Williams at ''Upolu Nov. 5 1839'' (Samoa) with request to the Treasurer of the London Missionary Society for £150 ''for a schooner which he has built for the use of the Navigators Islands'', with unframed ''PAID SHIP LETTER/(crown)/MA 28/1840/SYDNEY'' in red and endorsed ''Per Samuel/March 23 1840/R.B.'', rated ''3'' and ''8'' with framed ''INDIA LETTER/HASTINGS'' and Sept. 20 1840 arrival on reverse. Ex Howard-White. John Williams (1796-1839) had first travelled to the Pacific islands as a missionary in 1817. Fifteen days after writing this letter, whilst visiting an area of the New Hebrides where he was unknown, Williams and fellow missionary James Harris were killed and eaten by cannibals on the island of Erromanga, becoming the first Christian martyrs in the south Pacific. Photo.
1097 | £300
China: 1943 (Jan.-July) Provisional surcharges 50c. on 16c., duplicated accumulation with unused (125), used (40) multiples, perf. 101/2 and 11, etc.
1434 £850
Gambia: 1880-81 Watermark Crown CC Upright 1/2d. dull orange with watermark inverted, third printing comb perf., in a mint sheet of fifteen, hinged on four and in selvedge only, one slightly thinned on reverse otherwise mainly good to fine. S.G. 11Bw. Photo.
1836 £260
Rhodesia: 1910-13 £1 crimson and slate-black, perf. 14, overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' (Samuel type R7), fine with gum. S.G. 166as. Photo.
193 £820
Australian States: The Malcolm Groom Collection of Tasmania Pictorials: 1899-1900 Pictorials 3d. die proof in black on glazed paper (51 x 44m), dated ''26-9-99''. Ex Leonard Phillips engraver's book. Photo.
699 £400
New Hebrides: Early Mail: 1842 incoming entire addressed to ''Revd. Henry Nisbet/Tanna/Care of the Revd. Dr. Ross/Sydney'', sent by Alexander Turner, junior from Glasgow Apr. 2 with unframed ''PAID SHIP LETTER/(crown)/20AP20/1842/LONDON'' and tombstone mark in red, with July 29 Sydney Ship Letter on reverse, pre-paid at 8d. rate to Australia with further 3d. due on arrival, a little fragile. Rev. Henry Nisbet (1818-1876), missionary for the London Missionary Society, had left England for the Pacific Islands in Aug. 1840 and with Rev. Turner had reached Samoa from Sydney a year later. They continued to Tanna where they arrived in June 1842 but the only date mentioned in Nisbet's diary when the missionaries received mails was Dec. 9 1842 when a ship arrived which had met with the ''Camden'' on her way from Sydney to Rarotonga. Some 'Nisbet' letters may have reached him in Tanna during his time there from June 1842 until the end of Jan. 1843 when he, Rev. Turner and their families were picked up by the ""Highlander"" and brought to Samoa. Photo.
1098 | £920
China: Communist China: A selection in a stockbook, incl. East China 1946 (Feb.-June) 10c. slate blue unused, perf. 91/2 to 11 set of four used, North China 1948 (July) $1,000 on $80 unused, 1949 (Aug. 29) $200 on $4 orange brown unused, etc. (few 100s)
1435 £750
Gambia: 1880-81 Watermark Crown CC Upright 1d. maroon, scarce second printing line perf., mint sheet of fifteen, hinged in selvedge only. S.G. 12B. Photo.
1837 £680
Rhodesia: 1910-13 Double Heads, perf. 14 £1 crimson and slate-black, mint, a few spots of additional ink on face, otherwise fine. Holcombe certificate (1986). S.G. 166a, cat. £2,000. Photo.
195 £820
Australian States: The Malcolm Groom Collection of Tasmania Pictorials: 1899-1900 Pictorials 5d. die proof in black on glazed paper (50 x 42mm), dated ''September 10th. 99''. Photo.
703 £230
New Hebrides: Early Mail: 1843, two incoming part entires, one from fellow missionary Thomas Heath, addressed to ''The Rev. Geo. Turner/Care of the Rev. Dr. Ross'' whilst at Tanna, both with unframed ''PAID SHIP LETTER/(crown)/LONDON'' and tombstone marks in red, showing Waltham Cross and Pontefract despatch datestamps respectively and Sydney Ship Letter on reverse, both pre-paid at 8d. rate to Australia with further 3d. due on arrival. Rev. Thomas Heath had recently returned from Samoa. Dr. George Alexander Turner (1818-1891) had been ordained in 1840 and appointed by the London Missionary Society as missionary to Tanna. Turner and his fellow missionary, Henry Nisbet, were, however, forced by native aggression to return to the Samoan island of Upolu on the ''Highlander''. Photo.
1099 | £1150
Central and South China: An unused or mint selection arranged on stockpages including Zhongyuan Postal Administration 1949 (Apr.) set to $300 perf. and imperf., (July) $1 on $3 bright yellow-green imperf., $24 on $30 bright yellow-green imperf., $3,000 on $30 bright yellow-green, $10,000 on $30,00 bright yellow-green; Hubei 1949 (July-Aug.) set to $220, (Dec. 17) set to $5,000 on £370; Henan 1949 (Aug.) $290 on $30 bright yellow-green (2, one perfs. trimmed at foot), $370 on $30 bright yellow-green, (Sept.) overprinted set to $10,000; also selected used; generally fair to fine. (193)
1436 £550
Gambia: 1880-81 Watermark Crown CC Upright 1d. maroon (deep shade) scarce second printing line perf., 1d. maroon third printing comb perf., both in a mint sheet of fifteen, the former hinged in selvedge only (selvedge slightly trimmed at left and right), the latter slightly gum toned, hinged on three and in selvedge. S.G. 12B. Photo.
1839 | £160
Rhodesia: Northern Rhodesia: A mint selection on leaves, incl. 1925-29 to 20s., 1938-52 to 20s., 1948 Silver Wedding set, 1953 to 20s. (unmounted), etc., slightly mixed condition. (66)
196 £2500
Australian States: The Malcolm Groom Collection of Tasmania Pictorials: 1899-1900 Pictorials imperforate colour trials, 1/2d. purple, 1d. orange, 2d. blue, 21/2d. red-brown, 3d. yellow-green, 4d. dull blue, 5d. deep green and 6d. olive, on gummed paper (except 1d. and 2d.), fine, very rare. Photo.
704 £300
New Hebrides: Early Mail: 1855 entire sent by Mailei addressed to ''Ma Nisafeti/i Malava'' (Rev. Nisbet at Malua, Samoa), dated July 28 and carried on the ''Jane''. Letter includes mention (large part transcription included) of the life of the church on Erromanga and Aneityum, and the attendance at church of Aueani, killer of Rev. Williams. In Oct. 1854 the mission vessel ''John Williams'' carried four Samoan teachers, including Mailei, to the island of Erromanga. Dr Henry Nisbet died at Malua in 1876. Photo.
1100 | £1500
China: Communist North-East China: An unused or mint selection arranged on stockpages including Ximan 1946 Zhaoyuan issue 50c. deep violet; Hellongjiang 1946 (Sept. 2) Victory set to $4 on $50 (2), Andong 1947 surcharges selection on various papers; North-East People's Post 1946 (Nov. 22) set to $10 (2) and imperf. $1 single, $2 and $10 (pairs), 1947 (July 1) 26th Anniv. of Communist Party set to £100, (July 7) Tenth Anniversary of Outbreak of War with Japan set to $100, (Aug. 15) 2nd Anniversary of Japanese Surrender set to $100, (Aug. 29) surcharged $1 in black, red and green and $2 in black, blue and green, (Sept. 18) 16th Anniversary of Japanese Attack on Manchuria set to $50, (Oct. 5) Mao Tse-Tung issue with underlined noughts set to $500, (Oct. 10) 35th Anniversary of Chinese Republic set to $100, 1948 (Mar. 9) Second Death Anniversary of General Li Zhaolin $30, $100 both paper types, (May 4) Youth Day set to $250, (July-Oct.) surcharges set to $2500 on $300 green with additional $100 on $15 violet in blue, (Aug.) redrawn $300 green, (Nov.) surcharges set to $2500 on $10, (Dec. 3) Liberation of North East to $2,500, 1949 (Nov.) surchargesto $35,000 on $300, mainly fair to fine. (100s)
1438 £500
Gambia: 1880-81 Watermark Crown CC Upright 2d. rose, third printing comb perf., mint sheet of fifteen, barely hinged on one and in selvedge only, mainly fine. S.G. 13B. Photo.
1840 £290
Rhodesia: Southern Rhodesia: 1924-29 1/2d. horizontal pair, variety imperf. between, fine mint. S.G. 1a, cat. £1,200. Photo.
197 £900
Australian States: The Malcolm Groom Collection of Tasmania Pictorials: 1899-1900 Pictorials imperforate colour trials, 1/2d. in reddish-brown, 2d. in green, 3d. in olive and 6d. in light blue, all affixed to pieces, very rare. Photo.
705 £600
New Hebrides: Early Mail: 1860 incoming envelope addressed to ''Rev. G. Gordon/Missionary/Dillons Bay/Erromanga/Polynesia'' franked by New South Wales 1860 6d. grey tied by fine ''60/JY 4/D/SYDNEY'' sideways duplex and directed to be carried by ''Capt. Edwards/via New Caledonia'', flap missing and other faults. Canadian Presbyterian missionary Rev. George Nicol Gordon (1822-1861) was intended for the island of Tanna, but due to unrest there he proceeded to Erromanga, arriving in June 1857 to evangelise among the natives, at first with some success. However, after two children of one of the island's chiefs had died of measles whilst under his care, a group of warriors attacked and killed Gordon and his wife Ellen on May 20 1861. Photo.
1101 | £110
China: People's Republic: 1999 to 2001, a selection, incl. 1999 and 2000 year books, 2001 New Year presentation folders (2), each with the set in sheets of 32, etc. (9 items)
1439 £380
Gambia: 1880-81 Watermark Crown CC Upright 3d. pale dull ultramarine, third printing comb perf., mint sheet of fifteen, hinged on one and in selvedge only, mainly good to fine. S.G. 14cB. Photo.
1841 | £80
Rhodesia: Southern Rhodesia: A selection on leaves, incl. 1924-29 to 5s. mint, 1931-37 to 5s. mint, 1953 to £1 mint, etc., slightly mixed condition. (61)
198 £1500
Australian States: The Malcolm Groom Collection of Tasmania Pictorials: 1899-1900 Pictorials imperforate colour trials, 1d. blue-green, 21/2d. orange and 4d. red-orange on gummed paper partly affixed to pieces, 21/2d. in indigo, 3d. sepia and 6d. lake on gummed paper, good to fine, very rare. Photo.
707 £150
New Hebrides: Joint Naval Commission 1887-1908: 1907 (May 18) picture postcard (''Marchands de porcs'') to Cornwall, apparently sent from H.M.S. ''Psyché'' during one of her alternate monthly visits, endorsed and dated from ''Vila, New Hebrides'' bearing G.B. 1902-10 1d. cancelled by London July 8 and next day Duloe arrival c.d.s's. Also card from Nouméa showing ''Football. Match à l'Ause Vata avec Marins du Croiseur anglais ''Psyché'''', sent to Alexandria dated Jan. 27 1907 with 5c. (2) on picture side, minor stain. Photo.
1102 | £2300
China: A mint and used collection on leaves, incl. 1897 4c. on 3c. used, 1897 to 30c. and 50c. mint, 1898 to $5 used, $2 and $5 mint, 1912 Revolution and Republic sets mint or unused (no gum), 1913-33 London print $2 and $5 mint, 1914-19 $2 and $5 mint, 1923-33 to $20 used, 1921 and 1929 Air sets, 1929 Unification set mint, 1932 Exhibition set mint, 1933 Tan Yen-Kai set mint, 1936 New Life set mint, Sinkiang 1928 Assumption set used, 1929 Burial set mint, Yunnan 1929 Unification set used, etc., varied condition. (100s)
1440 £450
Gambia: 1880-81 Watermark Crown CC Upright, 6d. blue, mint corner marginal block of four [R. 1/1-2/2] showing sloping label and misplaced perforations, trivial gum thins. S.G. 18B, c, var. Photo.
1844 | £380
Russia: Baltic region, a collection in a boxed album, from 1862 to 1917, incl. 185(?) large piece bearing perf. 10k. tied Dorpat bilingual c.d.s., postcard with Riga 1901 Jubilee Exhibition cancellation, etc. (64) The property of another vendor.
199 £320
Australian States: The Malcolm Groom Collection of Tasmania Pictorials: 1899-1900 Pictorials 5d. imperforate colour trial in purple on gummed unwatermarked paper, affixed by margin to paper, fine. Photo.
711 £600
New Hebrides: New South Wales used in New Hebrides 1892-1908: 1897 (Oct. 2) envelope franked at Empire rate by 1890 21/2d. ultramarine tied by Vila and London Nov. 15 c.d.s's, having been locally redirected from Finsbury Park to Palmers Green, with Sydney Oct. 9 transit on reverse. Photo.
1103 | £2600
China: A collection in two stockbooks and loose in packets, from 1878 1ca. mint, 3ca., 5ca. used, 1885 3ca. mint, 3ca., 5ca. used, 1897 Red Revenue 1c. mint, 2c. used, 1923 $5 used block of four, $20 blue and plum (2) used, 1944 War Refugees miniature sheet mint, Provinces incl. Yunnan 1929 Burial of Dr. Sun Yat-sen set mint, Peoples Republic 1949 to 1980s incl. 1970-71 Tiger Mountain set unmounted mint, 1971 Paris Commune sets (2) unmounted mint, 1971 50th Anniversary of Communist Party horizontal strip of three in set unmounted mint, 1972 Merchant Shipping set, 1974 Industrial Production set unmounted mint, etc.
1441 £230
Gambia: 1880-81 Watermark Crown CC Upright, mainly mint or unused selection with shades and flaws, comprising 1/2d. (14, incl. two blocks of four), 1d. (29, incl. blocks of four and eight and full sheet of fifteen missing selvedge at left), 2d., 3d. (4), 4d. (7, incl. marginal pair), 6d. (6, three showing sloping label), 1s., poor to fine. (62)
1845 | £380
Russia: 1917 to 1923 accumulation of Civil War and R.S.F.S.R., on leaves and on Hagner pages, used and unused, incl. 1919 Kolchak issue for Siberia 3r. on 7k. irregular block of 23, mint, displaying a major downward displacement of the overprint, R.S.F.S.R. 1923 error 70r. orange-red in se-tenant strip of three with 100r., also used vertical pair with upper unit displaying the error, a few perf. varieties, blocks and large multiples, usual forgeries, reprints and bogus, but fair amount of genuine material that will repay close study. Ex Ceresa. (few 100s)
200 £270
Australian States: The Malcolm Groom Collection of Tasmania Pictorials: 1899-1900 Pictorials 1/2d. deep green imperforate plate proof block of four from the top right corner of the sheet on watermarked paper. Photo.
712 £110
New Hebrides: New South Wales used in New Hebrides 1892-1908: 1903 (May 11) envelope to Sydney, locally redirected to R.J. Perdriau of the Mines Dept, franked at Empire rate by 21/2d. tied by Vila c.d.s. and Sydney May 29 duplex, some cover damage, the adhesive having been excised on piece and replaced, scarce nevertheless. Photo.
1104 | £600
China: An unmounted mint collection from the 1950s onward in a stockbook, incl. 1960-61 Crysanthemums values to 52f., 1867-68 Poems 8f. Double Ninth, 8f. Fairy Cave, 8f. Beidahe, 1980 Qi Bashi set and miniature sheet (minor ink offset on reverse), 1980 Lotus Paintings set and miniature sheet, etc. (163)
1442 £500
Gambia: 1886-93 Watermark Crown CA Sideways, Proofs, 3d. colour trial in yellowish olive-green on gummed, watermarked paper, line perf. 12 with typical perforation faults. Photo.
1846 £95
Russia: Civil War Issues: 1918 (Dec. 7) registered cover with pre-printed commercial addressed envelope, sent from Taganrog to Rostov-on-Don with receiver mark on reverse, bearing a single franking of the scarcer 50k. on 7k. Don issue adhesive (S.G. 32), an attractive item, carefully opened at top and right. Ex Ceresa. Photo.
202 £260
Australian States: The Malcolm Groom Collection of Tasmania Pictorials: 1899-1900 Pictorials 1d. imperforate plate proof block of four from the top right corner of the sheet on watermarked paper. Photo.
713 £520
New Hebrides: New South Wales used in New Hebrides 1892-1908: 1903 (Oct. 12) British Residency envelope to Surrey franked at Empire rate by 1902 1/2d. and 2d. tied by fine Sydney Nov. 3 c.d.s. with Vila c.d.s. alongside (showing ''12'' day date inverted), backstamped Reigate Dec. 5 arrival. Ex Baldwin and Illustrated as fig. 3-2 in ''The New Hebrides: Their Postal History and Postage Stamps'' by Hals & Collas (1967). Capt. Ernest Goldfinch Rason, R.N. (1851- 1915) served as the first British Resident Commissioner from 1902 to 1907 having previously acted as co-President of the Anglo-French Naval Commission whilst in command of H.M.S. ''Royalist''. Photo.
1105 | £300
China: An unmounted mint collection of issues from the 1970s and 1980s in a small stockbook, incl. 1978 Galloping Horses miniature sheet, 1980 Paintings set and miniature sheet, 1981-82 Twelve Beauties miniature sheet, etc., mainly fine. (approx. 150)
1443 £120
Gambia: 1886-93 Watermark Crown CA Sideways, 1/2d. to 6d. set of four overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' (Samuel type D12) with gum. some imperfections. S.G. 21s-24s, 32cs, cat. £400.
1847 £60
Russia: Civil War Issues: 1918 (Dec. 12) pre-printed R.O.P.I.T. envelope, registered from Eisk to Odessa franked on reverse by pair of perforated 25 on 1k. Kuban overprints, weak Odessa receiver mark on reverse, an interesting commercial item. Ex Ceresa. Photo.
203 £380
Australian States: The Malcolm Groom Collection of Tasmania Pictorials: 1899-1900 Pictorials 2d. deep violet imperforate plate proof block of four from the top right corner of the sheet on watermarked paper. Photo.
714 £380
New Hebrides: New South Wales used in New Hebrides 1892-1908: 1905 (Dec. 4), 1906 (Jan. 4) two picture postcards addressed to Miss Paterson in Dunedin, New Zealand, both franked 1905-10 1d. tied by Vila c.d.s., the first ''Premiere habitation d'un colon'' with seasonal greetings message and 1d. minor corner fault, the second a rare real photographic showing ''Arthursleigh'' at Undine Bay and with interesting longer message. The second card with R.P.S. certificate (1975). Photo.
1106 | £1150
China: A duplicated accumulation in an album, four stockbooks, stockleaves and loose, incl. 1897 1c. on 1ca. small Dragon mint, 5c. on 5ca. used, small figures 1/2c. on 3ca. and 3c. on 2ca. mint, range of later issues, etc. (1,000s)
1444 £700
Gambia: 1886-93 Watermark Crown CA Sideways, 1/2d., 1d., 2d., 21/2d. and 3d. mint sheets of fifteen, two of each values from first comb perf. 14 and second comb perf. 14 respectively, mainly good to fine and hinged in selvedges only. (10 sheets) The 3d. second comb sheet in the pearl grey shade and showing guide dots. Photo.
1848 | £120
Russia: Civil War Issues: Northern Army: An extensive collection of genuine and forged stamps on pages and loose with selection of notes and reference material, mixed condition. Ex Ceresa. (100s)
204 £320
Australian States: The Malcolm Groom Collection of Tasmania Pictorials: 1899-1900 Pictorials 21/2d. indigo, imperforate plate proof block of four from the top right corner of the sheet on watermarked paper. Photo.
715 £290
New Hebrides: New South Wales used in New Hebrides 1892-1908: 1908 (Apr. 15) ''SOCIETÉ FRANÇAISE/DES/NOUVELLES HÉBRIDES'' envelope, slightly trimmed at top, to Sydney correctly franked by 1899 2d. tied by light Vila c.d.s. with Apr. 29 machine arrival on reverse. Illustrated as fig. 3-3 in ''The New Hebrides: Their Postal History and Postage Stamps'' by Hals & Collas (1967). Photo.
1107 | £650
China: A collection of issues from 1940-49 in an album with ornate carved panels on front, incl. Martyr sets, Provincial surcharges with some varieties, 1941 Thrift miniature sheet unused, 1941 Express Letter and Registration labels unused and used of each, 1945 Kaifeng surcharged set unused, etc. (few 100s)
1445 £620
Gambia: 1886-93 Watermark Crown CA Sideways, 1/2d. to 1s., first comb perf. 14 mint sheets of fifteen, hinged in selvedges only, the 1/2d. sheet showing malformed ''M'' [R. 1/2, 1/5], 21/2d. sheet with [R. 1/2] frameline break, 3d. white flaws in value tablet [R. 3/5], 6d. with sloping labels {R. 1/1, 1/5], odd staining but mainly fine. (8 sheets)
1849 | £210
Russia: Civil War Issues: Priamur: A collection of various overprints on perforated and imperforate adhesives, predominantly forgeries. Ex Ceresa. (few 100s)
206 £320
Australian States: The Malcolm Groom Collection of Tasmania Pictorials: 1899-1900 Pictorials 3d. sepia, imperforate plate proof block of four from the top right corner of the sheet on watermarked paper, some off-set on reverse. Photo.
716 £220
New Hebrides: New South Wales used in New Hebrides 1892-1908: 1908 (Nov. 25) two fine late strikes of ''PORT-VILA/NELLES HEBRIDES/25/NOV/08'' c.d.s. tying 1902 1d. (2) to piece. Ex Jersey. With the advent of the Condominium Post Office on Oct. 1 1908, New South Wales and New Caledonia stamps could be used concurrently with Condominium stamps until Nov. 30, when their usage was suspended. Photo.
1108 | £480
China: An early to modern used selection on leaves, incl. (1897) on Red Revenues 1c. on 3c., 2c. on 3c. and 4c. on 3c. used, etc., mixed condition. (118)
1446 £620
Gambia: 1886-93 Watermark Crown CA Sideways, 1/2d. to 1s. mint sheets of fifteen, first comb perf. 14 except 1/2d and 1d. second comb, most hinged in selvedges only, the 1/2d. sheet showing malformed ''M'' [R. 1/2, 1/5], 4d. with [R. 3/1] sloping label, 6d. with sloping labels [R. 1/1, 1/5], odd imperfection but mainly fine. (8 sheets)
1850 | £380
Russia: Civil War Issues: South Russia: Kuban Territory: A mint and unused collection on leaves incl. blocks with inverted overprint and some larger multiples, also General Denikin 'rosettes' issue 1r. to 10r. incl. blocks, plus reference collection of Novocherkassk bogus issue. Ex Ceresa. (few 100s)
207 £380
Australian States: The Malcolm Groom Collection of Tasmania Pictorials: 1899-1900 Pictorials 4d. deep orange-buff, imperforate plate proof block of four from the top right corner of the sheet on watermarked paper, some toning at top and small tear in margin. Photo.
718 £220
New Hebrides: New South Wales used in New Hebrides 1892-1908: Selection of adhesives each cancelled by the N.S.W. postal agency ''NEW HEBRIDES/VILA'' c.d.s., some on piece, comprising 1888-89 1d., 1890 21/2d. (2), 1897-1910 21/2d. die I (8) and die II (7) incl. a combination item, a few stains but mainly fair to fine. (13 items)
1109 | £450
China: An accumulation from 1986 to 2016, loose in three cartons with unmounted mint sets and miniature sheets, f.d.c's, presentation packs and cards, booklets, etc. (100s)
1447 £320
Gambia: 1886-93 Watermark Crown CA Sideways, 1/2d. (showing malformed ''M'' [R. 1/2, 1/5]), 1d., 21/2d. and 6d. first comb perf. 14 mint sheets of fifteen, hinged in selvedges only, 6d. slight perf. separation at foot otherwise mainly fine. (4 sheets)
1852 | £140
Russia: Civil War Issues: Western Army: An extensive duplicated collection of Western Army 'Eagles' in large stockbook and in folders incl. studies of various types, forgeries, reprints etc. on leaves, mixed condition. Ex Ceresa. (100s)
208 £320
Australian States: The Malcolm Groom Collection of Tasmania Pictorials: 1899-1900 Pictorials 5d. bright blue imperforate plate proof block of four from the top right corner of the sheet on watermarked paper. Photo.
719 £1200
New Hebrides: Australasian New Hebrides Company 1897 Locals: Proofs, 1d. proofs (2) on wove paper in unissued colours with corner guide marks, one in pink and deep blue, the other in black and pale blue, also issued 1d. mint block of four (lower pair unmounted) and 2d. mint upper marginal horizontal pair with part inscription, hinged and creased in margin only. One other 1d. proof in the unissued combination of black and bright brown is known in the Luff Collection at the Philatelic Foundation, New York. Photo.
1110 | £450
China: A collection in a small album, issues from the 1950s and 1960s, mainly used sets, incl. 1963 Landscapes set mint, also some North Korea, Mongolia, Vietnam, etc., slightly mixed condition. (100s)
1449 £1050
Gambia: 1886-93 Watermark Crown CA Sideways, 6d. first comb perf. 14 bronze-green and deep bronze-green shades, second comb perf. 14 olive-green (selvedge slightly foreshortened at left) and slate-green shades, each in a mint sheet of fifteen hinged in selvedges only, all except the last showing sloping label varieties [R. 1/5] and lesser [R. 1/1]. (4 sheets) Photo.
1853 | £380
Russia: 1921 to 1924 collection of 'Brender' covers bearing values from R.S.F.S.R. Agriculture and Industry and Star issues, U.S.S.R with Worker, Peasant and Soldier issue, blocks and strips, mixed issue frankings, some registered, postage due markings, etc., very mixed condition. (93). Ex Ceresa.
209 £420
Australian States: The Malcolm Groom Collection of Tasmania Pictorials: 1899-1900 Pictorials 6d. lake, imperforate plate proof block of four from the top right corner of the sheet on watermarked paper. Photo.
720 £520
New Hebrides: Australasian New Hebrides Company 1897 Locals: 1d. black and pale magenta variety imperforate, lower right corner marginal mint block of thirty (5 x 6), a few minor imperfections and adhesions but rare. A single sheet of 120 was discovered only in 1989. Photo.
1111 | £420
China: A mint and used accumulation in varied condition on leaves and in a stockbook incl. 1897 Revenue 1c. on 3c. unused and used, etc. (100s)
1450 £1350
Gambia: 1886-93 Watermark Crown CA Sideways, Selection of mint sheets of fifteen, range of shades comprising 1/2d. (5), 1d. (4), 2d. (4), 21/2d. (4), 3d. (3), 4d. (6) and 1s. (2) some plate flaws, all first comb perf. 14 except 1/2d (3) and 1d. (3) second comb perf., some minor faults and toning but chiefly fine with most hinged in selvedges only. (28 sheets)
1854 £750
Russia: 1922-23 Star Surcharges: A highly specialised collection with lithographic and typographic overprints on perf. and imperf. values to 200r. on 15k., incl. doubled, misplaced and inverted overprints, large multiples incl. complete sheets (with selvedge) of perforated 5r. on 20k., and additional complete sheets (missing portions of selvedge) or large mint multiples of many other values, range of used examples and eight 'Dr. Brender' covers bearing various frankings, mixed condition and heavily duplicated with a number of forged overprints, a very interesting collection. Ex Ceresa. (many 100s)
210 £170
Australian States: The Malcolm Groom Collection of Tasmania Pictorials: 1899-1900 Pictorials 1/2d. deep green block of four, all overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' from the left of the sheet, showing plate number ''2'', fine with gum. S.G. 229s. Photo.
721 £1250
New Hebrides: Australasian New Hebrides Company 1897 Locals: 1897 (Aug. 4) envelope addressed to John F. Hambly at the Austral Cycle Company in Sydney bearing 2d. lightly cancelled by Port Vila c.d.s. with New South Wales 1890 21/2d. cancelled by two fine strikes of ''NEW HEBRIDES/VILA'' c.d.s., with Aug. 13 arrival on reverse. Ex Jersey. Also 1897 (May 13) piece from company envelope bearing N.S.W. 1888 Centenary 1d., 2d. and 1890 21/2d. pair with Vila c.d.s's, this being one of only two surviving pieces bearing a 8d. registered franking. Photo.
1112 | £2700
China: A selection of around 115 mainly 1930s and 1940s commercial covers with censored, airmails, wide range of different frankings, etc. Condition is a little varied.
1451 £240
Gambia: 1886-93 Watermark Crown CA Sideways, Mainly mint selection with shades and plate flaws, incl. 2d. orange and deep orange shades with B.P.A. certificates (1971 and 1965 respectively) as doubly embossed, 6d. (14, incl. olive-green block of four and deep bronze-green single showing sloping label [R. 1/5] and single apparently doubly embossed), 1s. (13, incl. block of twelve)
1855 | £450
Russia: A collection in an album, incl. 1858 imperforate 10k. pen-cancelled (faults), 1858 (Oct.) set used, 1863 5k. used, 1902-05 3k. used with background omitted, etc. (100s) Ex R.J. Benns collection.
217 | £110
Australian States: The Malcolm Groom Collection of Tasmania Pictorials: 1899-1900 Pictorials 5d. three shades in mint blocks of four, fine. S.G. 235.
722 £720
New Hebrides: Australasian New Hebrides Company 1897 Locals: 1897 (Sept. 27) envelope addressed to A.D. Peden, N.S.W. Mortgage, Loan & Agency Co. in Sydney bearing 1d. and 2d. at foot tied by type 1 Port Vila c.d.s's with N.S.W. 1890 21/2d. cancelled by two strikes of ''NEW HEBRIDES/OC 2/1897/VILA'' c.d.s., with arrival backstamp. Also 1d. (3, one marginal) cancelled by the Vila c.d.s. Photo.
1113 | £620
China: An accumulation in a stockbook, on leaves, stockcards and loose, incl. Municipal Posts, sets and part sets, duplication, etc. (many 100s)
1452 £270
Gambia: A collection of used Cameo issues in varied condition incl. 1869-72 4d. pale brown (pen-cancelled), 6d. deep blue (ex Weldhen), 1874 4d. brown (additionally pen-cancelled), 4d. pale brown, 6d. blue (2, one pen-cancelled), 1880-81 Watermark Upright 1/2d. (10), 1d. (2), 2d. (5), 3d. (3), 4d. (2), 6d. (3), 1s. (2) and 1886-93 to 1s., less 3d. but with 1/2d. sheet of fifteen cancelled on piece. (58)
1856 | £900
Russia: The balance of the Dr. R. J. Ceresa collection of Russia Civil War issues and Soviet Republics, in small stockbooks, on pages, cards and loose, with Armenia, Batum, Georgia, Ukraine, etc. Very mixed with genuine and forged material, bogus issues, forged postmarks and covers, etc. Ex Ceresa. (many 100s)
218 | £500
Australian States: The Malcolm Groom Collection of Tasmania Pictorials: 1899-1900 Pictorials, a selection on leaves, incl. 1905 parcel label franked by 1d., 2d. and 6d. (2), 4d. mint block of six from the top left corner of the sheet, showing portion of plate number ''1'', 4d. vertical pair from the left of the sheet showing plate number ''1'', overprinted ''Specimen'', 6d. mint block of four, also Litho 1/2d. in two mint corner blocks of six, etc., varied condition. (72)
723 £520
New Hebrides: Australasian New Hebrides Company 1897 Locals: Selection comprising 1d., 2d., mint, 1d. (3), 2d. (4) cancelled type 1 Port Vila c.d.s's, 1d. (3, one in 1896 outside period of validity), 2d. (4) cancelled type 2 Travelling P.O. c.d.s's, 1897 (June 22) 'Capt. Calder' cover bearing 1d. and 2d., and piece bearing 1f. with N.S.W. 1d. alongside (affixed before local) with May 30 1898 c.d.s. (18 items) Roland Klinger notes ''there are relatively few used singles bearing cancellations dated prior to August 1897, and no commercial covers are known. Copies dated after 30 September 1897 are likely to be philatelically used.'' (http://www.ro-klinger.de/NH/1-abp.htm) Photo.
1114 | £260
China: A collection on printed pages, incl. 1897 Small Dragon 2c. on 3ca. and 5c. on 5ca. used, small figures 10c. on 9c. used, 1912 Republic $1 used, Foreign Post Offices with Japanese P.O's, etc., mixed condition. (few 100s)
1453 £720
Gambia: 1898-1902 Key Plate Issue, 1/2d. to 1s. set overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' (Samuel type D12), each in a rare vertical strip of five as distributed by the U.P.U., the 2d. marginal at right, the 4d. incl. malformed ''S'' variety [Left pane, R. 7/3], fine with full gum. Ex Weldhen. Photo.
1857 | £320
Russian Post Offices in China: A specialised reference collection of forgeries, written up on pages with some blocks and multiples, a few genuine. Ex Ceresa. (100s)
220 £190
Australian States: The Malcolm Groom Collection of Tasmania Pictorials: 1899-1900 Pictorials 3d. sepia and 5d. bright blue, used together on 1902 (Feb. 13) cover, registered to U.S.A., tied Hobart duplex cancellations. Photo.
724 | £200
New Hebrides: Australasian New Hebrides Company 1897 Locals: Specialised collection in an album, incl. 1892 Timetable for Steamers (G.P.O. Sydney, Dec. 16 1891), part plated study incl. 1d. and 2d. sheets of 120 both separated into corner blocks of thirty, mainly fair to fine. (approx. 340)
1115 | £500
China: Taiwan: A collection in twelve printed albums and loose, incl. 1980-91 virtually complete unmounted mint with 1982 Poetry set, 1982 Paintings and miniature sheet, etc. (100s)
1454 £120
Gambia: 1898-1902 Key Plate Issue, 1/2d. to 1s. set overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' (Samuel type D12), two sets, one set with 3d. shades, the other with five values showing ''M'' in ''SPECIMEN'' with 'spur' on leg, mainly fine with gum. (17) S.G. 37s-44s, vars. Photo.
1858 | £200
Russia: Armenia: 1920s to 1930s collection of fiscal documents incl. court documents, divorce petition, witness statement, mortgage document, tax appeals, bills, receipts, etc., with a range of adhesives, some with charity stamps used as revenue stamps, mainly pen cancelled but three tied by cachets, mixed condition. Ex Ceresa.(61)
221 £240
Australian States: The Malcolm Groom Collection of Tasmania Pictorials: 1899-1900 Pictorials 4d. deep orange-buff, fine used on 1906 (Mar. 26) registered stationery envelope size F, addressed to London. Photo.
726 £120
New Hebrides: Syndicat Français 1903 Locals: 1903 (Sept. 15) envelope to Nouméa bearing 5c. to 1f. set of four tied by fine individual ''PORT-VILA/NELLES HEBRIDES'' c.d.s.'s, some staining and vertical cover fold. Photo.
1118 £110
Cyprus: 1923 Watermark Mult. Script CA 10s. green and red on pale yellow, fine mint. S.G. 100, cat. £400. Photo.
1455 £110
Gambia: 1898-1902 Key Plate Issue, 1/2d. dull green, full mint sheet of 120 (without left side margin) missing only upper right stamp, and incl. malformed ''S'' variety [Left pane, R. 7/3], odd trivial imperfection but mainly fine and apparently unmounted. (119) S.G. 37, a, cat. £724+.
1860 | £1900
Russia: Armenia: The Dr. R. J. Ceresa collection of Armenian revenue documents, a comprehensive collection of approximately 240 items, the majority from the 1917 to 1923 period franked with examples of Imperial, Dashnak, and Soviet fiscal stamps, incl. the perforated initial Dashnak issues and Soviet overprints on Chassepot postage stamps, approximately thirty items have been identified as forgeries, the remainder cannot be guaranteed though the great majority are obviously genuine, especially those with multiple frankings, mostly written up but with great potential for careful sorting and re-presentation. Photo.
223 £90
Australian States: The Malcolm Groom Collection of Tasmania Pictorials: 1899-1900 Pictorials 5d. bright blue, perfined ''T'', used on 1908 (Apr. 6) neat O.H.M.S. registered envelope from the Treasury, Hobart to Launceston, tied by Hobart c.d.s. Photo.
728 £180
New Hebrides: Syndicat Français 1903 Locals: 1903 (Sept. 26) envelope locally addressed to. M.E. Molache bearing 5c. to 1f. set of four tied by fine individual ''PORT-VILA/NELLES HEBRIDES'' c.d.s.'s, horizontal and vertical folds. The Syndicat Français Locals were printed in France by order of Mr. Laubreaux, an editor in Nouméa. He was the printer of the ""Journal des Nelles Hébrides"". Mr. Émile Morache was the representative of SFNH in Vate (Vila) and the owner of the newspaper Mr. Laubreaux printed. '' (Hubert Goron). Photo.
1119 £1500
Cyprus: 1924-28 Watermark Mult. Script CA £5 black on yellow, fine mint. S.G. 117a, cat. £3,750. Photo.
1456 £240
Gambia: 1898-1902 Key Plate Issue, 1/2d. dull green showing ''rocked doubling of the name and duty tablets'', mint, fine and believed unique. B.P.A. certificate (1989) S.G. 37 var. Photo.
1862 £140
Russia: Azerbaijan: 1923 (Apr. 24) pre-printed 'Brender' cover from Baku to Berlin with Moscow transit on reverse, franked with 1923 Star overprint on 25k. and 50k. (2) with small Armenian unframed ''Z'' under the star (S.G. 74a), cover with faults but an interesting franking. Ex Ceresa. Photo.
224 £50
Australian States: The Malcolm Groom Collection of Tasmania Pictorials: 1899-1900 Pictorials 6d. lake, used on 1900 (Apr. 1) bill, manuscript cancellation. Photo.
730 £130
New Hebrides: Syndicat Français 1903 Locals: Selection in slightly varied condition comprising 5c. to 1f. (4) unused, 5c. (2, one on picture postcard cancelled ''NLLES HEBRIDES/PT SANDWICH'' c.d.s.), 15c., used. (9 + 1 card) In Sept. 1903, the Syndicat Français des Nouvelles Hébrides re-established an inter-island postal system on similar lines to that previously maintained by the Australasian New Hebrides Co. Four values of adhesive postage stamps were produced but could be used only upon mail conveyed on board of the company's vessels within the group and were not accepted by the post office at Nouméa which considered the issue an infringement of their rights. After having been in circulation for slightly over one month, they were suppressed by order of the Governor of New Caledonia, and the existing stocks confiscated.
1120 £600
Cyprus: 1924-28 Watermark Mult. Script CA £5 black on yellow, unused (regummed). En. Diena certificate (1987) as mint. S.G. 117a, cat. £3,750. Photo.
1457 £170
Gambia: 1898-1902 Key Plate Issue, 2d. orange and mauve, malformed ''S'' variety [Left pane, R. 7/3], fine mint. S.G. 39a, cat. £500. Photo.
1865 | £60
Russia: Azerbaijan: 1923 (June 19) ordinary letter from Baku to Rostov-on-Don with receiving mark, franked with pair of 1923 Star overprinted 50k. with Armenian unframed ''Z'' under the star (S.G. 74a). The large ''Z'' is much scarcer than the small ''Z''. Roughly opened and with red arrows adhered to cover, an unusual item. Ex Ceresa. Photo.
225 £260
Australian States: The Malcolm Groom Collection of Tasmania Pictorials: 1899-1900 Pictorials 6d. lake, fine used on 1900 (Dec. 27) envelope to Adelaide, neatly tied by Hobart c.d.s. Triple intercolonial rate and stated to be the only recorded use of a single 6d. on cover. Photo.
731 £260
New Hebrides: New Caledonia used in New Hebrides 1903-08: 1903 (July 4) picture postcard (undivided back, ''POPINEE NEO-HEBRIDAISE'' vignette, signed) to Paris franked 10c. tied by Port-Vila c.d.s. with superb additional strike at left. A very early date. Photo.
1121 | £130
Cyprus: An accumulation in an album, stockbook and loose, incl. 1960-61 Republic set used, a good range of f.d.c's, incl. Europa issues, Turkish Cyprus, etc. (100s)
1458 £320
Gambia: 1898-1902 Key Plate Issue, 21/2d. ultramarine overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' (Samuel type D12) and showing malformed ''S'' variety [Left pane, R. 7/3], fine with gum. S.G. 40a var. Photo.
1866 | £650
Russia: Azerbaijan: Transcaucasian Federation 1923 'Arms' type of Russia overprinted with star handstamp, an exhibit collection on 77 leaves incl. 35k. unused upper marginal example with double handstamp, 35k. unused vertical strip of three, central unit with very light dry impression of handstamp, complete sheets, panes and positional blocks, used on piece etc., approximately half of the pages identified as forgeries, plus selection of loose material, slightly mixed condition. Ex Ceresa. (100s)
226 £170
Australian States: The Malcolm Groom Collection of Tasmania Pictorials: 1899-1900 Pictorials 6d. lake, used with 2d., on 1901 (May 3) envelope, registered from Hobart to U.S.A., tied by Hobart c.d.s's, with oval framed ''R'' and boxed ''REGISTRATION/LAUNCESTON'' in blue. Photo.
732 £720
New Hebrides: New Caledonia used in New Hebrides 1903-08: 1905 (Apr. 16) neat envelope, flap missing, to Nouméa bearing 1903 Anniversary 2c., 5c. and 15c. cancelled ''NLLES HEBRIDES/PT SANDWICH'' c.d.s's with fine additional strike alongside. One of the earliest recorded dates of usage, this during the visit of the Messageries Maritimes vessel ''Pacifique''. Photo.
1122 | £150
Cyprus: Postal Stationery: An unused and used selection, Q.V. to Q.E.II, incl. specimens, etc. (approx. 125)
1459 £230
Gambia: 1898-1902 Key Plate Issue, 3d. reddish purple and blue, malformed ''S'' variety [Left pane, R. 7/3], mint, rather heavily mounted otherwise fine. S.G. 41a, cat. £750. Photo.
1867 | £580
Russia: Azerbaijan: Transcaucasian Federation 1923 'Arms' type of Russia overprinted with star handstamp 10k. to 3r.50, an extensive mint and used duplicated unsorted collection in stockbook incl. 50k. with star in violet instead of black (Mi. 51a), slightly mixed condition, but many fine. Ex Ceresa. (100s)
227 £200
Australian States: The Malcolm Groom Collection of Tasmania Pictorials: 1899-1900 Pictorials 6d. lake, used with 5d., on 1901 (May 22) envelope, registered from Hobart to Ceylon, tied by Hobart c.d.s's, with oval framed ''R'' and faint boxed ''REGISTRATION/LAUNCESTON'' in blue. Photo.
733 £170
New Hebrides: New Caledonia used in New Hebrides 1903-08: 1905 (Apr. 16) picture postcard to Choisy-le-Roi, France, franked by New Caledonia 1892 10c. tied by ''NLLES HEBRIDES/PT SANDWICH'' c.d.s. with additional fine strike at left. One of the earliest recorded dates of usage, this during the visit of the Messageries Maritimes vessel ''Pacifique''. Photo.
1123 | £170
Cyprus: Cancellations: A collection of cancellations on Q.V. to K.G.VI issues, mainly later, many fine strikes. (100s)
1460 £210
Gambia: 1898-1902 Key Plate Issue, 3d. reddish purple and blue, malformed ''S'' variety [Left pane, R. 7/3] in a commercially used horizontal strip of three and single, the former with some toning on reverse, the latter with corner crease at lower right, nevertheless scarce. S.G. 41, a, cat. £1,224+. Photo.
1868 | £380
Russia: Azerbaijan: 1923, twelve money transfer forms from the Prishib Baku archive, all franked with Federation star overprints, a total of 65 adhesives incl. some with Armenian monogram, mainly good to fine. Ex Ceresa. (12)
228 £90
Australian States: The Malcolm Groom Collection of Tasmania Pictorials: 1899-1900 Pictorials 6d. lake used with 1902 1d. on 1904 (May 10) cover, registered from Launceston to Burnie (double inland letter rate and registration fee), tied by Launceston c.d.s's., with oval framed ''R'' and boxed ''REGISTRATION/LAUNCESTON'' in blue. Photo.
734 £110
New Hebrides: New Caledonia used in New Hebrides 1903-08: 1907 picture postcard of Nouméa Cathedral addressed to France bearing (partly overlapping upper edge) 1901 5c. and 1905 5c. with ''NLLES HEBRIDES/PT SANDWICH'' c.d.s's, also 1900 15c. (rounded corner), 1901 5c. pair and single cancelled by the c.d.s. (4 items) Photo.
1124 £90
Dominica: 1914 picture postcard to Colombia bearing 1d. red with arrival c.d.s. in green; undated 'Wilson' cover to Birmingham bearing 1921-22 2s. and 2s.6d. (upper marginal with plate no.); 1913 (Sept. 18) 'Roessler' cover to America bearing Postal Fiscal 1897-88 Watermark Crown CA 1d. strip of three tied by G.P.O. c.d.s's. (3 covers). Photo.
1461 £300
Gambia: 1898-1902 Key Plate Issue, 4d. brown and blue and 6d. olive-green and carmine, both with malformed ''S'' variety [Left pane, R. 7/3], mint, the latter with a few perfs. at top lightly toned on reverse otherwise fine. S.G. 42a, 43a, cat. £1,150. Photo.
1869 | £190
Russia: Azerbaijan: 1923 Three formula cards for official business money transfers improvised for regular postal use, all from Agdash Elisavetpol to Baku, Kuba, and Nukha with useful receiver marks on reverses. Franked with a total of nine Star overprinted 50k. (S.G. 70) and two imperforate 1r. (S.G. 73). An unusual group. Ex Ceresa. (3)
232 | £130
Australian States: The Malcolm Groom Collection of Tasmania Pictorials: 1902-05 Litho Pictorials 1d. mint block of four (one with clogged ink flaw), block of four with inverted watermark, mint single (deep shade), used singles (4, one with 14th January datestamp, first day and another with second day datestamp), mainly fine.
737 £90
New Hebrides: New Caledonia used in New Hebrides 1903-08: 1908 (Apr. 12) two picture postcards (''Un beau chou'', ''Un jour de tempête'') bearing 1901 5c. tied to picture side by Port-Vila c.d.s., also two cards (''Les jeunes chefs de TOUHO et leurs conseillers'' and ''La Pêche dans la Rivière de Saint-Louis'' by Bergeret et Cie. of Nancy) bearing 1892 2c. and 1903 Anniversary 4c. cancelled Port-Vila (year date unclear) on picture side with additional strike on reverse. (4 cards)
1127 £260
Egypt: Essays: 1866 Riester essays depicting two Sphinxes, eagle and star in blue, green, carmine and vermilion, also brown and green with ornamentation at top, all on thin wove paper, fine. Photo.
1463 £150
Gambia: 1898-1902 Key Plate Issue, 1s. violet and green, malformed ''S'' variety [Left pane, R. 7/3], mint, rather heavily mounted otherwise fine. S.G. 44a, cat. £800. Photo.
1870 £75
Russia: Azerbaijan: 1923 (May 11) Imperial money transfer form used from Sagiri to Baku with receiver mark on reverse, franked with Star overprinted 10k. (6, three on reverse), 35k. (3), the card of particular interest due to the the scarce Sagiri cancellation, faults. Ex Ceresa. Photo.
233 £170
Australian States: The Malcolm Groom Collection of Tasmania Pictorials: 1902-05 Litho Pictorials 1d. and 2d. used with 1899-1900 21/2d. on 1902 (Jan. 16) cover, registered from Hobart to England, fine. Photo.
738 £230
New Hebrides: New Caledonia used in New Hebrides 1903-08: 1908 (June 7) envelope addressed to Emil Lubke, editor of the Samoanische Zeitung in Samoa franked 1900 25c. tied by fine ''PORT-VILA/NELLES HEBRIDES'' c.d.s. with additional strike alongside, the cover roughly opened and trimmed at left but a scarce commercial item with Nouméa and Sydney transits on reverse. Photo.
1128 £650
Egypt: Essays: 1867 National Bank Note Co. imperforate 20pa. in vermilion, 1867 Penasson perforated 10pi. in vermilion and 2pi. in blue, imperforate 1pi. in brown.
1464 £180
Gambia: 1898-1902 Key Plate Issue, Mainly mint selection incl. set to 1s. (3) with shades and plate no. items incl. 1/2d. and 1d. full right panes of 60, 3d. deep purple and ultramarine (3, one with pl. no. 3), etc., chiefly good to fine. (147)
1872 £60
Russia: Azerbaijan: 1923 (June 12) Imperial money transfer form used from Belyarsuvar to Baku with receiver mark on reverse, franked with imperforate 1r. with Star overprint (2, S.G. 73), good appearance and scarce cancellation. Ex Ceresa. Photo.
234 | £95
Australian States: The Malcolm Groom Collection of Tasmania Pictorials: 1902-05 Litho Pictorials 2d. mint corner block of six from stones 1, 2, two mint blocks of four from stones 3, 4 and 7, 8, used single with early date 15th January 1902.
740 £380
New Hebrides: New Caledonia used in New Hebrides 1903-08: 1908 (Nov. 24, Nov. 28) two locally addressed registered 'Rossi' covers, the former bearing 1903 Anniversary 15c. and 1905 5c., 10c., used with British issue 1/2d., 1d., French issue 1908 5c. and 10c., the latter with New Caledonia 1892 25c. strip of five, 1903 Anniversary 40c. and 1904 type III ''4'' on 5c. yellow-green, good to fine ''PORT-VILA/NELLES HEBRIDES'' c.d.s's and ''R'' in octagon handstamps. With the advent of the Condominium Post Office on Oct. 1 1908, New Caledonia stamps could be used only until Nov. 30, when their usage was suspended. Photo.
1129 £350
Egypt: Essays: 1869 Prevost essays with ''00'' value, five in different colours (one on coloured paper) with ''EPREUVE'' below, two with overprint at right and two overprints only. Photo.
1465 £200
Gambia: K.E.VII selection overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' (Samuel type D12) comprising 1902-03 Watermark Crown CA 1/2d. to 3s. set with additional 3d. showing broken ''M'' in overprint, 1904-06 Watermark Mult. Crown CA new values set of three with additional 5d. (rounded corner perf.) and 71/2d. (slightly toned) showing broken ''M'' in overprint, with gum, 1909 Watermark Mult. Crown CA 1d. to 3s. set without gum, chiefly fine. (31) Photo.
1874 £140
Russia: Azerbaijan: Transcaucasian Federation: Three covers comprising 1923 (June 12) registered cover from Baku to Berlin, 1923 (June 20) ordinary letter from Baku to U.S.A. bearing Star overprinted 25k. (3) and perforated 1r. (this stamp is tied but appears to have been previously used, possible example of postal fraud), 1923 (July 9) Baku to Latvia small envelope, franked 10k. (5) and pair of imperforate 1r., plus extra cover with added adhesives and dubious cancellations. (4 items) Ex Ceresa.
238 | £110
Australian States: The Malcolm Groom Collection of Tasmania Pictorials: 1905-12 Litho Pictorials 2d. mint block of four from stones 23, 24, mint block of four from the foot of the sheet stones 25, 26, corner block of four stones 27, 28, used single with early date Oct. 27 1905, mainly fine.
742 £160
New Hebrides: First British Provisional Issue 1908: 1/2d. (3) to 1s. 'set' each with diagonal serifed ''SPECIMEN'' apparently archival handstamp (9, origin not proven), mainly fine with gum, also 1/2d. to 1s. (Watermark Crown CA) first overprinting basic set of seven tied to piece by early Port Vila ''10/NOV/08'' c.d.s's. Photo.
1130 £280
Egypt: Essays: 1871 Penasson essays, no value, imperforate in red, perforated in green and blue, 1pi. perforated in blue, yellow and orange, also 1869 Renard essay in orange.
1466 £480
Gambia: 1902-05 Watermark Crown CA 1/2d., 1s.6d. and 3s., each showing dented frame [Left pane, R. 1/6], mint, fine and fresh. S.G. 45a, 53a, 56a, cat. £1,180. Photo.
1875 £250
Batum: British Occupation 1920 (Mar. 1) cover marked O.S. and addressed to Mrs Jennings-Bramley, Police House Cairo, authorised by Capt. A.R. Anderson to be sent via Military Post Office, franked I.E.F. 1a. tied by clear F.P.O. No. 406 (Proud 400 points) with military and civilian backstamps (4), an interesting item. The property of another vendor. Photo.
251 £80
Australian States: The Malcolm Groom Collection of Tasmania Pictorials: 1905-12 Litho Pictorials 4d. orange-yellow perf. 121/2 plate 6, fine used on 1912 (July 11) envelope, registered from Hobart to Melbourne. Photo.
743 £350
New Hebrides: First British Provisional Issue 1908: 1/2d. (all) to 1s. (both) mint, the 1s. Watermark Crown CA with R.P.S. certificate (1976), also 1d. horizontal strip of four, upper marginal with plate no. (one portion of selvedge missing), with overprints misplaced and obliterated by wavy lines and purple ink (ex Baldwin). A single sheet with the top row in this condition arrived at the office of the Resident Commissioner from the printers at Suva, the printers having cancelled the offending row in this manner without removing it but having subtracted it from their invoice. Three surviving strips of four are recorded, see fig. 6-5, ''The New Hebrides: Their Postal History and Postage Stamps'' by Hals & Collas (1967). Photo.
1131 £300
Egypt: Essays: 1871 Charles, Skipper and East 2pi. perforated essay in brown, fine. Photo.
1467 £230
Gambia: 1902-05 Watermark Crown CA 3s. carmine and green on yellow, variety dented frame [Left pane, R. 1/6], fine mint. S.G. 56a, cat. £600. Photo.
1876 | £400
Russia: Batum: A collection of items on stock page and cards incl. 1920 (June 17) registered 'Blatter' cover bearing 10r. and 15r., variety of 25r. and 50r. overprints, some signed Romeko, mainly good to fine. Ex Ceresa. (37)
257 £190
Australian States: The Malcolm Groom Collection of Tasmania Pictorials: 1905-11 Electrotyped Pictorials 1d. from electros 5 and 6, used pair on 1912 (Mar. 12) Australian 4d. registered envelope, from Sydney to New Zealand, early usage of Kangaroo registered envelope. Photo.
744 £210
New Hebrides: First British Provisional Issue 1908: Two covers bearing 1/2d. to 1s. basic set of seven, the first with scarce 1s. Watermark Crown CA sent 1909 (Apr. 11) addressed to inter-island steamer ''Pacifique'' at Sydney with late use of former New Caledonian Pt. Sandwich c.d.s's, the second 1910 (Apr. 9) registered to Brussels with 1s. Watermark Mult. Crown CA with Vila first type Condominium c.d.s's. Photo.
1132 £420
Egypt: 1866 (Jan.) Imperforate plate proofs of 5pa. to 10pi. set all in blocks of four, mainly fine. Photo.
1468 £140
Gambia: 1904-06 Watermark Mult. Crown CA 3d. purple and ultramarine, variety dented frame [Left pane, R. 1/6], mint, fine. S.G. 61a, cat. £350. Photo.
1877 | £170
Russia: Batum: A reference collection of British occupation overprint forgeries on leaves, some genuine material. Ex Ceresa (100s)
262 £380
Australian States: The Malcolm Groom Collection of Tasmania Pictorials: 1905-11 Electrotyped Pictorials 3d. used on 1910 (Nov. 9) parcel label affixed to tag, with 2d. (3, perfined ''T''), tied by Hobart c.d.s's, addressed to Gladstone. Photo.
745 £4800
New Hebrides: First British Provisional Issue 1908: 1d. red, the rare OVERPRINT OMITTED variety in a vertical strip of four with three normal, marginal from the top of the sheet, unmounted mint with usual climatically toned gum. A Crown Jewel of New Hebrides Philately. Twelve se-tenant items resulted from the single sheet that missed the overprint on row 4, seven surviving as pairs only. B.P.A. certificate (2002), S.G. 2a, cat. £10,000+. Photo.
1133 | £130
Egypt: 1866 (Jan.) Imperforate plate proofs of 5pa. marginal single, 10pa. (2), 20pa. (2), 1pi. (2), 2pi., 5pi. (2) and 10pi. all in issued colours, mainly fine. (11)
1469 £290
Gambia: 1904-06 Watermark Mult. Crown CA 5d. grey and black, variety dented frame [Left pane, R. 1/6], unmounted mint, marginal from the top of the sheet, fine. S.G. 63a, cat. £475+. Photo.
1878 | £480
Russia: Ukraine: A duplicated specialised collection of Trident overprints incl. album of genuine and forged examples with numerous expertising and collectors marks on gum, a few blocks and multiples, forged and dubious covers etc., mixed condition. Ex Ceresa. (100s)
263 | £260
Australian States: The Malcolm Groom Collection of Tasmania Pictorials: 1905-11 Electrotyped Pictorials 6d. dull carmine-red perf. 121/2 mint vertical corner marginal strips of three, one with ''CA'' imprint, the other with ''JBC'' imprint, mint single with watermark upright and inverted, used single, perf. 11 mint block of four with watermark upright, mainly fine.
748 £90
New Hebrides: First British Provisional Issue 1908: 1910 (July 2) postcard to Sydney franked 1d., (Sept. 24) cover to London franked 1d. corner pair, both with Vila first type Condominium c.d.s's, also 1912 (Aug. 22) cover to Sydney franked 21/2d. (Second Issue) and (Mar. 28) to Lancashire additional weight cover franked 21/2d. with 1d., both with former New Caledonian Port-Vila c.d.s's showing inverted ''2'' in year date. (4 items)
1134 | £240
Egypt: 1866 (Jan.) Imperforate proofs without overprint 5pi. block of four, 10pi. block of four, pair and single, imperforate with overprint 10pi., perforated 5pa., 10pa., 20pa., 1pi. (2), and 10pi., mainly fine. (19)
1470 £240
Gambia: 1904-06 Watermark Mult. Crown CA 6d. olive-green and carmine, variety dented frame [Left pane, R. 1/6], mint, fine. S.G. 64a, 66a, cat. £550. Photo.
1879 | £480
Russia: Ukraine: A mint and used collection of Trident overprints in three stockbooks and an album, mainly forgeries but some genuine material, many districts incl. extensive Odessa, mixed condition. Ex Ceresa. (100s)
270 £80
Australian States: The Malcolm Groom Collection of Tasmania Pictorials: 1905-12 Pictorials, 1d. pair used on 1904 (Sept. 19) cover, showing repaired perforations along top of both stamps, with knife cuts, 1d. single on 1909 (July 16) postcard, showing patched perfs. at top with knife cut correction.
749 £220
New Hebrides: First British Provisional Issue 1908: 1910 (Nov. 20) registered cover to Sydney bearing 1/2d. and 1d. strips of three, 2d. pair and single cancelled by seven strikes of Service Maritime first Condominium c.d.s. with ''R'' in octagon, all in blue, showing Nouméa Nov. 25 transit and Nov. 27 arrival on reverse. Photo.
1135 £1350
Egypt: 1866 (Jan.) 5pa. grey, used on piece of ''La Trombetta'' newspaper for Nov. 10 1866, stain spot, otherwise fine. SG. 1. Photo.
1471 £110
Gambia: 1904-06 Watermark Mult. Crown CA 10d. olive and carmine, variety dented frame [Left pane, R. 1/6], mint, one perf. at top slightly toned on reverse otherwise fine. S.G. 66a, cat. £550. Photo.
1880 | £300
Russia: Ukraine: An extensive collection of Trident overprint forgeries, identified by type in two stockbooks, a few genuine, mixed condition. Ex Ceresa. (many 100s)
274 £260
Australian States: The Malcolm Groom Collection of Tasmania Pictorials: 1905-12 Pictorials, selection of reperforations, patches and knife cuts, 1906 Litho 1d. mint block of four, misplaced row perf. 121/2, patched and corrected with perf. 121/2, 1907 Litho 1d. mint block of four, misplaced row of perf. 11, patched and corrected row of perf. 121/2, 1909 Typo 1d. mint block of four misplaced row of perf. 11, patched and corrected with perf. 121/2, mainly fine. Photo.
750 £110
New Hebrides: First British Provisional Issue 1908: Mint and used selection on leaves, incl. 1/2d. to 1s. (Watermark Crown CA) tied to piece by individual Port-Vila Nov. 10 1908 c.d.s's, also 1910 Second British Provisionals incl. 2d. on picture postcards (4), unoverprinted Fiji issues, etc., good to fine. (approx. 110)
1136 | £190
Egypt: 1866 (Jan.) Perf. 121/2 x 13 and compound, watermark inverted 5pa., 20pa., 1pi. (2), 2pi., 5pi., watermark upright 5pa. (2), 20pa. (2), 2pi., 5pi. and 10pi., unused, poor to fine.
1472 £210
Gambia: 1905 Colour Trials, 2s. imperforate in unadopted blue and carmine on Watermark Crown CA upright paper, fine with small part gum. Photo.
1881 | £200
Russia: Ukraine: A duplicated collection of forged Trident overprints on stockcards and pages with bogus covers, etc. Ex Ceresa. (100s)
278 £650
Australian States: The Malcolm Groom Collection of Tasmania Pictorials: Booklets: 1909 £1 booklet cover only (no stamps) in blue on pink, fine and very rare. Photo.
751 £170
New Hebrides: First British Provisional Issue 1908: Selection comprising 2d. plate no. block of twelve (lower two rows of left pane), 21/2d., 5d. and 6d.plate no. blocks of four, mint, range of transferred N.S.W. c.d.s. cancellations on values to 21/2d. with a few French issues, 1d. franking 1908 postcard (Vaow canoe) to London and 1910 cover to Nouméa, 5d. pair and single with 6d. on 1909 registered 'Kiderlen' cover to Germany, 5d., 6d. and 1s. on 1910 registered cover to U.S.A. (38 + 4 covers)
1137 £260
Egypt: 1866 (Jan.) 10pa. brown, used locally on cover in Alexandria, a few minor stain spots, otherwise fine. S.G. 2. Photo.
1473 £260
Gambia: 1905 Colour Trials, 2s. imperforate in unadopted scarlet and brown on yellow Watermark Crown CA sideways paper, fine with small part gum. Photo.
1882 | £210
Russia: Ukraine: A used and unused collection of Kharkov rouble overprints in a stockbook and on cards, genuine and forged material, plus some tridents from Zhitomir Cernigov. Ex Ceresa. (250+)
279 £2300
Australian States: The Malcolm Groom Collection of Tasmania Pictorials: Booklets: 1910 2s. booklet with 1/2d. (8) and 1d. (12) only, poor condition, and 1911 2s. booklet with 1/2d. (8) and 1d. (18), a few faults, nevertheless very rare. SB3, SB4. Photo.
752 £230
New Hebrides: First French Provisional Issue 1908: 1907 ''NELLES/HEBRIDES'' unadopted diagonal trial overprint on New Caledonia 1905 5c. (2), 10c. (2), 25c. (2) and 50c., with gum, also the issued set of five mint, odd trivial fault. (12)
1138 £1100
Egypt: 1866 (Jan.) 2pi. yellow, diagonally bisected and used on 1867 (July 24) large part of folded lettersheet from Cairo to Suez, fine and scarce. Charles F. Hass certificate (1996). Photo.
1474 £230
Gambia: 1906 Surcharges, ''HALF/PENNY'' on 2s.6d. purple and brown on yellow upper marginal horizontal plate no. strip of five (5mm setting) with ms. no. ''4'', ''ONE PENNY'' on 3s. carmine and green on yellow horizontal strip of four, unmounted mint, fine and rare multiples. S.G. 69, 70, cat. £715+. Photo.
1883 | £420
Russia: Ukraine: A mint and used collection, mainly forgeries and fantasy material in seven partly filled stockbooks, a few blocks and multiples, bogus covers, etc. Ex Ceresa. (100s)
280 £210
Australian States: Victoria: 1897 Hospital Fund sets unmounted mint (3) and used, also New South Wales 1897 Diamond Jubilee and Hospital Charity set used, slightly mixed condition. (8)
754 £80
New Hebrides: First French Provisional Issue 1908: 11909 (Apr.-May) three postcards, each bearing 5c. on picture side with former New Caledonia c.d.s's, the first (''Un Indigène de Sancto-Espiritu'') to Lyon with Port Sandwich c.d.s., the others (''Entrée du Maewa Cone'' and ''Canaques travaillant sur une plantation''), some faults, to Nouméa cancelled Port-Vila.
1141 £100
Egypt: 1866 (Jan.) 5pi. rose unused, showing stop after ''5'' at upper right [pos. 192], fine. S.G. 6 var. Photo.
1476 £230
Gambia: 1906 Surcharges, ''ONE PENNY'' on 3s. carmine and green on yellow, showing rare dented frame variety [Left pane, R. 1/6], used, corner perf. crease at upper left otherwise fine and rare. S.G. 70b, cat. £1,000. Photo.
1884 £85
Russia: Ukraine: Revenues: 1920 (Aug.) Money Transfer form used from Berislav to Boriskovo Tver with receiver marks, representing Soviet use of Ukraine trident stamps on front of card with 2k. stamps with Odessa type 1 tridents (2), and 14k. with Odessa type 2 (4), all 'silently' revalued (x100) to give a correct 2% (60 rouble) franking, an interesting item. Ex Ceresa. Photo.
281 £160
Australian States: Western Australia: 1860-64 imperf. 4d. pale blue with close to large margins and 1857-59 6d. grey-black with close to good margins, good used. Photo.
755 £120
New Hebrides: First French Provisional Issue 1908: 1909 (Apr. 27) envelope to Germany bearing 10c. pair cancelled by first Vila Condominium c.d.s's with ''T'' in triangle charge mark and ms. ''0.10'' having been underpaid by 5c., backstamped Sydney transit and Leipzig porto mark. Photo.
1142 £210
Egypt: 1866 (Jan.) 10pi. slate, variety imperforate, with overprint inverted (position 133), fine unused. Charles F. Hass certificate (1991). Photo.
1477 £380
Gambia: 1906 Surcharges, Study selection comprising ''HALF/PENNY'' on 2s.6d. mint (19) and used (7) incl. varieties with mint block of four and pair and used block of four (also with broken ''E'' and top bar broken, ex Rose) showing both settings, dropped ''Y'', broken ''E'' and top bar broken (3), mint, ''ONE PENNY'' on 3s. mint (14) and used (2) incl. misplacements and bounced doublings, dropped ''Y'' (3) etc., mostly fine. (42) S.G. 69, 70, vars. Photo.
1885 £140
Russia: Wenden: 1893 2k. black, red and green, variety imperforate and centre double, mint from the top of the sheet, slight adhesions in upper margin, very rare. S.G. 13b unpriced. Photo.
282 £220
Australian States: Western Australia: 1898 (June 30) scarce usage of complete Germany 10pf. reply card with message regarding length of time to send and receive mail, sent to Kanowna via Naples with Albany datestamp, the whole returned with Coolgardie duplex cancellation and scarce ''T.P.O.EG.F/W.A'' travelling post office c.d.s., both dated ''AU 1 98'', arrival on face, fine. Photo
756 £70
New Hebrides: First French Provisional Issue 1908: 1911 (Apr. 11) Burns Philp Line envelope registered to Sydney franked at 75c. rate by by 25c. strip of three tied by former New Caledonia Port-Vila c.d.s's with ''R'' in octagon and Apr. 24 arrival backstamp, repaired cuts from aborted attempt to cut away adhesives otherwise fine.
1143 £320
Egypt: 1866 (Jan.) 10pi. slate perf. 121/2 x 13 compound, unused, blunt perf. at top, Charles F. Hass certificate (1998) states ''The combined factors of its inverted, substituted background transfer and its compound perforation gauge, makes this submitted stamp an extremely important item of the Egyptian first issue''. Photo.
1478 £450
Gambia: 1909 Watermark Mult. Crown CA 1/2d., 71/2d., 10d. and 2s., each showing variety dented frame [Left pane, R. 1/6], mint, mainly fine. S.G. 72a, 79a, 80a, 83a, cat. £1,350. Photo.
1886 | £150
Saint Helena: A Q.V. selection on leaves, incl. 1856 1d. used, range of mint, unused and used perf. Chalons to 1s., 1890-97 1/2d. to 10d. sets mint (2), etc., mixed condition. (105 stamps and two covers)
283 £170
Australia: 1913-14 First Watermark 1/2d. to 5s. less 2s., the 9d. and 5s. with part original gum, otherwise mainly fine mint. S.G. 1-13. Photo.
757 £130
New Hebrides: First French Provisional Issue 1908: Mint and used selection incl. set in mint blocks of four (10c. in pair), set used (2, one on 1909 registered cover to Belgium, ''08'' millésime marks, 25c. and 50c. on 1910 cover to Germany, etc. mainly good to fine. (34 + 2 covers)
1145 | £1500
Egypt: 1866 (Jan.) a comprehensive collection written up on leaves, incl. perf. 121/2 with 20pa. used with part of overprint missing Charles F. Hass certificate (1995), 5pi. unused with B.P.A. certificate (1980), 5pi. unused showing incomplete ''5'' with Charles F. Hass certificate (1993), 10pi. unused, perf. 121/2 x 13 10pi. used, perf. 13 10pa. unused with Egypt Study Circle certificate (1980), 20pa. unused and used, 1pi. unused, perf. 121/2 x 15 10pa. used, 2pi. unused (2), very rare 5pi. error inscribed ''10pi.'' used (small tear and pinhole) with B.P.A. certificate (1966), plate flaws, some forgeries, etc., mixed condition. (162)
1479 £450
Gambia: 1909 Watermark Mult. Crown CA 1d. red, complete left pane of sixty incl. dented frame [R. 1/6], unmounted mint, mainly fine. S.G. 73, a, cat. £1,378+. Photo.
1887 £65
Saint Helena: 1890-97 1d. to 10d. and 1908-11 21/2d., 10s., all handstamped ''SPECIMEN'', with gum, poor to fine. (8) Photo.
284 £750
Australia: 1913-14 First Watermark £1 brown and ultramarine, fine used. S.G. 15, cat. £2,500. Photo.
758 £150
New Hebrides: First Provisional Issue Combination Mail: 1908 (Nov. 23) envelope to Paris bearing British issue 1/2d. with French issue full set of five and unoverprinted New Caledonia 5c. and 10c. cancelled by mainly fine individual, and late use, strikes of ''PORT-VILA/NELLES HEBRIDES'' c.d.s., vertical fold clear of adhesives. With the advent of the Condominium Post Office on Oct. 1 1908, New Caledonia stamps could be used concurrently with Condominium stamps only until Nov. 30, when their usage was suspended. Also 1909 (Aug. 23) cover (slightly trimmed at foot) registered to U.S.A. franked by British 21/2d. with French 5c., 10c. (2) and 25c., cancelled by light strikes of ''NEW HEBRIDES/VILA'' c.d.s's in violet, with transit and Washington Oct. 27 arrival backstamps. Photo.
1146 | £980
Egypt: 1866 (Jan.) selection of covers, incl. 20pa. perf. 13 x 121/2 pair on 1866 (Jan. 10, early date), 1867 cover from Alexandria to France, franked perf. 1pi. in combination with French 40c., 1867 (Apr. 6) entire from Cairo to Alexandria, with 1pi. perf. 121/2 x 13, 1866 (Sept. 4) cover, registered from Cairo to Tanta, franked by 1pi. and 2pi., etc., varied condition. (10 items)
1480 £600
Gambia: 1909 Watermark Mult. Crown CA 1s.6d. violet and green and 2s. purple and blue on blue, both overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' (Samuel type D12) and showing variety dented frame [Left pane, R. 1/6], fine with gum, rare combinations. Photo.
1888 £240
Saint Helena: 1902 1/2d. (2) and 1d. (2), 1903 to 3s., 1911 (unissued) 1d., 1913 4d. and 6d. and 1922 1d. to 3d., all overprinted ''SPECIMEN'', with gum, slightly mixed condition. (16) Photo.
285 £900
Australia: 1913-14 First Watermark £2 black and rose, c.t.o., shortish perf. at base, otherwise fine, attractive example. S.G. 16, cat. £4,000. Photo.
759 £190
New Hebrides: First Provisional Issue Combination Mail: 1909 (Apr. 11) registered cover to Australia at 9d. rate franked by British 1d. and 2d. pair with French 10c. pairs (2, one with tear), with ''R'' in octagon and Sydney Apr. 19 arrival on reverse, also 1911 (Oct. 21) registered cover to Liverpool bearing British 1/2d. to 1s. basic set of seven, transit and arrival backstamps, both covers cancelled by former New Caledonian ''PORT-VILA/NELLES'' c.d.s's. Photo.
1147 | £140
Egypt: 1867-71 Colour trials, imperforate 5pa. in brown (2) and 1pi. in red, perforated 2pa. in green, also 1871 Penasson perforated essays 1pi. in blue and orange.
1481 £300
Gambia: King Edward VII mainly mint selection incl. 1902-05 to 3s. (2) with 1s.6d. plate no. block of four, 1/2d. and 4d. dent in frame [Left pane, R. 1/6], 1904-06 to 2s. with 5d. dent in frame, 1909 to 3s. (2, one used) with 3d. (corner marginal) and 6d. dented frame, fair to fine with some minor faults. (76)
1889 £80
Saint Helena: 1912-16 Watermark Mult. Crown CA 1/2d. to 3s. set overprinted ''SPECIMEN'', with gum, slightly mixed condition. S.G. 72s-81s, cat. £375. Photo.
286 £130
Australia: 1914-20 1/2d. green electro 1 lower marginal pair with CA monogram and 'white spot over back of emu' variety mint, and 4d. orange lower marginal single with JBC monogram unmounted mint, the first with gum toning and the latter with minor gum wrinkles, otherwise fine. Photo.
760 £120
New Hebrides: First Provisional Issue Combination Mail: 1909 (May 6), (Aug. 10) two printed address envelopes at 2d. Empire rate to Lt. Col. W.C. Clements in Hampshire with mainly fine ''VILA/NEW HEBRIDES'' c.d.s's, the first franked by British 1/2d. with French 5c. and 10c., the second by British 1d. and French 10c., both with arrival backstamps.
1148 | £210
Egypt: 1867-71 5pa., a selection incl. mint block of four, unused single with 'chain' variety, two unused singles with watermark impressed on face, etc., fair to fine. (17)
1482 £350
Gambia: K.G.V Key Plates, Piece (34 x 85mm) ex De La Rue archives bearing Watermark Crown CA 5s. (slightly stained) and Watermark Mult. Script CA 4s., both overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' (Samuel type D12), each dated ''Sep 1921'' above and initialled ''DF'' alongside in red manuscript. Photo.
1890 £80
Saint Helena: 1913 Watermark Mult. Crown CA 6d. showing variety split ''A'' [Left pane, R. 8/3], mint, horizontal crease and heavy hinge, otherwise fine. S.G. 86a, cat. £550. Photo.
287 £180
Australia: 1914-20 1d. corner strip of three with JBC monogram 3mm below marginal rule, right stamp showing run ''N'' of ''ONE'', unmounted mint (mounted in selvedge), a few gum winkles, lightly toned gum and a few split perfs., otherwise fine. A.C.S.C. 71(4)zh, cat. $1,250. Photo.
762 £350
New Hebrides: Second British Provisional Issue 1910: 6d. imperf. plate proof in issued colours on gummed, watermarked paper, also ½d. to 1s. set overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' (Samuel type D12) with additional 5d. (2, one showing long ''M'' in ''CONDOMINIUM'' [Left pane, pos. 56], mainly fine with gum. (10)
1149 £240
Egypt: 1867-71 10pa. dull lilac in a mint block of four, one showing 'horned obelisk', fine. S.G. 12 var. Photo.
1483 £200
Gambia: K.G.V selection overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' (Samuel type D12) comprising 1912-22 Watermark Crown CA 1/2d. to 3s. (toned perf.) set, 1921-22 Watermark Mult. Script CA 1/2d. to 4s. set with additional 4s. (surface faults) showing broken ''M'' in overprint, with gum, most good to fine. (28) Photo.
1891 £230
Saint Helena: 1922-37 Watermark Mult. Crown CA 4d. to £1 overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' (Samuel types D12 or D16), with gum, mainly fine. S.G. 92s-96s, cat. £650. Photo.
288 £150
Australia: 1914-20 5d. brown, die I, lower marginal example with CA monogram, also showing damaged NW corner state II, fine mint. A.C.S.C. 122zd, cat. $750. Photo.
763 £180
New Hebrides: Second British Provisional Issue 1910: Covers, 1911 (Mar. 16) cover (flap missing) from the ''MILICE/des/NOUVELLES-HÉBRIDES/BUREAU/du/COMMANDANT/de la/SECTION FRANÇAISE'' to France, franked at rare military rate by 1/2d. pair with first Vila Condominium c.d.s.'s in blue, backstamped New Caledonia transit and Pau May 7 arrival. Illustrated as fig. 8-1 in ''The New Hebrides: Their Postal History and Postage Stamps'' by Hals & Collas (1967). Photo.
1150 £300
Egypt: 1867-71 20pa. deep blue-green rejoined block of six, mint with some reinforcement, minor imperfections, fine appearance. S.G. 13. Photo.
1484 £140
Gambia: 1912-22 Watermark Mult. Crown CA 1/2d. green horizontal pairs (3) showing split ''A'' (unmounted) [Left pane, R. 8/3], broken ''B'' (unmounted) [Left pane, R. 9/1] and bisected ''M'' [Left pane, R. 4/3] respectively, and block of four showing broken ''M'' [Right pane, R. 9/4], mint, mainly fine. S.G. 86, vars., 86c.
1892 £550
Saint Helena: 1922-37 issue, a mint selection showing the 'broken mainmast' variety, comprising 1/2d. (3), 1d., 2d., 11/2d. (2, one in block of four), 3d. (in marginal pair), 4d., 5d. (2), 6d., 8d. (in marginal pair), 1s. and 1s.6d., mixed condition. S.G. 92a, 97a, 98a, 99a, 100a, 101a, 103a, 104a, 105a, 106a, 107a, cat. £2,945. Photo.
289 £420
Australia: 1915 Second Watermark 2d. to 5s. (small gum faults), mainly good to fine mint. S.G. 24-30, cat. £2,250. Photo.
764 £110
New Hebrides: Second British Provisional Issue 1910: Covers, 1911 (Apr. 6) to Sydney and 1912 (Apr. 7) to Ipswich, two registered covers, the first a Burns Philp Line envelope bearing 1d. (2) and 21/2d. pairs with 6d. cancelled Port-Vila c.d.s's with Apr. 24 arrival, the second with full set less 1d., Vila cancellations, transit and June 3 arrival backstamps. Photo.
1151 £500
Egypt: 1867-71 2pi. blue in an imperforate block of four from the right of the sheet, showing the four types unused (as issued) and fine. Photo.
1485 £1250
Gambia: 1912-22 Watermark Mult. Crown CA 1/2d., 11/2d., 4d., 6d., 71/2d., 10d., 1s.6d. and 2s. unmounted mint horizontal pairs, one in each showing split ''A'' in ''POSTAGE'' [Left pane, R. 8/3], odd trivial bend otherwise mainly fine. S.G. 86, c, 88, a, 92, d, 94, a, 95, a, 96, b, 98, a, 99, a, cat. £2,980+. Photo.
1893 £350
Saint Helena: 1922-37 issue, a mint selection showing the 'torn flag' variety, comprising 1/2d., 1d., 11/2d. (2), 3d., 4d., 6d., 8d. and 1s.6d., mixed condition. S.G. 92b, 93b, 97b, 98b, 99b, 101b, 104b, 105b, cat. £2,180. Photo.
290 £150
Australia: 1915-27 Third Watermark 2d. grey die II lower marginal pair with JBC monogram, mounted in selvedge only, light overall toning, otherwise fine. ACSC 7(2)zc, cat. $900. Photo.
765 £80
New Hebrides: Second British Provisional Issue 1910: Covers, 1918 (Sept. 27) large registered cover to Australia with double circle cachet ''CONDOMINIUM/NEW/HEBRIDES/POSTMASTER'' bearing 2d., 5d., 6d. and 1s. used in combination with 1908 5d., French issue 1908 25c. and 1910-11 25c., cancelled in red by Vila first Condominium type c.d.s's, with Melbourne Oct. 16 arrival on reverse, minor imperfections. Photo.
1152 £210
Egypt: 1867-71 2pi. blue in an unused horizontal pair, variety imperforate vertically, minor traces of staining, otherwise fine. S.G. 15c. Photo.
1486 £550
Gambia: 1912-22 Watermark Mult. Crown CA 1/2d. to 1s.6d. less 71/2d., all variety split ''A'' in ''POSTAGE'' [R. 8/3], mint, some heavy mounts, the 21/2d. and 1s.6d. with gum toning. (12) Btwn. S.G. 86c and 99a, cat. £3,270. Photo.
1894 £380
Saint Helena: 1922-37 issue, a mint selection showing the 'cleft rock' variety, comprising 1/2d. (in corner pair), 1d., 11/2d. (2), 2d., 3d., 4d. (corner example), 5d., 6d. (in corner plate pair), 8d. (in corner plate pair) and 2s.6d. (in corner plate pair), mixed condition. S.G. 92c, 97c, 98c, 99c, 100c, 101c, 103c, 104c, 105c, 109c., cat. £1,980. (11 items)
291 £210
Australia: 1915-27 Third Watermark 2d. to 5s., 1923-24 6d., 2s., mint, mainly fine. S.G. 35-42. Photo.
766 £80
New Hebrides: Second French Provisional Issue 1910-11: Covers, 1910 (Nov. 20) early use of 10c. franking New Caledonia postcard (''Canaques de la Tribu de Touho'', with uncancelled 1c. and 4c.) to London, tied by one of two fair to good strikes of first Service Maritime c.d.s. in blue. Photo.
1153 £100
Egypt: 1867-71 5pi. brown, variety watermark impressed on face, fine used. Charles F. Hass certificate (1998). S.G. 16x. Photo.
1487 £270
Gambia: 1912-22 Watermark Mult. Crown CA 1/2d., 5d. and 6d. mint lower left corner marginal blocks of nine from the left pane incl. variety split ''A'' in ''POSTAGE'' [R. 8/3], mainly fine and rare plate no. multiples. S.G. 86, c, 93, a, 94, a, cat. £689+. Photo.
1895 £220
Saint Helena: 1922-37 Watermark Mult. Crown CA 2s.6d. grey and red on yellow, variety 'torn flag' [R. 4/6], mint, tiny black spot of ink on design and a few gum bubbles, otherwise fine unmounted mint. S.G. 94b, cat. £650. Photo.
292 £190
Australia: 1915-27 Third Watermark 3d. yellow-olive die I 3d. with JBC monogram, unmounted mint, a few shortish perfs., otherwise fine. A.C.S.C. 13(2)zc, cat. $1,250. Photo.
768 £450
New Hebrides: 1911 Definitive Issue: Die Proofs, British issues, Artist's proof from the original copper die, struck in carmine on thin glazed card, denominated 1d., affixed to board (88 x 114mm) ex De La Rue archives, endorsed ''Dupl.'' and dated ''June 14th 10''. One of two known. Photo.
1154 | £1850
Egypt: 1867-71 a collection in an album, incl. sets unused and used, 10pa. dull lilac mint block of four, 10pa. bright mauve mint block of four (one with blank obelisk), 10pa. bisected and used on small piece (doubtful), 20pa. printed on both sides unused, 1pi. imperforate vertical pairs unused and used on piece, 2pi. mint pair, 5pi. unused (6, one with watermark impressed on face, small faults), used (10), shades, perforations, etc., mixed condition. (329)
1488 £270
Gambia: 1912-22 Watermark Mult. Crown CA 3d. purple on yellow block of forty (4 x 10, margins three sides, some wrinkles) from the left pane incl. split ''A'' in ''POSTAGE'' [R. 8/3], also 11/2d. olive-green and blue-green complete left pane of sixty with margins, showing scarce split ''A'' corrected, unmounted mint, chiefly fine. Both ex Rose. S.G. 88, a var., 91, d.
1896 £80
Saint Helena: 1922-37 Watermark Mult. Script CA 3d. bright blue with variety torn flag [R. 4/6], used on 1927 envelope to London, some cover faults. S.G. 101b. Photo.
293 £60
Australia: 1915-27 Third Watermark 2s. brown variety watermark inverted used with heavy indistinct cancellation. S.G. 41w, cat. £425. Photo.
769 £450
New Hebrides: 1911 Definitive Issue: Die Proofs, French issues, Artist's proof from the original copper die, struck in carmine on thin glazed card, denominated 10c., affixed to board (88 x 114mm) ex De La Rue archives, endorsed ''Dupl.'' and dated ''June 14th 10''. One of two known. Photo.
1155 £400
Egypt: 1872-75 'Penasson' Litho printing, 20pa. blue perf. 131/2 a fine used example with inverted watermark. Charles F. Hass certificate (1997) notes that ''This is the ''discovery'' example of this variety and is the only copy that I currently know to exist''. Photo.
1489 £90
Gambia: 1912-22 Watermark Mult. Crown CA 4d. black and red on yellow, marginal block of six [R. 8/1-9/3] from the left pane incl. variety split ''A'' in ''POSTAGE'' [R. 8/3], unmounted mint, a few wrinkles otherwise fine. S.G. 92, d cat. £228+.
1897 £170
Saint Helena: 1922-37 Watermark Mult. Script CA 2s.6d. grey and red on yellow variety 'broken mainmast', mint, minor gum wrinkle, otherwise fine. S.G. 109, a, cat. £450. Photo.
297 £750
Australia: 1915-27 Third Watermark £2 black and rose, used with Brisbane c.d.s's, a few shortish perfs. as usual. S.G. 45, cat. £3,250. Photo.
770 £550
New Hebrides: 1911 Definitive Issue: Die Proofs, Intermediate stage die proof from the master steel die with country name, value and other tablets blank, struck in black on thick, surfaced wove paper (57 x 44mm), initialled and dated ''Aug. 11 1910''. Photo.
1156 | £800
Egypt: 1872-75 'Penasson' Typo printing perf. 121/2 x 131/2 a selection on leaves, incl. 10pa. mint block of four with inverted watermark, 21/2pi. mint with inverted watermark, 5pi. unused with part original gum, Charles F. Hass certificate (1997), 5pi. used (7), plate flaws, range of cancellations, etc., varied condition. (287)
1490 £130
Gambia: 1912-22 Watermark Mult. Crown CA 6d. dull and bright purple, lower left corner marginal block of twelve [R. 8/1-10/4] from the left pane incl. variety split ''A'' in ''POSTAGE'' [R. 8/3] unmounted mint, mainly fine and a rare plate no. multiple. S.G. 94, a cat. £280+.
1898 £240
Saint Helena: 1922-37 Watermark Multiple Script CA 15s. grey and purple on blue, mint, dot of green ink on design and shortish perf. at left, otherwise fine. S.G. 113, cat. £1,100. Photo.
298 £180
Australia: 1926-30 Perf. 131/2 x 131/2 41/2d. die I Ash imprint block of four, with lower right stamp showing deformed left bottom frame and white flaw from wattle to oval, unmounted mint, folded down central selvedge, otherwise fine. A.C.S.C. 120z, cat. $900. Photo.
771 £500
New Hebrides: 1911 Definitive Issue: Die Proofs, Undenominated master die proofs for British and French issues, struck in black on thin card. Photo.
1157 | £120
Egypt: 1872-75 'Penasson' Typo printing perf. 131/2, a selection on leaves, incl. 5pa. with inverted watermark unused, 5pi. used (4), shades, plate flaws, etc., varied condition. (77)
1491 £90
Gambia: 1912-22 Watermark Mult. Crown CA 1s. black on green (emerald back), variety split ''A'' in ''POSTAGE'' [Left pane, R. 8/3], mint, fine. S.G. 97b, cat. £275. Photo.
1900 | £450
Saint Helena: A mint collection on leaves, incl. 1884-94 set, 1922-37 watermark Mult. Crown £1, watermark Mult. Script 1/2d. to 10s., 1903 to 2s., 1908-11 to 10s., 1912-16 to 3s., 1934 Centenary set, 1938-44 to 10s., 1953-59 to 10s., etc., slightly mixed condition. (120)
299 £250
Australia: 1929-30 Small Multiple Watermark 6d. to 10s. mint, also 6d. overprinted ''OS'', mainly fine. S.G. 107-112, O127, cat. £995. Photo.
772 £140
New Hebrides: 1911 Definitive Issue: Colour Trials/Printer's Samples, French issue 40c. in blue-green imperf. on thin card (2), one overprinted ''SPECIMEN''. Photo.
1158 | £320
Egypt: 1872-75 'Penasson' Litho printing, a selection on leaves, incl. perf. 121/2 x 131/2 20pa. mint with Charles F. Hass certificate (1997), 1pi. unused, perf. 131/2 20pa. mint with Charles F. Hass certificate (1997), etc., varied condition. (31)
1492 £230
Gambia: 1912-22 Watermark Mult. Crown CA 2s.6d. black and red on blue, variety split ''A'' in ''POSTAGE'' [Left pane, R. 8/3], mint, fine. S.G. 100a, cat. £650. Photo.
1901 | £400
Saint Helena: A K.G.V to K.G.VI collection on leaves, incl. 1903 to 10s. mint, 1912-16 to 3s. mint, 1922-37 values to 7s.6d. mint, 10s. mint and £1 with part original gum, 1934 Centenary set mint, 1938-44 1/2d. to 10s. sets mint (2), a few covers with 1919 type 21 War Tax block of four and single used on 1919 cover to New York, etc., mixed condition. (100s)
302 £130
Australia: 1929-30 Small Multiple Watermark £2 black and rose, used with indistinct cancellation, a few tiny specks on design. S.G. 114, cat. £750. Photo.
773 £130
New Hebrides: 1911 Definitive Issue: Specimen Stamps, 1/2d. to 5s. set and 1921 1d. (2) to 6d.) overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' (Samuel type D12x) with gum, a few minor gum adhesions) otherwise mainly fine. (13) S.G. 18s-28s, 36s-39s, cat. £335+.
1159 | £1500
Egypt: 1872-75 Penasson and 1874-75 Bûlâq issues, a selection of covers and a front, incl. 1872 cover From Cairo to Italy, franked by 1pi. and Italian 40c., 1874 front to U.S.A., bearing 5pa., 10pa., 20pa. and 2pi. (2), 1878 cover from Cairo to France, franked by 21/2pi. pair, etc. (19 items)
1493 £220
Gambia: 1912-22 Watermark Mult. Crown CA 3s. yellow and green mint block of nine [R. 8/1-10/3] from the left pane incl. variety split ''A'' in ''POSTAGE'' [R. 8/3] five unmounted, the variety rather heavily mounted with slight perf. separation nevertheless a scarce multiple. S.G. 101, a cat. £994. Photo.
1902 | £110
Saint Helena: A Q.E.II accumulation in a carton, incl. 1953-59 to 10s. unmounted mint, 1961-54 to both £1 unmounted mint, 1961 forged Relief fund set, range of later unmounted mint issues, f.d.c's, issues to 2000s, etc. (100s)
303 £350
Australia: 1931-36 Watermark Crown C of A 6d. to £1 mint, with type A and type B 2s. and 6d. overprinted ''OS'', mainly fine. S.G. 132-138, 212, O133, cat. £1,388. Photo.
777 | £550
New Hebrides: 1911 Definitive Issue: Collection in an album, mint and used with later surcharges, watermark and colour changes, etc. incl. 1911 set (both) mint, 1/2d. and 20c. (2) sheets of 30 and French 1913 watermark change set mint, British 1924 surcharges used, French 1924 50c. on 25c. mint sheet of 30, and a range of covers variously franked and addressed incl. 1921 registered to Germany bearing 5s., 1922 to Melbourne with 1920 2d. on 40c. strip of three, 1922 registered to U.S.A. bearing values to 2f., picture postcards (6), 1923 to South Africa bearing 1921 colour change 1d. to 6d., etc. mainly good to fine.
1160 £130
Egypt: 1874-75 Bûlâq, perf. 121/2 5pa. brown, mint horizontal tête-bêche pair from the corner of the sheet, slight crease, otherwise fine. S.G. 35b, cat. £275. Photo.
1494 £220
Gambia: 1921-22 Watermark Mult. Script CA 4s. black and red, variety watermark inverted in a block of four from the upper right corner of the left pane, unmounted mint, slight perf. separation at top otherwise fine. S.G. 117w, cat. £360+. Photo.
1904 £230
Saint Kitts-Nevis: 1923 Tercentenary 1/2d. to £1 set used with Dec. 8 1921 Madame Joseph cancellations, fine. S.G. 48-90. Photo.
304 £190
Australia: 1931-36 Watermark Crown C of A £1 grey horizontal pair, good used. S.G. 137, cat. £550+. Photo.
778 £350
New Hebrides: 1920-21 Surcharges: 1921 (June 13) envelope addressed to Melbourne bearing the original set of three 1920 values used with French issue 5c. on 50c. (2, one the rare first provisional without ''CONDOMINIUM'' - only 300 known surcharged) and 10c. on 25c. (2, one showing major horizontal displacement of surcharge resulting in ''1'' virtually omitted) tied by Vila c.d.s's. Illustrated on p. 97 of ''The New Hebrides: Their Postal History and Postage Stamps'' by Hals & Collas (1967). Photo.
1161 £90
Egypt: 1874-75 Bûlâq, perf. 131/2 x 121/2 5pa. brown, in a mint block of four with a horizontal tête-bêche pair, fine. S.G. 35fb, cat. £325+. Photo.
1495 £720
Gambia: King George V Key Plates, mainly mint selection incl. 1912-22 to 3s. and 1921-22 to 4s. (2) with shades, good range of scarce plate no. blocks to 2s.6d., other multiples and plate flaws with 1/2d. (3, two in pairs), 1d. (in unmounted pair), 11/2d., 21/2d., 3d., 4d. (ink stain), 6d. (used on piece), 1s. showing split ''A'', 1/2d. broken ''B'' (5), 1/2d. bisected ''M'', 1d. plate no. block of twelve showing split ''A'' corrected, some faults but mostly good to fine. (approx. 320)
1906 | £50
Saint Lucia: Forgeries, A selection of forgeries of the first issue with a range of different types, etc., mixed condition. (157)
305 £110
Australia: 1931-36 Watermark Crown C of A £2 black and rose, used, usual perf. imperfections, otherwise fine. S.G. 138, cat. £600. Photo.
779 £1900
New Hebrides: 1920-21 Surcharges: 1d. on 5d. sage-green, variety surcharge inverted, marginal example from the left of the sheet, mint with climatically toned gum, collector/dealer handstamps on gum, also normal mint single and corner block of four (hinged in margin only). Rare, one of only twenty recorded examples. B.P.A. certificate (2000), S.G. 30, a, cat. £4,555. Photo.
1162 £85
Egypt: 1874-75 Bûlâq, perf. 121/2 10pa. grey-lilac in a mint horizontal tête-bêche pair, fine. S.G. 36b. Photo.
1496 £110
Gambia: 1922-29 Elephant & Palm, Proofs, imperforate plate proofs of 5d. frame only, in black on wove paper (2), fine. Photo.
1908 | £160
Saint Lucia: A mint Q.V. to K.G.VI collection on leaves, incl. 1891-98 to 10s., 1904-10 to both 5s., 1912-21 to 5s., 1936 to 10s., 1938-48 to £1, etc., slightly mixed condition. (91)
306 £750
Australia: 1935 Gallipoli 1s. black plate proof perforated 131/2 x 121/2, fine with full gum. Royal Philatelic Society of Victoria certificate (1999). See note after S.G. 155, cat. £1,600, A.C.S.C. 165PP(1) cat. A$2,750. Photo.
780 £160
New Hebrides: 1920-21 Surcharges: Small selection incl. British issue 2d. on 40c. (both) mint (S.G. F27 marginal and with R.P.S. certificate, 1976), French issue 5c. on 40c. unused left marginal block of six (2 x 3) with surcharge dramatically misplaced - See ''The New Hebrides: Their Postal History and Postage Stamps'' by Hals & Collas (1967), p. 101. Photo.
1163 £160
Egypt: 1874-75 Bûlâq, perf. 121/2 20pa. grey-blue, in a mint vertical pair, variety imperforate between, fine. S.G. 37da, cat. £300. Photo.
1498 £100
Gambia: 1922-29 Elephant & Palm, Watermark Mult. Script CA 1d. block of four showing variety ''frame printed on back, faint type (a)'' (See ''The Stamps and Postal History of the Gambia'' ed. Andrew (1985), p. 64), unmounted mint with light toning. Ex Dale-Lichtenstein. Photo.
1909 | £120
Saint Lucia: Cinderellas: Saint Lucia Steam Conveyance Company labels 1d. blocks of 30, 21 and four singles, 3d. blocks of 30, 18, strip of five, two singles, 6d. blocks of 30, 22, 6 and two singles, mainly fine with gum. (170)
307 £190
Australia: 1942-50 21/2d. scarlet, in a fine unmounted mint imperforate horizontal pair, rare. S.G. 206a var. Photo.
781 £900
New Hebrides: 1924 Surcharges: 5d. on 21/2d. ultramarine, variety surcharge inverted, marginal example from the right of the sheet, mint with gum showing usual light climatic toning, also normal unmounted mint marginal block of nine (minor bends). Rare, one of only 36 recorded examples. B.P.A. certificate (1974), S.G. 42, a, cat. £3,567. Photo.
1164 £280
Egypt: 1874-75 Bûlâq, perf. 121/2 1pi. red, watermark inverted, in a mint block of eight (2 x 4) from the left of the sheet, one impression inverted, fine. S.G. 38, b, ew. Photo.
1499 £500
Gambia: 1922-29 Elephant & Palm, a mainly mint study collection on leaves comprising Watermark Mult. Crown CA to 5s. (2), Watermark Mult. Script CA to 10s. (3) incl. scarcer shades with 1s. sepia on orange-buff, 2s. bluish purple on bright blue and 3s. slate-purple, perf. variations and some plate flaws, multiples, etc., good to fine. (195)
1910 | £250
Saint Lucia: Cancellations: A collection on leaves, incl. stamps and covers, from Q.V. letter coded c.d.s's to 1960s village sub-offices, etc., mainly fine strikes. (100s)
308 £150
Australia: 1965 Hargrave 5d. variety purple (value) omitted, marginal example from the left of the sheet, tiny gum wrinkle otherwise fine unmounted mint. S.G. 379a, cat. £500. Photo.
782 £650
New Hebrides: 1925 Dual Currency Definitive Issues: Essays, French postage due issue, in carmine on sunken board (112 x 102mm) with ''21/2D/25c'' value tablets and ''CHIFFRE-TAXE'' handpainted, numbered ''D'' and dated ''17th October 1924'' with endorsement ''Approved overprint/to be slightly lowered'', initialled and further dated ''20/X/24''. Ex De La Rue archives with company handstamp on reverse. Ex Goron. Photo.
1165 £140
Egypt: 1874-75 Bûlâq, perf. 121/2 1pi. red, a used horizontal tête-bêche pair, fine. S.G. 38b, cat. £300. Photo.
1500 £320
Gambia: 1935 Silver Jubilee, 11/2d. to 1s. set of four in mint blocks of four, each showing variety 'extra flagstaff' [Pl. 1, R. 9/1], lower left corner marginal except 1s. side marginal, the 11/2d. (faintest hint of overall gum toning) and 3d. blocks unmounted, 6d. and 1s. blocks rather heavily mounted, mainly fine. S.G. 143, a-146, a, cat. £1,065+. Photo.
1912 | £60
Saint Vincent: A collection of postmarks on stockcards and leaves, Q.V. to early Q.E.II, range of strikes. (60 stamps and four covers)
310 £95
Australia: 1973-74 Gemstones 7c. vertical marginal pair with upper stamp variety black (value and 'agate') omitted and a used single (slight soiling) with the same variety, also a marginal block of four for comparison. S.G. 55a. Photo.
783 £550
New Hebrides: 1925 Dual Currency Definitive Issues: Essays, French postage due issue, in carmine affixed to board (115 x 102mm) with ''21/2D/25c'' value tablets (partially erased) and ''CHIFFRE-TAXE'' handpainted, numbered ''F'' and dated ''5-11-24''with endorsement ''Appd as to position/of overprint'', initialled and further dated ''7/4/24''. Ex De La Rue archives with company handstamp on reverse. Ex Goron. Photo.
1167 £210
Egypt: 1874-75 Bûlâq, perf. 121/2 x 131/2 2pi. yellow, in a mint block of nine with inverted watermark, including a tête-bêche pair, fine. S.G. 39c, ca, cw. Photo.
1501 £580
Gambia: 1935 Silver Jubilee, 11/2d. to 1s. set of four in upper left corner marginal mint blocks of four showing variety 'short extra flagstaff' [Pl. 2, R 2/1], the varieties unmounted, mainly fine. S.G. 143, b-146, b, cat. £1,450+. Photo.
1913 | £680
Sarawak: A mint and used collection on leaves, incl. 1888-1897 to $1 mint or part original gum (less 10c.), values to 32c. used, 1895 imperf. 2c. colour trial in green and perf. 2c. colour trial in violet (both on gummed paper), 8c. die proof in black on thin card block of four, 1899-1908 to $1 mint, 1918 to $1 mint, values to $1 used, 1928-29 set overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' with gum, 1932 4c. left marginal proof pair in orange, $1 proof block of four in green and carmine with punch hole, to $1 mint, 1945 to $10 unmounted mint, 1946 Centenary set perforated ''SPECIMEN'' with gum, 1947 set in unmounted mint blocks of four, 1948 Silver Wedding illustrated f.d.c. with 8c. and $5, 1950 to $5 unmounted mint, etc., also bogus set mint, mixed condition. (100s)
311 £140
Australia: 1978-80 20c. Grebe with variety yellow (beak and eye) omitted, a horizontal strip of three, unmounted mint, fine with normal for comparison. S.G. 673a, cat. £570+. Photo.
784 £400
New Hebrides: 1925 Dual Currency Definitive Issues, Die Proofs, British issue 1/2d. (5c.) die proof in black on surfaced wove paper (77 x 55mm) endorsed ''Value correct'', initialled ''F.R.'' and dated ''13-11-24'' below. Ex Goron. Photo.
1168 £170
Egypt: 1874-75 Bûlâq, perf. 121/2 21/2pi. violet, in a mint block of four with tête-bêche pair, fine. S.G. 40, a. Photo.
1502 £450
Gambia: 1935 Silver Jubilee, 11/2d. to 1s. set of four in upper right corner marginal blocks of four showing variety 'lightning conductor' [Pl. 3, R. 2/5], the 11/2d. with sheet no. ''130'', 6d. ''183'' and 1s. ''106'', the 1s. with a few tone spots on reverse otherwise mainly fine with stamps unmounted. S.G. 143, c-146, c, cat. £1,550+. Photo.
1914 | £240
Sarawak: A K.G.V to K.G.VI collection on leaves, incl. 1899-1908 to $1, 1918 to $1 mint, 1932 to $1 mint, 1934-41 to $10 mint, 1945 BMA to $10 (top value unmounted), etc., slightly mixed condition. (148)
312 £240
Australia: 1981-83 Wildlife 27c. Butterfly imperforate pair, fine unmounted mint. S.G. 791a, cat. £650. Photo.
785 £450
New Hebrides: 1925 Dual Currency Definitive Issues, Die Proofs, British issue 10d. (1fr.) die proof in black on surfaced wove paper (79 x 57mm) endorsed ''Value correct'', initialled ''F.R.'' and dated ''13-11-24'' below. This value issued only with ''POSTAGE DUE'' overprint. Ex Goron. Photo.
1170 £200
Egypt: 1874-75 Bûlâq, perf. 121/2 x 131/2 21/2pi. violet, mint single from the left of the sheet, variety imperforate between stamp and margin, fine. S.G. 40c, var. Photo.
1506 £620
Gambia: 1935 Silver Jubilee, Selection on leaves, incl. set perforated ''SPECIMEN'', and with a range of varieties (mostly unmounted) incl. 11/2d. corner pair and 3d. corner block showing 'short extra flagstaff', 11/2d. to 1s. marginal blocks with 'two dots over country name', 11/2d. and 6d. marginal pairs and 1s. marginal block with 'lightning conductor on left gable of St. George's Chapel', 3d. 'extra flagstaff' in corner block of six on part registered cover, 6d. 'two swans' mint, 1s. 'lightning conductor' used on piece with Elephant & Palm 1d., etc., mainly good to fine. (103 + 4 covers)
1915 | £95
Sarawak: A collection in a Lighthouse album, incl. a comprehensive range of issues from 1977 to 1993 with multiples, perf. and watermark varieties, etc. (100s)
313 | £220
Australia: 1982 to 2001 Year Books complete, with extra 1988 (3), 2001, also 1990-91 and 1991-92 books.
786 £450
New Hebrides: 1925 Dual Currency Definitive Issues, Die Proofs, British issue 2s. (2f.50) die proof in black on surfaced wove paper (78 x 56mm) endorsed ''Value correct'' and dated ''13-11-24'' below. Ex Goron. Photo.
1172 £200
Egypt: 1874-75 Bûlâq, perf. 121/2 21/2pi. violet, in a mint horizontal pair from the right of the sheet, showing variety imperforate between stamp and margin, minute thin spot on right stamp, otherwise fine. S.G. 40 var. Photo.
1507 £150
Gambia: 1937 Coronation, selection incl. sets perforated ''SPECIMEN'', one with gum, the other without gum and handstamped ''B W ARCHIVES/IMPRIMATUR'' on reverse, 1d. (2, one with sheet no. ''429''), 11/2d. and 3d. (separated) complete mint sheets of sixty, etc., fair to fine. (249 + 4 covers) Photo.
1916 | £210
Seychelles: 1890-92 to 96c. mint, and 1938-49 to 5r. unmounted mint, mainly fine. S.G. 1-8, 135-49. (33)
314 | £750
Australia: A used K.G.V to early Q.E.II collection in a boxed album, incl. 1913-14 First Watermark to 10s., 1915 to 5s., 1915-27 values to 10s., 1923-24 £1 grey, 1929-30 to 5s., 1931-36 to £1 grey, range of Heads to 1s.4d. with 1926-30 1s.4d. block of four, 1932 Bridge set, 1963-5 Explorers set, range of Officials with 1913 to 2s., 1915 9d., 2s., 5s., postage dues, etc., mixed condition. (100s)
787 £400
New Hebrides: 1925 Dual Currency Definitive Issues: Die proofs, French issue 25c. (21/2d.) die proof in black on surfaced wove paper (79 x 55mm), dated ''14-11-24'' below. Ex Goron. Photo.
1173 £110
Egypt: 1874-75 Bûlâq, perf. 121/2 5pi. green, in a mint block of six from the top left corner of the sheet, a few split perfs., otherwise fine. S.G. 41. Photo.
1508 £200
Gambia: 1938-46 Issue, 1/2d. to 10s. set of sixteen perforated ''SPECIMEN'' (Samuel type B9), fine with gum. S.G. 150s-161s, cat. £550. Photo.
1917 | £150
Seychelles: 1893 to 1938, a selection of covers and cards, incl. used postal stationery (two with stamps missing), registered mail, etc., mixed condition. (26 items)
315 | £980
Australia: A mint collection in a boxed album, K.G.V to K.G.VI, incl. 1913-14 to 2s., 1915-27 to 10s. (3d. is die II), 1918-23 to 1s.4d. (2), 1928 Exhibition miniature sheet, 1932 Bridge set, 1931-36 10s. to £1 overprinted ''SPECIMEN'', 1934 Centenary both perf. sets, 1937-39 to both 5s., 10s. and £1 with 3d. die I white wattles, 3d. die Ia, 3d. purple-brown strip of four with pre-printing paper fold, 1946 Mitchell Centenary 21/2d. imperf. pair, 1948-56 to £2, 10s. to £2 overprinted ''SPECIMEN'', etc., slightly mixed condition. (100s)
788 £420
New Hebrides: 1925 Dual Currency Definitive Issues: Die proofs, French issue 75c. (71/2d.) die proof in black on surfaced wove paper (78 x 53mm), dated ''14-11-24'' below. Ex Goron. Photo.
1174 £210
Egypt: 1874-75 Bûlâq, perf. 121/2 5pi. green with inverted watermark, in a mint block of four from the top right corner of the sheet, fine. S.G. 41bw. Photo.
1509 £700
Gambia: 1938-46 Issue, 1/2d. to 10s. set of sixteen in unmounted mint Bradbury Wilkinson imprint blocks of four, fine. (64) S.G. 150-161, cat. £680+.
1918 £240
Seychelles: A K.E.VII to early K.G.VI group of picture postcards with a good range of native scenes and views, different frankings, etc. (26)
316 | £750
Australia: A collection of mint Commemorative issues, some unmounted, K.G.V to early Q.E.II, incl. 1928 Exhibition miniature sheet, 1932 Bridge set, 1937-49 selection with die 1a 3d., 5s. to £1 on both papers, 1948-56 set, British Commonwealth Occupation 1946-47 set, range of Official overprints with 1931 2d. and 3d. (mounted), etc., mainly fine. (100s)
789 £400
New Hebrides: 1925 Dual Currency Definitive Issues: Die proofs, French issue 1f. (10d.) die proof in black on surfaced wove paper (76 x 51mm), dated ''14-11-24'' below. Ex Goron. Photo.
1175 £80
Egypt: 1874-75 Bûlâq, perf. 121/2 x 131/2 5pi. green, slight soiling otherwise fine used. Egypt Study Circle certificate (1984). S.G. 41c, cat. £275. Photo.
1510 | £180
Gambia: 1938-46 Issue, Selection of eleven complete mint sheets comprising 1/2d. (2, one with sheet no. ''0921''), 1d., 11/2d. lake and scarlet (2, separated, sheet nos. ''4914'' and ''6098''), 11/2d. blue and black (''112''), 2d. blue and black (''1377''), 2d. lake and scarlet, 3d. and 5d. (2). (660) Ex Rose.
1927 £90
Sierra Leone: 1896-97 1/2d. to £1 set mint, the £1 with minor gum wrinkle but otherwise fine and unmounted, lower values mixed condition. S.G. 41-53, cat. £450. Photo.
317 | £1150
Australia: An unmounted mint Q.E.II collection written up on leaves, incl. 1963-65 Explorers 7s.6d. to £2 overprinted ''SPECIMEN'', 1969 Christmas 5c. with red partially omitted, 1970-71 Flowers 7c. with buff and green omitted, 1973 Marine Life and Gemstone 1c. strip of three with right stamp variety black omitted, 8c. single variety black omitted, 1975 Wild Flowers 45c. strip of ten with one stamp variety missing green, 1976 Nationhood 18c. variety gold omitted, 1978 Aviators 18c. imperf. pair, 1982 Whales 60c. with greenish blue background, range of misperfs., offsets with 1966-73 1c. single, 5c. blue marginal block of four, 6c. orange block of four, 1966 Coil 3c. pair all showing full offsets, a few covers, range of unmounted mint issues, etc., mainly fine. (100s)
790 £450
New Hebrides: 1925 Dual Currency Definitive Issues: Die Proofs, French Issue 2f. (1/8) die proof in black on surfaced wove paper (83 x 56mm) dated ''14-11-24'' below. Also issued stamp. Photo.
1176 | £1000
Egypt: 1874-75 Bûlâq, a collection in an album, incl. 1877 5pa. essay by Westfehling in brown, perf. 121/2 5pa. vertical tête-bêche pairs mint (3), used (3) and strip of three mint, used block of four, 10pa. mint vertical tête-bêche pair, used pair, 1pi. mint block of four comprising two vertical tête-bêche pairs, 2pi. mint tête-bêche pair, mint single with watermark inverted, 5pi. mint block of four from the top of the sheet, perf. 131/2 x 121/2 5pa. vertical tête-bêche pair and block of four, used horizontal tête-bêche pair, 10pa. vertical tête-bêche pair, strip of three mint, used pair, 2pi. tête-bêche pair used, perf. 121/2 x 131/2 2pi. mint, 5p. unused, 21/2pi. mint block of four, inverted watermarks, plate flaws, etc. varied condition. (few 100s)
1511 £350
Gambia: 1938-46 Issue, Mainly mint study collection on leaves incl. twelve values to 10s. perforated ''SPECIMEN'' (some toning), set to 2s. (11), 2s.6d. (8), 4s. (9), 5s. (7), 10s. (7), with printings, shades incl. 11/2d. brown-lake and bright carmine, some multiples and minor re-entries, fair to fine. (approx. 300)
1929 £140
Sierra Leone: 1897 Stamp Duty Provisionals 21/2d. on 1s. dull lilac, type 11 with italic ''N'', small part original gum, faults. S.G. 66a, £1,300. Photo.
319 | £680
Australia: A mint collection in an album, K.G.V to early Q.E.II, incl. 1931-36 10s. to £1 overprinted ''SPECIMEN'', 5s., £1 (small tear), 1932 Lyre Bird Ash imprint block of four, 1932 Bridge 5s. unmounted, 1932 Kookaburra 6d. corner block of four, 1934 Centenary both perf. sets, 1s. lower marginal pair, 1934 Sheep 9d. pair, 1935 Anzac 1s. pair unmounted, 1937-49 to 5s. (2), 10s. (2) and £1 (2), 3d. die Ia, 1937 N.S.W. Anniversary set in pairs, 1948-56 10s. to £2 unmounted, later Commemoratives with many blocks of four, 1963-65 Explorers set unmounted, etc., also some used, slightly mixed condition. (100s)
791 £400
New Hebrides: 1925 Dual Currency Definitive Issues: Die Proofs, French Issue 5f. (4/-) die proof in black on surfaced wove paper (84 x 54mm) dated ''14-11-24'' below. Also issued stamp. Photo.
1177 £720
Egypt: 1879 (Jan.) Surcharges perf. 121/2 x 131/2 10pa. on 21/2pi. violet, tête-bêche pair, part original gum, fine and scarce. S.G. 43eb, cat. £1,500. Photo.
1512 | £480
Gambia: Comprehensive collection of Q.E.II issues to 1991, mint (mainly unmounted) with multiples and f.d.c's, miniature sheets and some minor varieties, with 1953-59 to £1 (18) incl. 5s., 10s. and £1 imprint blocks of twelve, 1963 to £1 (2), 1965 to £1 (6), 1966 to £1 (17), chiefly fine. (many 100s)
1931 £80
Sierra Leone: 1904-05 Watermark Mult. Crown CA 1/2d. to £1 set mint, the £1 a lower marginal example with light horizontal crease (otherwise fine), lower values mixed condition. S.G. 86-98, cat. £425. Photo.
320 | £780
Australia: An accumulation in ten albums, incl. range of 'Roos to 5s. used, range of K.G.V Heads, 1932 Bridge 5s. used (2), 1939-47 to 10s. (2) and £1 used (2), extensive unmounted mint and used modern issues to 2011, postage dues, etc., mixed condition. (100s)
792 £550
New Hebrides: 1925 Dual Currency Definitive Issues: Plate Proofs in blue on unwatermarked wove paper, French issue 5c. (1/2d.) block of six, 10c. (1d.) block of four, 20c. (2d.), 40c. (4d.), 75c. (71/2d.), 1f. (10d.), 2f. (1/8) and 5f. (4/-) singles, chiefly fine. (16) Photo.
1178 | £920
Egypt: 1879 (Jan.) Surcharges, a collection on leaves, incl. perf. 121/2 5pa. on 21/2pi. marginal block of four, one showing cleft pyramid, perf. 121/2 x 131/2 with surcharge inverted and an extra row of vertical perforations mint with Charles F. Haas certificate (1998), 5pa. on 21/2pi and 10pa. on 21/2pi. imperforate singles mint, also two 5pa. on 21/2pi. used on cover with forged first day cancellations, etc., varied condition. (94)
1513 | £400
Gambia: Collections: A balance selection incl. maps with ''Carte de la Rivière de Gambra ou Gambie'' (both plates) by Bellin (1764), a study of Cameo forgeries, 1898-1902 set used, 1937 Coronation and 1946 Victory sets perforated ''SPECIMEN'', 1938-46 set mint, 1947 U.P.U. Congress presentation folder, 1948 Silver Wedding £1 (10, incl. imprint and plate no. blocks of four), literature incl. ''Gambia'' by Melville, ''Gambia Perforated Cameos'' by Rose and ''The Stamps and Postal History of the Gambia'' ed. Andrew, etc.
1932 £80
Sierra Leone: 1907-12 Watermark Mult. Crown CA 1/2d. to £1 set mint, the £1 fine but with gum adhesions, lower values mixed condition. S.G. 99-111, cat. £425. Photo.
321 | £420
A selection of mainly unmounted mint blocks, incl. 1915-27 9d. die IIB Ash imprint pair, 1924 no watermark 1d. green Harrison imprint block of four, 1929-30 watermark 5 1s. die IIB Ash imprint pair, range of Ash, Harrison and Mullett imprint pairs., also 1913-14 1d. upper marginal imprint block of eight with imprint, etc., some unmounted, mainly fine. (18 items)
793 £500
New Hebrides: 1925 Dual Currency Definitive Issues: Plate Proofs in blue on unwatermarked wove paper, British issue 1/2d. (50c.), 21/2d. (25c.), 3d. (30c.), 5d. (50c.), 6d. (60c.), 10d. (1fr.), 1s. (1.25fr.), 2s. (2.50fr.) and 5s. (6.25fr.), the 1/2d. with vertical crease otherwise chiefly fine with most marginal. Hals & Collas do not record the 2s. and 5s. values. The 3d. and 10d. were issued only with ''POSTAGE DUE'' overprint. (9) Photo.
1179 £190
Egypt: 1879 (Apr.) Die proofs, 5pa. in black on glazed card (92 x 60mm), undated and unstamped, fine. Photo.
1514 | £70
Gambia: Postal Stationery: A Q.V. to K.G.V selection comprising 22 unused, eleven overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' and one used, incl. postcards, reply cards and registered envelopes. (34) The property of another vendor.
1933 £190
Sierra Leone: 1912-21 Watermark Mult. Crown CA £2 blue and dull purple, gum toning and shortish perf. at left, otherwise fine. S.G. 129, cat. £950. Photo.
322 | £260
Australia: A collection of the K.G.V Head issues in an album and on leaves, incl. very good range of shades, flaws, many identified by electros, 1914-20 1/2d. green used single with ''CA'' imprint, also a range of catalogues and articles, etc. (100s)
794 £700
New Hebrides: 1925 Dual Currency Definitive Issues: Colour Trials, British issue 1d. perforated colour trials (9) in issued, or close to issued, colours on watermarked paper (subsequently gummed) in grey (two shades, one with blunt corner, the other slight perf. faults), black, purple (two shades), brown, black on emerald, purple on blue and green on yellow respectively, also set of nine overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' (Samuel type D16x), fine with gum. (18) Photo.
1180 £200
Egypt: 1879 (Apr.) Die proofs, 20pa. in black on glazed card (92 x 60mm), dated ''Nov 20, 1878'' and stamped ''AFTER HARDENING'', slightly soiled, otherwise fine. Photo.
1515 £180
Gambia: Postal Stationery, A Q.V. to Q.E.II collection on leaves from 1880, incl. 1893, 1902 and 1912 1d.+1d. reply cards, 1912 1d. postcard, 1912 1d. envelope, 1912 2d. size F and 1922 41/2d. size G registered envelopes, all overprinted ''SPECIMEN'', others unused and used incl. postcards and reply cards with 11912 1d. reply card outward half registered to Germany with added 1/2d., 11/2d., registered envelopes used from 1902, later with commercially used and uprated items incl. 11/2d. envelope registered to London bearing 1/2d., 1d. and 11/2d., also airletters, post-Independence issues, etc., fair to fine. (57)
1934 £750
Sierra Leone: 1912-21 Watermark Mult. Crown CA £5 orange and green, mint, some light gum toning and corner fault, otherwise fine and scarce. S.G. 130, cat. £3,750. Photo.
323 | £150
Australia: A K.G.V to Q.E.II accumulation in two albums and stockleaves, incl. 1947-52 Marriage 1d. study with 'flush perfs.', plate blocks, f.d.c's, postage dues with 1938 6d. mint, etc. (100s)
795 £450
New Hebrides: 1925 Dual Currency Definitive Issues: Colour Trials, French issue 1d. perforated colour trials (8) in issued colours of 10c. (1d.) and (30c. (3d.) to 5f. (4s.) on watermarked paper (subsequently gummed), odd minor perf. imperfection, also set of eleven overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' (Samuel type D16x), fine with gum. (19) Photo.
1181 £200
Egypt: 1879 (Apr.) Die proofs, 5pi. in black on glazed card (92 x 60mm), dated ''Nov 6, 1878'' and stamped ''BEFORE HARDENING'', slightly soiled, otherwise fine. Photo.
1516 £190
Gambia: Covers and Cancellations: 1895 envelope to London franked at 1/2oz. letter rate by 1886-93 21/2d. deep bright blue cancelled by fine ''PAQUEBOT/12.15PM/JY 8/95'' c.d.s. with same day arrival backstamp in red. Photo.
1935 £230
Sierra Leone: 1921-27 Watermark Mult. Script CA £2 blue and dull purple, mint, toned gum, otherwise fine, signed Diena. Sorani certificate (1984). S.G. 147, cat. £900. Photo.
324 | £120
Australia: A mainly mint collection in a Collecta album, leaves and loose, incl. 1963-65 Navigators set with extra 10s. and £1 on white paper, good range of later issues to 1982, etc. (100s)
796 £65
New Hebrides: 1925 Dual Currency Definitive Issues: Specimen Stamps, Postage Due British and French Issue sets of five, each overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' (Samuel type D16x), the 50c. (5d.) with small fault at foot otherwise mainly fine with gum. (10) S.G. D1s-D5s, FD53s-FD57s, cat. £330.
1182 £230
Egypt: 1879 (Apr.) Plate proofs, 5pa., 10pa., 20pa., 1pi. (faded), 2pi. and 5pi., imperforate on watermarked (inverted) paper. Photo.
1517 £320
Gambia: Covers and Cancellations: 1898 (Feb. 11) H.M.S. ''Alecto'' envelope addressed to Lancashire franked by 1886-93 1/2d. grey-green and 2d. orange tied by Bathurst c.d.s's with Paid Liverpool Br. Packet Feb. 27 transit in red and Colne arrival backstamp. Photo.
1936 £600
Sierra Leone: 1921-27 Watermark Mult. Script CA £5 orange and green, unused, some toning, otherwise a fine example of this attractive stamp. S.G. 148. Photo.
325 | £140
Australia: A K.G.V to Q.E.II selection in a stockbook and on leaves, incl. 1937-49 10s. and £1 used blocks of four, range of commemoratives in blocks of four, Officials with 1931 6d. used, etc. (100s)
797 £280
New Hebrides: 1925 Dual Currency Definitive Issues: Postage Dues, 1932, two underpaid incoming covers from Indo-China to Port-Vila, one with 2c. and 4/5c. pair cancelled fine Binhthuy Rural Post in blue and showing large ''T'' with British issue corner marginal 10d. (1f.) affixed, the other from Tinhbien with 1c., showing ''T'' in triangle with French issue 10c. (2d.) and 30c. (3d.) pairs, both with transit and arrival backstamps, scarce.
1183 | £380
Egypt: 1879 (Apr.) a mint and used collection on leaves, incl. 5m. with characters connected mint, 10m. in a mint marginal block of four, 20pa. in a mint interpannau block of eight, 2pi. in a mint block of four, 5pi. in mint blocks of four (2, one with plate number with grease stain), multiples, covers, etc., varied condition. (few 100s)
1518 £80
Gambia: Covers and Cancellations: 1898 (Apr. 21) 'Arnould' cover registered to Metz bearing 1886-93 1/2d. to 1s. set of eight with Bathurst c.d.s's, 1899 (Dec. 23) 'Schiller' cover registered to Leipzig with similarly cancelled 1/2d., 1d., 6d. and 1s. additionally overstruck (except 6d.) by concentric circles, 1901 (July 19) 'Zissler' cover registered to London bearing 2d. to 1s., some minor tone spots on perfs., with Gambia Registered ovals. (3 covers)
1937 £300
Sierra Leone: 1933 Wilberforce 1/2d. to £1 set, good to fine mint. S.G. 168-180, cat. £1,100. Photo.
326 | £80
Australia: A group of mainly K.G.V flight covers, incl. range of cachets, first flights, etc. (26)
798 £80
New Hebrides: 1938 Gold Currency, British issue 5c. to 10f. and French issue 5c. to 10f. sets perforated ''SPECIMEN'' (Samuel B9) with gum (French issues small part), the French 10c. with rounded corner otherwise mainly fine. (24) S.G. 52s-63s, F53s-F64s, cat. £625. Photo.
1184 £250
Egypt: 1881-1902 Plate proofs, 1pi. vertical pair and block of four, 5pi. two blocks of four, imperforate in issued colours on gummed watermarked paper, fine. Photo.
1520 £200
Gambia: Covers and Cancellations: 1898 (Dec. 23) official envelope registered to noted architect Edward Somerby Stubbins in Minneapolis franked at 1s. rate by 1886-93 2d., 4d. and 6d. tied by smudged barred ovals with Bathurst despatch c.d.s. and ''R'' in oval at left, Liverpool Jan. 11 transit below, Jan 21 arrival on reverse. Photo.
1938 £400
Sierra Leone: 1933 Wilberforce 1/2d. to £1 set, fine mint. S.G. 168-180, cat. £1,100. Photo.
327 £550
Postage Dues: Australia: 1902-04 Perf. 11 20s. dull green, cancelled faint ''N.S.W.'' in triple oval rings, fine. B.P.A. certificate (1999). S.G. D44, cat. £2,250. Photo.
799 £550
New Hebrides: 1941 ''France Libre'' Overprints, selection mint and used with a range of covers on leaves incl. set mint (less 25c.) and used (3, one on pieces, another on two covers, the other with ''INTERINSULAIRE'' c.d.s's), postage dues mint and used (2, one on cover), incl. f.d.c. bearing postage and postage due sets addressed to Sir Harry Luke at Suva, chiefly good to fine. (approx. 100 items) Photo.
1185 | £380
Egypt: 1881-1902 a mint and used collection on leaves, incl. 10pa. bluish-grey block of four used on 1883 cover with Charles F. Hass certificate (1995), 5pi. in a mint plate ''2'' block of four, 5pi. with inverted watermark mint, shades, cancellations, covers, etc., varied condition. (230 stamps, 24 covers)
1521 £180
Gambia: Covers and Cancellations: 1899 (Feb. 16) large O.H.M.S. envelope registered to Hull franked by 1898-1902 1d. and 1s. (scarce on cover) with barred oval cancellations, Bathurst despatch below and numbered ''R'' in oval at left, with Liverpool Registered ''9 MR 99'' transit and same day arrival backstamp. Photo.
1940 | £420
Sierra Leone: A mint collection on leaves, incl. 1884-91 to 1s., 1896-97 to £1, 1903 to £1, 1907-12 to 5s., 1912-21 to £1, 1921-27 to 10s., 1932 to £1, 1938-44 to £1, 1956-61 to £1, etc., mixed condition. (128)
328 £150
Australia: Postage Dues: 1908-09 2s. dull green, perf. 11, mint, some rubbing and a few spots of black ink to design and minor crease, otherwise fine. S.G. D60, cat. £1,000. Photo.
800 £260
New Hebrides: Issues 1938-80: 1968 Anglo-French Concorde Project, two sets of photographic proofs of accepted 25c. and 60c. designs, unaccepted 25c. (2) and 60c. (2) designs (similar to issued) and larger unaccepted design for official f.d.c. illustration. (14 items)
1186 | £800
Egypt: 1884 (Feb.) Surcharge, 20pa. on 5pi. a selection on leaves, incl. perforated proof of the surcharge only with Charles F. Hass certificate (1996), surcharge inverted, watermark upright mint (2) and used, watermark inverted mint and used, misplaced surcharges, etc., varied condition. (41)
1523 £150
Gambia: Covers and Cancellations: 1901 (Nov. 26) registered 'Zissler' cover to London bearing 1898-1902 2d. to 1s. cancelled by Bathurst and Liverpool registered ovals, 1901 (Dec. 31) 'Metz' cover to Nuremberg with 1/2d. to 1s. full set tied by scarce concentric circles or Bathurst c.d.s., also 4d. pair and 1s. tied to piece by fine and unusual ''REGISTERED/*/4 AU/01'' c.d.s's. (3 items) Photo.
1941 | £300
Sierra Leone: A mint Q.V. to K.G.VI collection in a boxed album, incl. range of early issues to 1s. with 1872-73 watermark sideways 1s. unused (regummed), 1893 1/2d. with overprint inverted (R.P.S. certificate, 1946) and variety ''PFNNY'' (R.P.S. certificate, 1969), 1912-21 to £1, 1921-27 to 10s., 1932 to £1, 1938-44 to £1, etc., mixed condition. (101)
329 | £60
Australia: Postage Dues: 1909-10 5s. lower marginal example with JCB monogram, used, some perf. faults and selvedge slightly torn into, otherwise fine. ACSC D49z. Photo.
801 | £480
New Hebrides: Issues 1938-80: New FNH Currency Surcharges, comprehensive study on leaves with Paris and Port Vila overprintings, British and French issues, with settings and varieties, multiples incl. Port Vila French 200f. on 5f. sheet of 25, unissued values, commercial mail and f.d.c's, aerogrammes, etc., mainly fine.
1187 £300
Egypt: 1888-1909 Plate proofs, 1m., 2m., 5m. in vertical pairs, 4m. and 5m. in blocks of four, imperforate in issued colours on gummed watermarked paper, fine. Photo.
1524 | £920
Gambia: Covers and Cancellations: Collection on leaves and loose of around 170 covers and cards from 1902 to 2001, variously addressed and franked, incl. registered, censored, O.A.S., stampless official, incoming mail, T.P.O. No. 2 c.d.s. types from 1926 and a good range of postal agency cancellations from Bansang to Yundun Airport, fair to fine.
1942 | £270
Sierra Leone: A collection on leaves, Q.V. to early Q.E.II, incl. range of early issues, 1896-97 to 5s. mint, 1903 to 5s. mint, 1907-12 to 5s. mint (to 2d. lower marginal plate number examples), 1932 to £1 mint, 1938-44 to £1 (2) mint, 1948 Silver Wedding £1 in a lower marginal imprint block of four, etc., mixed condition, also a small range of Cameroon. (100s)
330 £140
Australia: Postage Dues: 1913-23 perf. 14 4d. with watermark sideways, used, some ragged perfs., otherwise fine. S.G. D83, cat. £475. Photo.
802 £290
New Hebrides: Issues 1938-80: New Currency 1977-78 Port Vila Local Surcharges, British issue 5f. on 5c. variety surcharge double, unmounted mint, fine. 25 examples known. S.G. 233a. Photo.
1188 £110
Egypt: 1888-1909 5m. stamp sized proof in black on card, a block of four, also 1m. brown proof on pink paper (45 x 45mm, small surface fault). Photo.
1526 | £65
Gambia: Covers and Cancellations: 1953 original set of fourteen to £1 (without 1s.3d.) in blocks of four, each with central ''T.P.O. RIVER GAMBIA'' c.d.s., the 6d. on cover, fine. Also 1959 (Nov. 22) 6d. aerogramme and 1s.3d. on 1959 (Nov. 24) air cover, both addressedto convents, both cancelled by the type 2b ''T.P.O. RIVER GAMBIA'' c.d.s. which was briefly reintroduced before the introduction of the new type 4 cancellation, good condition. The property of another vendor.
1944 | £170
Somaliland: A mint collection on leaves, incl. 1903 overprints at bottom to 8a., 1904 to 5r., 1905-11 to 12a., 1912-19 to 3r., 1938 to 5r., etc., also 1953-58 set used, mixed condition. (116)
331 £420
Australia: Postage Dues: 1912-23 perf 14, 10s. on thin paper, mint, a few tiny specks of black ink on design, otherwise fine. S.G. D86, cat. £1,400. Photo.
803 £480
New Hebrides: Issues 1938-80: New Currency 1977-78 Port Vila Local Surcharges, British issue 15f. on 5c. variety surcharge inverted, trivial gum disturbance otherwise fine unmounted mint. S.G. 235a. Photo.
1189 £280
Egypt: 1888-1909 5m. coil strip of four [152-155], with clipped perfs. at top, [153] has variety missing loop of ''P'' of ''POSTES'', mint, one with slight crease, otherwise fine and rare. Charles F. Hass certificate (2008). Photo.
1527 £1750
Gambia: Airmails, a collection of covers from 1934 incl. Deutsche Lufthansa period with 1934 (Nov. 10) ''FIRST/AIR MAIL/GAMBIA-ENGLAND'' (4), ''FIRST'' deleted cachet (6) incl. on 1934 (Dec.) return cover with red Zeppelin Europa-Südamerika cachet, from England, commercial mail variously addressed and rated, 1935 (Nov.) cover from Brazil via Zeppelin (scarce, carried on 1st Pendulum flight whilst the catapult ships were being serviced and usual seaplane service could not operate), 1937 (June) from England with red commemorative Zeppelin cachet, 1938 (June) ''FIRST AIRMAIL/GAMBIA-SIERRA LEONE'' (5), World War II incl. two with Bathurst Censor, 1941 (Dec.) FAM 22 from Brazil (2) and Trinidad (2), American-African Ferry First Flight return (18), 1944 airgraph, later with 1965 (July) Ghana Airways Yundum Airport-Dakar, etc. (59)
1945 £210
South Africa: Cape of Good Hope: 1853 slightly blued paper 4d. pair, one just touched, used on 1854 (June 15) entire from Capetown to London. S.G. 4. Photo.
332 £290
Australia: Postage Dues: 1912-23 perf 14, £1 on thin paper, fine mint. S.G. D87, cat. £950. Photo.
805 £230
New Hebrides: Issues 1938-80: New Currency 1977-78 Port Vila Local Surcharges, British issue 30f. on 30c. block of four from the lower left corner of the upper pane, unmounted mint with the lower pair c.t.o., the lower left stamp showing variety ''FHN'' for ''FNH'' [R. 5/1], fine. S.G. F237, a. 45 examples possible. Photo.
1190 | £280
Egypt: 1888-1909 a mint and used collection in an album, incl. 2m. with inverted watermark mint (5), 10p. used pair with inverted watermark, shades, multiples, etc., varied condition. (few 100s)
1528 £80
Gambia: Picture Postcards, an unused and used selection on leaves and loose, with used examples from 1905, mainly to France or England, incl. early coloured, Cliché C.F.A.O., etc., later with Tuck's and other real photographic incl. Royal Visit, and modern types, mainly good to fine. (50)
1950 | £140
South Africa: Natal: A collection of telegraphs from 1881 on leaves, incl. values to 10s. with 1s. imperf. corner block of six,1912 Provisionals, also some Transvaal, etc. (25 items)
333 | £1500
Australia: Postage Dues: A mint and used collection on leaves, incl. 1902 (July) to 5s. mint (8d. unused), 1902-04 perf. 11, 12, compound with 11 1/2d. to 2s. mint, 5s. used, 1906-08 perf. 11, 12, compound with 11 1/2d. to 4d. mint, 6d. unused, 1907 1/2d. and 1d. mint, 1908-09 perf. 111/2 x 11 1s. mint, 1909-10 10s. and £1 unused, 1913-23 4d. unused, 1931-36 set mint (3d. used), 1938 set unmounted mint, etc., mixed condition. (108)
806 £230
New Hebrides: Issues 1938-80: New Currency 1977-78 Port Vila Local Surcharges, French issue 25f. on 25c. horizontal pair from the lower left corner of the upper pane, c.t.o., one showing variety ''FHN'' for ''FNH'' [R. 5/1], fine. S.G. F236, a. 45 examples possible. Photo.
1191 | £150
Egypt: 1914 Pictorial issue, Plate proofs, 1m. to 200m., a set of single imperforate proofs without watermark, a set with watermark (the 1m. to 10m. in strips of three, others in pairs), a set in vertical pairs and some additional, mainly fine. (86)
1530 | £210
German States: A collection in a stockbook, incl. Baden with 1851-52 1k. used, Bavaria, Bremen, Hanover, Saxony, Württemberg, a few covers, etc., also some Alsace and Lorraine, mixed condition. (100s)
1953 | £190
South Africa: Orange Free State: Telegraphs: A collection of Army Telegraphs on leaves, incl. 1907 cover, 1900 front, 1900 set mint, set used less 10s., etc. (56 items)
334 £155
Australia: Officials: 1915-28 2s. with watermark inverted, used with indistinct cancellation. S.G. 49w, cat. £850. Photo.
807 £350
New Hebrides: Issues 1938-80: New Currency 1977-78 Port Vila Local Surcharges, French issue 30f. on 30c. block of four from the lower left corner of the upper pane, unmounted mint with the lower pair c.t.o., the lower left stamp showing variety ''FHN'' for ''FNH'' [R. 5/1], fine. S.G. F251, a. 45 examples possible. Photo.
1192 | £1600
Egypt: 1914 Pictorial issue: A collection on leaves, incl. 2m., 5m., 20m., 50m. and 100m. overprinted ''SPECIMEN'', set mounted on Post Office presentation card, plate blocks, wide and narrow watermarks, some plate flaws, etc. (437)
1531 | £1250
Germany: A collection in three albums, incl. extensive mint and used middle period issues with range of Welfare sets, 1933 Air set mint (not guaranteed), 1935 Konisberg Exhibition miniature sheet stuck to backing paper, 1934 Air set used, 1936 Olympics set used and miniature sheets mint, Officials, W.W.II Occupation issues with British and American Zones 1949 Hannover miniature sheet mint, East Germany 1953 Marx perf. miniature sheets mint, imperf. sheets used, 1955 Engels miniature sheet used, West Berlin with 1948 overprints in black to 5m. mint (not guaranteed), 1949 overprints in red to 2m. used (not guaranteed), 1949 U.P.U. set used, 1949 Relief Fund miniature sheet and set unmounted mint, 1951 Bell sets mint and used, Colonies with Cameroon 1900-11 to 5m. mint, Caroline Islands 1901-10 to 5m. mint, East Africa 1893 to 25p. on 50p. mint, 1901 to 3r. mint, Kiaochow 1901 to 5m. mint, Mariana Islands 1901 to 5m. mint, Marshall Islands 1901 to 5m. mint, New Guinea 1901 to 5m. mint, Post Offices in China 1901-04 to 5m. mint, 1905 to 21/2d. on 5m. mint, Togo 1900 to 5m. mint, Samoa 1900 to 50pf. mint, Danzig with 1932 (July 28) flight cover to the U.S.A. bearing the 1932 Exhibition set, etc., mixed condition. (100s)
1955 £110
South Africa: 1913-14 1/2d., 1d., 2d., 21/2d., 3d., 4d., 6d., 1s., 2s.6d., 5s. and 10s. overprinted ''SPECIMEN'', with gum, mixed condition. (11)
335 £1750
British Solomon Islands: Early Mail: 1903 O.H.B.M.S. envelope to the Postmaster General in Sydney, addressed and signed by Resident Commissioner Charles Woodford in Tulagi, cancelled on arrival by fine Nov. 3 1903 c.d.s. Unlisted by Franks & Smith. Charles Morris Woodford, C.M.G. (1852-1927) became the first British Resident Commissioner in 1897, based at Gavutu and then Tulagi. Before this the only administration was through Royal Naval captains who held positions as Deputy Commissioners of the Western Pacific High Commission. Woodford remained in office until 1915, establishing the colony almost singlehandedly. Photo.
808 £270
New Hebrides: Issues 1938-80: New Currency 1977-78 Port Vila Local Surcharges, French issue 35f. on 35c. Setting I block of four from the lower left corner of the upper pane, unmounted mint with the lower pair c.t.o., the upper right stamp showing variety ''NH'' for ''FNH'' [R. 4/2], fine. S.G. F252, a. Photo.
1193 | £980
Egypt: 1915 (Oct.) Surcharge, 2m. on 3m. selection on leaves, incl. inverted surcharge mint and used, mint block of four with variety surcharge double, one albino, misplaced surcharges, etc. (55)
1532 | £750
Germany: A selection in a notebook, on stockcards and in packets incl. 1930 South America Flight and 1931 Polar Flight sets used, Allied Occupation miniature sheets with Thuringia 1946 Bridge used (unexpertised), Berlin 1948 and 1949 overprinted sets used, red 1m. and 2m. with Dub guarantee handstamps on reverse, 1949 U.P.U. set on plain cover, 1949 Relief Fund set used on cover, West Germany, local issues, se-tenant pairs, Saar 1949 Flood Disaster Postage and Air miniature sheets used (both unexpertised), etc. (few 100)
1956 £110
South Africa: 1913-24 £1 green and red, mint, overall gum toning and heavy hinge, otherwise fine. S.G. 17a, cat. £650. Photo.
336 £2500
British Solomon Islands: Early Mail: 1904 O.H.B.M.S. envelope to Baroda, India, with New South Wales 1/2d. and 1d. pair added in Sydney for onward transmission cancelled by June 22 1904 duplexes, with Tantigorin July transit c.d.s. and July 18 arrival on reverse, attractive and rare. Ex Baldwin. FKS/024 in the ''Illustrated Check List of Postal History Items of the Pre-Protectorate and the 'Woodford' Eras'' by Don Franks & Peter Forrestier Smith (2001). Photo.
809 £450
New Hebrides: Selection on leaves and loose, mainly French issues with 1908 to 1f. (3), 1910-11 to 1f. (2), used, an attractive range of picture postcards (23) used from 1914 onward incl. 'Campagne du ''Kersaint''' cards, nine C.N.F.H. series cards unused (9), also Military Franchise special postcards (3) bearing 1911 issues, etc., poor to fine.
1194 | £1100
Egypt: 1921-22 Pictorial issue, a mint and used collection on leaves, incl. 4m. perforated proof in red on watermarked paper (ink marks on front), 15m. imperforate proofs in black (pair and single) and blue, 100m. with extra dot at top mint, minor varieties, covers, etc. (298 stamps, 45 covers)
1533 | £550
Germany: An accumulation of covers, cards and stamps on leaves and loose, incl. West Germany 1949 Relief Fund set mint, 1950 Bach set on 1950 cover, 1951 Exhibition set on 1951 cover, Eupen and Malmedy, Saar, etc. (100s)
1957 | £420
South Africa: 1913-24 issue, a mint and used specialised collection written up on leaves, incl. 11/2d. tête-bêche gutter block of eight used on piece alongside 4d. pair with Benoni c.d.s's, 2d. pair with complete offset on reverse mint, 3d. showing 'shifted medallion' mint, 5s. mint (2, one a upper marginal plate 1 example), 10s. mint, range of tête-bêche pairs and blocks of four, plate examples, coils, shades, inverted watermarks, minor varieties, etc., slightly mixed condition. (100s)
337 £150
British Solomon Islands: 1907 Large Canoe 1/2d. to 1s. set of imperf. plate proofs in issued colours on ungummed thin card. Photo.
810 | £1800
New Hebrides: Specialised collection of issues from 1925 to 1964 in four albums mint and used with shades and printings, varieties etc., incl. 1925 sets (both) mint and used, postage dues mint and used, 1938 Gold Currency British set mint, postage dues (both) perforated ''SPECIMEN'' and mint, later definitives, commemoratives, postage dues, cancellation interest with many covers incl. f.d.c's, commercial with scarcer rates, official mail, postal stationery incl. Australian Territories formula aerogrammes, 'doctor' cards (7), etc.
1195 £210
Egypt: 1922 Proclamation of the Monarchy 1m. and 15m. with trials of the overprint in red, both fine mint. Only 100 of each value exist. Photo.
1535 | £80
Germany: An accumulation of cinderellas, poster stamps, reproductions, coil leaders, etc. in two stockbooks. (100s)
1958 £80
South Africa: 1926, a group of unissued 1d. Springbok design essays, comprising carmine single and right marginal block of four, black and blue single, carmine and green single, purple and blue single, and blue block of four, mainly fine. Photo.
338 £110
British Solomon Islands: 1907 Large Canoes, 1/2d. ultramarine upper right corner marginal block of six (2 x 3) with sheet no. 179, and showing double line of horizontal perforations between second and third rows, cancelled by Tulagi ''MR 4/1908'' c.d.s's, a few faint tones on reverse. S.G. 1 var. Ex Baldwin and Strutt. Photo.
811 | £820
New Hebrides: Comprehensive specialised collection of issues from 1965 to 1980 in twelve albums mint and used with photographic proofs of issued and unaccepted designs, varieties, cancellation interest with many covers incl. f.d.c's, commercial with scarcer rates, paquebot covers, official mail and letters, postal stationery with aerogrammes, etc. mostly fine.
1196 £420
Egypt: 1922 Proclamation of the Monarchy 1m. and 15m. with trials of the overprint in red, used on 1928 philatelic cover used within Alexandria with extra 1m. (2) and 2m. Photo.
1538 | £450
German Occupied Territories: A selection of covers and cards, incl. Estonia, General Government, Luxembourg, also some Third Reich and Zeppelins, etc. (51 items)
1959 | £580
South Africa: 1926-27 and 1927-30 issues, a specialised mint and used collection written up on leaves, incl. perf. 14 2s.6d. pairs mint (3, one vertical), 5s. pairs mint (2), 10s. pairs mint, used (2, one vertical), perf. 14 x 131/2 1s. pairs mint (vertical) and used (5, four vertical), 2s.6d. pair used (vertical), 5s. pair mint (vertical), 10s. pairs used (2, one vertical), a few Bradbury imprint blocks with 3d. mint lower marginal inscription block of four, 10s. mint lower marginal inscription pair, lower marginal inscription block of four used with Ventersburg c.d.s's, 2d., 3d., 4d. (2), 1s., 5s. and 10s. all handstamped ''SPECIMEN'', a few inverted watermarks, cancellation interest with Cape Town Docks c.d.s on 3d. pair, etc., also a range of the 1948 re-issues and the 1926 4d. triangular issue with two packets used to distribute the issue to post offices with Bradbury seals intact and a copy of ''South Africa 1926-26 Pictorial Issue'' book, mixed condition. (100s)
339 £350
British Solomon Islands: 1907 Large Canoes, 21/2d. orange-yellow, mint block of four from the right of the sheet imperf. between stamps and margin, fine. S.G. 4 var. Photo.
812 | £350
New Hebrides: Cancellations, a collection in an album with an extensive range of c.d.s. types on adhesives, some on pieces, incl. inverted slugs and other varieties, Interisland Service and other maritime marks, ''Motau'' seal in violet, with a range of commercial and philatelic covers, picture postcards, and an unusual range of bogus cancellations on adhesives and covers incl. three 'Alavoine' items, fair to fine.
1197 £160
Egypt: 1922 Proclamation of the Monarchy 1m. sepia, in a mint ''A.23'' plate block of six, one showing crushed crown, minor gum crease on one, otherwise fine. Photo.
1539 | £150
Germany: Bohemia and Moravia: A selection of mainly covers, cards and pieces in a folder and leaves, incl. military mail, range of frankings, some Slovakia and Liberation, etc. (241 items)
1960 | £700
South Africa: 1930-44 issue, a specialised collection written up on leaves, range of printings, incl. Darmstadt trials (5), watermark upright 3d. black and red pair mint, 2s.6d. green and brown pairs mint (4), watermark inverted 3d. black and red mint right marginal control block of nine, 4d. (1932) pair mint, 2s.6d. green and brown pair mint, range of minor varieties with 3d. black and red watermark upright mint lower marginal pair variety 'window flaw', 3d. blue mint lower marginal pair variety 'window flaw' (4, one with upright watermark), 4d. (1932) watermark inverted pair variety 'spear flaw' mint, strips and blocks of four, 'arrow' pairs, misperfs. with 1s. mint block of six with perfs. shifted to left, etc., slightly mixed condition. (143 items)
340 £160
British Solomon Islands: 1907 Large Canoes, 5d. emerald-green, mint horizontal pair, marginal from the left of the sheet showing double line of vertical perforations between, fine. S.G. 5 var. Ex Strutt. Photo.
815 £170
New Hebrides: Maritime Cancellations: Selection from 1911 onward with range of markings incl. loose adhesives, and covers with 1911 to France with 1d. tied by light first ship mail c.d.s, three 1914 covers to Lancashire (2 with double oval ''LOOSE SHIP/LETTER'') franked 1/2d. pair or 10c. printed paper rate cancelled at Sydney, straight line ''NOUMEA'' mark on 1938 50c. on cover to London, etc. (32 items)
1198 £170
Egypt: 1922 Proclamation of the Monarchy 1m. sepia, in a mint ''A.23'' plate block of six, one showing crushed crown, a few split perfs, otherwise fine. Photo.
1540 | £320
Gibraltar: Postal History: 1815 to 1854, a selection of covers on leaves, incl. 1815 cover to Madrid, bearing three line ''S.ROQUE/ANDALUCIA/BAXA'', 1822 cover to London, bearing red curved ''GIBRALTAR'', 1844 cover to England, bearing curved ''GIBRALTAR/PAID'', etc. (10 items)
1961 | £750
South Africa: 1933-48, 1941-48, 1945-47, 1947-54, 1950-51 and 1953 Hyphenated Pictorial issues, a specialised mint and used collection written up in two albums, range of printings, incl. 1933-48 1/2d. narrow gutter block of eight, perf. 131/2 x 14 watermark inverted unmounted mint marginal block of twelve, 1d. imperf. pair unmounted mint, 2d. blue and violet pairs mint (9), 2d. grey and dull purple mint block of four and pairs (4), 6d. type I mint pairs (3), type II mint block of two pairs, 1s. mint marginal blocks of two pairs (6, some controls, one overprinted for K.U.T.), 5s. mint watermark upright pairs (9, also one vertical) and blocks of four (2), watermark inverted pairs (2), 10s. mint pairs (6) and blocks of four (2), 1947-54 5s. mint pairs (3), blocks of four (2), many multiples, range of cylinders and controls, minor varieties, coils, covers, used to 5s., etc., some unmounted, slightly mixed condition. (100s)
341 | £280
British Solomon Islands: 1907 Large Canoes, selection on leaves, mint, unused or used, with set mint, study of types, 1/2d. unused marginal block of four with double line of vertical perforations between, 1/2d. mint single, 1/2d. and 1d. unused singles, each with double vertical perfs. at right, also two sets of forgeries, fake cancellations, etc. fair to fine. (51)
816 £110
New Hebrides: Maritime Cancellations: Service Maritime c.d.s's, selection incl. 1928 postcard (''Entrée de la Sarrakata'') to Paris bearing 10c. strip of three cancelled May 6 (italic date), 1925 5d. on 1928 and 1929 covers to France (the first with one adhesive removed, the second underpaid and bearing France 50c. postage due). Photo.
1199 £110
Egypt: 1922 Proclamation of the Monarchy 1m. with variety overprint inverted, fine mint. S.G. 98a. Photo.
1541 | £170
Gibraltar: A collection of stampless covers on leaves, from 1828 to 1866, incl. range of rates and postal markings, destinations with France, Cadiz, Italy, Portugal, etc. (14)
1962 £120
South Africa: 1933-48 Hyphenated Pictorials, 6d. green and vermilion, showing 'falling ladder' flaw [R. 5/10], fine unmounted mint. S.G. 61a, cat. £300. Photo.
342 £1400
British Solomon Islands: 1907 Large Canoe Issue on Cover: 1907 (Mar. 15) Government Residence official envelope endorsed ''Private'' and addressed by Resident Commissioner C.M. Woodford to Sydney bearing Large Canoe 2d. tied by one of two strikes of Tulagi c.d.s., the other underneath New South Wales 2d. affixed in Sydney for onward transmission tied by Mar. 28 c.d.s. Rare combination item. FKS/063 in the ''Illustrated Check List of Postal History Items of the Pre-Protectorate and the 'Woodford' Eras'' by Don Franks & Peter Forrestier Smith (2001). Photo.
817 £110
New Hebrides: Maritime Cancellations: 1934-39, selection of seven covers comprising 1934 to Dunedin bearing 2d. and 30c. cancelled ''SYDNEY/20'' on arrival, four 'Cutress' items to Surrey, one with 5d. cancelled Uturoa, two with ''PAQUEBOT/SYDNEY'' c.d.s's and 1939 from Wallis et Futuna via Vila, and two 1936 small 'Commander' covers bearing British 1/2d. and French 5c. respectivelly cancelled ''PAQUEBOT/ADEN''.
1200 £900
Egypt: 1922 Proclamation of the Monarchy 1m. sepia overprint type III, in an unmounted mint horizontal strip of four, first stamp with complete overprint, second with partial overprint and completely omitted on other two, unmounted mint, a few minor gum creases, otherwise fine and rare, only twenty exist. Charles F. Hass certificate (1998). S.G. 98c, Nile Post D78 IIIf. Photo.
1544 £350
Gibraltar: 1886-87 Issue, 1/2d. single plate die proof in black on glazed card (92 x 60mm) endorsed ''BEFORE/HARDENING'' and dated ''3 MAY 86'', a trifle soiled, otherwise fine. Photo.
1963 £90
South Africa: 1933-48 Hyphenated Pictorials, 6d. green and vermilion, showing 'falling ladder' flaw [R. 5/10], fine unmounted mint. S.G. 61a, cat. £300. Photo.
343 £1500
British Solomon Islands: 1907 Large Canoe Issue on Cover: 1907 (July 1) combination cover registered to Germany bearing Large Canoe set of seven cancelled by individual Tulagi c.d.s.'s with New South Wales 21/2d. and 3d. added in Sydney for onward transmission tied by two strikes of ''R'' in oval, with straight line ''REGISTERED'' handstamp and ms. marking below,Dresden Aug. 19 arrival c.d.s. on reverse. FKS/076 in the ''Illustrated Check List of Postal History Items of the Pre-Protectorate and the 'Woodford' Eras'' by Don Franks & Peter Forrestier Smith (2001). Photo.
818 £85
New Hebrides: Maritime Cancellations: 1934 (Apr. 7) envelope to Paris franked 1925 20c., 30c. cancelled good to fine ''NEW HEBRIDES/INTER-ISLAND'' c.d.s's with same day Vila transit on reverse and June 19 offset arrival. Photo.
1201 £320
Egypt: 1922 Proclamation of the Monarchy 2m. vermilion in an unmounted mint block of six, showing overprint radically misplaced, resulting in the right-hand vertical pair with overprint almost omitted, a few minor gum creases, otherwise fine and rare. Charles F. Hass certificate (2001). Photo.
1545 £380
Gibraltar: 1886-87 Issue, 21/2d. single plate die proof in black on glazed card (92 x 60mm) endorsed ''BEFORE/HARDENING'' and dated ''30 APR 86'', fine. Photo.
1965 | £150
South Africa: 1941-46 and 1942-44 War Effort issues, a specialised collection on leaves, incl. minor varieties with 1941-46 3d. 'cigarette' flaw, shades, covers with censored, etc., mainly fine. (100s)
344 £380
British Solomon Islands: 1907 Large Canoe Issue on Cover: 1909 (Feb. 17) O.H.B.M.S. envelope initialled ''T.W.E.P.'', registered to London bearing Large Canoe 1/2d., 5d., 6d., 1s. used in combination with Small Canoe 1d., 2d. and 21/2d., tied by Tulagi c.d.s.'s, with Tulagi registration label, Sydney Feb. 27 transit and Apr. 2 arrival backstamps, vertical fold clear of adhesives. Ex Baldwin. Unlisted by Franks & Smith. Photo.
819 £140
New Hebrides: Maritime Cancellations: 1934 (July 31) to Paris bearing 1925 2f. and 1935 (July 22) to Clamart, France with 5d., endorsed from Père Guillaume at Melsisi, Pentecost Island, both cancelled ''NEW HEBRIDES/INTER-ISLES'', 1939 (July 8) to Nouméa franked 1938 10c. cancelled ''NOUVELLES HEBRIDES/INTER-ISLES'', all with arrival backstamps. Father Louis Guillaume had gone to Melsisi as a missionary in 1934 but became involved in local conflict and was arrested in 1940 for his involvement in the 'Pentecost Murders', the Melsisi Catholic Mission temporarily shut down by British District Agent Adam. Photo.
1203 £130
Egypt: 1922 Proclamation of the Monarchy 4m. green, variety overprint inverted, fine unmounted mint. Charles F. Hass certificate (2002). S.G. 101a. Photo.
1547 £260
Gibraltar: 1889 Provisional Surcharge issue, 25c. on 2d., complete unmounted mint sheet of 120 separated into left and right panes showing small ''I'' in ''CENTIMOS'' [R. 6/2] and broken ''N'' in ''CENTIMOS'' [R. 10/5] varieties and with type 2 (short foot, open ''5'') surcharge in 2nd column of each pane, a few tone spots on gum, [R. 9/3 and 9/4] thinned otherwise mainly fine. A rare multiple. S.G. 17, a, ab, b, cat. £951+. Photo.
1966 | £160
South Africa: 1954 and 1959-60 Animals issues, a specialised mint collection written up in a binder, incl. first day covers, range of cylinder blocks of four to 5s. (2) and 10s., multiples, minor varieties, etc., mainly fine. (100s)
345 £680
British Solomon Islands: 1907 Large Canoe Issue on Cover: 1910 (Jan. 5) envelope to France franked by Large Canoe 21/2d. tied by Aola c.d.s. with date slugs inverted, showing Brisbane Feb. 1 duplex and Le Mans Apr. 9 arrival c.d.s. on reverse, slight toning but rare. Believed to be the only surviving Large Canoe cover from Aola. Unlisted by Franks & Smith. Photo.
820 £190
New Hebrides: Maritime Cancellations: Range on leaves and loose incl. four 'Lefranc' covers to Paris comprising ''N-HEBRIDES/PAQUEBOT'' c.d.s's on Oceania 60c. and 20c. with 30c. on two 1936 covers, New Caledonia 20c., 30c. on 1937 cover, two line ''POSTED AT SEA/NEW-HEBRIDES'' on Netherlands Indies 2c. with 121/2c. on 1936 cover, all backstamped, also M.V. ''Malaita'' covers with cachets, range of covers and adhesives with ''INTER-ISLAND'' c.d.s's, Paquebot and Sydney arrival marks, mainly good to fine. (32 items)
1204 £100
Egypt: 1922 Proclamation of the Monarchy 5m. pink booklet stamp in a mint horizontal pair, fine and very scarce. Nile Post D82 IIA, unpriced mint. Charles F. Hass certificate (2008). Photo.
1548 £320
Gibraltar: 1889-96 Spanish Currency Issue, 1889 40c. imperforate marginal plate proof pair in issued orange-brown on gummed watermarked paper, some colour offset otherwise fine. S.G. 27P. Photo.
1968 | £190
South Africa: Booklets: A collection of K.G.V to K.G.VI booklets and booklet panes, incl. 1921 3s. booklets (2, one complete and one incomplete), 1941 2s.6d. booklets (2), 1913-24 1/2d. and 1d. booklet panes of six, 1926-26 1/2d. and 1d. booklet panes of six, 1933-46 complete half sheet of the 1d. produced for booklets, range of 1936 Jipex panes, etc., mixed condition. (57 items)
346 £85
British Solomon Islands: 1908-11 Small Canoe 1/2d. to 5s. set, all overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' (Samuel type D12), mainly fine with gum. Ex Sussex. S.G. 8s-17s, cat. £325. Photo.
821 £160
New Hebrides: Maritime Cancellations: 1937 (Mar. 31) envelope to U.S.A. with violet circular cachet ''SERVICE CONTRACTUELLE/ S/S BUCEPHALE/DES MESS. MAR.'' initialled and dated ''Tanna/ 30/3/37'', bearing 1925 British 6d., French 20c., 30c. and 40c., each left marginal, cancelled good to fine ''NEW HEBRIDES/INTER-ISLES'' c.d.s's with same day ''SCE. INTERINSULAIRE DES NLLES HEBRIDES'' and part framed ''SERVICE MARITIME/NOUVELLES HEBRIDES'' registration handstamp at left, the 30c. additionally tied by rare framed two line rectangular cachet ''SERVICE INTERINSULAIRE NOUVELLES HEBRIDES''. Photo.
1205 £300
Egypt: 1922 Proclamation of the Monarchy 10m. lake overprint type I in a mint ''B.23'' plate block of six, one with crushed crown, fine. Photo.
1549 | £900
Gibraltar: 1938-51 a selection of half and full sheets, comprising 1/2d. half sheets (3), 1d. yellow-brown perf. 14 sheet (6 x 10), perf. 13 watermark sideways three half sheets of thirty, watermark upright block of thirty, 11/2d. slate-violet perf. 13 two complete sheets and two half sheets of thirty, 2d. grey perf. 131/2 watermark upright in a full sheet, 2d. grey perf, 13 watermark sideways six full sheets and a half sheet of thirty, 2d. carmine in a full sheet, 3d. perf. 131/2 full sheet, perf. 13 two half sheets of thirty, 5d. full sheet (less one stamp), 6d. perf. 13 half sheet of thirty, perf. 13 full sheet, 2s. perf. 13 full sheet, mainly good to fine. S.G. cat. £9,318.
1969 | £850
South Africa: A pre-Union collection on leaves, incl. Cape of Good Hope range of used Triangulars with singles (11), pairs (2), 4d. singles (12), pairs (4), 6d. singles (5), 1s. singles (4), 1874-76 1d. on 6d. used, 1893-98 5s. mint, 1902-04 to 5s. mint, Griqualand West, Natal, Transvaal, Zululand 1888-93 to 9d. mint, 1894-96 to 4s. mint, 2s.6d. used, etc., also Stellaland 1884 set unused, mixed condition. (122)
347 | £90
British Solomon Islands: 1908-11 Small Canoe set mint and used set with extra 1/2d. (3), 1d. (2), 2d. (2), 21/2d. (2), 4d., 5d. (2), 6d. and 1s., also 1949 Silver Wedding sets mint and used, mainly fine. S.G. 18-17, 75, 76. The property of another vendor.
822 £170
New Hebrides: Maritime Cancellations: 1938, 1945, four covers comprising 1938 (June 28) and (Aug. 31) to Paris, the first franked 10c., the latter registered with 30c. and showing small framed ''INTERISLAND SERVICE/NOUVELLES-HEBRIDES'' registration handstamp, 1945 (Sept. 4) to Papua endorsed ''AIRMAIL'' and bearing 10c. (2), each with ''NEW HEBRIDES/INTERISLAND SERVICE'' cancellations, the last to New York franked 10c. (3) with c.d.s's in violet and indistinct.
1206 £100
Egypt: 1922 Proclamation of the Monarchy 20m. olive, variety overprint inverted, fine mint. S.G. 106a. Photo.
1551 £300
Gibraltar: 1938-51 2d. carmine, printer's working proof on unwatermarked security lined paper, an imperforate block of four, fine for these. S.G. 125 P. Photo.
1970 | £190
South Africa: An extensive collection of mint commemorative issues in three albums, K.G.V to Q.E.II, incl. 1937 Coronation selection with 1s. variety hyphen on Afrikaans stamp omitted, 1938 Voortrekker sets (3), 1939 Huguenot sets (5), 1955 signed essay in pencil and watercolour for the Centenary of Pretoria 3d., minor varieties, multiples, controls, etc., also an empty album, much unmounted, mainly fine. (100s)
349 £160
British Solomon Islands: 1908-11 Small Canoe Issue on Cover: 1909 (Nov. 5) O.H.B.M.S. envelope (initialled) to Dorset, franked by Small Canoe 2d. tied by fine (for this) Tulagi c.d.s. with Weymouth Dec. 20 transit backstamp. FKS/260 in the ''Illustrated Check List of Postal History Items of the Pre-Protectorate and the 'Woodford' Eras'' by Don Franks & Peter Forrestier Smith (2001). Photo.
823 £150
New Hebrides: Maritime Cancellations: 1938 (June 29) Messageries Maritimes envelope posted from the S.S. ''Pierre Loti'' to Marseille bearing 1938 British 30c., 50c., French 1f. and 2f. tied by good to fine ''NEW HEBRIDES/INTERISLAND SERVICE'' c.d.s's with airmail etiquette, small framed ''INTERISLAND SERVICE/NOUVELLES-HEBRIDES'' registration handstamp (with ms. notations), Sydney transit and arrival backstamps, a scarce registered item. Photo.
1207 £90
Egypt: 1922 Proclamation of the Monarchy 20m. olive, variety overprint double, fine mint. S.G. 106b. Photo.
1552 £270
Gibraltar: 1938-53 2s. black and brown, perf. 13 lower marginal block of four with plate no. 1 and part imprint, upper right stamp with variety 'bird on memorial' [R. 9/3], fine unmounted mint. S.G. 128b, bb, cat. £692+. Photo.
1971 | £110
South Africa: An accumulation in five albums and on leaves, mainly K.G.V to Q.E.II, incl. small range of States, range of Hyphenated issues, 1937 Coronation selection of multiples, unmounted mint Q.E.II issues in blocks of four, miniature sheets, covers with f.d.c's, etc., also some South West Africa. (100s)
353 £110
British Solomon Islands: 1908-11 Small Canoe Issue on Cover: 1911 (May 23) Government Residence, Gizo envelope commercially used to Sydney franked by Small Canoe 1d. pair cancelled by Tulagi c.d.s with June 5 machine arrival on reverse. Photo.
825 £170
New Hebrides: Airmails: 1929 (July 17) Naval Catapult Attempt, cover to M. Auriot on board the ''Tourville'' at Nouméa bearing mixed franking of French issue 5c. pair, 10c., 30c. and 1f. with British issue 5s. each with ''PAR AVION'' handstamp and cancelled Vila July 16 c.d.s's, Nouméa July 20 backstamp. Also an unused photographic card of the ''Tourville''. On the occasion of the French cruiser ''Tourville"" 's visit to Port-Vila, the opportunity for the first New Hebrides airmail arose as the cruiser carried planes, one of which arrived at Port Vila on July 15. The next day around 800 covers bearing 1925 issues were produced, the stamps overstruck by ""PAR AVION"" rubber handstamp. Only fifteen examples of some high values of can exist, this being the number of complete sets handstamped. The ''Tourville'' proceeded to Nouméa and it has been claimed that the plane was deployed en route, landing at Norsup on the island of Malekula, although this was denied in a 1931 letter from the Assistant Postmaster in Vila, asserting that the seaplane had broken down. An element of doubt remains. The covers were subsequently backstamped on arrival in Nouméa. Photo.
1208 £80
Egypt: 1922 Proclamation of the Monarchy 50m. purple, variety watermark reversed, mint, patch of gum missing, otherwise fine. Nile Post D86a, unpriced mint. Photo.
1553 £380
Gibraltar: 1953 Definitive issue, De La Rue alternative die proofs of Queen's head vignette in double oval, both in red on thin card (31x 44mm), the first with solid cross-hatched background and numbered ''592/156'' at left, the second with horizontally line background as adopted. Rare, possibly unique. Photo.
1975 £150
South Africa: Officials: 1940 type O2 overprint, 2s.6d. green and brown pair with watermark inverted, used with indistinct c.d.s. S.G. O17bw, cat. £900. Photo.
354 £900
British Solomon Islands: 1908-11 Small Canoe Issue on Cover: 1912 (Mar. 4) four picture postcards with real photographic scenes of Aola sent and signed with interesting messages by Ralph Gosset to France franked by Small Canoe 1d. (one by 1/2d. pair) cancelled by Aola c.d.s's with May 18 Tours arrival c.d.s. alongside. New Zealand born surveyor Ralph Wayth Gabriel Gosset (1880-1940) later became President of the Geographical Society of New South Wales. Photo.
826 £200
New Hebrides: Airmails: 1929 (July 17) Naval Catapult Attempt, envelope to Paris bearing mixed franking of French issue 5c. (2), 25c., 30c., 40c., 75c., 1f., 2f. with British issue 1d., 2d., 5d. (3, two sharing single handstamp), 1s. and 5s., each with ''PAR AVION'' handstamp and cancelled Vila July 16 c.d.s's, Nouméa July 20 and Paris Customs backstamp, minor creasing . Also an unused postcard of the ''Tourville''. Ex Gregson. Illustrated as fig. 17-1 in ''The New Hebrides: Their Postal History and Postage Stamps'' by Hals & Collas (1967). On the occasion of the French cruiser ''Tourville"" 's visit to Port-Vila, the opportunity for the first New Hebrides airmail arose as the cruiser carried planes, one of which arrived at Port Vila on July 15. The next day around 800 covers bearing 1925 issues were produced, the stamps overstruck by ""PAR AVION"" rubber handstamp. Only fifteen examples of some high values of can exist, this being the number of complete sets handstamped. The ''Tourville'' proceeded to Nouméa and it has been claimed that the plane was deployed en route, landing at Norsup on the island of Malekula, although this was denied in a 1931 letter from the Assistant Postmaster in Vila, asserting that the seaplane had broken down. An element of doubt remains. The covers were subsequently backstamped on arrival in Nouméa. Photo.
1209 £250
Egypt: 1922 Proclamation of the Monarchy 50m. purple, variety overprint inverted, mint, some black marks on gum, otherwise fine. S.G. 107a. Photo.
1554 £250
Gibraltar: 1965 Churchill 1d., an imperforate plate proof mounted on Harrison & Sons presentation card, fine and rare. S.G. 185 P. Photo.
1977 | £1650
South Africa: Officials: A mint collection in an album, incl. 1926 to 6d. (top value with crease), 1929-31 1/2d. corner block of eight with one stamp showing stop after ''OFFISIEEL'' on English stamp and another showing the same variety on Afrikaans stamp (also two blocks of four each showing one of these varieties), 6d. vertical pair and marginal blocks of six (2) showing stop after ''OFFISIEEL'' on English, block of six with two stamps showing stop after ''OFFISIEEL'' on Afrikaans, 1s. lower marginal block of four with one showing stop after ''OFFISIEEL'' on Afrikaans, 2s.6d. pairs (3), lower marginal block of four with Bradbury imprint, 1930-47 2d. blue and violet pairs (2), 6d. corner block of four and marginal pair with one stamp showing stop after ''OFFISIEEL'' on English, right marginal block of four and pair showing stop after ''OFFISIEEL'' on Afrikaans, 1s. watermark upright pairs (2), 2d. pair, 6d. single and 1s. block of four used on two pieces with Royal Tour cachets, 2s.6d. pairs (5, one vertical), 1935-49 ''OFFICIAL'' at right 1/2d. watermark inverted pairs (2), 6d. type I pairs (2), 2d. pairs (2), 5s. pairs (3, one vertical), 10s. pairs (4, one a corner example), ''OFFICIAL'' at left 5s. pairs (2) and marginal block of four, 10s. pair, 1944-50 reading upwards 11/2d. corner block of four and pairs (3), 1950-54 5s. pairs (8) and blocks of four (3, with controls), 1s. blackish brown and ultramarine pairs (2), 10s. pairs (2), few covers, also a few used with 1930-47 2d. blue and violet pair used, some unmounted, slightly mixed condition. (100s)
355 £110
British Solomon Islands: 1908-11 Small Canoe Issue on Cover: 1912 (June 26) commercial cover to Sydney franked by Small Canoe 1/2d. strip of four tied by Tulagi c.d.s's, slight creasing. FKS/343 in the ''Illustrated Check List of Postal History Items of the Pre-Protectorate and the 'Woodford' Eras'' by Don Franks & Peter Forrestier Smith (2001) Photo.
828 | £80
New Hebrides: Airmails: Selection of mainly later covers on leaves incl. incoming from U.K. 1938 and 1939 'All Up' covers, 1955 early use of boxed ''AERIAL SERVICE/COMPLETED SYDNEY'', 1948 Sydney-New Hebrides, also 1931 Nouméa-Voh cover baering New Caledonia and New Hebrides issues, etc., good to fine. (28 items)
1210 £200
Egypt: 1922 Proclamation of the Monarchy 50m. purple, variety overprint inverted, fine used. S.G. 107a, cat. £550. Photo.
1555 £250
Gibraltar: 1966 World Cup 21/2d., an imperforate plate proof example mounted on Harrison & Sons presentation card, fine and rare. S.G. 188 P. Photo.
1978 | £110
South Africa: Covers and Cancellations: A collection of covers, incl. Boer War Mail, postal stationery, postcards, sea post, censored, range of K.G.V to Q.E.II Commemorative issue first day covers with 1938 Voortrekker set on illustrated cover with special Cape Town postmarks, 1945 Victory with Greenwood Park, Natal c.d.s's, etc., also some stamps with used States issues and interprovisionals. (100s)
358 £80
British Solomon Islands: 1908-11 Small Canoe Issue on Cover: 1912 (Oct. 26) two 'Wilson' covers to Birmingham bearing Small Canoe 1/2d. to 21/2d. and 4d. to 1s. respectively, cancelled by Tulagi c.d.s's with registration labels below, transit and arrival backstamps (for similar cover see FKS/367).
829 £100
New Hebrides: Airmails: 1940 (June 5) to France, 1941 (Aug. 25), two censored airmail envelopes from Port-Vila, the first registered but delayed, arriving in Valence only on Sept. 9, the second endorsed ''By PANAIR'' and twice censored, bearing ''France Libre'' 5c. and 15c. pairs, 10c. single (one 10c. detached), one of only five known PAN-AM covers from the New Hebrides.
1211 £260
Egypt: 1922 Proclamation of the Monarchy 50m. purple, variety overprint inverted, fine used. Philatelic Foundation certificate (1983). S.G. 107a, cat. £550. Photo.
1557 £150
Gibraltar: 1980 Nelson Anniversary 3p. error with Nelson's portrait facing left instead of right, some adhesions on reverse and minor creasing, otherwise fine unmounted mint. S.G. 437 var, see note under issue. Photo.
1981 | £680
South Africa: Covers and Cancellations: A collection of airmail issues and covers in a binder, incl. range of first flights, 1918 (Oct. 7) ''MAKE YOUR SIXPENCE FLY'' Red Cross aerial post card, 1925 Air sets mint (4), used, two sets of forgeries, 1929 (Aug. 6) first flight cover from Cape Town to Durban bearing G.B. 1929 P.U.C. 1/2d. to 21/2d., 1929 issue selection with range of covers, 1930s Imperial Airways first flights, 1937 Courtier 'flying boat' covers (3), later to early Q.E.II, etc. (100s)
359 £85
British Solomon Islands: 1908-11 Small Canoe Issue on Cover: 1913 (June 3) envelope from Tulagi to Coffs Harbour, New South Wales bearing Small Canoe 1/2d. pair, 1d. and 2d. with July 19 arrival c.d.s. below. FKS/395 in the ''Illustrated Check List of Postal History Items of the Pre-Protectorate and the 'Woodford' Eras'' by Don Franks & Peter Forrestier Smith (2001) Photo.
830 £85
New Hebrides: Airmails: TRAPAS (Transports Aériens du Pacifique Sud) flights, 1947 (July 16, 19) Nouméa-Santo first flight cover and return, both with cachet, 1950 (Apr. 25) Port Vila-Paris first flight cover franked 65c. and card bearing 25c. (further adhesive detached, both with cachet. (4 items)
1212 £270
Egypt: 1922 Proclamation of the Monarchy 100m. slate, variety overprint inverted, mint, slightly patchy gum and two collectors' marks otherwise fine. B.P.A. certificate (1961). S.G. 108a, cat. £550. Photo.
1558 | £620
Gibraltar: A K.E.VII to K.G.V collection in an album, incl. 1903 to 8s. mint, 1904-08 to 4s. mint, used to 4s., 1906-11 to 4s. mint, 1912-24 set mint with extra shades, 1921-27 set mint, etc., varied condition. (201)
1982 £85
South West Africa: 1927 (Apr.) 10s. upper left corner block of six showing 161/2 mm. spacing, mint, light gum toning and folded down one vertical row of perfs., otherwise fine. S.G. 54, see note after issue. Photo.
360 £210
British Solomon Islands: 1908-11 Small Canoe Issue on Cover: 1913 (Nov. 7) envelope registered to Sydney bearing Small Canoe 1/2d. (4) and 1d. (5) cancelled by Shortlands c.d.s's with Tulagi registration label at foot, backstamped by Tulagi Nov. 11 transit and Sydney arrival datestamps. FKS/364 in the ''Illustrated Check List of Postal History Items of the Pre-Protectorate and the 'Woodford' Eras'' by Don Franks & Peter Forrestier Smith (2001) Photo.
831 £80
New Hebrides: World War II: Uncensored Official Mail, 1939 (Dec. 19), 1940 (Sept. 17) two O.H.M.S. envelopes to Porter Bros, Liverpool, England, both stampless with Port-Vila c.d.s's and different H.B.M. Resident Commissioner's cachet, both enclosing receipts for Union Jacks, the second (opened for display) missent to Liverpool, N.S.W.
1213 £160
Egypt: 1922 Proclamation of the Monarchy 100m. slate, variety overprint double, fine mint, collector's mark on gum. S.G. 108b, cat. £450. Photo.
1565 £130
Gibraltar: 1898 (Mar. 22) complete German 10pf. reply card with message regarding length of time to send and receive mail, sent to Gibraltar with arrival c.d.s., the whole returned with message from Postmistress, the reply half cancelled by ''A26'' duplex cancellation, arrival c.d.s. on face, scarce usage. Photo.
1983 £150
South West Africa: 1927-30 5s. black and green and 10s. bright blue and brown pairs, both with left stamp showing variety without stop after ''A'', mint, both with light overall gum toning and the 5s. heavily mounted, otherwise fine. S.G. 66ba, 67a, cat. £675. Photo.
362 £75
British Solomon Islands: 1914-23 Watermark Mult. Crown CA 2s.6d., 5s. (both), 10s. and £1 used, mainly fine. The £1 with B.P.A. certificate (1969). S.G. 35-38, cat. £318.
832 £80
New Hebrides: World War II: Uncensored Registered Mail, 1940 (Apr. 4, Dec. 24) two 'Baldwin' covers registered from Santo to Sydney at additional weight 50c. rate, with Santo cancellations, registration handstamp and label (''VILA'' amended in ms.), transit and arrival backstamps.
1214 £100
Egypt: 1922 Proclamation of the Monarchy 100m. slate, variety overprint double, used. Charles F. Hass certificate (2005) states ''dubious postmark''. S.G. 108b. Photo.
1566 | £210
Gibraltar: Postal Stationery: A Q.V. to K.G.VI collection in an album, leaves and loose, incl. postcards with 1886 1d. card used from Tangier, additionally franked 1889-96 5c. (4), 1934 11/2d. brown pictorial card unused, registered envelopes, wrappers, unused and used, etc. (105 items)
1986 | £420
Spain: A mint accumulation in five albums, early to modern, incl. 1927 surcharged Coronation set, 1931 P.U.C. set with airs, 1950 Franco Visit 10c. on 50c. and 10c. on 1p., later largely complete unmounted to 2010 with miniature sheets, also a few telegraphs, Officials, Carlist issues with Biscay, Navarra, Guipuzcoa and Avila 1873 1r. blue, Valencia 1874 1r. rose, Barcelona local issues, etc., mixed condition. (100s)
363 £130
British Solomon Islands: 1914-23 Watermark Mult. Crown CA 5s. and 10s. on piece with £1 on larger piece, all tied by Tulagi June 14 1916 c.d.s's, the £1 piece also showing boxed ''PASSED BY/CENSOR/2/G.R.I./SAMOA'' handstamp in violet. S.G. 36-38.
834 £110
New Hebrides: World War II: Uncensored Mail, five covers comprising 1940 (May 24, English month in French c.d.s.) small lady's envelope to Nouméa and 1942 (Jan. 17) to Sydney, franked 10c., the latter with ''RÉSIDENCE DE FRANCE'' cachet (verifying censorship), 1945 (Feb. 27) to A.P.O. 502 (New Caledonia) franked 10c. (3), 1942 (Oct. 21) underpaid from Santo to California bearing French issue 10c. and postage due 10c., and 1945 (July 25) Santo to Maryland with 5c. single, 10c. and 15c. pairs paying international rate + 25c. overweight fee.
1215 | £580
Egypt: 1922 Proclamation of the Monarchy, a mint and used collection in an album, incl. type I overprint 2m. and 4m. mint singles with crushed crown, 4m. and 5m. in a ''B.23'' plate blocks of six, one of each with crushed crown, type II overprint 2m. with overprint double mint, type III overprint 1m. with overprint double mint (2), 2m. with overprint double mint, type IV overprint 10m. with overprint 'à cheval' mint, etc. (few 100s)
1567 £85
Gibraltar: Postal Stationery: 1919 (Oct. 3) 1/2d. reply card return half sent from Mainz, Germany to Gibraltar with added 3pf. (3), addressed to H. Schott Esq., cancelled by ''MAINZ/3.10.19 4-5N'' c.d.s., scarce. Photo.
1987 | £220
Spain: A used accumulation in ten albums, incl. range of early issues, 1940s to mid 1990s largely complete, etc., mixed condition. (100s)
364 £120
British Solomon Islands: 1914-23 Watermark Mult. Crown CA 10s., £1 and 1925 Watermark Mult. Script CA 10s., three mainly fine used examples of each. S.G. 37, 38, 52, cat. £885.
835 £130
New Hebrides: World War II: Censored at Vila, 1940-44 four covers, the first 1940 (July 17) to Tasmania franked 10c. with prototype brown resealing label and cachet, the others with white label only, comprising 1943 to Sydney franked 10c., 1943 registered to Melbourne bearing 10c. (4), the last to U.S.A. franked 30c.
1216 | £290
Egypt: 1922 Proclamation of the Monarchy, a selection of covers and cards on leaves, incl. parcel cards, registered mail, range of frankings, etc. (40 items)
1569 £260
Gold Coast: 1902 10s. and 20s., both used on separate pieces with neat upright Akuse c.d.s's, fine. S.G. 47, 48, cat. £385. Photo.
1988 £200
Sudan: 1941 Palm 1m. to 20p. set in mint blocks of four, a few light gum wrinkles, otherwise fine. S.G. 81-95, cat. £1,300+. Photo.
365 £90
British Solomon Islands: 1914-23 Watermark Mult. Crown CA £1, five mainly fine used examples. S.G. 38, cat. £600.
836 £90
New Hebrides: World War II: Censored at Sydney, 1941-44 five covers comprising five to Australia at 10c. rate, the other to U.S.A. franked 30c., all with red on white Sydney resealing label, two affixed over Port-Vila label, slightly varied condition.
1217 £260
Egypt: 1923-24 Essays: 1922 Harrison & Sons engraved 5m. die proof in sepia on wove paper (71 x 95mm), fine. Photo.
1570 £190
Gold Coast: 1913-21 die II 3d, purple on pale yellow, an upper left corner strip of four and a lower left corner plate strip of six, fine unmounted mint. S.G. 77e, cat. £650+. Photo.
1991 £230
Sudan: Telegraphs: 1898 (June) watermarked type 8a of Egypt, 10p. bright rose and bluish green in an unmounted mint part sheet (3 x 10), a few perf. separations, faintly toned gum, otherwise fine and an extremely rare multiple. S.G. T10, cat. £2,250 as singles. Photo.
366 £80
British Solomon Islands: 1935 Silver Jubilee 6d. light blue and olive green, showing 'dot by flagstaff' [R. 8/4], mint, light crease and crackly gum, otherwise fine. S.G. 55h, cat. £425. Photo.
838 £110
New Hebrides: World War II: Registered Censored Mail, 1941-43, five covers variously addressed and franked, all with Sydney resealing label, comprising 1941 to N.S.W. bearing 1938 5c. to 30c., 1942 to Manchester with ''France Libre'' 5c., 10c., 15c., 1943 to London with 1938 15c. and 1f., also 1941 to Solomon Is. and 1942 to N.S.W., both from Santo bearing ''France Libre'' 5c., 10c. and 15c.
1218 £250
Egypt: 1923-24 Essays: 1922 Harrison & Sons engraved 5m. die proof in red-brown on wove paper (74 x 86mm), fine. Photo.
1571 £1600
Gold Coast: 1921-24 Watermark Mult. Script CA £2 green and orange, fine used on small piece with complete strike of Accra oval. Brandon certificate (1988). S.G. 102, cat. £2,000. Photo.
1992 | £85
Sudan: Telegraphs: A collection of Military Telegraphs on leaves, from 1897 to 1907, incl. 1898 10p. pair used, 1907 cover, etc. (27 items)
371 | £400
British Solomon Islands: A collection in one stockbook and on leaves, incl. 1907 Large Canoe values to 1s., 1908-11 Small Canoes to 2s.6d. (2), 1914-23 values to 10s. (4), £1 (3), 1922-31 values to 10s., all used, 1949 Silver Wedding set mint (2), 1956-63 set unmounted mint and used, etc. with cancellation interest incl. straight lines with S.S. Upolu on 1908, S.S. Kulambangra on 1908 1d. and 1912 1/2d., mainly good to fine.
839 £120
New Hebrides: World War II: Australian Forces, 1941 (Sept. 10) cover to Australia with ms. endorsement ''R.A.A.F./New Hebrides'' on flap; 1942 (July 22) official envelope endorsed ''From/H.E. Josselyn/British Residency/Vila/N.H.'' on reverse, addressed to his future wife Patricia Mills in England, censored with Australian resealing label affixed over New Hebrides label both sent from Vila franked 10c. (2 covers) On this day R.A.N.V.R. lieutenant Henry Edward Josselyn (1913-1983), former assistant district officer in Guadalcanal had joined the U.S. 1st Marine Raider Battalion ('Edson's Raiders') as a guide and on Aug. 7 landed with the force on Tulagi. Josselyn subsequently volunteered as Coastwatcher on Vella Lavella. Photo.
1219 £170
Egypt: 1923-24 Essays: 1922 Harrison & Sons engraved 5m. die proof in deep blue on wove paper (45 x 48mm), fine. Photo.
1572 | £750
Gold Coast: A used collection in a boxed album, Q.V. to early Q.E.II, incl. 1875-76 1d., 4d. (with Elmina boxed cancellation), 6d. (2), 1883 1/2d., 1d. (2), 1884-91 duplicated to 2s. (2), 1s. with value tablet in magenta (B.P.A. certificate, 1977), 1889-94 20s. with watermark inverted, 1898-1902 to 10s., 1902 to 20s., 1907-13 to 5s., 1913-21 to 5s. (5), 10s. (4) and 20s. (2), 1921-24 to 15s. (2), 1928 to 5s., 1935 Silver Jubilee 1d. and 6d. with 'extra flagstaff', 1938-43 to 10s., etc., not all cancellations guaranteed, slightly mixed condition. (190)
1993 | £350
Swaziland: 1935 Silver Jubilee 1d. (2), 2d. and 6d. (2), all in complete sheets, one 1d. showing 'double flagstaff', 2d. showing 'lightning conductor' and one 6d. with 'short extra flagstaff' varieties, unmounted mint, a few gum bends but mostly, including varieties, fine. S.G. 21e, 22c, 24b, stated to cat. £1,207+.
376 £120
British Solomon Islands: Auki: 1946 to 1964, five covers, variously addressed, the first with type T8 c.d.s's in violet, two registered with R1a handstruck registration mark, 1964 stampless local O.H.M.S. envelope with late use of type PD9 Postage Paid handstamp in violet.
841 £80
New Hebrides: World War II: Espiritu Santo Island, 1942-44, eight mainly servicemen's covers comprising three uncensored to U.S.A. sent contrary to regulations via civilian P.O., three from M.C.P.O. 1045 (one an item of civilian mail to Australia bearing Solomon Is. 21/2d. pair, and two incoming items to R.N.Z.A.P.O. 361.
1220 | £680
Egypt: 1923-24 Essays: 1922 Harrison & Sons photogravure imperforate on gummed watermarked paper 5m. pair in red-brown, 10m. block of four in turquoise, 10m. pair in pink, also strip of three, with approx. a quarter of the design omitted, on ungummed unwatermarked paper 50m. pair in green and 50m. block of four in brown, also perforated 5m. pair in red-brown on gummed watermarked paper.
1573 | £210
Gold Coast: A mint collection on leaves, Q.V. to early Q.E.II, incl. 1902 to 20s., 1904-06 to 2s.6d., 1907-13 to 5s., 1913-21 to 20s., 1948 to 10s. unmounted, 1952-56 to 10s. unmounted, etc., slightly mixed condition. (98)
1994 | £110
Swaziland: A mint selection on leaves, incl. 1933 to 10s., 1938-54 to 10s., 1956 to £1 unmounted, etc., slightly mixed condition. (83)
377 £80
British Solomon Islands: Barakoma Airfield: 1950 cover to Bougainville endorsed ''First Flight/off Vella Lavella/B.S.I.P.'' with airmail etiquette, bearing 1/2d. and 3d. pairs cancelled Honiara Apr. 18 1950, with ms. receiving note on reverse.
842 £360
New Hebrides: World War II: Coastwatcher period, 1942 envelope from missionary Kenneth Griffiths at One Pusa, Malaita Island with ms. endorsement on reverse, addressed to his wife Ashfield, N.S.W. (redirected to Kew, Victoria) bearing Solomon Is. 1d. (2) cancelled by pencil lines with ms. ''B.S.I.P.'' and violet datestamp ''1 MAR 1942'' above, censored in Sydney with resealing label and triangular mark ''1394'', slight staining. Kenneth Griffiths was a missionary in the Solomon Islands with the SSEM (South Seas Evangelical Mission). Henry Josselyn conveyed the Government records and a small quantity of mail on the ''Kombito'' from Auki to Port Vila and thereafter on the ''Malaita'' to Sydney. One of four recorded ''Kombito'' covers. Photo.
1221 £480
Egypt: 1923-24 Essays: 1922 Harrison & Sons photogravure imperforate 5m., 10m., 15m., 50m., perforated 10m., 50m., and 1923-24 imperforate colour trails 2m., 5m., 10m., 15m. (2) and 100m., used on separate unaddressed envelopes, tied by ''Cairo Intelligence'' dated Dec. 10 1923, stated to have been prepared for the 'Royal' collection, unusual. Photo.
1574 | £80
Gold Coast: A mint collection on leaves, incl. 1884-91 1/2d. (3) to 3d. (4), also 1/2d. plate blocks of twelve and six (2), 1d. plate blocks of six (2), 21/2d. plate block of six, etc., varied condition. (276)
1995 £110
Sweden: Cancellations and Covers: A collection in four folders, incl. a good range of postal stationery with 1896 5 öre reply card used both ways to Austria and return, 1935 Anniversary set used on f.d.c., 1936 Tercentenary set used on two f.d.c's, instructional marks, etc. (few 100s)
378 £140
British Solomon Islands: Barakoma Airfield: Manuscript Cancellations, Envelope from Rev. Voyce to Rev. Andrews in Auckland bearing 1953 Coronation pair and strips of three (2) with ms. cancellations ''Barakoma/22/9/53/W B Poole'', some creasing but very scarce, posted in contravention of offiiclal instruction that only aerogrammes were permitted. Rev. Arthur H. Voyce (1899-1984) served as a Methodist Missionary in Siwai, South Bougainville from 1926 to 1936 and afterward in Buin from 1937 to 1952. During World War II Voyce acted as a Chaplain with the 3rd Division of the N.Z. Army. Photo.
845 £90
New Hebrides: World War II: U.S. Army Postal Service, five soldier's covers (four being 'Gentile' items) sent from Espiritu Santo between June 2 and Sept. 1 1942 with ms. censor endorsements, the first with A.P.O. 502 duplex and bearing 3c. (2), others stampless with A.P.O. 932 duplex, each with A.P.O. 502 cited as return address. Two covers illustrated on p. 123, ''New Hebrides Islands - Military Postal History of the United States Forces 1942 - 1946 by Stanley C. Jersey (1994).
1222 £320
Egypt: 1923-24 Essays: 1922 Harrison & Sons photogravure perforated 133/4 x 14 10m. red, 15m. blue and 50m. grey all on gummed (50m. ungummed) watermarked paper, fine blocks of four. Photo.
1575 | £80
Gold Coast: A Q.V. to Q.E.II collection on leaves, incl. Q.V. 1d., 4d. and 6d. Spiro forgeries in sheets of 25, 1928 set mint, range of registration labels, etc. (349)
1997 £500
Switzerland: Airmails, 1913 Lugano 25c., fine mint label issued for the Lugano-Mendrisio flight, scarce. Zumstein IX. S.B.P.V. certificate (1997). Photo.
379 £140
British Solomon Islands: Barakoma Airfield: Manuscript Cancellations, B.S.I.P. formula aerogramme commercially used by medical missionary Dr. Gerald Hoult to Rev. Harry Voyce on Bougainville bearing 1/2d., 11/2d. and 6d. with ms. cancellations ''Barakoma/Dec 21 1953/T Shepherd'' in red, with Buin May 1 1954 arrival c.d.s's below and on reverse, the item having apparently been previously prepared for dispatch but not sent until after Hoult's enclosed letter had been written on Apr. 11. Photo.
847 £80
New Hebrides: World War II: U.S. Navy Postal Service, 1942 (Oct. 20, Dec. 8) envelope and front to U.S.A. showing use of base ''Roses'' (Efate island) in sender's endorsement despite Navy order of Apr. 12 1943, (Jan. 26) airmail envelope franked 6c. endorsed from Navy 206 Fleet P.O., Circus #12 (earliest recorded use of this designation for mobile torpedo unit), incoming 6c. airmail envelope with added 9c. pair registered from New Orleans by seaplane to doctor with 18th Marine Regt. en route to Betio, Tarawa, backstamped Navy 156 Br. Nov. 15 (invasion began Nov. 20). (4 items)
1223 £580
Egypt: 1923-24 Essays: 1922 Harrison & Sons 15m. reduced size in se-tenant pairs in black, blue, red-brown, brown red and orange also large size in black, on gummed watermarked paper, 15m. se-tenant pairs in blue (2), single and larger size pair on ungummed unwatermarked paper, fine. Photo.
1576 | £200
Ghana: 1991 Flowers 1st and 2nd series, sets in complete sheets of fifty and miniature sheets (6, 1st series has five) all with large perfin ''TDLR/SPECIMEN'', with sheet numbers ''00000'', mainly fine. S.G. 1528s-1533s.
1998 £150
Switzerland: 1938 Air 75c. on 50c., overprinted ''Specimen'' in red, fine with gum. S.G. 386s. Photo.
384 £110
British Solomon Islands: Barakoma Airfield: Manuscript Cancellations and Straight Line Datestamp, Commercial cover endorsed ''Air Mail'' addressed to an islander at the Methodist Mission to South Bougainville bearing 3d. (3). and 3d. pair cancelled by ms. ''Barakoma/G S'' and 6d. at right with ms. ''G Shepherd'' of Mrs. Gloria Shepherd, and showing four strikes of straight line ''20 JUN 1955'' datestamp, unusual. Photo.
848 £60
New Hebrides: World War II: U.S. Army Postal Service, three censored covers from A.P.O. 708 on Espiritu Santo, 1942 (Oct. 29) stampless ''soldier's mail'' envelope to New York with unnumbered duplex, 1943 (July 6) to Australia sent by Lt. A.E. Gordon of the R.A.N.V.R., (July 30) to Wisconsin franked Air 6c. cancelled duplex with number ''708'' restored. On July 1 1942 the U.S. War Department ordered A.P.O. numbers to be removed from datestamps, the order being rescinded on Mar. 10 1943.
1224 £800
Egypt: 1923-24 Essays: 1922 Harrison & Sons collotype imperforate £E1 in green on unwatermarked wove paper (37 x 51mm), fine. Photo.
1579 £210
Grenada: 1891 (May 30) 2d. registered postal stationery envelope used locally, uprated with 1884 Revenue 3d. and 1888-1891 1d. on 2s. (3), cancelled by Grenville ''D'' on May 30, the revenue later cancelled by same c.d.s. dated June 1 and cut through, arrival on reverse, tone spots, otherwise fine. Photo.
2001 £210
Tanganyika: 1917-21 ''G.E.A.'' 50r. carmine and green, used with Tanga cancellation, not guaranteed, overall toning. S.G. 62, cat. £1,200. Photo.
390 £80
British Solomon Islands: Barakoma Airfield: Small ''BARAKOMA AIRFIELD'' handstamp and straight line datestamp, Commercial aerogramme to Auckland bearing 8d. cancelled by handstamp alone, the interesting enclosed message dated ''11th June 56'' from Baga Island. Photo.
849 £80
New Hebrides: World War II: Censored Mail, 1943 (Mar. 18) registered to Pennsylvania with mixed 70c. franking, unusually showing New Hebrides, Australian and U.S. resealing labels, 1944 (Feb. 20) to Iowa at 30c. rate, 1945 (May 1) to Nouméa franked 10c., each showing circular New Hebrides censor cachet. (3 covers)
1225 | £620
Egypt: 1923-24 Fuad, Imperforate colour trials, 1m. pairs (2), 2m. pair and block of four, 3m. pair, 5m. singles (2) and pairs (3), 10m. pair and block of four, 15m. pair and three singles, 20m. pairs (3) and singles (2) on thick ungummed unwatermarked paper, mainly fine.
1581 | £400
Grenada: A collection of ''SPECIMEN'' overprints from a post office archive, stuck-down on the original pages, incl. 1902 set (3 with broken ''M''), additionally handstamped ''ULTRAMAR'', 1906-11 set of ten to 10s., additionally handstamped ''ULTRAMAR'', K.G.V key plates to 10s., perforated ''SPECIMEN'' with 1934-36 set of ten, 1937 Coronation set, 1938-50 set of twelve, later unoverprinted issues to 1958, mixed condition, from the Goa archive.
2002 | £500
Tanganyika: A mint selection comprising 1917-21 to 20r. mint, 50r. overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' with gum, 1921 to 5r., 1922-24 to £1, and 1927-31 to £1, slightly mixed condition. (62)
392 £180
British Solomon Islands: Barakoma Airfield: Large ''BARAKOMA AIRFIELD'' handstamp and straight line datestamp, 1957 (Sept. 24) C. of E. Federated War Work Council letter card to Rev. Voyce bearing 8d. (Nov. 19) commercial airmail to New Zealand with 5d. and 1s., both with marks in black, 1958 (Feb. 11) airmail envelope to Voyce with markings unusually struck in violet (known on two dates only) and Qantas label, also three pieces bearing adhesives (slight toning) cancelled by large handstamp. (6 items)
850 £100
New Hebrides: World War II: 1943 large commercial envelope from Ambryn Island with sender's endorsement, registered to Nouméa franked 30c. (2) cancelled by Inter-Island Dec. 2 and Port-Vila Dec. 6 c.d.s's, with Port-Vila white resealing label and New Caledonia censor cachet ''6'', horizontal fold. Photo.
1226 | £600
Egypt: 1923-24 Fuad, Imperforate colour trials, 4m. block of four and single, 5m. three singles and pairs (2), 50m. pair, 100m. pair and 200m. block of four on unwatermarked, ungummed paper, mainly fine.
1585 | £1200
Grenada: A Q.V. to early Q.E.II selection on leaves, incl. 1888-91 21/2d. on 8d. selection with overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' (3), tête-bêche block of four mint, showing surcharge double mint with part original gum, pair showing both types se-tenant, example used on local cover, 1895-99 selection with 1/2d., 2d., 8d. and 1s. overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' each showing broken ''M'', 2d. in a mint plate ''3'' block of six, 2d. watermark reversed mint and used, 8d. used block of four, 1938-50 10s. mint range with perf. 14 slate-blue and carmine-lake (wide), blue-black and carmine (narrow) and blue-black and carmine (wide) blocks of four, 1946 Victory set perforated ''SPECIMEN'', 1953-59 to $2.50 in blocks of four mint (top three values with plate numbers), 1964-66 6c. used, 1967 photographic essays for the 1968 Idaho World Scout Jamboree issue (four unadopted) and 1969 photographic essays for the 1970 Pirates issue (six similar designs), etc., also 1903 (Sept. 24) envelope to Bogota, Colombia bearing 1/2d. and 2d. tied Grenville ''D'' c.d.s's, with St George's and Colon transits on reverse, slightly mixed condition. (100s)
2003 £11000
Thailand: Early Picture Postcards of Siam, the Bryan Dowler award-winning display collection of picture postcards, mainly used and variously addressed, demonstrating a range of rates incl. printed matter, the 4a. U.P.U. rate and 1903 increase to 6a., with rare frankings incl. 1899 (Mar.) to Gothenburg with 1887-91 12a. paying full letter rate, sixteen with 1898-99 surcharges incl. 3a. on 12a. setting C used in combination with 1899 1a. on 1902 (Aug.) two cards from Chantaboon to Lons le Saunier (one with A.P.S. certificate, 2006) and 4a. on 12a. on 1900 (Nov.) card from Chantaboon to St. Denis during French occupation of Chantaburi, mixed issue frankings, village cancellations incl. 1901 and 1902 Krung Thep to Germany, 1904 Klong Rangist to South Australia, underpaid cards with charge and tax markings incl. 1903, two cards from Chantaburi to Vosges, one bearing 2a. with added French 5c. due (2), the other bearing a. with single added 5c., 1904 Bangkok to Brussels bearing 4a. with added Belgian 5c. due, 1905 (May) to New York bearing 1905 2a. on 28a. (2) with added U.S. 1c. due, Siam used in Cambodia with used from Siemrat 1902 to Paris franked 1899 1a. (2), 2a. (slight staining), 1905 (Nov.) to Dordogne and (Dec.) to Charente, both franked 1899-1904 2a., 4a., 1906 (Oct.) to Bangkok franked 4a., used from Battambong 1903 (Nov.) locally addressed bearing 1a. and 1906 (July) to Thuduc franked 2a., 3a., and unusual routings incl. 1902 (Dec.) from Bangkok with German 5pf. cancelled Kais. Deutsche Marine Schiffspost No. 44 added on board S.M.S. ''Tiger'', Ubon to Europe sent via Bangkok or via Bassac, Laos and Saigon. An exceptional selection. (80 cards)
400 £90
British Solomon Islands: Munda: 1948 (Apr. 19) unstamped local envelope addressed to Rev. A.W.E. Silvester on Vella Lavella with light strike of very scarce ''MUNDA/TAX/3D/BRITISH SOLOMON ISLANDS'' in violet with number in ms., postage due 1d. emerald-green pair and single affixed alongside tied by two fine strikes of Munda T14/1 c.d.s. Photo.
852 £230
New Hebrides: Vanuatu: 1980 First issue imperf. proofs for British issue 15f., 40f. and French issue 30f., each mounted on card (152 x 216mm) headed ''JOHN WADDINGTON of Kirkstall LTD/RUNNING PROOF''.
1227 | £480
Egypt: 1923-24 Fuad, Imperforate colour trials, 5m. singles (3), pairs (5) and block of four, 15m. pair and block of four, 20m. block of four, also 15m. pair in blue, all on gummed, watermarked paper, mainly fine.
1586 | £240
Grenada: Postage Dues: A selection on leaves, incl. 1892 1d., 2d., 3d., mint, 1d. on 6d. mint (2), used example showing double surcharge, and one used on philatelic cover, 1d. on 8d. used on philatelic cover, 2d. on 6d. mint (2), 1921-22 1d., 2d. and 3d. overprinted ''SPECIMEN'', etc., varied condition. (23)
2004 | £230
Thailand: A mint and used collection on leaves, incl. 1905-09 set used, 1908 Jubilee set used, 1908 (Nov.) to 10t. used, 1912 set used, etc., varied condition. (221)
401 £120
British Solomon Islands: Paquebot and Ship Markings: Envelope addressed to Sister Grace McDonald (1903-1989) at Choiseul bearing 11/2d. with ms. cancellation ''M/V ''Myrtle''/BSIP/ 13/3/47'' initialled, boxed ms. ''Posted M/V ''Myrtle''/Bilua/BSIP'' initialled at left and greetings message from Effie Harkness (1909-2000) on reverse, vertical fold, a little roughly opened. The property of another vendor. Photo.
853 | £110
New Hebrides: Vanuatu: 1985-88 selection of imperf. proofs in issued, or close to issued, colours affixed to six cards, comprising 1985 Traditional Costumes (4), Audubon (4), Queen Mother (5, incl. miniature sheet), Youth Year (4), 1986 International Peace Year (4) and 1988 F.A.O. (4), chiefly fine.
1228 £1250
Egypt: 1923-24 Fuad, Imperforate colour trials, £E1 in blue on gummed watermarked paper from the upper right corner of the sheet, fine and rare. Photo.
1588 | £1550
Hong Kong: A Q.V. to Q.E.II collection in an album, incl. 1863-71 to 48c. used, 1885 (Sept.) surcharged set used, 1912-21 to $5 (3) and $10 mint, 1921-37 to $5 mint, 1938-52 to $10 (both), 1948 Silver Wedding set mint, 1954-62 set mint, 1962-73 set mint, good range of later issues to 1997, etc. (100s)
2005 | £420
Transjordan: 1924 (Sept.-Nov.), an unmounted mint selection from this issue mainly in multiples, incl. 1/2pi. block of five tete-bêche pairs (one stamp in each with overprint inverted), 1/4pi. blocks of ten, six and nine with overprints inverted, 10p. (50 examples in various multiples), also a range of the 1924 (Mar.-May) 1p. blue (92 examples in various multiples), etc., not all guaranteed, slightly mixed condition. (100s)
403 £400
British Solomon Islands: Paquebot and Ship Markings: Collection of 53 covers on leaves showing a range of ships' marks and endorsements incl. A.V. ''Cicely II'' large type on two 1950 covers registered from Gizo with Munda registration cachet, two 1955 covers with oval showing ms. entry of voyage tying adhesives without P.O. datestamp, ''Daphne'' (3, one on 1946 N.Z. National Patriotic Fund Board O.A.S. envelope carried from Torokina to Sohana then registered to Auckland), ''Baruku'', ''Blue Lagoon'', ''Coral Star'', ''K. Mortlock'' on 1960 cover with Melanesian Mission label, ''Malaita'', ''Malakuna'' oval and two line cachets, ''Mandalay'', ''Melanesian'', ''Miena'', ''Munda'', ''Ozama Twomey'', ''Roviana'', ''Vecta'', etc., good to fine.
854 | £260
New Hebrides: Vanuatu: Comprehensive specialised collection from 1980 first definitives in six albums and loose in two cartons, with sets mint and used, booklets, f.d.c's, aerogrammes, postcards, commercial mail variously franked, maritime, an extensive range of official franks (see ''Vanuatu's Postal Service: The First Five Years'' by Smith & Crompton) with some unlisted, etc. to 1989 with some later, chiefly fine.
1229 £650
Egypt: 1923-24 Fuad, Imperforate colour trials, £E1 in blue on gummed watermarked paper, crease at base and collector's mark on gum otherwise fine and rare. Photo.
1590 | £1050
Hong Kong: A duplicated selection in a stockbook and on leaves, incl. 1863-71 96c. brownish black used (2), 1880 10c. on 16c. used (2), 1891 Jubilee 2c. mint, 1904-06 to $1 mint, 1912-21 $2 used (4), 1921-27 to $5 used, 1954-62 set mint, 1962-73 set mint, etc., varied condition. (100s)
2006 | £150
Transjordan: Jordan: A mint collection in an album, 1930s to 1950s, incl. 1933 to 500m., 1952 surcharges to 1d. on £1, 1952 Unification set in corner plates blocks of four, 1954 to 1d., 1955-65 to 1d., range of Obligatory Tax issues, postage dues, etc., mainly fine. (100s)
406 £90
British Solomon Islands: Shortlands: 1932 (Apr. 30) envelope registered to Lancashire bearing 1927 1s. strip of three tied by type T4 c.d.s's with very scarce type RL2 temporary registration label at left. Photo.
856 | £120
New Zealand: 1915-33 K.G.V imperforate 3d. plate proofs in black, all in blocks of four on gummed watermarked paper, mainly fine. (137 blocks)
1230 £290
Egypt: 1923-24 Fuad, Trials for coils, 5m. horizontal strip of six with one coil join, vertical pair, all overprinted ''CANCELLED'', fine and very scarce. Photo.
1591 | £150
Hong Kong: A mainly mint collection in a stockbook, incl. 1962-73 set, 1988 type II set, etc. (few 100s)
2008 £40
Trinidad: 1874 (May 30) incoming entire from France, bearing Ceres 5c., 15c. and 80c. tied ''532'' cancellations, endorsed at top ''Voie de Southampton, pr. W.I. Str.'', with Paris and London transits and Trinidad arrival, with two filing folds (one affecting 15c.) and 5c. with fault, otherwise fine. Photo.
407 £200
British Solomon Islands: Tulagi: 1914 to 1940, selection of variously franked and addressed registered covers with handstruck R1/1, type RL1 or RL3 labels, incl. 1914 O.H.B.M.S. envelope to London, 1917 to California bearing Key Plate 1s., 1920 to New York with Small Canoe 5d. and Key Plate 21/2d., 1923 to New Jersey with 2d., 6d. pair and 11d., etc., good to fine. (17)
858 £160
New Zealand: World War II Forces Mail, covers and cards with a range of units identified by endorsement, despatch or other markings incl. Bougainville Island, Nissan Island, New Caledonia incl. 1943 to Ireland with censor mark 83 and Irish receiving censor, (Mar. 10) from N.Z.E.F. P.O. ''N'' (Norfolk Island), New Hebrides incl. 1945 (Feb. 11) from N.Z. A.P.O. ''B'' with uncancelled Gilbert & Ellice Islands 11/2d., 2d., mainly fair to fine. (29)
1231 £150
Egypt: 1923-24 Fuad 3m. brown, variety imperforate in a fine mint block of four. S.G. 113a. Photo.
1592 £1200
Hong Kong: Meter Marks: 1930 to 2015, a collection on covers, written-up on leaves, incl. 1930 (Mar. 16) large O.H.M.S. cover to London, bearing the rare first type Universal Midget M20 machine 4c., 1930 (Nov. 17) cover, registered to Germany bearing the Universal Midget M7 machine for 10c. (2) and 4c. and similar 1931 (May 27) cover registered to London with 14c. (2), 4c., National Cash Register Co. Ltd. 1963 cover with yellow $2.00 label affixed, etc. (51 items) Photo.
2009 | £180
Trinidad and Tobago: Tobago: A collection on leaves incl. 1879 1d., 3d. and 6d. mint, 1s. used, 1880 6d., 1s. mint, 1883 21/2d. on 6d. mint (2), 1882-84 6d. mint, 1886-89 surcharges incl. 1d. on 21/2d. with figure further from word used, 1896 1/2d. on 4d. with space between ''1/2'' and ''d'' used, etc., varied condition. (52)
409 £150
British Solomon Islands: Tulagi: 1915 to 1936, five registered stampless O.H.B.M.S. envelopes addressed to England, U.S.A. (2), New Zealand or Canada, four showing ''BRITISH SOLOMON ISLANDS/(crown)/PAID/TULAGI'' type PD8 handstamp in violet, the last with PD9 in red, two with circular T11/2 datestamp and each with Tulagi registration label.
861 £190
New Zealand: 1991 45c. Rock Wren self-adhesive, in an imperforate block of nine. S.G. 1589a, var. Photo.
1232 £260
Egypt: 1923-24 Fuad 10m. from the left of the sheet, 50m. pair, 100m. pair, 200m. (4, incl. a pair, some tone spots), all imperforate, mainly fine. The 10m., 50m. and 100m. pairs with Charles F. Hass certificates. Photo.
1593 | £180
Hong Kong: Registered Mail: 1900 to 1976, a collection of covers and two pieces mainly on leaves, incl. range of rates, 1952 (Sept. 1) cover to Tai-po, franked by 1938-52 20c. pair tied by single ''WANTSAI'' datestamp (Webb type D) with registration label alongside, also some airmail covers, etc. (42 items)
2010 £240
Trinidad and Tobago: 1960-67 perf. 141/2 60c. block of four from the lower left corner of the sheet, small creases in selvedge only, scarce. S.G. 295a, cat. £560+. Photo.
410 £90
British Solomon Islands: Tulagi: 1917 (Aug. 8) real photographic picture postcard unusually registered to Sweden bearing Key Plate 1/2d., 1d., 2d. and 21/2d., the last additionally tied by Sydney Oct. 12 transit c.d.s. with Tulagi registration label alongside. Photo.
862 | £80
New Zealand: 2004 Wearable Art set in complete unmounted mint imperf. sheets of 25, fine. S.G. 2701-5.
1233 £480
Egypt: 1923-24 Fuad £E1 variety imperforate from the right of the sheet, mint, a few stain spots and crease between stamp and margin, otherwise fine and scarce. Photo.
1595 £1300
India: A well written-up display collection telling the story of the East India Company on leaves, incl. 1711 and 1813 Acts regarding continuing Trade and Possession of British Territory in India, 1840-52 eight covers all addressed to the Company in London, stamps with 1854 1/2a. blue and red reprinted proofs, 1/2a. die I pair on 1855 cover, die II used (two singles, one on cover) pair used on 1855 cover, 1a. die I and II (2 one on 1855 cover) used, 4a. (5, four are cut to shape), 1856-64 to 8a. used (3), 1865 to 8a. used, etc. (102). Photo.
2011 | £240
Trinidad and Tobago: 1960-67, collection of 285 stamps to $1.20 (18), $4.80 (18) with 1964 15c. (8), mainly in blocks of four, many marginal, some with imprint or plate nos., a few shades, perf. 141/2 60c. single, all unmounted mint, fine.
411 £320
British Solomon Islands: Tulagi: 1917 (Nov. 13) censored registered envelope to Lancashire bearing 4d. tied by one of four fine type 5 c.d.s's resealed by white label twice handstamped ''OPENED BY CENSOR'' straight line part covering type RL1 registration label, transit and arrival backstamps. Photo.
863 | £450
New Zealand: A collection from 1855 to 1970 in mixed condition in an album with a range of imperf. and perf. Chalons used to 1s., a small study of the 1d. Universal incl. a mint part pane of fifty, 1906 Christchurch Exhibition set mint, 1931 Health Smiling boys pair mint, K.G.V 2s. booklet with part pane of 1/2d. remaining, etc. (100s)
1234 | £270
Egypt: 1923-24 Fuad, a mint and used collection on leaves, incl. mint set, shades, re-touches, £E1 used block of nine, range of covers, etc., varied condition. (few 100s)
1596 £120
India: 1854 Proofs, Essays and Reprints, 1/2a. Lion and Palm tree, 1890 reprint of the 1/2a. die I in black on yellowish wove paper, margin faults. Spence 26. Photo.
2012 | £320
Tristan da Cunha: An accumulation in a carton, incl. 1954 and 1960 to 10s. unmounted mint, 1961 to 1r. unmounted mint, 1965-67 to £1 unmounted mint, range of later unmounted mint issues, miniature sheets, covers with 1954 set on cover to Gibraltar and on cover to Cape Town, f.d.c's with 1961 set on f.d.c., 1965-57 set on f.d.c., etc., with issues to 2000s, slightly mixed condition. (100s)
415 £110
British Solomon Islands: World War II: 1942, 1943, two different Japanese military occupation cards, used from Rabaul area to Japan, with translated transcriptions.
864 | £220
New Zealand: A mainly K.G.V collection on leaves, incl. 1906 Christchurch Exhibition set mint, 1909-16 to 1s. mint, 1913 Auckland Exhibition set mint, 1915-30 to 1s. used (cancellations not guaranteed), 1926 2s. and 3s. mint, 1931 Health set mint, etc., mixed condition. (86)
1235 | £400
Egypt: 1926 (Aug.) Surcharges, a selection on leaves, incl. 15m. on 200m. variety surcharge double with B.P.A. certificate (1937) mint (slight diagonal crease), minor varieties, etc., varied condition. (67)
1597 £160
India: 1854 Proofs, Essays and Reprints, 1/2a. Lion and Palm tree, 1890 reprint of the 1/2a. die I in orange-vermillion on yellowish wove paper. Spence 30. Photo.
2013 | £140
Tristan da Cunha: A mainly K.G.VI selection, incl. 1952 1/2d. to 10s. set mint and sets on cover (2), cachets on cover (9) with types V (2, one on 1937 stampless commercial cover to Devon with G.B. 1/2d. and 1d. postage dues, the other unaddressed), VII (2, one on 1948 stampless taxed cover, the other 'cancelling' 1952 3d.), IX (3), and X on 1951 stampless taxed cover. (12 covers and 12 stamps)
418 £170
British Solomon Islands: World War II: 1943 to 1946, selection of eleven covers from Lunga variously bearing K.G.VI definitives with values to 2s.6d., six censored incl. framed ''PASSED BY CENSOR'' in violet on 1942 (Dec. 7) to N.S.W. (with printed red on white ''OPENED BY CENSOR'' label) and 1943 (Nov. 12) 'Baldwin' cover (with Tulagi registration handstamp amended in ms.) straight line ''PASSED BY CENSOR'' in black on two 1944 covers, ''PASSED BY CENSOR'' partially covered printed red on white label on 1945 cover, boxed ''OPENED BY CENSOR'' blue on white printed label resealing 1945 cover, also 2d., 21/2d. and 3d. blocks of four each with central fake 1944 c.d.s. (14 items)
865 | £110
New Zealand: A selection, incl. 1931 Health sets used (3), 1986 to 1993 Year Books complete, etc. (few 100s)
1236 £950
Egypt: 1927-37 Second King Fuad issue 1m. (2), 2m. (2), 3m. deep brown (2), 3m. green, 4m. deep brown, 4m. deep blue-green (2), 5m. (2), 10m. red (2), 10m. bright violet, 13m., 15m. bright blue (3), 15m. purple (2), 20m., also perforated 5m., all with ''CANCELLED'' on reverse, fine. Photo.
1599 £110
India: 1854 Proofs, Essays and Reprints, 1/2a. Essays with Crosses in Upper Corners, 1894 reprint in black with letters of ""SPECIMEN"" on reverse. Spence 106. Photo.
2014 £160
Turks and Caicos Islands: 1922-26 4d. red on pale yellow, imperforate colour trial horizontal pair on gummed watermarked paper, the left-hand stamp with small surface scrape, otherwise fine and rare. Photo.
420 £220
British Solomon Islands: World War II: 1944 very scarce underpaid incoming cover to Lunga bearing Australia 11/2d. just tied by Sydney June 6 1944 (an important date in Europe) machine cancellation resealed by red on white printed ''OPENED BY CENSOR'' label overstruck by lozenge ''2/PASSED/BY/CENSOR/1187'' cachet in violet with Solomons 2d. postage due tied by fine Lunga type 6 c.d.s., some creasing. Photo.
867 £140
Papua: 1907 (May-June) Small ''Papua'' Overprint, Watermark vertical, 4d. block of four with one stamp showing dropped ''pua'' and another with inverted ''d'' for ''p'', used with Port Moresby c.d.s's, fine. S.G. 42, cat. £280+. Photo.
1237 £480
Egypt: 1927-37 Second King Fuad issue oblique perforations 1m. block of four and pair, 2m. block of four and pair, 3m. deep blue-green block of four and pair, 3m. deep brown block of four and single, 4m. deep brown block of four, 4m. deep blue green pair, 5m. pair, 10m. red block of four and pair, 10m. bright violet block of four, 13m. single, 15m. bright blue block of four, pair and singles (2), 15m. purple block of four, 20m. single, mainly fine. Photo.
1601 £100
India: 1854 Proofs, Essays and Reprints, 1a. Gothic Crown, 1890 reprint in black on yellowish wove paper (23 x 28mm). Spence 7. Photo.
2015 | £180
Turks and Caicos Islands: A mint Q.V. to early Q.E.II collection on leaves, incl. 1900-04 to 3s., 1909-11 to 3s., 1928 to 10s., 1938-45 to 10s. unmounted, 1950 to 10s., 1957 to 10s., etc., slightly mixed condition. (126)
421 £90
British Solomon Islands: World War II: Two captured Japanese Navy postcards and picture postcard used by Rev. Harry Voyce, the Naval cards with 2d. and 1s. added respectively, the picture card endorsed ''On Active Service'' and self-addressed, each with circular ''N.Z.A.P.O./7/150'' and self-censored with triangular cachet, also U.S. 6c. airmail envelope from Voyce to R.A. Baldwin in Sydney, similarly endorsed and self-censored with ''N.Z.A.P.O./10/150'' despatch and incoming cover from Remuera, New Zealand to Voyce at N.Z. A.P.O. 150. (5 items)
868 £220
Papua: 1907 (May-June) Small ''Papua'' Overprint, watermark vertical, 4d. pair showing variety deformed ''d'' at left, fine used. S.G. 42, a, cat. £800. Photo.
1238 £1400
Egypt: 1927-37 Second King Fuad issue 5m., 10m. and 15m. imperforate tête-bêche strips of four or five, also 5m. tête-bêche strips of four or three oblique perforations, fine. Photo.
1602 £110
India: 1854 Proofs, Essays and Reprints, 4a. reprint in dull red and blue on yellowish wove paper, also facsimiles (2 singles and a pair). Spence 33. Photo.
2017 | £150
United Nations: An extensive collection in twenty albums (some DAVO hingeless), stockbooks and loose in five cartons with Issues for New York, Vienna and Geneva headquarters with unmounted mint sets and miniature sheets, also some used, plate blocks, Souvenir Sheets, f.d.c's and cards, booklets, etc. (many 100s)
425 £110
British Solomon Islands: World War II: U.S. and New Zealand Forces, a collection of 31 covers variously addressed from a range of naval and army units identified by endorsement, despatch or other markings incl. N.Z. A.P.O. 150, U.S. A.P.O. 25, 706, 709, one incoming from N.Z. A.P.O. 381 (Laucala Bay, Fiji) to N.Z. A.P.O. 366 (Henderson Airfield), with ms. and handstruck censor marks incl. straight line ''PASSED BY CENSOR 2'', etc. mainly good to fine.
869 £350
Papua: 1907 (May-June) Small ''Papua'' Overprint, watermark vertical, 4d. pair with lower stamp showing variety deformed ''d'' at left, fine mint. S.G. 42, a, cat. £750+. Photo.
1239 £1200
Egypt: 1927-37 Second King Fuad issue 5m., 10m. and 15m. imperforate tête-bêche pairs, also 5m. tête-bêche pair with interval margin, all with ''CANCELLED'' on reverse, fine. Photo.
1603 £230
India: 1854 4a., Thuillier & Smith reprint (1854) in a complete sheet (4 x 3). Fine. Photo.
2018 | £980
United States of America: Postal History and Covers: 1849 to 1914, a selection of mainly covers, incl. 1853 entire to Maine, bearing ''COLUMBIA/CAL.'' and circular framed ''PAID/6'', 1859 10c. stationery envelope to New York, cancelled by square dots with ''MARYSVILLE CAL/PAID/BY STAMPS'' datestamp in blue, rate marks, Paids, etc. (74 items)
426 £180
Fiji: Royal Cakobau Post, 1871 1d. blue lightly cancelled, 3d. pale yellow-green (2, one very lightly cancelled), 6d. rose (2, one with fine strike of scarce G.P.O. Fjij (Levuka D1) undated cancellation in use only between Oct. and Dec. 1871), a few slightly nibbled perfs. otherwise mainly fine. (5) S.G. 10-12. Photo.
870 | £2300
Papua: A collection of Lakatoi issues in two albums, three stockbooks and loose, incl. 1901-05 watermark horizontal thick paper to 1s. mint, watermark vertical thick paper to 1s. mint (2), 1907 small overprint watermark horizontal 2s.6d. mint pair, watermark vertical 2s.6d. on thin paper mint (3), 1907-10 small ''PAPUA'' perf. 11 to 1s. mint, watermark sideways perf. 11 to 1s. mint, perf. 121/2 1s. mint (10), 1910-11 to 2s.6d. (4) mint, 1916-31 perf. 14 to 5s. (4), 10s. (2) mint, 6d. mint pair, one with ''POSTACE'' variety, shades, Officials, etc. (100s)
1240 £1550
Egypt: 1927-37 Second King Fuad issue, 5m. (2), 10m. and 15m. in mint tête-bêche strips of four, also 5m., 10m. and 15m. in tête-bêche pairs with interval margin, fine mint. Photo.
1604 £350
India: 1854-55 4a. indigo and deep red, Head Die II, Frame Die I, good margins, used with ''B/5'' cancellation of Akyab (Burma). S.G. 20, cat. £750. Photo.
2019 £1300
United States of America: Postal History and Covers: California: 1849 to 1862, a selection of covers on leaves, incl. undated and stampless envelope bearing circular framed ''FOSTER'S BAR/CAL'' with oval framed ''PAID'', 1849 entire from Stockton by a would be prospector, to Bradford, letter mentions sending the letter by a friend as far as New York, 1854 entire privately carried from Hawaii and put into the post at San Francisco, bearing boxed ''FORWARDED BY/G.B.POST & Co./SAN FRANCISCO'', 1851 entire to San Francisco, date-line headed ''Dobbins Ranch Post Office'', sent by Gregory's Express to Marysville, 1859 cover to Georgia, endorsed ''Overland Mail/via Los Angeles'' and franked by 1857-61 10c., etc. (12 items) Photo.
428 £90
Fiji: 1881-99 One Shilling, study of printings on leaves with shades and all perfs. mainly used or c.t.o. incl. perf. 11 franking 1900 envelope registered to Germany with D4 cancellations and R12 registration mark, also twelve mint and an unused perf. 11 strip of three, some papermakers' watermark varieties, and a sheet of eight facsimiles, poor to fine. (45 + 1 cover) S.G. 64-68. Photo.
871 | £1900
Papua: A collection of Lakatoi issues in an album, incl. a range of cancellations with Bonagai, Hisiu, Kanosia, Nepa, Tahira, Officials with 1908-10 watermark sideways perf. 11 to 1s. used (2), 1910 2s.6d. used, 1910-11 6d. mint block of four, 1930 set used, 1931-32 set used, varieties, etc. (few 100s)
1241 £500
Egypt: 1927-37 Second King Fuad issue, 20m. green blocks of six and four, 20m. blue block of four and two singles, 40m. block of four, 50m. block of four, 100m. block of four and 200m. pair, with oblique perforations from the 'Royal' printings, mainly fine with full gum. Photo.
1605 £240
India: 1854-55 4a. indigo and deep red, Head Die III, Frame Die II, good margins, used with dotted diamond, red ink at lower left. S.G. 20, cat. £650. Photo.
2020 £1600
United States of America: Postal History and Covers: Express Mail: A selection on leaves, incl. 1860 two covers both with oval ''THE CENTRAL OVERLAND AND CALIFORNI/& PIKES PEAK/EXPRESS COMPANY'', 1859 envelope with printed ''Freeman & Co's/California Express'' franked by 1857-61 10c., 1851 two entires, bearing ''Gregory's/EXPRESS'' one in red, other in blue, 1856 (circa) 3c. stationery Wells, Fargo envelope with red oval ''J.W.HOAG & CO/CONTRA-COSTA/EXPRESS/SAN FRANCISCO'', 1858 stampless entire from Mexico, bearing blue oval ''WELLS FARGO & Co./Express/MARTINEZ'', undated cover to Maine, franked by 1851-57 3c. pair tied by San Francisco datestamp with blue boxed ''FROM/NOISY CARRIERS/MAIL'' alongside, etc. (10 items)
430 | £300
Fiji: 1892-93 Provisional Surcharges, selection of shades and some varieties, comprising 1/2d. on 1d. mint (10, incl. a block of four), unused (2), used (5), 5d. on 4d. mint (9, incl. a pair), unused, used (4), ''FIVE/PENCE'' on 6d. narrow spacing mint (3), used (2), wide spacing mint (5, incl. a pair) and used, poor to fine. (42)
872 | £320
Papua: A mint collection on leaves, incl. 1907 to 2s.6d., 1910-11 to both 2s.6d., 1916-31 to 10s., 1931-32 Official set, 1932-40 to £1, etc., mixed condition. (117)
1242 £550
Egypt: 1927-37 Second King Fuad issue, 20m. blue, 20m. green (3), 40m. block of four, 50m. (2), 100m. (2) and 200m., all with ''CANCELLED'' on reverse, fine. Photo.
1606 £250
India: 1854-55 4a. indigo and deep red, 5th printing, Head Die III, Frame Die II, good margins, used with dotted diamond. S.G. 26, cat. £1,000. Photo.
2021 £220
United States of America: Postal History and Covers: Express Mail: 1860 entire from Oakland to San Francisco, franked by 1857-61 3c. tied by large oval ''J.BAMBER & CO/W.K.BACON'S/PAID/OAKLAND OFFICE/CONTRA COSTA OFFICE'' with two other strikes (one on reverse), entire worn and soiled but scarce. Photo.
432 £150
Fiji: 1903 Watermark Crown CA 1/2d. to £1 set and 1906-12 1d. (without gum) to £1 (no 1/2d.) all overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' (Samuel type D12), 1903 6d. corner fault and 1906 21/2d. crease otherwise mainly fine with gum. (17) S.G. 104s-114s, 119s-124s. Photo.
873 £2700
Papua: Officials: 1910 2s.6d. black and chocolate, a c.t.o. corner pair, right stamp with variety ''POSTAGIE'', fine and rare. S.G. O28a, cat. £4,410. Photo.
1243 £4500
Egypt: 1927-37 Second King Fuad issue, £E1 imperforate with ''CANCELLED'' on reverse, fine and rare. Photo.
1607 | £120
India: A group of imperf. colour trials, comprising 1973 Interpol 20p. in eleven colours, 1976 Olympic Games in three colours, and 1979 Einstein 1r. in four colours. (18)
2022 £280
United States of America: Postal History and Covers: Express Mail: 1861 (c.) 3c. stationery envelope to Marysville, additionally franked by 1857-61 1c. cancelled by boxed ''ANSWER BY/BAMBER & CO. EXPRESS/OFFICE DAVIS ST./BETWEEN BROADWAY & VALLE'', with black oval ''J.BAMBER & CO./PAID/CONTRA COSTA EXPRESS'', fine. Photo.
433 £420
Fiji: 1903 Watermark Crown CA 1/2d. to £1, 1904-09 to 1s. and 1906-12 to £1 sets, 1912-23 to £1 (both dies) with shades of 1/4d., 1/2d. (2), 1d. (2) and 1s. (3) mint, mainly fine. (43) S.G. 104-137a.
874 £420
Papua: Officials: 1910-11 2s.6d. black and brown type B, in a c.t.o. vertical strip of three from the right of the sheet, with watermark upright inverted, centre stamp with ''OS'' perfin omitted, fine. S.G. O36 var. Photo.
1244 £880
Egypt: 1927-37 Second King Fuad issue, £E1 with oblique perforations, faintly toned, otherwise fine and scarce. Photo.
1608 | £80
India: 1974-83 10r. corner block of four printed on the gummed side, 2008 5r. and 20s. se-tenant pair with brown omitted (with normal for comparison), and 2008 Jasmine and Missile miniature sheets with perforation errors. (5 items)
2023 £290
United States of America: Postal History and Covers: Express Mail: 1861 (c.) 3c. stationery envelope to Benicia, with fancy printed ''LANGTONS/PAID/PIONEER EXPRESS'' imprint, stamp cancelled by large red oval ''LANGTON'S/DOWNIEVILLE/PIONEER EXPRESS'', also blue oval Wells Fargo datestamp of Marysville. Photo.
434 £140
Fiji: 1903 Watermark Crown CA 1/2d. to £1 set, mint, mainly fine. S.G. 104-114, cat. £450. Photo.
875 | £700
Papua: Cancellations and Covers: A collection in an album, incl. Bonagai, Buna Bay, Daru, Kulumadau, Port Moresby, better stamps with 1907 vertical watermark thin paper 1s., 2s.6d., etc. (100s)
1245 £780
Egypt: 1927-37 Second King Fuad issue, Litho frame 500m., imperforate with ''CANCELLED'' on reverse, fine. Photo.
1609 | £1850
India: A Q.V. to K.G.VI collection in an album, incl. 1854-55 1/2a. die I unused, 1a. die I used (5), die II unused, die III used, 4a. head die III frame die II used cut to shape used (10), pair, 1855 glazed paper 4a. and 8a. unused, 1865 2a. brown-orange mint block of four, 4a. mint, 1948 Gandhi 10r. used, Officials, also some States, Pakistan, etc., mixed condition. (100s)
2024 | £2500
United States of America: A collection on leaves, incl. 1861-62 30c. unused, used (4), 1862-66 5c. unused (2), used (7), 1893 Columbus to $5 unused, 1898 Omaha set unused, used to $2, cancellations, etc., very mixed condition. (few 100s)
435 £140
Fiji: 1903 Watermark Crown CA 1/2d. to £1 set, mint, mainly fine. S.G. 104-114, cat. £450. Photo.
876 | £800
Papua and Papua New Guinea: An accumulation in three albums, four stockbooks, folder, leaves and loose, incl. 1932-40 1/2d. to £1 set mint (less 5s.) and used set, 1952-58 sets mint (2), 10s. and £1 overprinted ''SPECIMEN'', 1963 10s. and £1 overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' (6 of each), 1964-65 Birds 10s. overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' (3), Officials with 1931-32 set mint, range of modern registration labels, revenues, large quantity of literature with articles, magazines, research notes, etc. (many 100s)
1246 £700
Egypt: 1927-37 Second King Fuad issue, Litho frame 500m. with oblique perforations from the 'Royal' printings, vertical pair from the top of the sheet, fine with full gum. Photo.
1610 | £2400
India: A Q.V. to K.G.VI duplicated mainly used accumulation mixed condition in a stockbook incl. 1854 4a. (10, three cut square), 1866 Postal Fiscal 6a., 1902-11 to 15r. (5), 25r. (2) used, 1911-22 to 25r. (62), Officials 1909 25r. both mint and used, 1912-13 to 10r. (2), 1937-40 to 15r. (4, one mint), 25r. (4), 1948 Gandhi 10r. (3), also some other countries incl. Uganda 1898-1902 CC 1r. mint block, etc. (many 100s)
2025 | £920
United States of America: A used collection in four albums, incl. range of early President issues, 1869 values to 12c. green, 1890 to 90c., 1893 Chicago to 50c. (2) and $1, 1895 values to $2, 1898 Omaha to $2, 1901 Buffalo set, later with issues to 2010s, etc., very mixed condition. (100s)
436 £140
Fiji: 1903 Watermark Crown CA 1/2d. to £1 set, mint, mainly fine. S.G. 104-114, cat. £450. Photo.
877 £150
Papua New Guinea: Postage dues: 1960 6d. on 71/2d., type D1, mint with usual gum toning, fine. S.G. D1, cat. £850. B.P.A. certificate (1972). Photo.
1247 £600
Egypt: 1927-37 Second King Fuad issue, Litho frame 500m. with oblique perforations from the 'Royal' printings, fine with full gum. Photo.
1611 | £1000
India: A Q.V. to K.G.V collection in an album, incl. 1854-55 4a. used (4, three cut to shape), 1866 postal fiscal 6p. used, 1911-22 to 25r. used, 1926-33 to 25r. used, 1937-40 to 25r. mint, Officials, etc., varied condition. (few 100s)
2026 | £170
United States of America: A mainly used collection in mixed condition in an album incl. 1893 Columbus to 50c., $1, 1898 Omaha to 50c., Airs, etc. (few 100s)
437 £160
Fiji: 1903 Watermark Crown CA £1 grey-black and ultramarine, lower right corner marginal, mint, fine. S.G. 114, cat. £375. Photo.
878 £130
Papua New Guinea: Postage dues: 1960 6d. on 71/2d., type D1, used from the right of the sheet, fine. S.G. D1, cat. £450. Photo.
1248 £4200
Egypt: 1927-37 Second King Fuad issue, Litho frame £E1 imperforate with ''CANCELLED'' on reverse, fine and rare. Photo.
1612 | £380
India: A Q.V. to K.G.VI selection, comprising 1882-90 to 1r. mint, 1895 High Values set with both 2r. mint, 1911-22 to 25r. used (some extra shades), 1926-33 to 25r. mint (top two values unmounted), and 1937 to 25r. used, mixed condition. (99)
2027 | £620
United States of America: Pre-Cancels: A large accumulation in eight albums (two empty), eleven stockbooks, leaves and loose, incl. California, Ilinois, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, much duplication, also a range of specialist catalogues, etc. (1,000s) Ex Martin Cross.
438 £120
Fiji: 1903 Watermark Crown CA £1 grey-black and ultramarine, mint, fine. S.G. 114, cat. £375. Photo.
879 £260
Papua New Guinea: Postage dues: 1960 6d. on 71/2d., type D1, fine used on 1960 (Mar. 4) philatelic cover. S.G. D1, cat. £450+. Photo.
1249 £650
Egypt: 1927-37 Second King Fuad issue, Litho frame £E1 with oblique perforations, faintly toned corner example, otherwise fine and scarce. Photo.
1613 | £250
India: Collection in mixed condition on leaves, issues from 1854 to 1935 incl. 1854 4a. (2, both cut to shape) used, 1856 Postal Fiscal 6a. type 15 used, 1856-78 4a. mint (2), 1882-90 to 1r. mint, 1895 to 5r. mint, 1902-11 to 15r. used, etc. (approx. 290)
2028 | £210
United States of America: Pre-Cancels: A collection in two special printed albums with 1938-54 Presidential and 1954-65 Liberty issues, incl. California, New York, Texas, etc. (many 100s) Ex Martin Cross.
439 £140
Fiji: 1906-12 Watermark Mult. Crown CA 1/2d. to £1 set mint, fine. S.G. 118-124, cat. £400. Photo.
880 | £280
Papua New Guinea: Postage dues: A selection on leaves, incl. 1960 unmounted mint sets (2), set in used blocks of four, 6d. on 71/2d. in a c.t.o. sheet (6 x 6), also forgeries of 6d. on 71/2d. type 1, 3d. on 1/2d. and 6d. on 71/2d. type 2 surcharges double, etc. (230)
1250 | £5500
Egypt: 1927-37 Second King Fuad issue, a comprehensive collection in two albums, incl. 500m. photo mint block of four, mint singles (2) with missing loop, litho frame 500m., imperforate with ''CANCELLED'' on reverse, £E1 photo mint block of four, mint single with ''U'' of ''UNE'' closed, plate blocks, shades, minor varieties, range of covers and parcel cards, etc. (100s)
1614 | £380
India: A Q.V. to Q.E.II duplicated mint and used accumulation in mixed condition in an album and on leaves incl. range of early issues, 1948 Gandhi 10r. mint (2, one without gum), Officials, etc. (100s)
2029 | £40
Vatican City: An unmounted mint collection in an album, from 1931 to 1984, incl. 1949 perf. 14 to 100l., 1949 Express letter set, 1951 Chalcedon set, then issues apparently complete, etc., mainly fine. (100s)
440 £100
Fiji: 1906-12 Watermark Mult. Crown CA 1/2d. to £1 set mint, fine. S.G. 118-124, cat. £400. Photo.
881 | £1250
Papua New Guinea: Cancellations and Covers: A collection of mainly covers and cards in eight albums, incl. 1948 'Cutress' cover to England, franked by Australia 1/2d. and 1d. (2) with manuscript ''Trobrana Islands'' with Losuia c.d.s's, Abau, Bainings, Banz, Boroko, Bwagaoia undated registered parcel tag, franked by Australia 1937-49 1/2d., 3d., 1s., 5s. and £1, Finschafen, Madang with 1946 cover, registered to Sydney, franked Australia 51/2d. (2), with ''RELIEF No. 4'' datestamps, 1957 cover to New Zealand, franked by Stamp Duty 1d. on 61/2d. (5), Namatanai, Rigo, Wasua, censored mail, instructional marks, good range of registered mail, postcards, etc. (few 100s)
1251 £1150
Egypt: 1932 (Mar.) Surcharges, 50m. on 50p. and 100m. on £E1 photographic proof of the surcharges only, se-tenant on photographic paper (99 x 51mm). Charles F. Hass certificate (1998) notes ''it is one of only three or four such se-tenant prints''. Photo.
1615 £160
India: Revenues: Foreign Bill: 1861 2a., 3a., 4a., 6a., 12a., 18r. and 24r., in imperforate plate blocks of four, all overprinted ''CANCELLED'', without gum, slightly mixed condition. Photo.
2030 | £880
Vietnam: An accumulation in five albums and three stockbooks, incl. Independent State 1951 set mint, South Vietnam 1955 Refugees sets mint (2), used (2), Republic 1965 sets mint (3), North Vietnam 1956-57 Official sets unused and used, etc. (many 100s)
441 £90
Fiji: 1906-12 Watermark Mult. Crown CA £1 purple and black on red mint, fine. S.G. 124, cat. £300. Photo.
882 | £680
Papua New Guinea: Cancellations and Covers: An accumulation of covers and cards in three cover albums and loose, incl. instructional marks, flown covers, maritime mail, f.d.c's, postal stationery, etc. (100s)
1252 £820
Egypt: 1932 (Mar.) Surcharges, 100m. on £E1 dull violet blue and blue, variety watermark inverted, fine unmounted mint from the left of the sheet, rare. Photo.
1616 | £100
India: Postal History and Covers: 1821 to 1841, four pre-stamp items incl. 1823 incoming from Great Britain with large oval ''POST PAID SHIP LT/LONDON'' datestamp and boxed ''PAID in the/COUNTRY'' both in red, etc.
2031 £190
Zanzibar: 1896 2a. registered long postal stationery envelope overprinted ''Zanzibar'', bearing 1895-96 1/2a. 1a., 1a.6p., 2a. and 2a.6p., used to Bombay, with Sea Post Office transit on reverse, some minor cover faults. Photo.