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The 'Victory' Collection of Malta

Sale number: 60

Thursday 21st October 2010

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3001 £220
Malta: Postal History: A small selection, comprising 1851 map of Malta by Tallis, 1918 O.H.M.S. cover, registered to England, bearing 1903-04 3d. and 1917-18 War Tax 3d. (3), 1921 p.p.c. bearing 1904-14 1d. cancelled by ''MELLEHA'' code ''A'' c.d.s., 1928 (April 1st) first flight to Middle East flown cover.
3002 £2400
1576 (Aug. 31st) entire letter from Chevalier Coulonbier de la Salle, addressed in French to ''Monsieur de Lisle, Councilor to the French King and his Ambassador to the Turkish Monarch at Constantinople or wherever he is'', no postal markings. Endorsed received or acknowledged on 3rd. March 1577. The letter deals with the attempt to free all Knights of French origin. The third earliest recorded letter from Malta. Ex Coates (1990). Photo.
3003 £1250
1605 (Jan. 20th) entire letter from the Grand Master Alof de Wignacourt addressed in latin ''To the most illustrious, brave and valiant Lords, the representatives of the Cantons of Underwalden''. On the reverse is a superb Arms wafer seal. The letter regards a debt between The Knight Commander brother Ludovic Roll in the agreement that was made between him and the Venerable Grand Bailly of Germany. Ex Coates (1990). Photo.
3004 £650
Malta: 1621 (May 4th) Knights of St. John entire letter, from Frre Ganri de Merle, addressed to Monseigneur de Beauchamp at Avignon, fine early item. Ex Damsell (1955). Photo.
3006 £600
Malta: 1670 (Nov. 4th) entire letter from Lewis Bagot headed inside ''From aboard ye Turkey merchant, over against ye island of Malta''. Addressed to his Mother Lady Bagot at Litchfield, carried privately to London and then forwarded, endorsed ''Recommended to Mr. Samuel Stone at ye sign of ye falcon in Fenchurch street''. Letter is a report of a visit to Malaga and Tunis. Ex Coates (1999). Photo.
3007 £920
Malta: 1768 (April 28th) entire letter from the Grand Master Pinto, addressed to Marchese Tanucci at Naples, bearing a superb Arms wafer seal. Letter regards the expulsion of the Jesuits from Malta. Photo.
3008 £1050
Malta: 1768 (Feb. 23rd) entire letter from the Grand Master Emmanuel de Rohan, addressed to Marquis de Pondenas at Condom, with faint ''MARSEILLE/DE MALTHE'' and bearing a superb Arms wafer seal. Photo.
3009 £7000
Malta: Postal History: 1841 (May 27th) Spooner caricature number 10, used from Malta to London, rated ''1/-'' and endorsed ''Per Oriental'', which picked up the mails at Malta on her return voyage from Alexandria to London, she landed the mails at Falmouth on June 6th and continued to Portsmouth where the passengers and freight were ''ordered to perform quarantine'' as the Plague was still at Alexandria. Malta and London circular datestamps on reverse, some soiling, otherwise fine. A rarity, believed to be the only Mulready caricature used from overseas to the United Kingdom. Photo.
3010 £1600
Malta: Postal History: 1844 (Jan. 16th) entire letter with attractive letter heading depicting a scene of H.M.S. Indus entering Malta Harbour, endorsed on front ''From John Crabb Seaman on board H.M.S. Malabar Malta, and countersigned by the Commanding Officer, red London Paid datestamp on front and Plymouth receiving mark on reverse. Also shows the circle of holes where the 1d. coin for the postage was sewn to the letter. A rare and interesting item. Photo.
3011 £800
Malta: 1870 Postal Convention between Great Britain and Italy, mentions Malta. The warrant signed by Queen Victoria with a large seal alongside, fine and rare. Photo.
3012 £2000
Malta: Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars: 1798 (June 11th) entire letter headed ''Before Malta'' written on the day the French took the Island, addressed to Paris , with straight line ''CADIZ'' in red and manuscript ''20'' rate mark. Interesting letter regarding the fighting and bombardments and the subsequent surrender of the Grand Master. Photo.
3013 £3800
Malta: Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars: 1798 (June 12th) entire letter headed ''On board the Guillaume Tell'' during the attack on Malta prior to the defeat, addressed to France, rated ''40'' and straight line ''CADIZ'' in red. Very interesting letter giving details of sailing and arrival in Malta ''where we have been for three days, this island has refused to surrender straight away, we disembarked seven thousand grenadiers and chasseurs who captured the whole of the island except the town which is heavily fortified, this troop is now under the town batteries which have been firing continually all day long, as has the squadron''. The letter goes on to mention talks between the two sides, that the city will soon surrender. A rare and important campaign letter. Ex Lloyd-Lowles (1978) and Coates (1990). Photo.
3014 £2600
Malta: Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars: 1798 (June 14th) entire letter from a French Knight of St. John to his brother at Cordoba, Spain and redirected to Lucern, bearing handstruck ''10'' and on reverse a circular framed ''CORDO/VA'' both in red. Fascinating contents include ''On Sunday the 10th after the arrival of three squadrons....carrying more than 40,000 troops and composed of 400 sail....our Republicans having General Bonaparte at their head, made during the morning two or three landings that could not be prevented because we had not sufficient forces to enable us to oppose them. After 24 hours of defence the people abandoned us; some Knights have been cruelly killed by those they commanded, others ill-treated and seriously wounded, so that we have been obliged to surrender, rather than be put to the sword. A most important campaign letter. Ex Orme (1965). Photo.
3015 £12000
Malta: Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars: 1798 (June 24th) entire letter from Antoine Chariez with Napoleon's Army in garrison at Valetta, addressed to his family in France, rate ''14'' and showing the unique ''loaf of bread'' ''MALTE'' handstamp. Interesting letter regarding the very severe heat and writes ''We captured the Island of Malta with a loss of not even 30 men, which is a victory for us as it is an impregnable fortress. They surrendered as they did not have enough troops to guard the fortress. The Island of Malta is not large, as it only has a circumference of 20 leagues'' and goes on ''As soon as Malta was captured the squadron left for Sicily, where they found the English has landed''. A marvellous item. Ex Orme (1965), Coates (1990). Photo.
3016 £50
Malta: Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars: 1798 (June 29th) A Napoleonic decree regarding the availability of documents from official records. Photo.
3017 £13000
Malta: Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars: 1799 (Nov. 16th) letter only from Lord Nelson at Palermo, to Sir John Acton, Prime Minister of Naples, fascinating letter ''I am more than common uneasiness about Malta. I see without a speedy landing of troops that we shall be obliged to quit the Island. What can be done about Money. Russia has not yet given one farthing'', signed ''Bronte Nelson''. A most important letter. Ex Camillery (1991). Photo.
3018 £1200
Malta: Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars: The British Re-Occupation: 1800 (Feb. 10th) entire letter headed ''Queen Charlotte Leghorn'' addressed to England, with manuscript ''1/-'' and ''1/8'' rate marks, and arrival endorsement ''Letter from Lieut. Stewart a few day before the loss of the Queen Charlotte'' (A few weeks later the ship was blown up at Leghorn). Interesting letter ''Malta is entirely in our possession except the strong town of La Valette which is closely blockaded by sea and land, the works are amazingly strong perhaps the strongest in the world, but then it would be necessary to have upwards of fifteen thousand men to defend them and the French have not a third of that number and those half starved, they live solely on bread and water with a few vegetables which they raise in ditches and ramparts, they have not has a mouthful of brandy or wine for four months.''. Photo.
3019 £800
Malta: Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars: The British Re-Occupation: 1800 (Feb. 21st) letter only from Vice Admiral Lord Keith on board the ''Queen Charlotte, off Malta'', to Rear Admiral Duckworth. Letter states ''I recommend a careful look off Cape St. Vincent and Cadiz for the approach of the Enemy; and also the Frigates should be stationed off Cape Finisterre fro the same purpose. Keep one of the Line of Battle Ships off Cadiz, directing her nevertheless to come in so frequently as to be always kept in readiness to join me at Mahon on your receiving intelligence of the Enemy's approach. There appears to be a Ship of the Line and a Frigate off Cape Palos. It may be easily ascertained; and if you find it is so, try to seize them''. Photo.
3020 £850
Malta: Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars: The British Re-Occupation: 1800 (April 25th) entire letter headed ''El Veneys before Valette Island of Malta'' from Lieut. E. Down to his Parents and addressed ''Resident Agents for Transport at Deal'', rated ''9'' and showing on reverse circular ''BRIXHAM/SHIP/LRE''. Most interesting contents which include a detailed eye-witness account of the capture of the French ship ''Guillaume Tell'', the blockade of Valetta and news of the blowing up of the ''Queen Charlotte''. Letter with some soiling and sellotape repair stains around edges. Ex Coates. Photo.
3021 £18500
Malta: Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars: The British Re-Occupation: 1803 (Aug. 13th) letter only from Admiral Nelson to Major General Villettes, Governor of Malta. The letter regards the request for armaments and is signed ''Nelson Bronte''. Photo.
3022 £12000
Malta: Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars: The British Re-Occupation: 1803 (Oct. 7th) letter only from Lord Nelson and headed ''Victory off Toulon'' to the Naval Storekeeper in Malta. The contents include ''Whenever you judge it necessary to muster the Crews of His Majesty's Ships and Vessels as they arrive at Malta...you will apply to Captains thereof to furnish you with a Boat for that purpose...I am to desire that you will use every means necessary to put the Storehouses in proper condition for keeping the sails etc. dry, as serious losses and consequences may arise from this being otherwise...I certainly think that English weights are preferable to Maltese and ought to be used in His Majesty's Stores'', signed ''Nelson Bronte''. Photo.
3023 £9000
Malta: Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars: The British Re-Occupation: 1804 (Oct. 23rd) letter only from Lord Nelson ''on board the Victory at the Medalena Islands'' to the Captain of H.M. Ship Active. The letter reads ''You are required and directed to receive on board His Majesty's Ship under your command from the different Ships of the Squadron such invalided Seaman and Marines as they have to send to Malta and also such others as may be going from any of the Ships to that place, bearing them on Supernumerary List at full allowance of all species of Provisions the same as your Ship's company. And you will also receive such recruits as may be going from hence to Malta and victual them at two thirds allowance of Provisions only during their continuance on board''. Photo.
3024 £1000
Malta: Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars: The British Re-Occupation: 1805 (April 30th) letter only with printed heading ''BY MAJOR GENERAL VILLETTES, Commanding HIS MAJESTY's FORCES in the Islands of MALTA and GOZO''. A leave of absence for an Assistant Surgeon of the 20th. Regiment of foot to go to England with invalids. Photo.
3025 £320
Malta: Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars: The British Occupation: 1810 (Nov. 30th) printed ''ON HIS MAJESTY's SERVICE'' entire letter from the Naval Hospital to the Captain of H.M. Sloop Redwing, interesting item. Ex Coates (1990). Photo.
3027 £2000
Malta: Malta Handstamps: 1758 (May 24th) entire letter from Commander De Durbans to Commander De Leaumint at Toulouse, bearing superb strikes of the straight line ''MARSEILLE'' and DE MALTHE'' (MRL and DME), very fine and rare. Photo.
3029 £600
Malta: Malta Handstamps: 1767 (July 3rd) clean and neat entire letter to the Marquise de Delmont at Grenoble, bearing fine ''MARSEILLE'' and ''DE MALTHE'' handstamps and with manuscript '10', very fine. Photo.
3031 £300
Malta: Malta Handstamps: 1786 (Oct. 7th) entire letter from Le Chevalier Henri Desmagis, to ''Messieurs Roux Freres Negotiants Marseille'', bearing ''P.D'' with manuscript ''2'', circular framed ''A'', unframed ''26'' and number of delivery/collection handstamp. Ex Coates (1990). Photo.
3032 £820
Malta: Malta Handstamps: 1787 (Oct. 1st) entire letter to Apt, bearing good strikes of the straight line ''MARSEILLE'' and ''DE MALTHE'', written by the Chevalier de Sade whose brother the Marquis de Sade was in prison in the Bastille, fine. Ex Damsell (1955). Photo.
3033 £350
Malta: Malta Handstamps: 1807 (Jan. 23rd) entire letter from Messina to Guernsey, rated ''3/1'' and a very fine strike of the cursive script ''MALTA'' (MSF-1a), the earliest recorded. Ex Camillery (1991). Photo.
3034 £1550
Malta: Malta Handstamps: 1809 (July 24th) entire letter from Palermo to Sardinia, bearing a fine strike of the cursive script ''PAID/MALTA'' in red (MSP-1aR), the earliest known date of use. Interesting contents refer to considerable naval activity in the neighbourhood of Sicily, Sardinia and Malta involving French privateers with prizes, rare. Ex Camillery (1991). Photo.
3036 £920
Malta: Malta Handstamps: 1817 (Sept. 29th) entire letter headed ''H.M. Ship Tagus at Malta'', addressed to Guernsey, rated ''3/3'' and bearing a superb cursive script ''MALTA'' (MSF 1a with frame virtually omitted), fine. Photo.
3037 £250
Malta: Malta Handstamps: 1818 (Jan. 1st) entire letter headed ''H.M. Ship Tagus at Malta'', addressed to Guernsey, rated ''3/3'' and bearing a superb cursive script ''MALTA'' (MSF 1c, the earliest recorded ), fine. Photo.
3039 £600
Malta: Malta Handstamps: 1820 (March 20th) cover from Egypt to England via Malta, bearing cursive script ''MALTA'' (MSF-1c) and with manuscript endorsement ''Forwarded by y.m.o.b. J.C. Ross''. Photo.
3040 £500
Malta: Malta Handstamps: 1820 (Aug. 20th) entire letter to Corfu, with ''1/-'' packet rate mark, and bearing a superb cursive framed ''PAID/MALTA'' (MSP-1b), interesting letter regarding the revolution in Sicily. Photo.
3042 £350
Malta: Malta Handstamps: 1824 (April 16th) cover from London to the Governor General of Malta, bearing ''June 22*FREE'' (DC-F), also straight line ''ANGLETTERE'' in red. Photo.
3043 £600
Malta: Malta Handstamps: 1826 (Sept. 22nd) local cover to the Governor General of Malta, bearing fine ''sep*FREE'', very clean, scarce. Photo.
3044 £280
Malta: Malta Handstamps: 1834 (April 14th) entire letter to Boston, bearing a fine cursive script ''MALTA'' (MSF-1b), also unframed ''SHIP'' in red, manuscript ''To the care of Horatio Sprague Esq., Gibraltar'' with ''6'' and ''20' rate marks, fine. Photo.
3045 £600
Malta: Malta Handstamps: 1836 (Jan. 27th) cover addressed to the Sardinian Consul in Egypt, bearing a very fine cursive framed ''PAID/MALTA'' (MSP-1b), also two line ''Consto Genle Sardo./in Malta'', fine. Ex Disraeli (1994). Photo.
3046 £380
Malta: Malta Handstamps: 1836 (circa) entire to Livorno, bearing a good strike of the straight line ''MALTA POST OFFICE'' (MPO-2a) and two line ''OLTRE MARE/LIVORNO'', Livorno disinfection cachet on reverse. Photo.
3047 £280
Malta: Malta Handstamps: 1837 (Sept. 7th) cover to London, bearing a fine cursive script ''MALTA'' (MSF-1b), rated ''2/6''. Photo.
3048 £880
Malta: Malta Handstamps: 1838 (April 19th) cover to Capt. J.A. Robertson of the 92nd Regiment, Malta, readdressed to the 82nd Regiment, Gibraltar, rated ''8'', bearing a good strike of the ''MALTA'' double arc datestamp (MLC-2 earliest recorded date), fine. Ex Coates (1990). Photo.
3049 £2000
Malta: Malta Handstamps: 1839 (Feb. 5th) entire letter to Marseille, bearing a good strike of the rare error ''MATLA POST PAID'' (MPP-2c var. only four examples have been recorded), also boxed ''P.P.'' and ''PAQUEBOTS/DE LA/MEDITERRANEE'', fine. B.P.A. Certificate (1979). Photo.
3050 £300
Malta: Malta Handstamps: 1839 entire to Corfu, bearing a superb cursive script ''MALTA'' (MSF-1b), and Corfu receiving mark of 8th. September and ''1/-'' (deleted) and ''1/6'' rate mark, fine. Photo.
3051 £300
Malta: Malta Handstamps: 1841 (May 15th) cover from London to Malta, rated ''2/81/2'', bearing a fine ''27 May Free'' handstamp (DC-F), scarce. Photo.
3052 £500
Malta: Malta Handstamps: 1841 (Aug.) entire to the French Consul at Corfu, ''2/-'' rate mark deleted and ''1/3'' added, bearing fine cursive script ''PAID/MALTA'' (MSP-1b) and two line ''Consul de France/a Malta.'' with oval ''CORFU'' receiving mark. Photo.
3053 £1200
Malta: Malta Handstamps: 1843 (Jan. 17th) entire letter with attractive letter heading depicting a scene of Pera, Constantinople, addressed to Italy, bearing ''MALTA POST OFFICE'' (MPO-2b), two disinfection slits and with double circular ''PURIFIE AU LAZARET/MALTE'' cachet. Photo.
3054 £800
Malta: Malta Handstamps: 1843 (April 25th) entire letter to Marseille, bearing a fine straight line ''MALTA POST PAID'' (MPP-2d), red boxed ''PAQUEBOTS/DE LA/MEDITERRANEE'', and with Marseille receiving mark on reverse. Photo.
3055 £380
Malta: Malta Handstamps: 1848 (March 28th) cover to Trieste, bearing a fine straight line ''MALTA POST PAID'' (MPP-2d), Trieste receiving mark on reverse. Photo.
3056 £350
Malta: Malta Handstamps: 1855 (Aug. 1st) entire letter to Livorno, with ''20'' and ''5'' rate marks, and bearing a fine ''MALTA'' double arc datestamp on reverse (MLC-1d, the earliest recorded date), fine. Photo.
3057 £230
Malta: Malta Handstamps: 1924-25 (circa) undated wrapper to Balzan, bearing a fine strike of the intaglio seal ''MALTA/1/4D/POSTAGE PAID'' (PP1/4-1a). Photo.
3059 £900
Malta: Forwarding Agents: 1837 (July 24th) entire from Italy to Malta via the Ionian Islands, bearing oval framed ''MINISTERO/DI/GUERRA E MARINA'', ''LT'' and straight line ''TORINO'' all in red, oval framed ''CORFU'' datestamp, the reverse bears a most unusual label ''MALTA MAIL'' which could have been added in transit at Corfu by a Forwarding Agent. Rare. Photo.
3060 £400
Malta: Forwarding Agents: 1838 (April 5th) entire letter from Naples to Tunis, bearing a fine straight line ''Malta Post Office (MPO-1b) and a superb oval framed ''AGOSTINO PORTELLI/Malta li'' forwarding Agents cachet with manuscript date, unrecorded in Rowe. Ex Camillary (1991). fine. Photo.
3061 £620
Malta: Forwarding Agents: 1840 (Dec. 12th) official letter from the Austrian Consulate in Constantinople to their representative in Tunis, bearing oval ''I.B. CONSOLATO/D'AUSTRIA/IN/MALTA'' forwarding cachet and with two disinfection slits and Constantinople despatch mark, rare. Photo.
3062 £650
Malta: Forwarding Agents: 1844 (April 7th) entire letter from Civitavecchia to Tunis, endorsed ''Via Malta'' (deleted),bearing straight line ''MALTA POST OFFICE'' (MPO-2d) and double oval ''GIUSEPPE PISANI/MALTA'' cachet in blue with manuscript notation and date in centre, fine. Photo.
3063 £700
Malta: Forwarding Agents: 1844 (May 6th) entire letter from Chalons France to Sir Edmund Lyons, the British Ambassador at Athens, showing red crayon ''90''; double oval ''MALTA/JOHN ROSS & Co.'' cachet and Malta double arc datestamp (MLC-1b) on reverse, fine. Ex Coates (1990). Photo.
3064 £600
Malta: Forwarding Agents: 1844 (Nov. 28th) entire letter from London sent via Malta to Patras, bearing ''MALTA/PAID'' c.d.s. (MPC-1a and superd double oval ''PETROCOCHINO & Co/MALTA'' cachet with manuscript ''15/12/44'' in centre, receiving mark of Patras on reverse, fine. Ex Coates (1990). Photo.
3065 £2500
Malta: Forwarding Agents: 1845 (Nov. 29th) entire letter from Canton, China to Genoa Italy, endorsed at top ''P, Braganza-via Ceylon'', and ''Care of R.A. Hunter Esq Malta'' (crossed out), with a fine boxed ''FORWARDED BY/R.A.HUNTER/MALTA'' handstamp with manuscript date ''15/1/46'' (unrecorded by Rowe), and double ring ''LIVORNO/C/VIA DI MARE'' on front, and on reverse Hong Kong and Malta transit marks and circular ''PURIFIE AU LAZARET/MALTA'', two disinfection slits. Unique. Photo.
3066 £500
Malta: Forwarding Agents: 1847 (Jan. 28th) entire letter from Zante to Boston, rated ''1/1'' (deleted) and ''1/-'', manuscript ''Care of Messrs Baring Brothers & Co. London'' (deleted), and with fine oval ''Received and forwarded/by/P. EYNAUD & Co'' in blue and Malta double arc datestamp on reverse. Photo.
3067 £350
Malta: Forwarding Agents: 1848 (June 1st) envelope (small portion missing at upper left and part of flap missing), with original letter regarding the punishment of the Irish leader Mitchell), from London, addressed to ''H.M.S. Sidon, Malta'', rated ''1/-'' and bearing a very fine strike of the framed ''FROM/G.GRANT/MALTA'' cachet. Photo.
3069 £720
Malta: Forwarding Agents: 1850 (Dec. 12th) entire letter from the Sardinian Consulate in Madras to the Foreign Affairs Minister in Turin, bearing ''PIROSCAFI/POSTALI/FRANCESI'' in red on front, blue-green Consular cachet and ''Consolato Di Sardegna/in Malta'' cachet with manuscript date on reverse, fine and scarce. Photo.
3070 £190
Malta: Forwarding Agents: 1854 (Aug. 25th) entire letter from Tunis to Malta bearing blue oval ''GIO BATTA CARUANA/MALTA'' cachet on front, and manuscript forwarding agents mark of E. Cristina at Susa on reverse, fine. Ex Coates (1990). Photo.
3071 £350
Malta: Forwarding Agents: 1866 (April) entire letter from Berdiansk, Russia to Malta, carried privately to Constantinople and forwarded by V. Decanima to Malta and forwarded again by Eynaud & Pariente, both cachets on face, fine and scarce. Photo.
3072 £4200
Malta: Maritime Mail: 1837 (Oct. 21st) entire letter from the Sardinian Consul at Livorno with the Consulate handstamp, addressed to his counterpart in Alexandria, bearing a superb strike of the double oval ''PAQUEBOTS/MALTE/POSTES'' this is the only recorded example. Photo.
3073 £4200
Malta: Maritime Mail: 1838 (June 23rd) entire letter from Livorno to Malta, bearing double oval ''PAQUEBOTS/Malte/POSTES'' (only one other recorded), straight line ''27 June. S & W'' on reverse with manuscript rate calculations totaling ''5s/9d'' made up of ''1/8'' Inland postage due and ''4s/1d.'' French postage, a most interesting item. Photo.
3074 £400
Malta: Maritime Mail: 1840 (April 2nd) envelope with original letter headed ''H.M.S. Monarch at Piraeus, Greece to England, rated ''2/-'', bearing a superb strike of the curved ''MALTA/F'' in green of Falmouth. Ex Camillery (1991). Photo.
3075 £520
Malta: Maritime Mail: 1843 (Nov. 25th) entire to Aberdeen, rated ''8'', bearing a good strike of the two line ''MALTA/SHIP LETTER'' (MSL), Malta double arc datestamp on reverse. Ex Cole (1978), Camillery (1991). Photo.
3076 £400
Malta: Maritime Mail: 1844 (Sept. 24th) entire letter to Palermo, bearing red oval framed ''VAPORI/DA MALTA'' and Messina transit mark both in red, also ''MALTA POST OFFICE'' (MPO-2d), fine. Photo.
3077 £800
Malta: Maritime Mail: 1848 (Sept. 26th) envelope to Boston, U.S.A., via London, rated ''1/8'', bearing two line ''MALTA/SHIP LETTER'' (MSL) and ''MALTA/PAID/SE 26/1848'' double arc datestamp, red London paid and Liverpool transit marks, large circular ''NEW-YORK/SHIP/29 cts.'' datestamp in red. The transatlantic part of the journey was taken during the retaliatory rate period of June 1848 to December 1848. Photo.
3078 £4000
Malta: Maritime Mail: 1859 (March 25th) entire letter from Crete to Malta, with oval ''DEL LLOYD AUSTRIACO AGENZIA/MALTA'' (ALA) on reverse, extremely rare, one of only two strikes recorded. Photo.
3079 £1950
Malta: Maritime Mail: 1860 (Sept. 7th) entire from Tuscany to Corfu, bearing 1860 20c. and 40c., tied by ''LIVORNO'' c.d.s's, very fine two line ''MALTA/SHIP LETTER'' (MSL) at upper right, small Malta c.d.s. transit mark on reverse. B.P.A. Certificate (1982). Photo.
3080 £700
Malta: Maritime Mail: 1860 (Oct. 3rd) entire letter to Corfu, bearing G.B. 1858 2d. plate 8 MH, tied by ''MALTA/A25'' duplex, a fine two line ''MALTA/SHIP LETTER'' (MSL), just over Corfu arrival c.d.s., fine. Photo.
3081 £160
Malta: Maritime Mail: 1861 (Nov. 27th) entire letter from Alexandria to Marseille, rated ''10'', boxed ''MALTA/MB'' (MB), and red ''PAQ. ANG 1/MARSEILLE'' c.d.s., fine. Photo.
3082 £260
Malta: Maritime Mail: 1862 (June 3rd) entire from Alexandria to Lyon, bearing France 1853-61 imperf. Napoleon 10c. and 40c. affixed at Marseille and cancelled ''1896'' small numerals, fine boxed ''MALTA/MB (MB), and ''PAQ. ANG 1/MARSEILLE'' c.d.s. in red. Photo.
3083 £1050
Malta: Maritime Mail: 1864 (Sept. 6th) entire letter from Syracuse to Genoa, bearing Italy 1863-65 15c. (some staining round perfs), tied by ''MALTA-PALERMO'' (PMK-1) ''keyhole'' datestamp with another strike alongside; Messina and Genoa transit and arrival datestamps on reverse. Ex Coates (1990). Photo.
3084 £780
Malta: Maritime Mail: 1864 (Dec. 30th) entire letter from Palermo to Malta, rated ''1/-'' bearing Italy 1863-65 40c., tied by the ''PALERMO-MALTA'' (PMK-2) ''keyhole'' datestamp with another strike alongside, and ''INSUFFICIENTLY PAID'' (PDO-3), fine. Photo.
3085 £400
Malta: Maritime Mail: 1871 (May 5th) entire to Italy, prepaid with a single 1867 20c. Italian adhesive cancelled by ''MALTA/A25'' duplex and Voltri receiving mark. Put into the post at Malta by a passing ship and transferred to another, bound for Italy. Photo.
3087 £600
Malta: Maritime Mail: 1875 (Oct. 1st) entire letter from Marseille to Malta, bearing France 1870-71 perforated Ceres 40c. tied by ''MALTA/A25'' duplex, with a fine boxed ''MALTA/MB'' (MB), alongside to notify that it was sorted on board ship and small red ''P.D.'' below. Photo.
3088 £850
Malta: Maritime Mail: 1877 (March 15th) entire letter from Messina to Malta, bearing Italy 1863-65 30c. tied by fine ''MALTA/A25'' duplex, and below a fine boxed ''MALTA/MB'' (MB), to show it was sorted on board ship, fine. Ex Camillery (1991). Photo.
3089 £2600
Malta: Maritime Mail: 1877 (April 5th) entire letter from the Italian Consulate to Genoa with a superb Consulate cachet and red wafer seal on reverse, bearing boxed ''PIROSCAFI/POSTALI/ITALANI'' and a fine strike of the very rare oval framed ''MALTA'' (MLO, it is believed that these were used exclusively on letters carried by the Neapolitan Line), on reverse has ''DOPO LA/PARTENZA'', Siracusa and Genova transit and receiving marks. Photo.
3090 £600
Malta: Maritime Mail: 1879 (June 24th) entire letter to Constantinople, endorsed at top ''Per S.S. Ararat'', bearing G.B. 187380 2Hd. plate 15 BK tied by ''MALTA/A25'' duplex and with a good central strike of the two line ''MALTA/SHIP LETTER'' (MSL), British Post Office Constantinople receiving c.d.s. in red on reverse. Photo.
3091 £60
Malta: Maritime Mail: 1889 (Dec. 24th) envelope to Livorno, bearing Italian P.O's in Turkish Empire 1881-83 20c., tied by oval barred ''A25'' on reverse has Cotronel Napoli, Malta and Livorno transit and receiving marks, some staining, otherwise fine. Photo.
3092 £300
Malta: Maritime Mail: 1899 envelope to England, bearing G.B. 1881 die 2 1d. block of four and single, cancelled by ''MALTA'' within bars (MAB-1), and showing straight line ''PAQUEBOT'' (PAQ-1) at left, some traces of staining, otherwise fine and rare. Ex Francisco (1989) and Camillery (1991). Photo.oto.
3094 £4500
Malta: Disinfected Mail: 1825 (Sept. 30th) entire letter from Alexandria to ''Robert Wilson Esquire, Private Secretary to his Excellency The Marquis Hastings, Malta'', showing on reverse, a superb example of the ''QUARANTINE OFFICE/MALTA'' wax seal and ''OCT; T, 9'' (DC-T9) delivery charge. The entire was then carried to Leghorn where it was again opened for disinfection and resealed with ''LAZZERETTO DI SAN ROCCO'' red wax seal, spectacular and extremely rare. Ex Coates (1990). Photo.
3095 £160
Malta: Disinfected Mail: 1829 (Aug. 19th) entire letter to the Superintendent of Public Health at Marseille from the French Consul in Malta, bearing straight line ''LIVORNE'' and boxed ''ITALIE/PAR/ANTIRES'' on front and boxed ''LAZZERETTO SAN/ROCCO DI LIVORNO'' on reverse. Contents read ''I am to inform you by way of Livorno that after advice received from the Levant, it appears certain that Plague exists in the neighbourhood of Odessa, also in Varna and on several vessels of the Russian Fleet in the Black Sea. The Committee of Health in Malta requests that you send a ship to Marseille with this information and that rigorous quarantine is enforced on ships of the Countries undermentioned''. Photo.
3096 £400
Malta: Disinfected Mail: 1829 (Oct. 2nd) entire letter from Thebes to London, rated ''3/2'' and curved script ''MALTA'' (MSF-1d), on reverse has fine ''QUARANTINE OFFICE/MALTA'' red wax seal, rare. Ex Coates (1990). Photo.
3097 £2500
Malta: Disinfected Mail: 1830 (Oct. 9th) entire from Alexandria, showing on reverse a fine example of the fancy oval framed ''LAZARETTO/MALTA'' (LAZ-C1) together with ''Jan 3 8d'' local delivery charge both across join. The entire has been skillfully repaired, extremely rare as not more than five examples known. Ex Orme (1965) and Coates (1990). Photo.
3098 £450
Malta: Disinfected Mail: 1835 (March) entire from Egypt? (reinforced) to Naples, carried privately to Malta, showing fine ''MALTA POST OFFICE'' (MPO-2a) in black, framed ''PACCHETTO A VAPORE/SICILLA'' and oval framed ''Posta/Giornal'' both in red, on front, ''OPENED AND RESEALED/LAZZARETTO OF MALTA'' wax seal (cracked) on reverse and manuscript ''Received and forwarded Malta the 25th March 1835 by R. Stych'' , the entire discoloured due to disinfection. Ex Coates (1990). Photo.
3099 £450
Malta: Disinfected Mail: 1835 (Oct. 21st) entire from Alexandria to Livorno via Malta, bearing on reverse ''OPENED AND RESEALED/LAZARETTO OF MALTA'' was seal (LAZ-S4), further bearing boxed ''LAZZERETTO SAN/ROCCO DI LIVORNO'' and red wax seal. Photo.
3100 £800
Malta: Disinfected Mail: 1836 (circa) entire from Malta Lazaret to Valletta, on reverse has ''OPENED & RESEALED LAZARETTO OF MALTA'' (LAZ-S4) wax seal, also oval framed ''ONE PENNY/FOR/DELIVERY'' (DC-C1), only recorded on mail from the Lazaretto, rare. Photo.
3101 £600
Malta: Disinfected Mail: 1838 (Jan. 30th) entire letter from Cairo to Ireland, endorsed ''Via Marseille'' in red manuscript, with French Post Office in Alexandria c.d.s., red oval framed ''PAQUEBOTS/DE LA/MEDITERRANEE'' and boxed ''BRITISH/FOREIGN'' on front, the reverse with a good strike of the oval framed ''PURIFIE AU LAZARET/MALTA'' (LAZ-C2), red straight line ''LATE FEE'', and London transit mark, rare. Photo.
3102 £250
Malta: Disinfected Mail: 1839 (July 19th)-1845 (Sept. 27th) three entire letters from Turkey to France, all with red boxed ''PAQUEBOTS/DE LA/MEDITERRANEE'', and double circular :PURIFIE AU LAZARET/MALTE'' (LAZ-C4), all have disinfection slits. Photo.
3103 £4200
Malta: Disinfected Mail: 1841 (Dec. 9th.) entire from Smyrna to Marseille with circular ''SMYRNE/TURQUIE'' datestamp on front, and on the reverse a very fine strike of the unframed ''PURIFIE AU LAZARET/*MALTE*'' the only recorded example. Photo.
3104 £450
Malta: Disinfected Mail: 1844 (June 6th) entire letter from the Spanish Consul in Alexandria (seal on reverse), to his counterpart in Malta, marked ''Col Vapore Francese'', rated ''2/8'', with French P.O. despatch datestamp on front, fine ''OPENED AND RESEALED/LAZZARETTO OF MALTA'' wax seal (LAZ-S5) on reverse, scarce. Photo.
3105 £80
Malta: Disinfected Mail: 1886 (March 27th) envelope from Washington with large double oval ''UNITED STATES/B.F. STEVENS/LONDON/DESPATCH AGENT'' in violet, readdressed with three line ''CARE OF THE/UNITED STATES CONSUL/MALTA''. Photo.
3106 £2200
Malta: Disinfected Mail: 1887 (March 5th) envelope (part of flap missing), from Rome to Malta, bearing Italy 5c. and 20c., tied by ''207'' duplex, showing a superb strike of the oval ''DISINFECTED/Lazareto Malta'' in blue dated 9th March (LAZ-C6, the earliest recorded date), extremely rare, only a few examples are known. Ex Coates (1990). Photo.
3107 £600
Malta: Disinfected Mail: 1893 (Nov. 26th) Austrian 5h. stationery card to Malta, bearing a fine double circular ''LAZARETTO/MALTA'' (LAZ-C7) in mauve, scarce. Photo.
3108 £180
Malta: Disinfected Mail: 1899 (June 24th) Sudan 5m on 5m. stationery card from an officer at Omdurman to the Sherwood Foresters in Malta, bearing large circular ''DISINFECTED/LAZARETTO-MALTA'' datestamp (LAZ-C9 struck twice) and oval ''VALETTA/MALTA'' datestamp. Photo.
3109 £300
Malta: Instructional Handstamps: 1867 (July 13th) entire letter from Alexandria to Malta,, bearing G.B. 186780 6d. plate 6 GF cancelled ''ALEXANDRIA/B01'' duplex and showing a fine strike of the two line ''POSTED AFTER DEPARTURE/OF PACKET'', Malta receiving mark on reverse, rare. Photo.
3110 £300
Malta: Instructional Handstamps: Missent: 1905 (March) envelope from Russia, missent to Malta and forwarded to Tokyo, further forwarded to Osaka with Japanese redirection slips, bearing a fine straight line ''MISSENT TO MALTA'' , scarce. Photo.
3111 £85
Malta: Instructional Handstamps: 1920 (June 24th) postcard from London to Malta, bearing G.B. 1d., with boxed ''Insufficiently addressed'', scarce. Photo.
3112 £200
Malta: Instructional Handstamps: 1926 envelope from Cambridge, addressed to Jamaica, bearing a fine straight line ''MISSENT TO MALTA''. Photo.
3113 £500
Malta: Instructional Handstamps: Missent: 1928 (May 12th) postcard from France, addressed to Italy, bearing a two line ''MISSENT/TO MALTA'' in violet, fine and rare as this appears to have been previously unrecorded. Ex Camillery (1991). Photo.
3114 £180
Malta: Instructional Handstamps: Missent: 1943 (April 22nd) envelope from England, addressed to the International Red Cross in Switzerland, bearing straight line ''MISSENT TO MALTA'' (struck twice). Photo.
3115 £300
Malta: Military Mail: 1847 (July 4th) entire letter to Yorkshire, endorsed ''From Thomas Brown Seaman on Board H.M.S. Rodney Malta'' and countersigned by the Commanding Officer, bearing ''MALTA/PAID'' datestamp (MPC-1b) and London transit mark. Photo.
3116 £500
Malta: French Stamps Cancelled in Malta: 1866 (Feb. 6th) entire letter from Malta to Marseille, bearing 1853-61 imperf. 20c. tied by ''MALTA/A25'' duplex, ''P.D.'' and ''POSS ANG. MARSEILLE'' datestamp both in red, unauthorised use of a French adhesive, scarce. Photo.
3117 £450
Malta: French Stamps Cancelled in Malta: 1880 (May. 12th) entire letter from Malta to Lyon, bearing 1877-90 P & C 40c. tied by ''MALTA/A25'' duplex, also ''ITALIE/LANSLEBOURG'' datestamp in red, unauthorised use of French adhesive, scarce. Photo.
3118 £300
Malta: French Stamps Cancelled in Malta: 1882 (Aug. 15th) envelope from Malta to Italy, bearing 187685 P & C 5c. and 187790 10c. (2) tied by ''MALTA/A25'' duplex; Siracuse and Livorno datestamps on reverse, unauthorised use of French adhesives, scarce. Photo.
3119 £920
Malta: Incoming Mail: Andaman Islands: 1881 (April 25th) envelope to Malta, written by the wife of Lt. Col. Roberts to reach him in Malta on his return from the Afghan war, the letter was readdressed to the Army Agents in London, bearing Indian 1/2a. (2) and 1a. (2), cancelled by square bars with ''MALTA'' c.d.s. alongside; Port Blair, Malta, Sea Post Office and London transit and receiving marks on reverse, an attractive item. Photo.
3120 £750
Malta: Incoming Mail: Ceylon: 1861 entire from Galle, endorsed ''Per Malta'', bearing 185759 5d. chestnut (just touched), tied by bars, unframed circular ''GALLE STEAMER LETTER'' datestamp in red and Malta receiving mark on reverse. Photo.
3121 £4500
Malta: Incoming Mail: Finland: 1873 (Jan. 11th) entire letter from Abo to Malta, bearing 186667 serpentine roulettes 8p., 20p. and pair of 40p., cancelled by Abo c.d.s's. Sent overland via Russia, Germany and Italy by rail, handstamped with German entry c.d.s. from Russia in red, also various rate marks on front; St. Petersburg, Naples, Messina and Malta transit and receiving marks on reverse. A most remarkable cover and the only recorded item from Finland. Photo.
3122 £520
Malta: Incoming Mail: France: 1907 (April 10th) large mourning envelope, registered, from The Empress of Russia at Biarritz, addressed to Queen Alexandra on the Royal Yacht ''Victoria & Albert'' at Malta, has the Imperial Russian Arms seal on reverse, unusual item. Photo.
3123 £2200
Malta: Incoming Mail: Germany: 1873 (July 22nd) entire from Chemnitz, bearing 1872 large Shield 1/4gr., 1/2gr. and 2g. (2), tied by Chemnitz c.d.s's, with handstruck ''121/2'' rate mark in red alongside and boxed ''P. D.''; Malta receiving c.d.s. on reverse, an attractive franking. Photo.
3124 £1000
Malta: Incoming Mail: Great Britain: 1852 (July 13th) ''BENJAMIN EDGINGTON 2 DUKE ST SOUTHWARK'' printed advertising envelope depicting tents and marquees in the grounds of Windsor Castle, used from London to Malta bearing 1864-79 1d. plate 173 FG and 1870 1/2d. plate 6 DI cancelled by London S.E. c.d.s's, very rare. Photo.
3126 £12000
Malta: Incoming Mail: India: 1855 (Oct. 19th) entire letter from Dacca to Valletta, endorsed at top ''Overland Mail'' and ''all paid'', bearing 1854 1a. die I and 4a. (2) die II head die III, cancelled by dotted lozenge, boxed ''INDIA PAID'' in red alongside, slight staining, otherwise fine and rare. Photo.
3127 £650
Malta: Incoming Mail: India: 1910 p.p.c. to Sliema, bearing China Expeditionary Force 1a., cancelled by ''BASE OFFICE'' c.d.s., has Valletta and Sliema receiving datestamps and ''10'' Postman's handstamp. Photo.
3128 £1600
Malta: Incoming Mail: United States of America: 1874 (Feb. 9th) entire, bearing 3c. (2) and 10c., cancelled by New York Foreign mail circular framed geometric design, with ''NEW 12 YORK'' and London transit c.d.s. both in red; Malta receiving mark on reverse. Photo.
3132 £350
Malta: Great Britain used in Malta: 1884 (April 19th) envelope, registered to Athens and with red oval ''REGISTERED/MALTA'' datestamp, bearing 1880-81 2d. rose and 1883-84 21/2d. lilac CG-CH cancelled by barred oval ''A25''. Photo.
3133 £900
Malta: Great Britain used in Malta: 1884 (July 9th) large envelope (folded) sent registered to Italy and franked as ten times 21/2d. to 1/2 ounce rate plus 2d. registration fee, bearing 1883 6d. on 6d. (4), 1881 1d. lilac and 1883-84 2d. cancelled by barred oval ''A25'', red oval ''REGISTERED/MALTA'' datestamp, a rare franking. Photo.
3134 £180
Malta: Airmails: 1933 (June 2nd) 3rd. South American flight envelope, registered to Brazil, with boxed violet Zeppelin cachet. Photo.
3135 £270
Malta: Airmails: 1933 (Aug. 31st) 7th. South American flight envelope to Brazil, with boxed purple Zeppelin cachet. Photo.
3136 £1000
Malta: 1860-63 on blued paper: 1/2d. die proof in black on glazed card (20 x 59mm), some burnishing, otherwise fine. Photo.
3137 £1300
Malta: 1860-63 on blued paper: 1/2d. stamp size die proof in black on glazed card, fine. Photo.
3138 £400
Malta: 1860-63 no watermark on blued paper perf. 14: 1/2d. buff, overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' (Samuel type D2), regummed, otherwise fine. Photo.
3139 £8800
Malta: 1860-63 no watermark on blued paper perf. 14: 1/2d. buff, imperforate plate proof without gum, extremely rare as only three examples recorded. B.P.A. Certificate (1949). Photo.
3140 £8500
Malta: 1860-63 no watermark on blued paper perf. 14: 1/2d. buff in a fine fresh mint block of four, large part original gum, vertical gum wrinkle. R.P.S. Certificate (1970). S.G. 1. Photo.
3141 £680
Malta: 1860-63 no watermark on blued paper perf. 14: 1/2d. buff, a fine and fresh mint wing marginal example. S.G. 1, 1,100. Photo.
3142 £320
Malta: 1860-63 no watermark on blued paper perf. 14: 1/2d. buff, a fine and fresh mint example with large part original gum. S.G.1. Photo.
3143 £220
Malta: 1860-63 no watermark on blued paper perf. 14: 1/2d. buff, fine used with ''A/MALTA/AP 28/61'' c.d.s. S.G. 1, cat. 550. Photo.
3144 £210
Malta: 1860-63 no watermark on blued paper perf. 14: 1/2d. buff, fine used with ''A/MALTA/JU 19/61'' c.d.s. S.G. 1, cat. 550. Photo.
3145 £320
Malta: 1860-63 no watermark on blued paper perf. 14: 1/2d. buff, used with ''A/MALTA/JA 8/61'' c.d.s., traces of toning, otherwise fine. S.G. 1, cat. 550. Photo.
3146 £320
Malta: 1860-63 no watermark on blued paper perf. 14: 1/2d. buff, used with ''M'' barred oval, has pressed vertical crease, otherwise fine. R.P.S. Certificate (1973). S.G. 1. cat. 550. Photo.
3147 £1850
Malta: 1860-63 no watermark on blued paper perf. 14: 1/2d. buff, fine used on 1861 (Feb. 8th) envelope to Vittoriosa, tied by ''A/MALTA'' c.d.s. B.P.A. Certificate (1999). S.G. 1. Photo.
3148 £650
Malta: 1860-63 no watermark on blued paper perf. 14: 1/2d. buff, used on piece, tied by ''M'' barred oval, some staining, otherwise fine. S.G. 1, cat. 550. Photo.
3149 £450
Malta: 1860-63 no watermark on blued paper perf. 14: 1/2d. buff, used on piece with ''A/MALTA/JA 21/61'' c.d.s., traces of toning, otherwise fine. S.G. 1, cat. 550. Photo.
3150 £210
Malta: 1860-63 no watermark on blued paper perf. 14: 1/2d. buff, used on small piece with ''A/MALTA/FE 26/61'' c.d.s., fine. S.G. 1, cat. 550. Photo.
3151 £500
Malta: 1860-63 no watermark on blued paper perf. 14: 1/2d. buff, fine used on piece with ''A/MALTA/AP 30/61'' c.d.s. S.G. 1, cat. 550. Photo.
3152 £210
Malta: 1860-63 no watermark on blued paper perf. 14: 1/2d. buff, fine used on piece with ''A/MALTA/JU 12/61'' c.d.s. S.G. 1, cat. 550. Photo.
3153 £230
Malta: 1860-63 no watermark on blued paper perf. 14: 1/2d. buff, used on piece with ''A/MALTA/JU 25/61'' c.d.s., traces of toning, otherwise fine. S.G. 1, cat. 550. Photo.
3158 £180
Malta: 1860-63 no watermark on white paper perf. 14: 1/2d. brown-orange, used on piece, tied by ''MALTA/A25'' dated ''DE 16/62'' (latest known date). S.G. 2, cat. 450. Photo.
3159 £170
Malta: 1860-63 no watermark on white paper perf. 14: 1/2d. brown-orange, used on piece, tied by ''MALTA/A25'' duplex, few blunted perfs, otherwise fine. Photo.
3160 £2300
Malta: 1860-63 no watermark on white paper perf. 14: 1/2d. buff, horizontal pair, fine used on 1863 (May 20th) official cover to Valletta, tied by ''MALTA/A25'' duplex, fine. S.G. 3. Photo.
3161 £210
Malta: 1860-63 no watermark on white paper perf. 14: 1/2d. buff, used on piece, tied by ''MALTA/A25'' dated ''28th. November 1863'', some minor traces of staining, otherwise fine. S.G. 3, cat. 375. Photo.
3162 £1000
Malta: 1863-81 watermark Crown CC perf. 14: 1/2d. buff, fourth printing, a mint wing margined block of twenty-four (6 x 4), with ''MALTA-POSTAGE ONE HALF-PENNY'' interpanneau margin at top, two stamps at right are defective, the lower row has light horizontal crease, some minor staining on gum. A rare and remarkable block, the second largest of this shade recorded. S.G. 4. R.P.S. Certificate (1949). Ex Bignold (1971), Lloyd-Lowles (1978) and Camillery (1991). Photo.
3163 £260
Malta: 1863-81 watermark Crown CC perf. 14: 1/2d. buff, fourth printing, with variety watermark inverted, mint with large part original gum, also a used normal. S.G. 4. Photo.
3164 £1250
Malta: 1863-81 watermark Crown CC perf. 14: 1/2d. pale brown, fifth printing, in a mint interpanneau block of six, centre pair has minor wrinkling, otherwise fine and scarce. S.G. 4. Photo.
3165 £190
Malta: 1863-81 watermark Crown CC perf. 14: 1/2d. buff, seventh printing, five used examples, one is on piece, good to fine. S.G. 4.
3166 £720
Malta: 1863-81 watermark Crown CC perf. 14: 1/2d. pale brown, eighth printing in a mint horizontal strip of six with wing margin at left and interpanneau margin at base with inscription, few minor creases, otherwise fine and scarce. S.G. 4. Photo.
3167 £520
Malta: 1863-81 watermark Crown CC perf. 14: 1/2d. pale brown, eighth printing, in a fresh mint block of four, few blunted perfs, otherwise fine. S.G. 4. Photo.
3168 £270
Malta: 1863-81 watermark Crown CC perf. 14: 1/2d. pale brown, eighth printing, two used examples, one on piece dated 35th October 1866, other with wing margin, fine.
3169 £5800
Malta: 1863-81 watermark Crown CC perf. 14: 1/2d. pale red-brown, ninth printing, a wing margined block of four, fine used on 1867 (Sep. 20th) cover to Notabile. tied by ''MALTA/A25'' duplex's, fine and rare. S.G. 4. Photo.
3170 £720
Malta: 1863-81 watermark Crown CC perf. 14: 1/2d. pale red-brown, ninth printing, used on 1867 (Nov. 20th) envelope to Gozo, tied by ''MALTA/A25'', slight traces of staining, otherwise fine. S.G. 4. Photo.
3171 £750
Malta: 1863-81 watermark Crown CC perf. 14: 1/2d. bright orange, sixth printing, an unused block of four, small part original gum, some perf reinforcements, one has very minor thin, otherwise fine, scarce shade. S.G. 5, cat. 2,600 as singles. Photo.
3172 £620
Malta: 1863-81 watermark Crown CC perf. 14: 1/2d. bright orange, sixth printing, variety watermark inverted, unused, part original gum (toned), otherwise fine and very rare. S.G. 5w, unpriced. R.P.S. Certificate (1962). Photo.
3173 £280
Malta: 1863-81 watermark Crown CC perf. 14: 1/2d. bright orange, sixth printing, five used examples, two with wing margins, two on pieces, good to fine. S.G. 5.
3174 £210
Malta: 1863-81 watermark Crown CC perf. 14: 1/2d. dull orange, eleventh printing, six used examples, one on 1870 (Sept. 5th) front, good to fine. S.G. 7.
3175 £6500
Malta: 1863-81 watermark Crown CC perf. 14: 1/2d. dull orange, fourteenth printing, in a wing margined block of forty-two (6 x 7) fine and fresh mint, a few gum creases. Rare, this is the largest recorded multiple of this shade. S.G. 7. Photo.
3176 £210
Malta: 1863-81 watermark Crown CC perf. 14: 1/2d. orange-buff, thirteenth printing, unused with small part original gum, also two used examples on 1872 (May 14th) front, fine.13
3177 £1900
Malta: 1863-81 watermark Crown CC perf. 14: 1/2d. golden yellow (aniline), fifteenth printing, in a fine mint block of four from top-left corner of pane with part imprint, very fresh, rare. S.G. 9. Photo.
3178 £2600
Malta: 1863-81 watermark Crown CC perf. 14: 1/2d. golden yellow (aniline), fifteenth printing, in a fine and fresh mint horizontal strip of six from lower-left corner of sheet with full imprint, a rare multiple. S.G. 9. Photo.
3179 £1800
Malta: 1863-81 watermark Crown CC perf. 14: 1/2d. yellow-buff, sixteenth printing, in a mint interpanneau block of twenty-four (12 x 2), very fresh mint, few minor gum wrinkles, one small tone spot, otherwise a fine and scarce multiple. S.G. 10. Photo.
3180 £1100
Malta: 1863-81 watermark Crown CC perf. 14: 1/2d. yellow-buff, sixteenth printing, in a mint left wing margined block of twelve (6 x 2) from top of pane showing full imprint, very fine, a most attractive block. Ex Camillery. S.G. 10. Photo.
3181 £420
Malta: 1863-81 watermark Crown CC perf. 14: 1/2d. yellow-buff, sixteenth printing, two pairs (one wing margined) and two singles (one with c.d.s. dated 12th. October 1875 earliest recorded date), all used, good to fine. S.G. 10.
3182 £620
Malta: 1863-81 watermark Crown CC perf. 14: 1/2d. buff, nineteenth printing, used on 1878 (Aug. 12th) envelope to Naxaro, tied by ''MALTA/A25'' duplex, fine. S.G. 10. Photo.
3183 £180
Malta: 1863-81 watermark Crown CC perf. 14: 1/2d. yellow-buff, nineteenth printing, variety watermark inverted, fine used with neat ''July 14th. 1880 datestamp, also normal used, fine. Photo.
3184 £880
Malta: 1863-81 watermark Crown CC perf. 14: 1/2d. bright orange-yellow, twenty-third printing, in a fine mint block of four. S.G. 12. Photo.
3185 £210
Malta: 1863-81 watermark Crown CC perf. 14: 1/2d. bright orange-yellow, twenty-third printing, six used examples, good to fine.
3186 £2500
Malta: 1863-81 watermark Crown CC perf. 14: 1/2d. yellow-buff, seventeenth printing, in a wing margined block of eighteen (6 x 3), fine mint and of very fresh appearance, a scarce multiple, possibly the largest known. S.G. 13. Photo.
3187 £50
Malta: 1863-81 watermark Crown CC perf. 14: 1/2d. yellow-buff, seventeenth printing, three fine used examples. S.G. 13.
3188 £820
Malta: 1863-81 watermark Crown CC perf. 14: 1/2d. yellow, twenty-fourth printing, ten used examples, one on front dated September 17th. 1881, all with dated c.d.s's, good to fine. S.G. 13.
3189 £680
Malta: 1863-81 watermark Crown CC rough perf. 121/2: 1/2d. buff-brown in a fine mint block of four, scarce. S.G. 14. Photo.
3190 £520
Malta: 1863-81 watermark Crown CC perf. 121/2: 1/2d. buff-brown tenth printing, two unused examples both imperforate at top and base, small part original gum, fine. S.G. 14. Photo.
3192 £150
Malta: 1863-81 watermark Crown CC perf. 121/2: 1/2d. buff-brown tenth printing, three used examples, good to fine. S.G. 14, cat. 330. Photo.
3193 £210
Malta: 1863-81 watermark Crown CC clean cut perf. 121/2: 1/2d. yellow-orange twelfth printing, two examples used on 1871 (Aug. 1st) envelope to Casal, some cover faults and staining. S.G. 15. Photo.
3194 £230
Malta: 1863-81 watermark Crown CC perf. 121/2: 1/2d. yellow-orange twelfth printing, an unused example (re-gummed), one used on mourning front, and another on piece.
3195 £100
Malta: 1863-81 watermark Crown CC perf. 14 x 121/2: 1/2d. yellow-buff twentieth printing, unused single, part original gum. S.G. 16. Photo.
3196 £220
Malta: 1863-81 watermark Crown CC perf. 14 x 121/2: 1/2d. yellow-buff twentieth printing, six used examples, one used on piece, also perf. 14 single, fair to fine. S.G.16.
3197 £520
Malta: 1863-81 watermark Crown CC perf. 14 x 121/2: 1/2d. yellow-buff twentieth printing, fine used on 1879 (July 2nd) envelope to Valletta, tied by ''MALTA/A25'' duplex. S.G. 16. Photo.
3198 £240
Malta: 1863-81 watermark Crown CC perf. 14 x 121/2: 1/2d. yellow-buff twentieth printing, three pairs, three singles and two singles, all used on pieces, fair to fine. S.G. 16.
3199 £2000
Malta: 1863-81 watermark Crown CC perf. 14 Sperati forgeries (3) in die proof form, comprising one in buff mounted on card, one in black mounted on card with ''REPRODUCTION INTERDITE'' in violet and signed by Sperati at base, another in black on thick paper, signed by Sperati at base, one reverse stamped ''SPERATI REPRODUCTION'', fine. Photo.
3200 | £2100
Malta: 1882-84 watermark Crown CA perf. 14: 1/2d. orange-yellow, complete upper and lower panes of 120 (12 x 10), stamps are unmounted mint, mostly fine. Ex Camillery. S.G. 18. Photo.
3201 £150
Malta: 1882-84 watermark Crown CA perf. 14: 1/2d. orange-yellow, a used selection, comprising two pairs, eight singles, one is on piece, also large piece with two singles, fair to fine. S.G. 18.
3202 £210
Malta: 1882-84 watermark Crown CA perf. 14: 1/2d. orange-yellow, twenty-fifth printing, in a fine unmounted mint block of twelve (6 x 2) from base of sheet. S.G. 18. Photo.
3203 £150
Malta: 1882-84 watermark Crown CA perf. 14: 1/2d. orange-yellow, twenty-fifth printing, in a fresh mint block of twenty (5 x 4) from right of sheet, few minor gum creases, otherwise fine. Ex Cann (1970). S.G. 18. Photo.
3205 £100
Malta: 1882-84 watermark Crown CA perf. 14: 1/2d. orange-yellow, twenty-sixth printing, six used examples, on piece, one has January 20th. 1883 which is the earliest recorded date, also single on 1883 (March 12th) mourning front to Musta, fair to fine. S.G. 18.
3206 £450
Malta: 1882-84 watermark Crown CA perf. 14: 1/2d. orange-yellow, twenty-sixth printing, used on 1883 (March 20th) envelope to Valletta, tied by ''MALTA/A25'' duplex, few minor tone spots, otherwise fine. S.G. 18. Photo.
3207 £60
Malta: 1882-84 watermark Crown CA perf. 14: 1/2d. orange-yellow, twenty-seventh printing, a mint single and eight used examples including a pair, good to fine. S.G. 18.
3208 £260
Malta: 1882-84 watermark Crown CA perf. 14: 1/2d. orange-yellow, twenty-eighth printing, in an unmounted mint block of twelve (6 x 2) from top of pane (crease in margin), fine and fresh. S.G. 18. Photo.
3209 £650
Malta: 1882-84 watermark Crown CA perf. 14: 1/2d. orange-yellow, twenty-eighth printing, a block of twenty-four being the top two rows of the sheet (12 x 2) with marginal plate number and inscription, folded between panes, otherwise mainly fine and very fresh mint. S.G. 18. Photo.
3210 £260
Malta: 1882-84 watermark Crown CA perf. 14: 1/2d. orange-yellow, twenty-eighth printing, used (rounded corner) on 1884 (July 17th) cover to St. Julian, some minor staining, otherwise fine. S.G. 18. Photo.
3212 £85
Malta: 1882-84 watermark Crown CA perf. 14: 1/2d. red-orange, thirtieth printing, in a fine and fresh unmounted mint block of nine. S.G. 19. Photo.
3213 £95
Malta: 1882-84 watermark Crown CA perf. 14: 1/2d. red-orange, thirtieth printing, seven used singles, fine. S.G. 19.
3214 £2300
Malta: 1885-90: 1/2d. to 1s. set of six all overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' mainly fine with gum, a rare set. S.G. 20s-29s, cat. 3,750. Photo.
3215 £6800
Malta: 1885-90: 1/2d. green, imperforate plate proof, a block of four from lower-left corner of sheet with plate number ''1'', on gummed watermarked paper, some minor off-set on gum, otherwise fine and most attractive. Ex Damsell (1955). R.P.S. Certificate (1945). Photo.
3216 £4000
Malta: 1885-90: 1/2d. green perforated 12 colour trial, possibly from the De La Rue proof books, on gummed watermarked paper, extremely rare as only three examples recorded. Ex Hind (1934), Cann (1970). R.P.S. Certificate (1979). Photo.
3217 £100
Malta: 1885-90: 1/2d. green, a selection, comprising mint blocks of twenty, nine (2) and four (2), two singles (one with watermark inverted), four used examples, mainly fine. S.G. 20.
3218 £6500
Malta: 1885-90: 1d. artist's original hand drawn essay with blank value tablet, with five alternative value tablets below (question marks against the 1d. and 21/2d.), drawn in rose on tracing paper and attached to thin card (50 x 100), dated at top ''26 SEP 83.'' and marked ''A'' above design, a most attractive and well executed essay. Photo.
3219 £4500
Malta: 1885-90: 1d. artist's original hand drawn essay, drawn in rose and Chinese white on tracing paper and attached to thin card (58 x 52), dated at top ''26 SEP 83.'' and marked ''Vol 10p 150'' above design, a most attractive and well executed essay. Photo.
3220 £650
Malta: 1885-90: 1d. slightly reduced die proof in black on glazed card (78 x 54mm), fine. Photo.
3221 £210
Malta: 1885-90: 1d. reduced die proof in black on glazed card (44 x 46mm), fine. Photo.
3222 £350
Malta: 1885-90: 1d. a selection comprising rose shades, mint block of six, three singles (one overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' without gum), carmine shades with two mint and two used blocks of four, two mint singles, mainly fine. S.G. 21, 22.
3223 £320
Malta: 1885-90: 1d. rose, three pairs and a single used on 1886 (May 24th) envelope, registered to England, all cancelled by ''A25'' barred ovals, oval ''REGISTERED/MALTA datestamp in red, very slight soiling, otherwise fine and attractive. Ex Coates (1990). S.G. 21. Photo.
3224 £200
Malta: 1885-90: 1d. carmine (2) with 1/2d. green, used on 1897 (March 10th) 2d. registered envelope size G, addressed to Russia, unusual destination. Photo.
3225 £500
Malta: 1885-90: 1d. carmine, fine used on printed ''QUEEN VICTORIA'S/CHERISHED MEMORY/JACK/WILL EVERMORE REVERE'', stamp cancelled by oval ''VALLETTA/MALTA'' datestamp, addressed to Switzerland, readdressed back to England with Swiss 10c. and 20c. postage due stamps, a superb item. Ex Disraeli. Photo.
3226 £650
Malta: 1885-90: 1d. carmine used on 1895 (Dec. 4th) envelope to H.M.S. Edgar, China, tied by ''MALTA/A25'' with large circular ''RECEIVED/IN/FORWARD/BAG'', fine and unusual. Photo.
3227 £880
Malta: 1885-90: 2d. Master die proof for the 2d., 4d. and 1s. values with blank value tablet, printed in black on glazed card (92 x 60mm), dated ''18. FEB. 84'' and marked ''BEFORE HARDENING'', fine. Photo.
3228 £320
Malta: 1885-90: 2d. grey a selection, comprising single overprinted ''SPECIMEN'', mint blocks of six, four (three, one a plate block), plate pair, two singles (one with plate number, also used blocks of four (2) and two singles, mainly good to fine.
3229 £280
Malta: 1885-90: 2d. grey, vertical pair on 1885 (May 15th) envelope to Japan, tied by ''MALTA/A25'' duplex, on reverse has Singapore to Hong Kong, Port Said and Yokohama transit and receiving marks, rare destination. Photo.
3230 £5500
Malta: 1885-90: 21/2d. artist's hand painted essay, superbly executed in pale and deep blue and Chinese white on tracing paper, mounted on card (57 x 52mm), dated ''26 SEP 83'' and pencil note ''Vol 10. p. 154'', unique and most attractive. Photo.
3231 £580
Malta: 1885-90: 21/2d. die proof in black on glazed card (92 x 60mm), dated ''18 FEB 84'' and marked ''BEFORE HARDENING'', fine. Photo.
3232 £210
Malta: 1885-90: 21/2d. cut down die proof in black on glazed card (44 x 47mm), fine. Photo.
3233 £200
Malta: 1885-90 21/2d. dull blue, bright blue and ultramarine, each in a mint block of four, also used block of eight and four singles, mainly good to fine. S.G. 24-26. Photo.
3234 £275
Malta: 1885-90 21/2d. ultramarine and 1d. rose pair, fine used on 1888 (Feb. 2nd) envelope to England, tied by ''MALTA/A25'' duplex's, and a fine strike of the scarce ''Paid late Fee'' in black. Photo.
3235 £350
Malta: 1885-90 21/2d. ultramarine used on 2d. registered envelope size G, addressed to Luxembourg, cancelled by ''MALTA'' within bars, with oval ''REGISTERED/MALTA'' datestamp, also a fine straight line ''POSTED OUT OF COURSE'', some minor staining, otherwise fine and scarce. Photo.
3236 £175
Malta: 1885-90 21/2d. ultramarine pair and 1d. carmine used on 1888 (Aug. 20th) envelope to London, cancelled ''MALTA/A25'' duplex's, and a good strike of the scarce ''Paid Late Fee'' handstamp in violet, fine. Photo.
3237 £380
Malta: 1885-90 21/2d. ultramarine used on 1891 (Sept. 10th) envelope to U.S.A., tied by ''MALTA/A25'' duplex, received on the 25th., with ''MISSENT TO NEW YORK'' c.d.s.,, sent back to England with ''H & K PACKET'' dated October 1st, manuscript ''Not known at Creighton'' and ''Try Uttoxeter'' with Stafford and Uttoxeter c.d.s's. Manuscript ''Foreign Branch'' and backstamped at London on October 7th., where they realised that the addressee was in the U.S.A. Interesting item. Photo.
3238 £180
Malta: 1885-90 21/2d. ultramarine, fine used on 1890 (Nov. 18th) Eastern Telegraph envelope to Malta and readdressed to Egypt, tied by ''MALTA/A25'' duplex, with Alexandrie transit datestamp, on reverse has Alexandrie and Port Said c.d.s's, portion of envelope missing on reverse, otherwise fine. Photo.
3239 £60
Malta: 1885-90 21/2d. ultramarine used with 1d. carmine and 1/2d. green on 1900 Dec. 18th) O.H.M.S. envelope of the General Post Office, Malta, registered to London, stamps cancelled by ''MALTA'' in bars, with oval ''POST OFFICE No-(with manuscript 12426)/MALTA'' datestamp and oval ''REGISTERED/MALTA'' datestamp, few minor tone spots, otherwise fine. Photo.
3240 £320
Malta: 1885-90 21/2d. ultramarine, a block of ten, used on 1901 (July 30th) Parcel Post receipt card to Germany, all cancelled ''PARCEL POST SERVICE/MALTA'' c.d.s's, scarce. Photo.
3241 £110
Malta: 1885-90 4d. brown selection, comprising mint blocks of four (3), two singles (one with plate number), used block of six and two singles, good to fine. S.G. 27.
3242 £8000
Malta: 1885-90 4d. brown variety imperforate, in a mint block of four, vertical crease and light horizontal crease, otherwise fine and very rare as only three blocks of four recorded. Ex Camillery (1991). R.P.S. Certificate (1964). S.G. 27a. Photo.
3243 £4200
Malta: 1885-90 4d. brown variety imperforate, horizontal pair from right of sheet, cancelled by a single strike of ''MALTA/N/NO 12/95'' c.d.s., minor tone spot, otherwise fine. S.G. 27a, cat. 5,000. Photo.
3244 £1100
Malta: 1885-90 4d. brown variety imperforate, a single from lower-right corner of sheet, cancelled by ''MALTA'' in bars, fine and scarce. S.G. 27a. Photo.
3245 £8000
Malta: 1885-90 4d. brown variety imperforate, horizontal pair with 1d, pair and 2d. used together on 1897 (Oct. 30th) envelope registered to Italy, stamps cancelled by ''MALTA'' in bars, with oval framed ''R'' and oval ''REGISTERED/MALTA'' datestamp, rare. Photo.
3246 £680
Malta: 1885-90 1s. violet mint block of four and two used, 1s. pale violet, mint block of four and two singles (one with plate number), used block of four, strip of three and single, mainly good to fine. S. G. 28, 29.
3247 £420
Malta: 1885-90 1s. violet two example used on 1899 (March 7th) Parcel Post Customs declaration form for a parcel to England from H.M.S. Caesar, stamps cancelled by ''PARCEL POST SERVICE/MALTA'' c.d.s., few imperfections, otherwise fine and scarce. S.G. 28. Photo.
3248 £230
Malta: 1885-90 1s. pale violet, imperforate plate proof on gummed watermarked paper, fine. S.G. 29P. Photo.
3249 £80
Malta: 1885-90 1s. pale violet with 21/2d. ultramarine used on 1895 (May 22nd) envelope, registered to France, stamps cancelled by ''MALTA'' in bars, with oval framed ''R'' and oval ''REGISTERED/MALTA'' datestamp. Photo.
3250 £260
Malta: 1885-90 1s. pale violet used with 4d. brown pair on 1889 (Dec. 23rd) receipt for a parcel to Trieste, stamps cancelled ''PARCEL POST SERVICE/MALTA'' c.d.s's, scarce. Photo.
3251 £110
Malta: 1885-90 1s. pale violet, showing broken ''O'' in ''ONE'', fine used, scarce. S.G. 29var. Photo.
3252 £150
Malta: 1885-90 1s. pale violet, variety watermark inverted, used, slightly soiled, otherwise fine. S.G. 29w, cat. 300. Photo.
3253 £9200
Malta: 1886 watermark Crown CC 5s., a hand painted essay of the issued design, beautifully executed in pale and deep rose with country name and value in Chinese white, on tracing paper (73 x 97mm), endorsed at top ''C.N. Vol 14 folio 53'' and dated ''May 4th/85'', a most marvelous item. Photo.
3254 £6000
Malta: 1886 watermark Crown CC 5s. hand painted essay similar to the issued design but with a larger head, well executed in pale and deep rose with country name, details and value in Chinese white, on thick card (36 x 41mm), dated ''27 MAR. 85'' at top, a marvelous item. Photo.
3255 £7000
Malta: 1886 watermark Crown CC 5s. hand painted essay similar to the issued design but with a larger head, well executed in pale and deep rose with country name, details and value in Chinese white, on tracing paper (62 x 71mm), dated ''27 MAR 85'' at top, a marvelous item. Photo.
3256 £1100
Malta: 1886 watermark Crown CC 5s. die proof in black on glazed card (92 x 60mm), dated ''6 AUG 85'' and marked ''BEFORE/HARDENING'', fine. Ex Orme (1965) and Latto (1993). Photo.
3257 £1000
Malta: 1886 watermark Crown CC 5s. die proof in black on glazed card (92 x 60mm), marked ''AFTER/HARDENING'' and initialed ''GN'', fine. Photo.
3258 £300
Malta: 1886 watermark Crown CC 5s. rose, overprinted ''SPECIMEN'', fine with part original gum. S.G. 30s, cat. 600. Photo.
3259 £380
Malta: 1886 watermark Crown CC 5s. rose, in an unmounted mint block of four from top-left corner of sheet showing plate number, mounted in margins, one stamp has minor stain spot, otherwise fine. S.G. 30. Photo.
3260 £520
Malta: 1886 watermark Crown CC 5s. rose, in a fresh mint block of six, centre pair are unmounted, fine. S.G. 30, cat. 660+. Photo.
3261 £1050
Malta: 1886 watermark Crown CC 5s. rose, used with 1899-1901 2s.6d. and 1903-04 1s. (3) on 1903? (July 15th) Parcel Post Customs Declaration form to Australia, few small imperfections, otherwise fine and unusual. Photo.
3262 £480
Malta: 1886 watermark Crown CC 5s. rose, mint single, also used blocks of four (2) and three singles, one with plate number, good to fine. S.G. 30.
3263 £110
Malta: 1886 watermark Crown CC 5s. rose, variety watermark inverted, fine and fresh mint. S.G. 30w. Photo.
3264 £420
Malta: 1886 watermark Crown CC 5s. rose, with variety watermark reversed, in a fresh mint block of four, slight crease at left, otherwise fine, lower pair are unmounted, rare. S.G. 30var. Photo.
3265 £2600
Malta: 1899-1901 issue: Essays Proofs and Colour Trials: Artist's hand painted essay of an unissued 1/4d. depicting a harbour scene, executed in blue and Chinese white, on thick card (108 x 90mm) with ''not approved'' in blue crayon and dated ''Sept. 30th. 96''. Photo.
3266 £400
Malta: 1899-1901 issue: 1/4d. imperforate colour trial in orange-yellow on unwatermarked paper, fine. Photo.
3267 £420
Malta: 1899-1901 issue: 1/4d. imperforate colour trial in deep green on unwatermarked paper, fine. Photo.
3268 £400
The following eleven lots are imperforate colour trials on gummed watermarked paper Malta: 1899-1901 issue: 41/2d. printed in vermilion, fine and fresh. Photo.
3269 £450
Malta: 1899-1901 issue: 41/2d. printed in yellow-green, fine and fresh. Photo.
3270 £450
Malta: 1899-1901 issue: 41/2d. printed in green, part gum, fine and fresh. Photo.
3271 £450
Malta: 1899-1901 issue: 41/2d. printed in blue-green, part gum, fine and fresh. Photo.
3272 £380
Malta: 1899-1901 issue: 41/2d. printed in indigo, horizontal crease, otherwise fine and fresh. Photo.
3273 £480
Malta: 1899-1901 issue: 5d. printed in vermilion, fine and fresh. Photo.
3274 £480
Malta: 1899-1901 issue: 5d. printed in pale lilac, fine and fresh. Photo.
3275 £480
Malta: 1899-1901 issue: 5d. printed in grey-green, fine and fresh. Photo.
3276 £480
Malta: 1899-1901 issue: 5d. printed in pale indigo, part gum, fine and fresh. Photo.
3277 £420
Malta: 1899-1901 issue: 5d. printed in brown, slight crease, otherwise fine and fresh. Photo.
3278 £480
Malta: 1899-1901 issue: 5d. printed in ultramarine, without gum, fine and fresh. Photo.
3279 £420
The following nine lots are imperforate colour trials on unwatermarked paper. Malta: 1899-1901 issue: 2s.6d. printed in brown, overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' (Type DS1), fine and fresh. Photo.
3280 £450
Malta: 1899-1901 issue: 2s.6d. printed in orange-yellow, fine and fresh. Photo.
3281 £320
Malta: 1899-1901 issue: 2s.6d. printed in indigo mounted on card, fine and fresh. Photo.
3282 £400
Malta: 1899-1901 issue: 2s.6d. printed in green, fine and fresh. Photo.
3283 £350
Malta: 1899-1901 issue: 2s.6d. printed in blue-green, fine and fresh. Photo.
3284 £420
Malta: 1899-1901 issue: 2s.6d. printed in red-brown, fine and fresh. Photo.
3285 £450
Malta: 1899-1901 issue: 2s.6d. printed in sepia, fine and fresh. Photo.
3286 £450
Malta: 1899-1901 issue: 2s.6d. printed in pale lilac, fine and fresh. Photo.
3287 £400
Malta: 1899-1901 issue: 2s.6d. printed in violet, slight crease, otherwise fine and fresh. Photo.
3288 £3500
Malta: 1899-1901 issue: 10s. essay of an unadopted design with printed centre depicting a different scene of the shipwreck of St. Paul, hand painted frame in grey-blue and black, mounted on card (90 x 109mm) marked ''D'' and dated ''Sept. 30th. 96'', a marvelous item. Photo.
3289 £5500
Malta: 1899-1901 issue: 10s. hand painted essay of the accepted design, executed in blue-grey, on battone paper (66 x 59mm), endorsed ''Rough Sketch'', most attractive and unique. Photo.
3290 £580
The following ten lots are imperforate colour trials on unwatermarked paper. Malta: 1899-1901 issue: 10s. printed in mauve, fine and attractive. Photo.
3291 £580
Malta: 1899-1901 issue: 10s. printed in red, fine and attractive. Photo.
3292 £580
Malta: 1899-1901 issue: 10s. printed in grey-green, fine and attractive. Photo.
3293 £580
Malta: 1899-1901 issue: 10s. printed in blue-green, fine and attractive. Photo.
3294 £500
Malta: 1899-1901 issue: 10s. printed in pale sage, fine and attractive. Photo.
3295 £580
Malta: 1899-1901 issue: 10s. printed in red-brown, fine and attractive. Photo.
3296 £500
Malta: 1899-1901 issue: 10s. printed in brown, fine and attractive. Photo.
3297 £500
Malta: 1899-1901 issue: 10s. printed in slate blue, fine and attractive. Photo.
3298 £580
Malta: 1899-1901 issue: 10s. printed in indigo, fine and attractive. Photo.
3299 £550
Malta: 1899-1901 issue: 10s. printed in pale lilac, fine and attractive. Photo.
3300 £150
Malta: 1899-1901 issue: Issued Stamps: 1/4d. to 10s. set, all overprinted ''SPECIMEN'', mainly fine with gum. S.G. 31s-35s, cat. 225. Photo.
3301 £85
Malta: 1899-1901 issue: 1/4d. (2) to 10s. set used, also 2s.6d. mint block of four, mainly fine. S.G. 31-35. Photo.
3302 £70
Malta: 1899-1901 issue: 41/2d. (2) and 5d. (3) on 1899 (April 20th) privately printed registered envelope to Germany, cancelled by bars, with oval ''POST OFFICE/No. (manuscript numbers)/MALTA'' datestamp and oval ''REGISTERED/MALTA'' datestamp. Photo.
3303 £270
Malta: 1899-1901 issue: 41/2d., 5d., 2s.6d. and 10s. overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' and further handstamped ''ULTRAMAR'' by the Portuguese Post Office, fine with gum. S.G. 32s-35s. Photo.
3304 £100
Malta: 1899-1901 issue: 5d. vermilion, on 1901 (Dec. 14th) 2d. registered envelope size G, addressed to France, stamp pen-cancelled and with added label with manuscript ''Posted out of Course'' and initialed, unusual. Photo.
3305 £90
Malta: 1899-1901 issue: 2s.6d. olive-grey, fine used on 1914 (March 12th) envelope, registered to France, cancelled by double circular ''VALLETTA/MALTA'' datestamp. Photo.
3306 £170
Malta: 1899-1901 issue: 10s. blue-black, fine used on 1914 (March 15th) envelope, registered to France, cancelled double circular ''VALLETTA/MALTA'' datestamp, oval framed ''R'' and oval ''REGISTERED/MALTA'' datestamp. S.G. 35. Photo.
3307 £140
Malta: 1902 1d. on 21/2d. dull blue provisional, a selection, incl. one overprinted ''SPECIMEN'', ''PNNEY'' error in blocks, two used on covers, etc., mainly good to fine. (59).
3308 £80
Malta: 1902 1d. on 21/2d. dull blue provisional, strips of four and three used on 1902 (Dec. 15th) O.H.M.S. envelope, registered to U.S.A., cancelled by ''MALTA'' in bars, oval ''POST OFFICE/NO. (manuscript number)/MALTA'' datestamp, oval framed ''R'', fine. Photo.
3309 £1200
Malta: 1902 1d. on 21/2d. dull blue provisional, variety surcharge double, fine used and very rare. S.G. 36a, cat. 3,750. Photo.
3310 £780
Malta: 1902 21/2d. bright blue, with red tick in top-left corner in an unmounted mint block of 48 (6 x 8), the lower rows of the pane showing marginal plate no., mainly fine. In order to prevent further overprinting or forgery of the ''ONE PNNEY'' errors, the remaining stocks of 21/2d. adhesives were personally ticked in red by the P.M.G.
3311 £180
Malta: 1902 21/2d. bright blue, with red tick in top-left corner, fine used single with plate number on 1902 (Oct. 19th) envelope registered to England with additional 1/2d., cancelled ''MALTA'' in bars, oval framed ''R'', oval ''REGISTERED/MALTA'' datestamp in red, oval ''REGISTERED/LONDON'' datestamp. Photo.
3312 £170
Malta: 1902 21/2d. bright blue, with red tick in top-left corner, fine used single with on 1902 (Nov. 24th) envelope registered to Germany with additional 1d. (2), cancelled ''A25'' in oval bars, oval framed ''R'', oval ''REGISTERED/MALTA'' datestamp in red. Photo.
3313 £300
Malta: 1903-18 a mint and used selection on leaves, incl. 1903-04 1/2d. to 1s. set mint, 1904-14 1/4d. to 5s. set used, 1914-21 1/4d. to 5s. set mint and set to 5s. (pair) used, 1917-18 War Tax 3d. block (3 x 4) used, etc., varied condition. (99).
3314 £600
Malta: 1903-04 watermark Crown CA: Master die proof with uncleared value tablet and surround, printed in black on glazed card (92 x 60mm) dated ''21 OCT. 02'' and marked ''BEFORE/HARDENING'', fine. Ex Clough (1990). Photo.
3315 £820
Malta: 1903-04 watermark Crown CA: Master die proof with uncleared value tablet and surround, in black on glazed card (92 x 60mm) dated ''30 OCT. 02'' and marked ''AFTER/HARDENING'', initialed, fine. Ex Coates (1990). Photo.
3316 £520
Malta: 1903-04 watermark Crown CA: Die proof of the Head only, printed in black on glazed card (92 x 60mm) dated ''13 NOV. 02'' and marked ''BEFORE/HARDENING'', fine. Ex Clough (1990). Photo.
3317 £350
Malta: 1903-04 watermark Crown CA: 1/2d. to 1s. set overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' fine with gum, also 1/2d., 1d., 2d. and 3d. further handstamped ''ULTRAMAR'' by the Portuguese Post Office, without gum. Photo.
3318 £420
Malta: 1903-04 watermark Crown CA: 1d. die proof of the frame only, printed in black on glazed card (92 x 60mm) dated ''14 NOV. 02'' and marked ''BEFORE/HARDENING'', fine. Ex Clough (1990). Photo.
3319 £140
Malta: 1903-04 watermark Crown CA: 1d. on p.p.c. of H.M.S. Implacable, addressed to Mauritius, probably written on board, the 1d. adhesive cancelled in manuscript ''1/1/05'' put into the post at Aden, with Mauritius and Quatre Bornes c.d.s's. Photo.
3320 £350
Malta: 1903-04 watermark Crown CA: 21/2d. maroon and blue with essay for a surcharge ''ONE/PENNY'', fine mint. The reason for this essay is unknown. Photo.
3321 £475
Malta: 1903-04 watermark Crown CA: 4d. imperforate plate proof in issued colours on gummed watermarked paper, block of four, few gum creases, otherwise fine. Ex Camillery (1991). Photo.
3322 £270
Malta: 1904-14 watermark Mult Crown CA: 1/4d. to 5s. set and 1914-21 4d., all overprinted ''SPECIMEN'', mainly fine with gum. S.G. 45s-63s, 79s. Photo.
3323 £680
Malta: 1904-14 watermark Mult Crown CA: 1/4d. to 5s. set with extra 1/4d. and 1/2d. shades, all in mint blocks of four, mainly fine. S.G. 45-63, cat. 1,040. Photo.
3324 £420
Malta: 1904-14 watermark Mult Crown CA: 1/4d. imperforate colour trial in bluish-black on watermarked paper with some gum, fine. Photo.
3325 £420
Malta: 1904-14 watermark Mult Crown CA: 1/4d. imperforate colour trial in deep green on watermarked paper with gum, fine. Photo.
3326 £480
Malta: 1904-14 watermark Mult Crown CA: 1/4d. imperforate colour trial in reddish purple on watermarked paper with gum, fine. Photo.
3327 £480
Malta: 1904-14 watermark Mult Crown CA: 1/4d. imperforate colour trial in red on yellow on watermarked paper with gum, fine. Photo.
3328 £480
Malta: 1904-14 watermark Mult Crown CA: 1/4d. imperforate colour trial in deep purple on watermarked paper with gum, fine. Photo.
3329 £400
Malta: 1904-14 watermark Mult Crown CA: 1/2d. die proof in black on glazed card, dated ''28 JUN. 05'' and marked ''BEFORE/HARDENING'', fine. Ex Camillery (1991). Photo.
3330 £290
Malta: 1904-14 watermark Mult Crown CA: 1d. die proof in black on glazed card, dated ''3 JUL. 05'' and marked ''BEFORE/HARDENING''. Ex Camillery (1991). fine. Photo.
3331 £60
Malta: 1904-14 watermark Mult Crown CA: 1d. red, 2d. purple and grey and 4d. black and brown used on 1908 (Nov. 23rd) p.p.c. registered to Bosnia, fine. Photo.
3332 £380
Malta: 1904-14 watermark Mult Crown CA: 21/2d. maroon and blue used on 1908 (Jan. 7th) Avis de Reception form to Italy, stamp cancelled by ''NOTABILE'' c.d.s. with oval framed ''AR'' in violet alongside, scarce, also 1s. grey and violet used on small registered and insured piece. Photo.
3333 £160
Malta: 1904-14 watermark Mult Crown CA: 5d. vermilion used on 1914 (March 12th) envelope, registered from Victoria to Valletta, also 5d. pale sage green used on 1911 (Feb. 22nd) O.H.M.S. envelope, registered to Austria, fine. Photo.
3334 £820
Malta: 1904-14 watermark Mult Crown CA: 5d. imperforate plate proof in the issued colour of sage-green a vertical pair on watermarked paper without gum, fine. Photo.
3335 £620
Malta: 1904-14 watermark Mult Crown CA: 5s. die proof of the frame only in black on glazed card, dated ''22 NOV. 02'' and marked ''BEFORE/HARDENING'', fine. Photo.
3336 £600
Malta: 1914-21 watermark Mult Crown CA: 1/4d. to 5s. set overprinted ''SPECIMEN'', also extra 1/4d., 1/2d., 1d., 2d. and 21/2d. all from top-left corner of sheet, 1/4d., 1/2d., 1d., 21/2d. and 6d. plate number singles, mainly fine with gum. S.G. 69s-86s, 88s. Photo.
3338 £260
Malta: 1914-21 watermark Mult Crown CA: 2d. die proof of the name and duty plate only, in black on glazed card (92 x 60mm), unmarked and undated. Ex Camillery (1991). Photo.
3339 £210
Malta: 1914-21 watermark Mult Crown CA: 3d. die proof of the name and duty plate only, in black on glazed card (92 x 60mm), unmarked and undated, few minute marks on face, otherwise fine. Ex Camillery (1991). Photo.
3340 £420
Malta: 1914-21 watermark Mult Crown CA: 3d. purple on yellow with white back, unissued and overprinted ''SPECIMEN'', fine with full gum from top of sheet with plate number. See footnote in S.G., cat. 275+. Photo.
3341 £200
Malta: 1914-21 watermark Mult Crown CA: 6d. die proof of the name and duty plate only, in black on glazed card (92 x 60mm), unmarked and undated. Ex Camillery (1991). Photo.
3342 £3500
Malta: 1919 (March 6th) watermark Mult Crown CA 10s. die proof in black on thick wove paper (46 x 46mm), most attractive and rare. Photo.
3343 £2000
Malta: 1919 (March 6th) watermark Mult Crown CA 10s. imperforate colour trial in red on green gummed watermarked paper, most attractive and rare. Photo.
3344 £23000
Malta: 1919 (March 6th) watermark Mult Crown CA 10s. imperforate plate proof in black on watermarked ungummed paper in a block of four, most attractive and extremely rare, the only example we have seen. Ex Valetta (1980). Photo.
3345 £480
Malta: 1919 (March 6th) watermark Mult Crown CA 10s. black, overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' in red, fine and fresh with gum. S.G. 96s, cat 900. Photo.
3346 £1550
Malta: 1919 (March 6th) watermark Mult Crown CA 10s. black, fine and fresh mint, minute red mark on gum, very well centred. S.G. 96, cat 3,000. Photo.
3347 £380
Malta: 1921-22 watermark Mult Script CA: 1/4d. to 10s. set overprinted ''SPECIMEN'', fine with gum. S.G. 97-104, cat. 425. Photo.
3348 £400
Malta: 1921-22 watermark Mult Script CA: 1/4d. to 10s. set, mainly fine used. S.G. 97-104, cat. 1,000. Photo.
3349 £200
Malta: 1921-22 watermark Mult Script CA: 1d. scarlet in a mint horizontal pair, showing variety name and duty plate misplaced downwards, fine and scarce. Photo.
3350 £820
Malta: 1921-22 watermark Mult Script CA: 2d. die proof in black on glazed card (92 x 60mm), marked ''BEFORE/HARDENING'' and manuscript date ''12/11/20'', fine. Photo.
3351 £190
Malta: 1921-22 watermark Mult Script CA: 2d. imperforate colour trial in blue, horizontal pair overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' (Type DS 1), on ungummed watermarked paper, fine. Photo.
3352 £210
Malta: 1921-22 watermark Mult Script CA: 2d. imperforate colour trials in blue, two overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' (Type DS 1 and DS3), on ungummed watermarked paper, fine. Photo.
3353 £210
Malta: 1921-22 watermark Mult Script CA: 2d. perforated colour trial in red, on part gummed unwatermarked paper, some marks on reverse, otherwise fine. Photo.
3354 £380
Malta: 1921-22 watermark Mult Script CA: 2s. purple and blue on blue, mint block of four from right of sheet, one showing broken crown and scroll [R.2/4], perfs separated in two places, otherwise fine. S.G. 103, b, cat. 520+. Photo.
3355 £270
Malta: 1921-22 watermark Mult Script CA: 2s. purple and blue on blue, showing variety lines omitted from upper left scroll [R.2/4], fine mint. S.G. 103d, cat. 475. Photo.
3356 £200
Malta: 1922 Self Government watermark Crown CC 10s., watermark Mult Crown CA set and watermark Mult Script CA set, all mint, mainly fine. S.G. 105-121, cat. 715. Photo.
3357 £680
Malta: 1922 Self Government: Watermark Mult Crown CA 2s. purple and blue on blue in a fine mint block of four. S.G. 111, cat. 1,000+. Photo.
3358 £450
Malta: 1922 Self Government Watermark Script CA 10s. black, fine and fresh mint block of four from lower-right corner of sheet, scarce. S.G. 121, cat. 560+. Photo.
3359 £620
Malta: 1922 Self Government Watermark Script CA 10s. black, used block of four, cancelled by single ''MALTA'' c.d.s., fine and scarce. S.G. 121, cat. 900+. Photo.
3360 £600
Malta: 1922-26 Melita Issue: Master die proof with blank country name and value tablets, used for the 1/4d. to 6d. and 1 values, printed in black on glazed card (92 x 60mm), marked ''BEFORE/HARDENING'' and manuscript date ''22/5/22'', fine. Photo.
3361 £520
Malta: 1922-26 Melita Issue: Master die proof with blank country name and value tablets, used for the 1/4d. to 6d. and 1 values, printed in brown on glazed card (92 x 60mm), unmarked, fine. Ex Camillery (1991). Photo.
3362 £230
Malta: 1922-26 Melita Issue: 1/4d. to 1, all overprinted ''SPECIMEN'', mainly fine with gum. S.G. 123s-139s, cat. 500. Photo.
3363 £190
Malta: 1922-26 Melita Issue: 1/4d. to 1 (both) set, mainly fine mint. S.G. 123-140. Photo.
3364 £270
Malta: 1922-26 Melita Issue: 1/4d. to 1 (both) set, mainly fine used. S.G. 123-140. Photo.
3366 £780
Malta: 1922-26 Melita Issue: 1/2d. imperforate colour trial in blue and chestnut, block of four on unwatermarked paper, overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' (Type DS 1), mounted on brown card with impressed number ''142'', fine, ex De La Rue archives. Photo.
3367 £220
Malta: 1922-26 Melita Issue: 1/2d. imperforate colour trial in chestnut and blue, horizontal pair on unwatermarked paper, overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' (Type DS 1), fine. Photo.
3368 £220
Malta: 1922-26 Melita Issue: 1/2d. imperforate colour trial in blue and chestnut, horizontal pair on unwatermarked paper, overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' (Type DS 1), fine. Photo.
3369 £170
Malta: 1922-26 Melita Issue: 1/2d. imperforate colour trial in brown and blue, on unwatermarked paper, overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' (Type DS 1), fine. Photo.
3370 £130
Malta: 1922-26 Melita Issue: 1/2d. imperforate colour trial in blue and chestnut, on unwatermarked paper, overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' (Type DS 1), minute mark on margin at left, otherwise fine. Photo.
3371 £130
Malta: 1922-26 Melita Issue: 1/2d. imperforate colour trial in blue and chestnut, on unwatermarked paper, overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' (Type DS 1), fine. Photo.
3374 £600
Malta: 1922-26 Melita Issue: Die proof of the central vignette only, used for the 1s. to 10s. values, printed in black on glazed card (92 x 60mm), marked ''BEFORE/HARDENING'' and manuscript date ''23/5/22'', fine. Ex Camillery (1991).Photo.
3375 £4200
Malta: 1922-26 Melita Issue: 1 die proof in issued colours, printed on medium hard surfaced paper (37 x 47mm) showing printers guide lines, fine and most attractive. Photo.
3376 £1500
Malta: 1922-26 Melita Issue: 1 stamp size die proof in issued colours, printed on medium hard surfaced paper, fine and most attractive. Photo.
3377 £1000
Malta: 1922-26 Melita Issue: 1 imperforate colour trial in blue and brown, on thick unwatermarked paper, block of four, fine and most attractive. Photo.
3378 £500
Malta: 1922-26 Melita Issue: 1 imperforate colour trial in blue and brown, on unwatermarked paper, horizontal pair overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' (Type DS 1), mounted on brown card, fine. Photo.
3379 £350
Malta: 1922-26 Melita Issue: 1 black and bright carmine with watermark upright in a fine unmounted mint block of four from lower-left corner of sheet. S.G. 140, cat. 400++. Photo.
3380 £240
Malta: 1925 21/2d. on 3d. used on 1925 (Dec. 3rd) envelope to England. tied by ''VALLETTA'' c.d.s. and partly tied by ''Paid late Fee'', scarce. Photo.
3381 £140
Malta: 1926 ''POSTAGE'' issue: 1/4d. brown a mint lower-left plate block of four, showing misplacement of overprint (''O'' cut by perforations), fine. Ex Camillery (1991). S.G. 143var. Photo.
3382 £230
Malta: 1926 ''POSTAGE'' issue: 1/4d. brown a used block of four on piece, showing misplacement of overprint, fine. Ex Camillery (1991). S.G. 143var. Photo.
3384 £60
Malta: 1926 ''POSTAGE'' issue: 3d. black on yellow with variety overprint inverted, fine mint without initials on gum, fine. S.G. 149a, cat. 170. Photo.
3385 £450
Malta: 1926 ''POSTAGE'' issue: 3d. black on yellow with variety overprint inverted, horizontal pair (one with marginal selvedge at base) used on piece with 1/2d., 1d., 21/2d. (2), all cancelled by ''G.P.O./MALTA'' c.d.s's, rare. B.P.A. Certificate (1973). Photo.
3386 £350
Malta: 1926 ''POSTAGE'' issue: 4d. yellow and bright blue, mint block of four showing grossly misplaced overprint (''AGE POST''), lower pair is unmounted, fine and rare. Ex Camillery (1991). Photo.
3387 £480
Malta: 1926 ''POSTAGE'' issue: 4d. yellow and bright blue, a used block of four from lower-right corner of sheet showing grossly misplaced overprint (''AGE POST''), on piece, fine and rare. Ex Camillery (1991). Photo.
3388 £880
Malta: 1926-27, 1928 and 1930 sets, all overprinted/perforated ''SPECIMEN'', mainly fine with gum. S.G. 157s-172s, 174s-209s, cat. 1,025. Photo.
3389 £230
Malta: 1926-27 issue: Die proof of the Head only with uncleared surround, printed in red on surfaced paper (76 x 95mm), with reversed engraved die ''10690'' and dated in pencil ''9/10/25'' at foot, this Head used for the 1/4d. to 6d. values, fine. Ex Camillery (1991). Photo.
3390 £420
Malta: 1926-27 issue: Master die proof for the 1/4d. to 6d. values, with uncleared surround, printed in black on surfaced paper (97 x 103mm) with reversed engraved die ''10641'' at top. some light staining, otherwise fine. Ex Camillery (1991). Photo.
3391 £500
Malta: 1926-27 issue: 1s. die proof in black on wove paper (80 x 61), fine. Photo.
3392 £1150
Malta: 1928 ''POSTAGE AND REVENUE'' issue: 1s. black, mint horizontal pair from left of sheet, variety imperforate between stamp and margin, very rare as only ten examples recorded. S.G. 186var. Photo.
3393 £90
Malta: 1935 Silver Jubilee: 1/2d. to 1s. set perforated ''SPECIMEN'' fine with gum. S.G. 210s-213s. Photo.
3394 £700
Malta: 1935 Silver Jubilee: 1/2d. to 1s. set perforated ''SPECIMEN'' and further handstamped ''SPECIMEN'' by a receiving authority, affixed to piece of archive sheet. S.G. 210s-213s. Photo.
3395 £380
Malta: 1935 Silver Jubilee: 1/2d. to 1s. set in mint blocks of four from lower-left corner of sheet, one of each showing extra flagstaff [R. 9/1], lower pairs are unmounted, fine. S.G. 210a-213a, cat. 827+. Photo.
3396 £350
Malta: 1935 Silver Jubilee: 1/2d. to 1s. set used showing extra flagstaff [R. 9/1], 21/2d. has small tear, otherwise fine. S.G. 210a-213a. Photo.
3397 £380
Malta: 1935 Silver Jubilee: 1/2d. to 1s. set in mint blocks of four, one of each showing lightning conductor [R. 2/5], all except one 1/2d. are unmounted, fine. S.G. 210c-213c, cat. 731+. Photo.
3398 £200
Malta: 1935 Silver Jubilee: 1/2d. to 1s. set, the 6d. showing variety short extra flagstaff [R. 2/1], fine used on 1935 (Oct. 3rd) cover. Photo.
3399 £2600
Malta: 1937 Coronation set, imperforate and perforated ''SPECIMEN'' fine with gum, very rare. S.G. 214s-216s. Photo.
3400 £1650
Malta: 1937 Coronation 11/2d. in the scarce brown-lake shade, in a very fine unmounted mint block of six from left of sheet, a rare multiple. R.P.S. Certificate (1983). S.G. 215a, cat. 3,600. Photo.
3401 £900
Malta: 1938-43 1/4d. to 10s. set (less 11/2d. slate-black, 21/2d. dull violet) all perforated ''SPECIMEN'' all in horizontal or vertical strips of three, rare in multiples. S.G. 217s-231s. Photo.
3402 £15000
Malta: 1948-53 ''SELF-GOVERNMENT'' issue: 11/2d. green with variety albino overprint, fine used. An exceptional rarity as only 5 to 10 examples are known. R.P.S. Certificate (1980). S.G. 237bba, cat. 13,000. Photo.
3403 £350
Malta: 1966 Anniversary of Valletta 2d. a fine unmounted mint vertical strip of three from lower-right corner of sheet, lower stamp variety gold almost completely omitted. S.G. 366var, EC MA732MCa cat. 375. Photo.
3404 | £820
Malta: A mint and used selection on leaves, incl. 1926 ''POSTAGE'' set, 1/4d. with misplaced overprint, also 2s.6d. used block of eight on piece, 1926-27, 1928, 1930 sets mint and used of each, etc., mainly good to fine. (223).
3405 £520
Malta: World War I and II: 1915 (June 26th) On Active Service p.p.c. to England, bearing a very fine strike of the circular framed ''WOUNDED POST OFFICE/Crown/MALTA'' cachet in violet, rare. Photo.
3406 £600
Malta: World War I and II: 1915 (Aug. 13th) p.p.c. from Scotland, addressed to St. Andrew's Hospital, Malta, bearing 1d. stamp cancelled by Prestonkirk c.d.s., struck on arrival with the circular framed ''WOUNDED POST OFFICE/Crown/MALTA'' in violet, it was then handstamped ''REJOINED UNIT'' and ''BASE ALEXANDRIA'', few creases, otherwise fine. Photo.
3407 £120
Malta: World War I and II: 1915 (Sept. 18th) and 1916 (Jan. 29th) envelopes from Malta to the same address in Paris, both with G.B. adhesives, one cancelled with Valletta c.d.s., other with London c.d.s's, also straight line ''PASSED SHIP CENSOR'' and oval framed ''PASSED BY/SHIPS CENSOR'' datestamp. Photo.
3408 £600
Malta: World War I and II: 1915 (Oct.) stampless envelope addressed to Bluejacket & Soldier Office, Rye, endorsed at top ''Posted at Comino No stamps available T.F.'', with ''MIGIARRO'' c.d.s. and Rye arrival mark on reverse, unusual. Photo.
3409 £225
Malta: World War I and II: 1918 (Jan.) stampless envelope to France, bearing double circular framed ''1re ARMEE NAVALE/CENTRE/POSTAL/de/MALTE/TOURVILLE'' cachet in violet. This was handstamped at the Post Office situated on board ship stationed at Malta, this was possibly transferred to the ship Kanaris as the Tourville had left for Corfu in January 1917. Photo.
3410 £240
Malta: World War I and II: 1918 (April) envelope (roughly opened) to England, bearing 1d. cancelled ''RECEIVED FROM H.M. SHIP/NO CHARGE TO BE RAISED'' with large double oval framed ''PASSED BY CENSOR/H.M. SEAPLANE STATION'', on reverse has boxed ''R.N. SEAPLANE STATION/APR 1918/MALTA/Ref. No.''. Ex Camillery (1991). Photo.
3411 £450
Malta: World War I and II: 1942 four Christmas Air letter cards, one in red, three in blue (one unused), used with triangular censor marks.
3412 £190
Malta: World War I and II: 1943-44 four envelopes, three with censor labels, one with oval framed ''POSTAL/CENSOR'' cachet, two have patriotic labels.
3413 £150
Malta: Prisoner of War Mail: 1914 (Dec. 10th) p.p.c. to Austria, bearing boxed ''FREE/FROM/PRISONER/OF WAR'' (POW-1) and circular ''POST FREE/P.C./PRISONER OF WAR'' cachet in red, scarce. Photo.
3414 £200
Malta: Prisoner of War Mail: 1914 (Dec. 8th) p.p.c. to Austria, bearing boxed ''FREE/FROM/PRISONER/OF WAR'' and circular ''POST FREE/P.C./PRISONER OF WAR'' cachet in purple (POW-1), scarce. Photo.
3415 £300
Malta: Prisoner of War Mail: Privately Printed Stationery: 1915 (circa) locally produced postcard with well executed hand painted stamp in brown, yellow and blue with ''MALTA'' at top and ''PRISONERS POST/1915'' at base, most attractive. Ex Camillery (1991). Photo.
3416 £550
Malta: Prisoner of War Mail: Privately Printed Stationery: 1915 (circa) locally produced postcard with well executed hand painted stamp in brown, yellow and blue with ''MALTA'' at top and ''PRISONERS POST/1915'' at base, addressed but not sent, some creasing, otherwise fine and most attractive. Photo.
3418 £130
Malta: Prisoner of War Mail: 1915 (Jan.) envelope from St. Clements Camp (manuscript endorsement on reverse)to Egypt, bearing double circular ''FROM PRISONER OF WAR/PC/MALTA/FREE'' in black (POW-2a), fine. Photo.
3419 £130
Malta: Prisoner of War Mail: 1915 (Jan. 7th) p.p.c. from Verdala Camp to Switzerland, bearing double circular ''FROM PRISONER OF WAR/PC/MALTA/FREE'' in black (POW-2a) and circular ''POST FREE/P.C./PRISONER OF WAR'' cachet in red. Photo.
3420 £380
Malta: Prisoner of War Mail: 1915 (Aug. 14th) Maltese 1d. stationery card to a British P.O.W. in Germany, bearing boxed ''FREE/FROM (deleted) To (added in manuscript)/PRISONER/OF WAR'' in red (POW-1) and matching circular ''PASSED BY CENSOR/Crown/No. 1074'' cachet, also violet double circular ''FREIGEGEBEN/F.A./DOEBERITZ'', scarce. Photo.
3421 £500
Malta: Prisoner of War Mail: Privately Printed Stationery: 1916 (circa) envelope to Austria with impressed ''KAMP POST/MALTA'' (POW-U1) stamp in red, cancelled by oval ''FREE FROM PRISONER OF WAR/PC/3/MALTA'' (POW-73) in violet, and Austrian censor cachet in red, two punch holes and a few small tears, otherwise fine and scarce. Photo.
3422 £180
Malta: Prisoner of War Mail: Privately Printed Stationery: 1916 (circa) envelope to Austria with impressed ''KAMP POST/MALTA'' (POW-U1) stamp in blue, cancelled by oval ''FREE FROM PRISONER OF WAR/PC/3/MALTA'' (POW-73) in violet, and Austrian censor cachet in red, part of flap torn away, otherwise fine and scarce. Photo.
3423 £190
Malta: Prisoner of War Mail: Privately Printed Stationery: 1916 (circa) unused postcard with impressed ''KAMP POST/MALTA'' (POW-U1) stamp in yellow-green, fine. Photo.
3424 £500
Malta: Prisoner of War Mail: Privately Printed Stationery: 1916 (March) envelope to Switzerland with impressed ''KAMP POST/MALTA'' (POW-U1) stamp in black and yellow, cancelled by oval ''FREE FROM PRISONER OF WAR/PC/3/MALTA'' (POW-73) in violet, with Zurich receiving mark on reverse, fine and scarce. Photo.
3425 £800
Malta: Prisoner of War Mail: Privately Printed Stationery: 1916 (March 19th) locally produced postcard with well executed hand painted stamp in brown, yellow, red and blue with ''OSTERN 1916'' at top and ''MALTA/WAR PRISONERS POST'' at base, used to Hamburg, cancelled by oval ''FREE FROM PRISONER OF WAR/PC/1/MALTA'' (POW-73) most attractive.
3426 £450
Malta: Prisoner of War Mail: Privately Printed Stationery: 1916 (March 29th) postcard with printed Easter Greetings (POW-G2), used to Austria, cancelled on reverse ''FREE FROM PRISONER OF WAR/PC/MALTA'' (POW-6) in red, and Austrian censor cachet alongside, rare. Ex Coates (1990). Photo.
3429 £300
Malta: Prisoner of War Mail: Privately Printed Stationery: 1916 (May) envelope to Egypt with impressed ''KAMP POST/MALTA'' (POW-U1) stamp in blue, cancelled by circular ''FROM PRISONER OF WAR/PC/MALTA/FREE'' (POW-2b) in violet with another fine strike at lower-left, flap torn upon opening, otherwise fine and scarce. Ex Camillery (1991). Photo.
3430 £300
Malta: Prisoner of War Mail: Privately Printed Stationery: 1916 (June) envelope to Switzerland with impressed ''KAMP POST/MALTA'' (POW-U1) stamp in blue, cancelled by oval ''FREE FROM PRISONER OF WAR/PC/3/MALTA'' (POW-73) in violet, with Zurich receiving mark on reverse, fine and scarce. Photo.
3431 £80
Malta: Prisoner of War Mail: 1917 (Oct. 29th) P.O.W. stationery letter sheet from St. Clement's Camp to Germany, bearing oval circular ''FREE FROM PRISONER OF WAR/PC 3/MALTA'' in black (POW-73), fine. Photo.
3432 £400
Malta: Prisoner of War Mail: 1942 (March 3rd) envelope from ''St. Agatha Internment Camp, Rabat'' (endorsed on flap), bearing boxed ''INT. CIV./MALTA'' (INT-2) triangular ''Crown/No. 58/PASSED BY CENSOR in violet and Valletta receiving c.d.s., scarce. Photo.
3434 £650
Malta: Postage Due Marks: 1817 (April 25th) cover from Bengazi to Malta, bearing on reverse a very fine ''May, 17; T.4'', rare. Photo.
3436 £480
Malta: Postage Due Marks: 1825 (May 10th) entire letter from Tripoli to the Palace, Malta, on reverse has a good strike ''May 21 T2, 10'' struck across flap, scarce. The letter is written by Major Gordon Laing who was a noted African explorer and has been sent to Tripoli by the Governor of Sierra Leone in order to ascertain the source and course of the river Niger. Photo.
3438 £250
Malta: Postage Due Marks: 1830 (Feb. 13th) entire letter from Livorno to Malta, bearing on reverse a fine ''Feb. 28 * 5d'' struck across flap. Photo.
3439 £250
Malta: Postage Due Marks: 1830 circa, April 29th) entire probably from Turkey to H.M.S. Blonde, Malta via Guernsey, bearing on reverse a fine ''Jun 12: 4.d:'''' struck across flap with good ''GUERNSEY'' scroll. Although there is no indication of place of dispatch, a disinfection slits suggests a Middle East origin. Photo.
3440 £460
Malta: Postage Due Marks: 1832 (July 24th) entire letter from Algiers to Marseille, forwarded to Malta, bearing on reverse a fine ''24, August: 4d:'' struck across flap, scarce. Photo.
3441 £240
Malta: Postage Due Marks: 1834 (Jan. 18th) entire letter from Livorno to Malta, bearing on reverse a fine ''3, February, 3,d''. Photo.
3444 £480
Malta: Postage Due Marks: 1868 (Jan. 8th) envelope from Rome to Malta, bearing Papal States 1868-70 20c. Indian red, with ''8D'' in circle (PD-82); Messina, Napoli and Malta transit and receiving c.d.s's on reverse E. Diena Certificate (1990). Photo.
3445 £800
Malta: Postage Due Marks: 1868 (Jan. 3rd) entire letter from Naples, bearing Italy 1863 40c. cancelled by ''184'' , with oval framed ''P.D.'', circular framed ''s 1/-D'' (PSD-122), and a fine unframed ''INSUFFICIENTLY-PAID'' (PDO-3); small Malta c.d.s. dated 7th. January 1868 on reverse, rare. Ex Coates (1990). Photo.
3446 £800
Malta: Postage Due Marks: 1868 (June 15th) entire letter from Chios to Malta, rated ''73/4'' with a fine strike of the rare ''9D'' in circle (PD-92), slightly overstruck by Chios despatch mark, on reverse has Messina and Malta c.d.s's. Photo.
3447 £650
Malta: Postage Due Marks: 1868 (Nov. 12th) from Italy,, bearing a fine ''6D'' in circle (PD-62), with Castellamare despatch mark; Malta receiving mark on reverse. Ex Coates (1990). Photo.
3448 £400
Malta: Postage Due Marks: 1869 (July 27th) unpaid cover to Gibraltar, bearing a fine ''4D'' in circle (PD-42), boxed ''TO/PAY'' with Malta and Gibraltar c.d.s's. Photo.
3449 £1400
Malta: Postage Due Marks: 1870 (Feb. 14th) envelope to Scotland, bearing G.B. 1865-67 4d. plate 11 GI tied by ''MALTA/A25'' duplex and manuscript ''Prepaid/Sixpence'', with ''8D'' in circle (PD-82), two line ''DEFICIENT-POSTAGE (2)/FINE (6)'' also oval framed ''MORE/TO-PAY'', on reverse has Edinburgh despatch c.d.s., a most interesting and intriguing item. Ex Disraili (1994). Photo.
3452 £130
Malta: Postage Due Marks: 1890 (Aug. 8th) large part piece from Milan to Malta, bearing Italian 20c. cancelled by Milano squared circle, has unframed ''T'' and oval framed ''1D/A.25'' (PD-15). Photo.
3454 £500
Malta: Postage Due Marks: 1897 (Feb. 3rd) p.p.c. from Milan to Malta, bearing Italy 5c. pair cancelled by Milano squared circles, also has a fine oval framed ''3D/A.25'' (PD-35) and blue crayon ''T''. Photo.
3455 £150
Malta: Postage Due Marks: 1902 (Feb. 17th) envelope from Germany to Malta, bearing 10pf. pair cancelled by Hamburg c.d.s's, unframed ''T'' and fine ''5D'' (PD-52), has Malta receiving c.d.s., slightly soiled. Photo.
3456 £350
Malta: Postage Due Marks: 1905 (Feb. 16th) envelope from Benghazi, Eritrea to Malta, bearing genuine Italian Libya 1901 1pi. on 25c. cancelled by ''ETRURIA PIROSCAFI POSTALE ITALIANO'' maritime datestamp, also with forged unframed ''T'' and forged ''7D'' in circle, unusual. The 7d. handstamp is only recorded used from June 8th to 17th. July 1909. Photo.
3457 £210
Malta: Postage Due Marks: 1905 (July 26th) envelope from Germany to H.M.S. Suffolk, Malta, bearing German 10pf. and 20pf., cancelled by Badenweiler c.d.s's, with circular framed ''T'' and scarce ''D/21/2'' (PD-21/22) handstamps. Photo.
3458 £150
Malta: Postage Due Marks: 1921 (May 6th) envelope to Marsascala, bearing 1914-21 1/4d. cancelled by ''NOTABILE B.O.'' c.d.s., unframed ''T'' and ''D/11/2''. Photo.
3460 £180
Malta: Postage Due Marks: 1921 (Dec. 20th) envelope posted on board ship addressed to H.M.S. Cardiff, redirected from London to H.M.S. Centaur at Malta, bearing London and Gibraltar c.d.s's, unframed ''T'' and ''4D'' in circle (PD-42), boxed ''Posted on Board Ship Abroad/I.S.'' and ''4D/I. S./G'', few minor imperfections, otherwise fine. Photo.
3461 £700
Malta: Postage Due Marks: 1923 (circa) postcard and 1924 (May ) envelopes (2), all with adhesives removed, bearing unframed ''T'' and boxed ''7D.'' (PD-73), ''8D.'' (PD-83) and ''1/-'' (PD-123) all the only recorded examples. Photo.
3463 £225
Malta: Postage Due Marks: 1924 (March 13th) envelope from Italy to Malta, bearing Italy 50c. cancelled by Firenze c.d.s., also has unframed ''T'' and scarce boxed ''3D.'' (PD-33a), on reverse has ''35'' Postman's handstamp. Photo.
3464 £170
Malta: Postage Due Marks: 1924 (May 14th) envelope from Tunisia to Malta, bearing 25c. pair cancelled by Susse c.d.s's, with triangular framed ''T'' and boxed ''2D.'' (PD-23), on reverse has Valletta c.d.s. and ''42'' Postman's handstamp. Photo.
3465 £520
Malta: Postage Due Marks: 1924 (July 11th) printed matter card from London, bearing 1/2d. cancelled by Poplar machine mark, unframed ''T'' and the only recorded example of the boxed ''5D.'' (PD-53). Photo.
3466 £100
Malta: Postage Due Marks: 1924 (Aug. 6th) postcard from England to Malta, bearing G.B. 1d. cancelled by Bideford c.d.s., with octagonal framed ''T'' and boxed ''1D.'' (PD-13), also ''16'' Postman's handstamp, Sliema and Valletta c.d.s's. Photo.
3468 £400
Malta: Postage Due Marks: 1924 (Sept. 18th) unfranked envelope from Tunisia to Malta, bearing ''MEDJEZ-EL-BAB'' c.d.s., triangular framed ''T'', unframed ''T'' and the very rare boxed ''6D.'', (PD-63), some stain spotting, otherwise fine. Only two examples of this handstamp recorded. Photo.
3470 £300
Malta: Postage Due Marks: 1924 (Dec. 10th) p.p.c. from Italy to Malta, bearing Italy 15c. cancelled by Milano machine cancel, unframed ''T'' and scarce boxed ''3D.'' (PD-33a) and ''DELIVERY BRANCH/G.P.O. MALTA'' c.d.s. Photo.
3471 £110
Malta: Postage Due Marks: 1952 (May 26th) O.H.M.S. envelope from the General Post Office Malta to Tunis, bearing ''OFFICIAL/PAID'' c.d.s/. and boxed ''41/2D.'' (PD-43R) both in red, rare. Photo.
3472 £140
Malta: Postage Due Marks: 1952 (May 26th) O.H.M.S. envelope from the General Post Office Malta to Natal, bearing ''OFFICIAL/PAID'' c.d.s/. and boxed ''6D.'' and ''1/-'' (PD-43R, PD-123R) in red, rare. Photo.
3473 £1200
Malta: Postage Due Adhesives: 1925 (April 16th) 1/2d. to 1s.6d. set in horizontal strips of three all affixed to piece, all handstamped ''POSTES ET TELEGRAPHES/COLLECTION/DE/BERNE/MADAGASCAR'' in red, from the U.P.U. Specimens released from the Madagascar Postal archives, unique. S.G. D1-D10. Photo.
3474 £350
Malta: Postage Due Adhesives: 1925 (April 16th) 1/2d. to 1s.6d. set in tte-bche blocks of four (2 pairs), also a single set, all used, mainly fine. S.G. D1-D10a, cat. 1,022. Photo.
3475 £200
Malta: Postage Due Adhesives: 1925 (April 16th) 1/2d. fine used on local 1925 (April 25th) letter sent at an unsealed printed matter rate but unfranked, stamp cancelled by Valletta c.d.s., on reverse has ''18'' Postman's handstamp. Photo.
3476 £200
Malta: Postage Due Adhesives: 1925 (April 16th) 1d. used on a local 1925 (May 30th)envelope with unauthorised G.B. 1/2d. stamp (uncancelled), fine. S.G. D2. Photo.
3477 £170
Malta: Postage Due Adhesives: 1925 (April 16th) 1d. fine used on 1925 (April 16th, first day of issue) local envelope within Valletta, scarce. Ex Coates (1990). S.G. D2. Photo.
3479 £250
Malta: Postage Due Adhesives: 1925 (April 16th) 3d. used on 1925 (June 15th) unstamped envelope from Birmingham to Sliema, stamp cancelled by Valletta c.d.s., also with octagonal framed ''T'', scarce. S.G. D6. Photo.
3480 £500
Malta: Postage Due Adhesives: 1925 (April 16th) 4d. fine used on 1925 (June 20th) envelope from Switzerland, bearing Swiss 10c., circular framed ''T'' and boxed ''ADVERTISED/24 JUN 25/G.P.O. MALTA''. Photo.
3481 £1750
Malta: Postage Due Adhesives: 1925 (July 20th) 1/2d. to 1s.6d. set overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' in horizontal strips of three, affixed to part page from the Madagascar Post Office archives, received from the U.P.U. in Berne, all cancelled by large circular ''POSTES ET TELEGRAPHES/COLLECTION/DE/BERNE/MADAGASCAR'' in red, unique. S.G. D11s-D20s. Photo.
3482 £170
Malta: Postage Due Adhesives: 1925 (July 20th) 1/2d. to 1s.6d. set overprinted ''SPECIMEN'', mainly fine with gum. S.G. D11s-D20s, cat. 225. Photo.
3483 £65
Malta: Postage Due Adhesives: 1925 (July 20th) 1d. on 1930 (Aug. 19th) p.p.c. from England, bearing G.B. 1d. tied by London machine cancel, octagonal framed ''T'', also ''DELIVERY BRANCH/G.P.O. MALTA'' datestamp. Photo.
3484 £170
Malta: Postage Due Adhesives: 1925 (July 20th) 2d. used on 1941 (Nov. 1st) envelope franked only by Malta Relief Fund 1/2d. labels (pair, first day of issue), uncancelled with unframed ''T'', on reverse has ''63'' Postman's handstamp. Photo.
3485 £80
Malta: Postage Due Adhesives: 1925 (July 20th) 2d. used on 1938 (Sept. 4th) envelope from Australia, bearing 1/2d., 11/2d. and 3d., manuscript ''T20'', on reverse has ''53'' Postman's handstamp. Photo.
3486 £180
Malta: Postage Due Adhesives: 1925 (July 20th) 21/2d. pair used on 1932 (Oct. 4th) envelope from Switzerland, bearing Swiss 10c., 20c. (3), manuscript ''2'' and ''T'', on reverse has ''34'' Postman's handstamp. Photo.
3487 £320
Malta: Postage Due Adhesives: 1925 (July 20th) 1s. and 1s.6d. used on 1949 (June 27th) envelope from Australia, bearing 1s.6d., with boxed violet handstamp stating that it exceeds 1oz. Photo.
3488 £110
Malta: Revenues: 1950 Malta Nursing Society 1/3d. orange and 5s. green with punch holes, also 5s. colour trial in blue with ''WATERLOW & SONS LTD/SPECIMEN'' and small punch hole. Photo.
3489 | £1550
Malta: Revenues: A mint and used collection on leaves, incl. 1899 4d. and 1s. mint pairs, one of each showing straight tail to ''R'', 1d. with faintly double overprint mint, 1/2d. with slightly double overprint used, 1d. with overprint inverted used, 1902 2d. , 3d. on 3d., 6d. on 1s., 9d. on 1s., 2s. on 2s.6d. to 10s. handstamped ''SPECIMEN'', 1/2d. to 10s. set mint, 10s. pair and single used, 1904-12 to 5s. on 10s. used, also 1929 Permit for Burial with impressed 1d. . etc. (101).