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The John E du Pont Collection of Falkland Islands

Sale number: 79

Thursday 7th March 2013

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2001 £3800
Falkland Islands: Early Mail: 1843 entire letter written by ''Edward Cartledge/Bark Diamond/Falkland Islands'' and dated ''Tuesday March 7th/43'', addressed to his father in Knaresborough, Yorkshire, with ''BUENOS AYRES'' undated circle in green, ms. rating ''2/2'' and backstamped by ''JY 23/1843'' receiving mark. Carried from Buenos Aires to Montevideo on the ''Spider'' and from there to Falmouth on the ''Crane''. ''There is only about 20 people on the island, and it abounds with game in abundance, ducks, geese, horses, bullocks, penguins, sea-birds of every sort are all wild, and are quite ignorant of human beings, the ducks and geese so much so, that you may approach within a yard or 2 of them, for I have caught 2 with my hand by going cautiously to work''. No. 6 in the Study Group listing of unpaid letters from the Falklands published in ''The Falkland Islands Philatelic Digest No. 2'' (1979) Photo.
2002 £750
Falkland Islands: Early Mail: 1862 (Oct. 26) entire letter without outer wrapper written on board ''Ship ''Harmonia'' Port Stanley East Falkland Island'' by Captain James Barclay to William Beverley of Catto Thomson & Co., sailmakers of Aberdeen, enclosing a Bill of Exchange for 117 3s.10d., dated Oct. 13, made out by James Lane, Manager of the Falkland Islands Company, for the purchase of bolts of canvas from the ''Harmonia''. The letter with interesting contents ... ''there has been no regular communication from nor to the Falklands for the last four months . . . I suppose you have been all thinking the old ''Harmonia'' was gone to the bottom''. Discovered after the 1979 Study Group Listing. Ex Dixon. Photo.
2003 £11000
Falkland Islands: Early Mail: THE BLACK FRANK: 1869 (Dec.) green printed envelope registered to Messrs Henry King & Co. in London, with fine strike over manuscript ''Registered'' marking and showing part 1869 despatch datestamp on reverse, fine central ''(crown)/REGISTERED'' mark with London registered oval ''19 JA 70'' receiving datestamp and pencil rating ''4'' both in red below, vertical fold, the envelope slightly trimmed at top with flap missing. Carried on the ''Beacon'', which departed on Dec. 7, to Montevideo and thence to Southampton on the ''Oneida''. Only seven registered Black Franks covers recorded. Barnes 2/69. Illustrated on p. 32 of ''The Falkland Islands Philatelic Digest No. 2'' (1979). Ex Bantham. Photo.
2004 £2400
Falkland Islands: Early Mail: 1870 (Oct. 29) unpaid envelope to George Bulkley of Southport. Connecticut, U.S.A., owner of the U.S. vessel ''Lookout'', the envelope carried as a private ship letter on board the barque ''Epsilon'' not under post office contract and thus charged at double the prepaid rate on arrival. Showing handstruck ''14'', New York Jan. 27 transit datestamp, fine strikes on both side of scarce early ''FALMOUTH/JA 12/71/SHIP LETTER'' c.d.s. (Robertson S10), with next day London Ship Letter c.d.s. on reverse. Some ink corrosion and other cover faults. Manuscript endorsement at left records ''Fm Cpt Nugent/Port Stanley Falkland/Islands Oct 29/70/put into port to/repair damages/Sundry remarks about/his voyage off Cape/Horn etc etc''. With most interesting original enclosed copy letter (the first copy having been sent on the ''Queen of Nations'') from Captain Nugent, skipper of the ''Lookout'' which was able to continue its voyage on Feb. 16 1871. No. 10 in the Study Group listing of unpaid letters from the Falklands published in ''The Falkland Islands Philatelic Digest No. 2'' (1979) and illustrated on p. 22 of ''Falkland Islands: The Black and Red Postal Franks'' by R. Barnes (2000). Ex Mayall, Neild and Dixon. Photo.
2005 £11500
Falkland Islands: Early Mail: THE BLACK FRANK: 1871 (Jan. 16) envelope to George Bulkley of Southport. Connecticut, U.S.A., owner of the U.S. vessel ''Lookout'', sent by its skipper, Captain Richard Nugent with good strike at right, fine despatch datestamp partly overstruck by red ''PAID/LIVERPOOL/BR. PACKET/16 MR 71/28'' c.d.s. with ''NEW YORK PAID ALL/MAR 30'', also in red, over address. Manuscript receiving notation at left records ''Fm Capt Nugent/at Stanley, Falkland/Islands/Jany 14/71''. With interesting original enclosed letter dated Jan. 14. Carried by the ''Speedwell'' to Montevideo and from there to Liverpool on the ''Hipparchus'' prior to further onward transatlantic despatch. One of only six known Black Frank covers not addressed to Great Britain. Barnes 1/71. Ex Mayall and Dixon. Photo.
2006 £13500
Falkland Islands: Early Mail: THE BLACK FRANK: 1872 (Jan. 2) envelope to Montevideo, addressed to A. De Lisle of Messrs De Lisle & Co. with good strike at right and fine despatch datestamp at left, with ms. rate markings ''4'' and ''10'' (centavos) for delivery within the city, flap missing, very attractive. Carried on the ''Foam''. One of only six known Black Frank covers not addressed to Great Britain. Barnes 5/72. Ex Lickfold. Photo.
2007 £9800
Falkland Islands: Early Mail: THE BLACK FRANK: 1875 (Oct. 2) envelope to Thomas Martin at Limefield Junction Station near Edinburgh with good strike at right, despatch datestamp at left and central ms. mark ''6'' in magenta, backstamped by West Calder ''NO 17/75'' receiving mark, the envelope soiled and with flap missing. Carried on the ''Black Hawk'' to Montevideo and from there to Southampton on the ''Neva''. One of only two Frank items adressed to Scotland. Barnes 7/75. Ex F.D. Barker. Photo.
2008 £1650
Falkland Islands: Early Mail: 1876 (Aug. 10) three page letter handwritten and signed by Treasurer Percy Travis with five impressions of the Black Frank at the foot of the letter, a further three having been cut away. The full text of this letter was published in ''A Short History of The Falkland Islands and its Stamps'' by D.O. Sloan & F.C.A. Goodman (1927) and later in ''The Falkland Islands Philatelic Digest No. 2'' ed. R.N. Spafford (1979). Ex Goodman. Photo.
2009 £16500
Falkland Islands: Early Mail: THE RED FRANK: 1877 (Jan. 2) envelope registered to William Dawson in Bedford, addressed by Arthur Bailey, Surveyor General to the Falkland Islands, with clear strikes of the Red Frank, type F.1 despatch c.d.s. and ''(crown)/REGISTERED'' marking, manuscript ratings ''1/-'' in purple and ''6'' (registration) in blue, London Registered Feb. 14 oval transit datestamp in red and same day arrival backstamp, part of reverse lower flap missing nevertheless very attractive. Carried on the ''Black Hawk'' to Montevideo and from there on the ''Tagus'' to Southampton. Barnes 1/77. The second earliest example of the Red Frank, illustrated in ''The Cancellations of the Falkland Islands and Dependencies'' by J. Andrews (1974), opp. p. 8. Ex Mayall, Strakosch. Photo.
2010 £780
Falkland Islands: Early Mail: 1877 (Feb. 9), the final three pages of a letter handwritten and signed on official stationery by Treasurer Percy Travis, the opening sheet now missing, with five impressions of the Red Frank also enclosed, a further three having been cut away from the final sheet. The full text of this letter was published in ''A Short History of The Falkland Islands and its Stamps'' by D.O. Sloan & F.C.A. Goodman (1927) and later in ''The Falkland Islands Philatelic Digest No. 2'' ed. R.N. Spafford (1979). Ex Goodman. Photo.
2011 £12000
Falkland Islands: Early Mail: THE RED FRANK: 1878 (Feb. 15) envelope from Edward Packe addressed to F. Coleman, Secretary of the Falkland Islands Company in London, with clear strike of the Frank, light despatch c.d.s., ms. prepaid rating ''6'' in magenta, receiver's note ''E. Packe's/27 Jan 78'' in red, the the letter having possibly originated from Packe's farm on West Falkland, and Apr. 1 arrival backstamp, the envelope slightly damaged and trimmed at top nevertheless attractive. Carried on the ''Sparrow Hawk'' to Montevideo and thence to Southampton on the ''Mondego''. Barnes 6/78. Ex Lovibond. Photo.
2012 £1400
Falkland Islands: Early Mail: The Franks, Small official lettersheet with handwritten statement by later Postmaster (1890-91) Frederick Sanguinetti providing an account of the usage of the Black and Red Franks with a specimen impression of each, slight soiling. Illustrated on p. 19 of ''Falkland Islands: The Black and Red Postal Franks'' by R. Barnes (2000). Also a specimen strike of the first type ''(crown)/REGISTERED'' marking on official envelope. Photo.
2013 £880
Falkland Islands: Early Incoming Mail: 1852 (June) General Post Office notice ''Mails for the Falkland Islands'' (257 x 400mm.) announcing the monthly despatch of mails by the Brazil Packet to Montevideo and thereafter by sailing packet as recently contracted with the Falkland Islands Company, at the usual Colonial Packet rate with free conveyance of newspapers, ex Lerwick post office with ''JN 17/1852'' datestamp, folded for display and extensively repaired. Ex Dixon.
2014 £1000
Falkland Islands: Early Incoming Mail: 1871 stampless lettersheet from Hamburg addressed ''To the/English Consul/Falklandisland'' endorsed ''paid'' at lower left with rate markings, one amended to ''63/4'', Hamburg July 15 1871 despatch and London transit c.d.s.'s, oval framed ''P.D.'', all in red, vertical crease, scarce and attractive. Carried by hand by the master of the barque ''Chiselhurst''. Ex Neild. Photo.
2015 £980
Falkland Islands: Early Incoming Mail: 1872 envelope from London addressed to George Travis, with embossed cachet of dried fruit brokers Bailey, Parker & Wellesley on flap, franked 1870 6d. mauve pl. 9 MG tied by ''MR 12/72'' duplex, with ms. ''1'' in red and fine F.1 ''JU 17/1872'' arrival datestamp. Carried on the ''Foam''. The earliest incoming item from the 'Travis' find, no. 6 in the 1977 Norris & Beech listing. Photo.
2016 £1050
Falkland Islands: Early Incoming Mail: 1873 envelope from Grimsby addressed to George Travis, endorsed ''paid 6d.'' and ''per Brazil Mail'', franked 3d. rose pl. 9 pair NG, NF, tied by ''FE 7/73'' duplex and blue pencil, with handstruck ''1d'' in red and fine ''MR 18/73'' type F.1 arrival, stain affects one adhesive. No 8 in the 1977 Norris & Beech 'Travis' listing. Photo.
2017 £1250
Falkland Islands: Early Incoming Mail: 1875 envelope from England addressed to ''Capn. Josh. B. Press/British Barque Frederica/Care of Falkland Island Comp./Stanley, Falkland Is./South America'' franked by 6d. grey pl. 13 NJ tied by Yarmouth ''FE 7/75'' duplex with handstruck ''1d'' in red and fine F.1 arrival c.d.s. of ''MR 24/1875'', slight soiling and peripheral faults. Photo.
2018 £550
Falkland Islands: Early Incoming Mail: 1876 envelope addressed to George Travis sent from London by former Governor Col. George D'Arcy with his initials at lower left, franked by 1858-79 1d. pl. 171 NC with 1873-80 21/2d. rosy mauve pl. 4 ME, FL tied by ''AU 8/76'' duplexes with lightly struck type F.1 ''SP 16/1876'' arrival below, flap missing revealing a note from D'Arcy asking to be remembered to the family of William Coulson, whose daughter Alice had been adopted by D'Arcy, her mother having died in 1871. No 17 in the 1977 Norris & Beech 'Travis' listing. Photo.
2019 £1050
Falkland Islands: Early Incoming Mail: 1877 entire letter addressed to George Gerrard, United States Consul, sent from London Oct. 6 franked 6d. grey pl. 15 DH wing-margined, slightly kinked on affixing (previously described as ''scrunched''), with red pencil ''1'' and carried on the ''Sparrow Hawk'', showing fine Dec. 20 type F.1 arrival datestamp. Ex T.P. Palmer. Photo.
2020 £1150
Falkland Islands: Early Incoming Mail: 1898 pink envelope addressed to ''Mr. J.S. Cox/c/o J. Waldron Esq/Port Howard/West Falkland Island's/South America'', franked 21/2d. tied by Wallingford Oct. 3 duplex with slightly indistinct type F.3 arrival of Nov. 2 below, slight soiling but scarce destination. Ex Ayre. Photo.
2021 £350
Falkland Islands: Early Incoming Mail: 1900 envelope from Gibraltar addressed to Governor Sir William Grey-Wilson, endorsed ''via Liverpool'' and franked 1d. tied by July 26 ''A26'' duplex with fine central type F.4A (early use, code sideways ''C''), slight cover faults, flap missing. Photo.
2022 £1100
Falkland Islands: Queen Victoria Proofs and Specimens: 1d. imperforate in brown on wove paper, corner block of four [9-10, 19-20], fine.
2023 £160
Falkland Islands: Queen Victoria Proofs and Specimens: 6d. imperforate in blue on bluish surfaced wove paper, an example from the foot of the sheet showing portions of adjoining stamps on three sides. Photo.
2024 £880
Falkland Islands: Queen Victoria Proofs and Specimens: 6d. imperforate in blue on wove paper, corner block of four [49-50, 59-60], slight staining in margin at right otherwise fine.
2025 £1100
Falkland Islands: Queen Victoria Proofs and Specimens: 1s. imperforate in olive-black on wove paper, corner block of four [49-50, 59-60], slight staining at right and one with diagonal bend otherwise fine.
2026 £1100
Falkland Islands: Queen Victoria Proofs and Specimens: 1s. imperforate in green on wove paper, corner block of four [9-10, 19-20], fine.
2027 £260
Falkland Islands: Queen Victoria Proofs and Specimens: 6d. imperforate in blue on white wove paper, handstamped ''SPECIMEN'' (Samuel type BS1) in violet at foot, minor stain at upper right. Photo.
2028 £520
Falkland Islands: Queen Victoria Proofs and Specimens: 6d. imperforate in blue on wove paper affixed to card, perforated ''SPECIMEN'' (17 x 3.5mm.) at foot. Photo.
2029 £720
Falkland Islands: Queen Victoria Proofs and Specimens: 1s. imperforate in pale brown on wove paper, perforated ''SPECIMEN'' (17 x 3.5mm.) at foot. Photo.
2030 £1500
Falkland Islands: Queen Victoria Proofs and Specimens: Imperforate sample proof denominated 2d. in dull blue-green affixed to card (66 x 105mm.) with ''ENGRAVED BY/BRADBURY, WILKINSON & CO. LD. LONDON'' handstamp in red and endorsed ''No. 12''. Ex Ayre. Photo.
2031 £13500
Falkland Islands: 1878-79 no watermark 4d. grey-black, the unused block of twelve (2 x 6) being two columns of the sheet with traces of original gum, chiefly fine. The largest recorded multiple. S.G. 2, cat. 14,400+. Photo.
2032 £5200
Falkland Islands: 1878-79 no watermark 6d. blue-green, complete mint sheet of sixty (10 x 6) incl. fresh entries [R. 2/7, 3/7, 4/7] and other plate flaws (identifying diagram also included). Light surface staining and odd small fault, some perf. rejoining and reinforcement, but a great rarity with twenty-eight unmounted. S.G. 3, cat. 6,600+. Photo.
2033 £450
Falkland Islands: 1878-79 no watermark 1s. bistre-brown, upper left corner block of four incl. ''O'' with flattened base and also showing vertical perforation shift, a trifle gum toned, also lower right corner block of six (3 x 2) and three singles (one from the lower row with margin torn away) mint, mostly fine. (13) S.G. 4, var., SH 4, v1.
2034 £1000
Falkland Islands: 1882 Watermark Crown CA upright 1d. dull claret in a fine mint block of four with crazed gum. S.G. 5, cat. 1,300+. Heijtz notes ''blocks of four and larger multiples are very scarce, both mint and used''. Photo.
2035 £270
Falkland Islands: 1882 Watermark Crown CA upright 1d. dull claret, three examples with large part original gum, one with tiny thin, another showing watermark inverted and reversed, paper hinge remainders. S.G. 5, 5y, cat. 1,250. Photo.
2036 £50000
Falkland Islands: 1882 Watermark Crown CA upright 1d. dull claret horizontal pair from the right of the sheet, the famous variety imperforate vertically, large part original gum, perforations a little clipped below left stamp. One of two known pairs, previously a block of four when in the Hind and Dibble collections. This variety is considered by many to be the rarest and most important of all Falkland Islands stamp treasures. S.G. 5a, cat. 80,000. Ex Perkin. Photo.
2037 £550
Falkland Islands: 1882 Watermark Crown CA upright 1d. dull claret horizontal pair with watermark inverted and reversed, horizontal bends, one with yellow mark on gum. S.G. 5y, cat. 1,200+. Photo.
2038 £320
Falkland Islands: 1882 Watermark Crown CA upright 4d. grey-black, horizontal pair. large part original gum, fine. S.G. 6, cat. 1,200. Photo.
2039 £900
Falkland Islands: 1885-91 Watermark Crown CA Sideways 1d. pale claret, watermark Crown to left of CA, mint block of twenty-one (7 x 3) from the lower left corner of the sheet, one with slight gum thins otherwise mainly fine with several unmounted and a very scarce multiple. S.G. 7, cat. 1,995+. Photo.
2040 £400
Falkland Islands: 1885-91 Watermark Crown CA Sideways 1d. pale claret, watermark Crown to left of CA, mint block of eight (4 x 2), a few bends, one with diagonal crease, scarce multiple. S.G. 7, cat. 760+. Photo.
2041 £520
Falkland Islands: 1885-91 Watermark Crown CA Sideways 1d. pale claret, watermark Crown to right of CA, mint block of four, some perf. reinforcement otherwise mainly fine. S.G. 7w, cat. 440+. Photo.
2042 £110
Falkland Islands: 1885-91 Watermark Crown CA Sideways 1d. brownish claret, two horizontal pairs, one mint and showing part marginal watermark letters, the other unused (regummed). S.G. 8, cat. 480+. Photo.
2043 £190
Falkland Islands: 1885-91 Watermark Crown CA Sideways 4d. pale grey-black, watermark Crown to right of CA, unused (regummed), fine. S.G. 9w, cat. 850. Photo.
2044 £950
Falkland Islands: 1885-91 Watermark Crown CA Sideways 4d. grey-black watermark Crown to left of CA mint block of four from the top of the sheet, the lower pair unmounted (Heijtz notes ''blocks of four and larger multiples are very scarce, both mint and used''), also 4d. grey-black watermark Crown to right of CA unused single from the top of the sheet, mainly fine. S.G. 10, 10w, cat. 2,250+. Photo.
2045 £480
Falkland Islands: 1889-91 Watermark Crown CA Upright 1d. red-brown, mint upper left corner vertical pair and an unused single from the top of the sheet. S.G. 11, cat. 900
2046 £3800
Falkland Islands: 1889-91 Watermark Crown CA Upright 4d. olive grey-black mint block of twenty-four, the first four columns of the sheet with imperforate margins, some perf. reinforcement, the upper and lower halves rejoined, the fourth column with vertical bend. A very rare multiple of fine appearance. S.G. 12, cat. 4,800+. Photo.
2047 £16500
Falkland Islands: The 1891 Bisect Provisionals: Government Notice (205 x 165mm.), signed by acting Postmaster Frederick Sanguinetti, the illustrative diagram showing ms. ''1/2'' on each side, the second of just three known examples, bearing at lower left a horizontal pair of unsevered pairs of the ''1/2d.'' on half 1d. brownish claret with the bisection indicated by ink lines, minor tone spot on upper perfs., tied by two strikes of the ''F.I.'' steel obliterator, vertical fold well clear of adhesives and slight corner faults. Part illustrated on p. 7 of ''The Falkland Islands: The 1891 Provisionals'' by Malcolm Barton (2002). Affixed at corners to backing sheet with ms. notations on reverse, some in the collectors' own hands, tracing the provenance of the Notice from Sanguinetti to Peel, White, Oakley, Grant, Koefman, Mayall and Ayre. An important item, highly desirable. Photo.
2048 £12500
Falkland Islands: The 1891 Bisect Provisionals: 1/2d. on half of 1d. red-brown, watermark upright, the famous mint block of twenty from the top of the sheet [R. 1/2-1/4, 2/2-2/4, 3/3-3/4, 4/3-4/4], the largest recorded multiple of the Bisect Provisional. Three stamps [R. 1/2, 1/3 and 2/2] are unsevered, the others cut diagonally and reinforced. [R. 1/4] and [R. 2/4] show misplacement of surcharges, the surcharges being late examples, per favour or 'posthumous', with the full stop high and ink of a more watery nature resulting in blurred impressions. Illustrated and described on p. 161 of ''The Falkland Islands: The 1891 Provisionals'' by Malcolm Barton (2002). Ex De Worms, Stone, Perkin and Stern. Photo.
2049 £2900
Falkland Islands: The 1891 Bisect Provisionals: Ninth Mail on the S.S. ''Herodot'' (July 11 1891), O.H.M.S. envelope addressed by R.W.M. Spearman, secretary to Sir Roger Goldsworthy, to his mother in London, franked by 1d. red-brown upper right corner vertical pair and bisect with 1/2d. surcharge sideways, cancelled by ''F.I.'' steel obliterator with despatch datestamp at left, slight creasing, the cover slightly trimmed at right with left flap on reverse largely missing. Barton I9. Photo.
2050 £2900
Falkland Islands: The 1891 Bisect Provisionals: Tenth Mail on the S.S. ''Karnac'' (Aug. 3, 1891) envelope registered to stamp dealer C. Zissler in London bearing 1887 4d. grey-black with 1d. brownish claret bisect showing inverted ''1/2d.'' surcharge applied after affixing to envelope, tied by 'First Bisect' (Ob. 1/90) 'cork' cancellations with despatch c.d.s., ''(crown)/REGISTERED'' mark and red hooded ''14 SP 91'' arrival datestamp below, very slight soiling. The 'sister' envelope to Barton J21 with adjoining registration number. Photo.
2051 £380
Falkland Islands: 1891-1902 1/2d. to 9d. set of five with additional 2d. shade, each overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' (Samuel type B2), one 2d. and 6d. both with small thin otherwise mainly fine with gum. (6) S.G. 15s, 25s, 26s, 28s, 33s, 35s, cat. 600+. Photo.
2052 £980
Falkland Islands: 1891-1902 1/2d. to 1s., full set of eight values handstamped ''SPECIMEN'' in violet (Samuel type FI3), each marginal from the top of the sheet, odd bend or other imperfection otherwise mainly fine with gum and scarce. Photo.
2053 £230
Falkland Islands: 1891-1902 1/2d. shades, mint selection incl. multiples with blue-green imprint blocks of twelve (one toned in lower margin, the other with one lower margin section missing), 1/2d. green with variety watermark inverted and reversed in block of four (three with faults), etc. (51)
2054 £750
Falkland Islands: 1891-1902 1d. orange red-brown, Oct. 1891 printing, upper right corner marginal mint block of twenty-four (8 x 3), hinged on three and in margins only, mainly fine. S.G. 18, cat. 3,120+. Photo.
2055 £650
Falkland Islands: 1891-1902 1d. shades, mainly mint selection incl. multiples with 1d. orange red-brown, 1d. brown (unused) and 1d. orange-brown (watermark reversed) blocks of four, 1d. pale red corner block of twelve, 1d. orange-red block of six, etc. mainly good to fine. (64)
2056 £1250
Falkland Islands: 1891-1902 21/2d. pale chalky ultramarine, Second printing Aug. 1891, mint block of four with part imprint, tone spot in lower margin otherwise fine, the lower pair unmounted. S.G. 27, cat. 1,000+, SH 8b. Photo.
2057 £620
Falkland Islands: 1891-1902 21/2d. Prussian blue, Jan. 1894 printing, a mint lower left corner marginal block of four, the upper pair with diagonal crease and one with tiny thin, the lower pair umounted, fine appearance. Heijtz notes ''blocks of four and larger multiples are very scarce, both mint and used''. S.G. 29, cat. 1,000+. Photo.
2058 £420
Falkland Islands: 1891-1902 21/2d. Prussian blue, Jan. 1894 printing, horizontal strip of four cancelled by ''F.I.'' steel obliterator, one with fault at foot. S.G. 29, cat. 520+. Ex Dixon. Photo.
2059 £500
Falkland Islands: 1891-1902 21/2d. deep ultramarine, Eighth printing Sept. 1901, upper left corner marginal mint block of twenty-one (7 x 3) hinged in margin only, natural gum irregularity in fifth column, two stamps thinned, fine appearance. S.G. 30c, cat. 1,200+. Photo.
2060 £1400
Falkland Islands: 1891-1902 21/2d. shades, mint selection incl. multiples with 21/2d. dull blue, 21/2d. bright ultramarine (watermark reversed) and 21/2d. deep ultramarine blocks of four, 21/2d. Prussian blue single, 21/2d. pale ultramarine block of six, 33), also 2d. (7, incl. a block of four), etc., poor to fine. (33) Photo.
2061 £820
Falkland Islands: 1891-1902 4d. brownish black, Jan. 1894 printing with watermark reversed, a scarce horizontal strip of four, marginal from the foot of the sheet [R. 6/6-6/9] cancelled by ''F.I.'' steel obliterator, fine. S.G. 31, cat. 1,400. Previously in a strip of six. Ex Stone, Grant, Koefman, Mayall and McRitchie. Photo.
2062 £290
Falkland Islands: 1891-1902 6d. orange-yellow, watermark reversed, mint block of six (3 x 2) some heavily hinged, 6d. yellow lower right corner marginal mint block of four, one in each block unmounted, chiefly fine. S.G. 33, 34, cat. 730+. Photo.
2063 £420
Falkland Islands: 1891-1902 9d. pale reddish orange, two blocks of four (one corner marginal with stamps unmounted) and singles (4), 9d. salmon block of four, the lower pair unmounted, mint, chiefly fine. (16) S.G. 35, 36, cat. 900+. Photo.
2064 £320
Falkland Islands: 1891-1902 1s., mint selection comprising three blocks of four (two marginal, one stamp with a few perfs. short at foot) and five singles, one grey-brown with watermark reversed (slight thins). (17) S.G. 37, x, 38. Photo.
2065 £700
Falkland Islands: 1898 2s.6d. imperf. printer's sample in green, perforated ''SPECIMEN'' (Samuel type B1), fine. Photo.
2066 £620
Falkland Islands: 1898 2s.6d. imperf. printer's sample in red, perforated ''SPECIMEN'' (Samuel type B1), vertical bend. Photo.
2067 £750
Falkland Islands: 1898 5s. imperf. printer's sample in brown, perforated ''SPECIMEN'' (Samuel type B1), fine. Photo.
2068 £160
Falkland Islands: 1898 2s.6d. and 5s. overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' (Samuel type B2), with gum, the 5s. with slight toning. S.G. 41s, 42s, cat. 500. Photo.
2069 £620
Falkland Islands: 1898 2s.6d. and 5s. handstamped ''SPECIMEN'' in violet (Samuel type FI3), vertical creasing and the 5s. with slight toning on reverse otherwise fine with gum. Photo.
2070 £1250
Falkland Islands: 1898 2s.6d. and 5s. mint blocks of four, both corner marginal, the 2s.6d. upper right stamp with slight pink surface marks and lower pair unmounted, the 5s. with crazed gum, mainly fine. S.G. 41, 42, cat. 2,100+. Photo.
2071 £230
Falkland Islands: Queen Victoria Covers and Cancellations: ''F.I.'' steel obliterator (Ob. 1/78), mainly good to fine strikes cancelling 1878-79 no watermark 4d. grey-black, an exceptional lower left corner example, 6d. blue-green left marginal block of four (reinforced), the upper left stamp with minor corner fault, and 1894 (Apr. 22) 'Kiderlen' 1d. stationery card to Germany (also showing fine F.2 despatch with year date missing). Photo.
2072 £1050
Falkland Islands: Queen Victoria Covers and Cancellations: the 'Cork' cancellations, a selection of twenty-one different types, mainly very fine strikes on a range of adhesives, incl. 'Early 4 x 2' (Ob. 2/78) on no watermark 4d., ''Thick and Thin' (1/84) on no watermark 1s. (perf. imperfections), First Cork F.I.' (1/85), 'Early Football' (2/87) and 'Large Football' (1/89) on 4d. watermark sideways, 'Middle Pins' (1/87) on no watermark 1d. (two tone spots), '5x4 and Gap' (2/93) on 6d. orange-yellow, 'Metal Ring' (7/94) on 1d. (corner fault), 'Africa' (1/95) on 21/2d., etc. Ex Dixon. Photo.
2073 £5500
Falkland Islands: Queen Victoria Covers and Cancellations: 1880 (Aug. 12) official envelope to Scotland with receiving note identifying sender as 'notorious' Treasurer, John Wright Collins, franked by no watermark 4d. from the left of the sheet tied by ''F.I.'' steel obliterator with F.1 despatch datestamp below, Sept. 22 arrival backstamps, large part flap missing. Carried on the ''Ibis''. A very rare early cover, Heijtz notes just six surviving covers bearing the first 4d. Photo.
2074 £220
Falkland Islands: Queen Victoria Covers and Cancellations: 1883 to 1885 Kosmos Agency steamer schedules, three documents, the first covering the period from Apr. 1883 to Apr. 1884 issued Apr. 20 1883 by the Falkland Islands Company in London, folded for display, the second a two sided leaflet on yellow paper for Sept.1884 to Apr. 1885, the third in German for Mar.-Sept. 1885, peripheral faults.
2075 £400
Falkland Islands: Queen Victoria Covers and Cancellations: 1888 (May 15) envelope to Kent franked by 4d. grey-black a corner example tied by blurred 'Diamond' (Ob. 1/88) 'cork' cancellation with F.1 despatch below and Southampton Ship Letter c.d.s. of June 23 alongside, London June 23 transit in red on reverse, the cover stained and with other faults but scarce. Carried on the ''Neko'' to Montevideo and thence by the ''Hogarth''. Photo.
2076 £190
Falkland Islands: Queen Victoria Covers and Cancellations: 1889 (Sept. 16) front of registered cover, torn and repaired, addressed to Taylor Bros. in Leeds franked by 4d. grey-back (2) cancelled by fine strikes of the scarce 'Large Football' (Ob. 1/89) 'cork' cancellation with ''(crown)/REGISTERED'' marking, F.1 despatch and London Oct. 20 transit datestamps below. Carried on the 'Neko' to Dartmouth. Photo.
2077 £4800
Falkland Islands: Queen Victoria Covers and Cancellations: 1890 (Jan. 18) envelope addressed to the Minister for Foreign Affairs in Stockholm, Sweden, franked at 4d. rate by 1d. brownish claret horizontal strip of four tied by 'Large Football' (Ob. 1/89) 'cork' cancellations with F.1 despatch c.d.s. at left with blue Mar. 2 arrival datestamp below, London and Swedish transit backstamps. Very scarce. Ex Grant and Neild. Photo.
2078 £650
Falkland Islands: Queen Victoria Covers and Cancellations: 1892 (July 18) envelope registered at double foreign rate to Italy franked by 1/2d. blue-green, 1d., 21/2d. and 6d. orange-yellow tied by good to fine strikes of 'Broken Segment' (Ob. 2/92) 'cork' cancellation with F.2 despatch and red London Aug. 25 transit datestamps below, two strikes of ''(crown)/REGISTERED'' marking, much of reverse of cover missing but showing Rome Aug. 28 arrival backstamp. Carried on the ''Menes'' to Tilbury. Photo.
2079 £480
Falkland Islands: Queen Victoria Covers and Cancellations: 1893 (Jan.) envelope to Texas, bearing 21/2d. and 4d. (slightly overlapping) tied by two fine strikes of the 'Pointed Nose F.I.' (Ob. 1/93) 'cork' cancellation with despatch datestamp below and Mar. 9 Galveston 'Arrived Late' receiving backstamp. Carried on the ''Totmes''. Photo.
2080 £240
Falkland Islands: Queen Victoria Covers and Cancellations: 1893 (Feb. 16) front of registered cover addressed to the Foreign Office in London bearing 1/2d. green corner marginal block of four with 6d. orange-yellow overlapping margin, cancelled by fair to good strikes of 'Pointed Nose F.I.' (Ob. 1/93) 'cork' cancellation with F.2 despatch c.d.s. at lower left, the 6d. additionally tied by Apr. 13 arrival. Carried on the ''Tanis''. Photo.
2081 £450
Falkland Islands: Queen Victoria Covers and Cancellations: 1895 (Jan. 19) printed George Jackson envelope to Birmingham bearing 6d. orange-yellow tied by strike of the very scarce 'Broken Windmill' (Ob. 6/95) 'cork' cancellation with indistinct F.1 despatch c.d.s. below and Feb. 22 1895 arrival backstamp. Carried on the ''Abydos''. Photo.
2082 £720
Falkland Islands: Queen Victoria Covers and Cancellations: 1896 (Apr. 4) official envelope registered at double foreign rate to U.S.A. franked by 1d. (2), 2d. (2), one of each with corner fault, and 4d. cancelled by type F.1 c.d.s.'s showing year date error ''99'', with ''(crown)/REGISTERED'' marking, London transit datestamps, backstamped New York and Camden, New Jersey May 23 arrival. Carried on the ''Abydos'' to Tilbury. Photo.
2083 £110
Falkland Islands: Queen Victoria Covers and Cancellations: 1896 (Apr. 19) envelope to Kent franked by 21/2d. tied by indistinct double strikes of F.1 c.d.s., carried on the ''Herodot'' to Punta Arenas and thence on the ''Orellana'', roughly opened and with some tone spotting. Photo.
2084 £420
Falkland Islands: Queen Victoria Covers and Cancellations: 1896 (May 12) U.S. Consulate envelope addressed to Saint Louis, Missouri, redirected within the city, franked at single rate by 4d. olive-black (slight perf. faults at top) tied by one of two strikes of F.2 c.d.s., with June 28 arrival backstamp. Carried on the ''Totmes''. Ex Lovibond. Photo.
2085 £820
Falkland Islands: Queen Victoria Covers and Cancellations: 1896 (Dec. 3) 'Hugo Schlottfeldt' envelope registered to London franked by 1/2d. and 4d. cancelled by F.3 c.d.s. with ''(crown)/REGISTERED'' marking, London Jan. 9 and 11 arrival datestamps. Scarce passage, carried on the ''Mamari'' to Montevideo and from there to Southampton on the ''Minho''. Photo.
2086 £500
Falkland Islands: Queen Victoria Covers and Cancellations: 1897 (Mar. 25) Government House envelope registered to Switzerland bearing 1878 no watermark 6d. blue-green pairs (2) from the left of the sheet cancelled by F.2 c.d.s.'s (showing spaced ''9 7'') with one pair unusually additionally tied by F.3 c.d.s. struck either due to late recognition of registered status or poor legibility of F.2 dates, with ''(crown)/REGISTERED'' marking, London Apr. 25 transit and backstamped Lausanne Apr. 27 arrival, horizontal cover fold. Carried on the ''Herodot'' and ''Orcana''. Photo.
2087 £600
Falkland Islands: Queen Victoria Covers and Cancellations: 1897 (May 7) official envelope registered to the U.S.A. franked by marginal 6d. orange-yellow tied by F.2 c.d.s. showing spaced ''9 7'' with ''(crown)/REGISTERED'' marking alongside and London June 12 registered oval transit below, Philadelphia June 24 arrival backstamps. Carried on the ''Ramses'' to Punta Arenas. Photo.
2088 £130
Falkland Islands: Queen Victoria Covers and Cancellations: 1897 (Nov. 11) envelope to London carried on the ''Herodot'', franked by 21/2d. tied by two ms. lines as well as F.3 c.d.s., and with Dec. 18 arrival backstamp, the cover torn at top due to rough opening but unusual. Photo.
2089 £180
Falkland Islands: Queen Victoria Covers and Cancellations: 1899, H.M.S. ''Flora'' envelope (embossed on flap) to Luton posted on board bearing 1d. paying Imperial Penny Post rate cancelled ''FE 26/99'' on arrival in England, and with next day Luton arrival backstamp. Scarce and unusual. Photo.
2090 £3200
Falkland Islands: 1899 (Dec. 8) 1d. stationery envelope commercially used to London, cancelled by superb strike of ''GOVERNMENT HOUSE/RECD./8 DE/99'' administrative datestamp in red, with Nov. 13 1900 arrival datestamps below and on reverse. Very rare, one of just three known covers showing this rare marking. Ex Stern. Photo.
2091 £180
Falkland Islands: Queen Victoria Covers and Cancellations: 1902 (May) formula registered envelope, size H, to Germany franked by 1/2d., 21/2d. and 4d. indistinctly cancelled, with London transit oval and backstamped by Paderborn June 25 arrival with postman's failed delivery ms. notations, some faults nevertheless attractive and a scarce early item. Perkins A.3. Ex Stern. Photo.
2092 £520
Falkland Islands: Queen Victoria Covers and Cancellations: 1903 (Feb. 3) envelope registered to Birmingham, England, at quadruple rate paid by 1891-1902 1s. and 2d. with ''(crown)/REGISTERED'' marking at left, carried on the ''Orellana'' with London Feb. 3 transit and same day arrival backstamp. Photo.
2093 £780
Falkland Islands: Queen Victoria Covers and Cancellations: 1903 (May 20) formula registered envelope, size G, addressed to Hull franked by 1891-1902 1d. orange-red block of four and pair, cancelled by very fine F.4B c.d.s.'s and additionally tied by red London July 3 transit, with ''(crown)/REGISTERED'' marking at left, carried on the ''Liguria'' on her last visit to the islands. Perkins A.2. Photo.
2094 £1200
Falkland Islands: Queen Victoria Covers and Cancellations: 1904 (Feb. 29) front of formula registered envelope addressed to London, franked by 1891-1902 1d. pair and single and and showing rare early large ''R'' registration handstamp (Barnes type R2, undated). Also specimen strike on official envelope dated ''1 JA/1890''. Ex Dixon. Photo.
2095 £3500
Falkland Islands: 1912-20 issue, Master die proof for the lower values in black on thin, surfaced card (36 x 40mm.) dated ''24.1.12'' in manuscript. Ex Stern. Photo.
2096 £4200
Falkland Islands: 1912-20 issue, Master die proof for the high values in black on thin, surfaced card (38 x 47mm.) dated ''24.1.12'' in manuscript. Ex Stern. Photo.
2097 £1800
Falkland Islands: 1912-20 Watermark Multiple Crown CA: 1d. pale scarlet on thin white paper, line perf. (1918), a block of four and three singles tied to piece by type F.4F c.d.s's of ''9 AU/19''. Extremely rare, it having been previously believed that all of this printing had received ''WAR STAMP'' overprints and this one of only two known blocks of four. S.G. 61b, cat. 6,300+, SH 25d. B.P.A. certificate (1985) as former S.G. 66a, this having been the 'proving item' for the catalogue listing. Ex Barton. Photo.
2098 £110
Falkland Islands: 1912-20 Watermark Mult. Crown CA 3s. slate-green, a fine used block of four with ''MR 16/33'' c.d.s. cancellations. S.G. 66, cat. 380+. Photo.
2099 £450
Falkland Islands: 1912-20 Watermark Mult. Crown CA 10s. and 1 (a few short perfs. at top) overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' (Samuel type D12a) with gum, 3s. green and 5s. rose-red mint blocks of four, the lower pairs in each unmounted, 10s. single mint, mainly fine. (11) Ex Stern.
2100 £1850
Falkland Islands: 1912-20 Watermark Mult. Crown CA 10s. and 1 in matching lower left corner marginal mint blocks of four, one 10s. and two 1 being unmounted, mainly fine. S.G. 68, 69, cat. 2,620+. Ex Stern. Photo.
2101 £350
Falkland Islands: 1912-20 Watermark Mult. Crown CA 10s. and 1 fine used, the 10s. on small piece. S.G. 68, 69, cat. 850. Ex Stern. Photo.
2102 £520
Falkland Islands: 1912-20 Watermark Mult. Crown CA 1, an upper right corner marginal example with central ''15 DE/29'' c.d.s., fine. S.G. 69, cat. 600. Ex Stern. Photo.
2103 £400
Falkland Islands: 1921-28 Watermark Mult. Script CA 3s. lightly hinged mint lower left corner marginal block of four, and two mint singles, one marginal and showing ink flaw at left, fine. S.G. 80, cat. 600. Ex Stern. Photo.
2104 £2400
Falkland Islands: 1929-37 Whale & Penguin 2s.6d. horizontal pair and lower left corner marginal block of four, 5s. lower right corner marginal block of four, 10s. upper marginal block of four, 1 lower right corner marginal block of four, mint, a few bends but mainly fine with two in each block unmounted. (18) S.G. 123-126, cat. 2,990+. Ex Stern. Photo.
2105 £2400
Falkland Islands: 1933 Centenary 1/2d. to 1 set used, the 1d., 11/2d., 3d., 6d. and 1 on pieces, variously cancelled incl. Fox Bay or South Georgia datestamps, mainly fine. (12) S.G. 127-138, cat. 5,750. Ex Dixon. Photo.
2106 £1850
Falkland Islands: 1933 Centenary 5s., 10s. (upper right corner marginal unmounted) and 1 mint, mainly fine. S.G. 136, 137, 138, cat. 3,900+. Ex Stern. Photo.
2107 £11000
Falkland Islands: 1933 Centenary 5s. black and yellow-orange mint block of four from the foot of the sheet with Bradbury, Wilkinson imprint, the upper pair rather heavily mounted, the lower pair with light horizontal bend but unmounted. Very scarce. S.G. 136a, cat. 10,000+. Ex Stern. Photo.
2108 £7500
Falkland Islands: 1933 Centenary 1 horizontal pair from the foot of the sheet with Bradbury, Wilkinson imprint, unmounted mint, usual slight wrinkles, fine. S.G. 138, cat. 4,500+. Ex Stern. Photo.
2109 £450
Falkland Islands: 1935 Silver Jubilee 1s. in a lower left corner marginal mint block of four, one [Pl. ''1'', R. 9/1] showing 'extra flagstaff' variety, light overall gum toning, the lower margins slightly trimmed. S.G. 142, 142a, cat. 3,545+. Ex Stern. Photo.
2110 £420
Falkland Islands: 1946 Victory (3d. with odd pulled perf.) and Dependencies 1946 Victory sets perforated ''SPECIMEN'' (Samuel type D21) with full gum. (4) S.G. 164s, 165s, G17s, G18s, cat. 750. Ex Stern. Photo.
2111 £550
Falkland Islands: Outlying Residents Postage Due: Howard Clement, Roy Cove, 1904-12 1d. horizontal pair with fine part strike of Bertrand & Felton, Roy Cove large violet oval handstamp, large part original gum, some corner creasing. Ex Styles and Stern. Photo.
2112 £480
Falkland Islands: Outlying Residents Postage Due: G.A. Cobb, Bleaker Island, 1904-12 1d. with ms. ''G.A./Cobb'', mint, fine. Ex Dixon. Photo.
2113 £320
Falkland Islands: Outlying Residents Postage Due: Jason Hansen, Carcass Island, 1904-12 1d. vertical pair, both with ms. ''Carcass'', partly affixed to small piece, slight toning, one slightly clipped at top. Ex Stern. Photo.
2114 £280
Falkland Islands: Outlying Residents Postage Due: Tom Hennah, Port Stephens, 1891-1902 1d. pale red with fancy ''TH'' handstamp in violet, mint, a few slightly toned perfs. Ex Andrews and Stern. Photo.
2115 £240
Falkland Islands: Outlying Residents Postage Due: Tom Hennah, Port Stephens, 1891-1902 1d. pale red with fancy ''TH'' handstamp in violet, large part original gum, fine. Ex Dixon. Photo.
2116 £580
Falkland Islands: Outlying Residents Postage Due: George Johnson, Port Howard, 1891-1902 1d. initialled ''G J'', large part original gum, a few short perfs at top, otherwise fine. Ex Dixon. Photo.
2117 £90
Falkland Islands: Later Cancellations and Covers: 1918-43 stampless O.H.M.S. envelope addressed to Howard Clement at Roy Cove, West Falkland, showing superb strike of circular ''POST OFFICE/(crown)/FALKLAND ISLANDS'' (Heijtz PSO.5) handstamp in black, horizontal fold well clear. Ex Stern. Photo.
2118 £320
Falkland Islands: Later Cancellations and Covers: 1919 (Aug.), two registered covers demonstrating slow delivery, the first to Nova Scotia with 6d. and ''WAR STAMP'' 1d. cancelled by fine F.4F Aug. 1 c.d.s. and arriving at Forties Settlement on Dec. 2 (110 days later), the second to France franked 1/2d., 1d. pair and singles (2) with indistinct Aug. 8 c.d.s.'s, arriving at Huelgoat on Nov. 19 (93 days later), also a contemporary map showing P.S.N.C. routes. (3 items) Ex Dixon. Photo.
2119 £380
Falkland Islands: Later Cancellations and Covers: 1926 to 1977, an interesting selection of eight covers incl. 1926 registered to Manchester franked 1d. (4), 1927 registered from Fox Bay to Stanley franked 1/2d. strip of three and 21/2d. (on yellow), 1930 registered from Fox Bay to Glasgow with 21/2d. steel-blue pair, 1947 and 1948 from South Georgia, and later stampless official or privilege items. Ex Dixon.
2120 £280
Falkland Islands: Later Cancellations and Covers: 1927 to 1943, an interesting selection of five incoming covers comprising 1927 to Clovis McGill from Trinidad & Tobago, 1930 registered airmail from Singapore and London, the latter bearing values to 2s.6d. and routed ''via Paris-Toulouse-St. Louis-Montevideo'', 1943 surface mail from New York to the Information Officer and from the South African Dept. of Defence to the Naval Liaison Officer. Ex Dixon.
2121 £380
Falkland Islands: Later Cancellations and Covers: 1929 (Dec. 30) to Worcestershire and 1937 (Dec. 13) to Devon, two size G formula registered envelopes, the first franked by Whale & Penguin 6d. and carried on the ''Bogota'', the second with 2d. strip of three and showing reuse of ''(crown)/REGISTERED'' marking, carried on the ''Fitzroy'', also 1913 1d. lettercard unused (very slight stains). Perkins D.1, F.1(a), Heijtz L.1. (3 items)
2122 £420
Falkland Islands: Later Cancellations and Covers: 1932 (Apr. 14) 'Wilson' cover registered to Birmingham bearing Whale& Penguin tied by fine strike of PS.1A showing curly ''32'', also a light strike of PS.1B on Whale & Penguin 1d. showing curly ''2'' for ''32''. Ex Stern. Photo.
2123 £620
Falkland Islands: Later Cancellations and Covers: 1933 (Mar. 22) registered to Buenos Aires and 1935 (Aug.) to Baha Blanca, two covers demonstrating Argentine non-acceptance of Falklands issues, the first bearing Centenary 2d., 4d. with ''A COBRAR'' 90c. marking and explanatory ms. endorsement, the second (opened for display) franked by Silver Jubilee 21/2d. with 50c. ''A COBRAR'' mark. Ex Dixon.
2124 £230
Falkland Islands: Ship Cancellations: 1916 (July 16) K.G.V 1/2d. horizontal pair on piece tied by ''POSTED ON BOARD/JUL 16 1916'' double oval datestamp used together with ''(R.M.)S. FALKLAND'' straight line (SH SC.2+3). Ex Dixon. Photo.
2125 £450
Falkland Islands: Ship Cancellations: ''(Posted on H.)M.C.S. AFTE(RGLOW)'' straight line, a fine strike on 1d. orange-vermilion with additional part strike at foot, very scarce. SH SC.4. Ex Stern. Photo
2126 £260
Falkland Islands: Ship Cancellations: 1924 (Feb. 18) 'Davies' cover to Cheshire bearing 1/2d. (2) tied by fair to fine individual strikes of double oval ''H.M.C.S. ''AFTERGLOW''/POSTED ON BOARD'' in black (SH SC.5). Ex Dixon. Photo.
2127 £260
Falkland Islands: Ship Cancellations: 1925 (Oct. 6) underpaid cover to the Cayman Islands bearing 1/2d. tied by fine double oval ''H.M.C.S. ''AFTERGLOW''/POSTED ON BOARD'' in black (SH SC.5) with handstruck ''T'', Caymans 1/4d. block of four and 1d. affixed as postage dues cancelled ''T'' in circle and Georgetown ''DE 14/25'' c.d.s. Ex Stern. Photo.
2128 £180
Falkland Islands: Ship Cancellations: 1926 (July 6) envelope to Cheshire bearing 1d. cancelled by lightly struck double oval ''H.M.C.S. ''AFTERGLOW''/POSTED ON BOARD'' in black (SH SC.5) with spaced ''2'' and ''6''. Ex Stern. Photo.
2129 £500
Falkland Islands: Ship Cancellations: A selection of mainly fair to good full or part strikes comprising ''POSTED ON BOARD'' double oval datestamp (SH SC.3) on 1d. pair on small piece and 1d. singles (4), used together with ''R.M.S. FALKLAND'' straight line (SH SC.2+3) on 1d. pair and single (with inverted day date ''21''), ''H.M.C.S. ''AFTERGLOW''/POSTED ON BOARD'' (SH SC.5) on 1/2d. on piece (''26 JUN 1924'') and ''WAR STAMP'' 1d. vertical pair (''1 OCT 1923''). (9 items) Ex Stern. Photo.
2130 £110
Falkland Islands: Fox Bay: 1884 (June 2) extensive eight page letter sent from Sandy Point addressed to Ernest Holmested at Adelaide Station carried by favour of Captain Hansen of the schooner ''Foam'' (the original envelope now missing). Most interesting contents discussing quality of land, developments in Patagonia and, as a postscript reports the first news of the sinking of the Kosmos steamer ''Denderah''. Full text of this letter was published in the ''Upland Goose'' (Sept. 1984). Ex Neild and Dixon. Photo.
2131 £650
Falkland Islands: Fox Bay: The ''W.F.I.'' obliterator, type WF.1, a clear part strike on the 1891-1902 1/2d. yellow-green, fine. Ex Stern. Photo.
2132 £400
Falkland Islands: Fox Bay: A selection of cancellations on leaves incl. WF.2 part strikes on on 1891-1902 1d. (3), FB.1 on K.G.V values to 6d. and 1s. on small piece, 1/2d., 1d., 2d. and 21/2d. on 'Wilson' envelope registered to Birmingham, England, 1d. on ''18 AU/24'' 'Davies' cover to Cheshire, 6d. on ''21 MR/30'' envelope registered to Glasgow, and 1/2d. tied by FB.1 showing ''2'' for ''32'' in year date (with additional strike alongside) on ''SP 14/2'' underpaid cover to the Cayman Islands with Caymans 1/2d. pair and 1d. affixed as postage dues. (13 items) Photo.
2133 £400
Falkland Islands: Fox Bay: 1912-20 10s., three examples on pieces, tied by mainly fine type FB.1 c.d.s.'s of ''15 SP/15'', ''MR 11/27'' and ''JY 20/28'' respectively, two with registration label alongside. Photo.
2134 £550
Falkland Islands: Fox Bay: 1914 envelope to the Museum of Comparative Zoology in Cambridge, Mass., with fine strike of ''CLIFTON STATION/22 APR 1914/WEST FALKLANDS'' violet oval datestamp at left and franked by 1904-12 1d. pair cancelled in Stanley on May 7, some cover creasing at right. Ex T.P. Palmer and Stern.
2135 £260
Falkland Islands: Fox Bay: 1927 (Jan. 3) 'Wilson' envelope registered to Birmingham, England, bearing marginal 1923 3s., tied by superb FB.1, also another marginal 3s. tied to piece by very fine ''AP 14/29'' FB.1. Photo.
2136 £420
Falkland Islands: Fox Bay: 1932 (Nov. 1) envelope to London booksellers Alfred Wilson showing scarce ''CLIFTON STATION/WEST FALKLANDS'' oval violet cachet (without date) at left, franked 1d. cancelled by fair FB.1 showing year date ''2'' for ''32'', slight cover creasing and horizontal fold. Ex Stern. Photo.
2137 £9000
Falkland Islands: Fox Bay: 1933 Centenary 1/2d. to 1 set less 10s. on 1933 (Feb. 28) five registered 'Wilson' envelopes to Birmingham, tied by mainly FB.1 datestamps, also 10s. cancelled FB.1 ''DE 30/33'' on envelope locally addressed. (6 covers) Ex Stern. Photo.
2138 £780
Falkland Islands: Fox Bay: 1933 Centenary 5s. black and yellow, cancelled by superb FB.1 c.d.s. of ''AU 1/33'', fine. S.G. 136, cat. 1,300. Photo.
2139 £6500
Falkland Islands: New Island: 1909 (Aug. 19) envelope to C.B. Bragg in Birmingham franked 1d. cancelled by fine strike of rare type N.1 datestamp with ''N. Is./19. 8. 09'' inserted in manuscript by Postmaster Arthur C. Kirwan, with Oct. 2 arrival backstamp. Carried on the ''Swona'' to Port Stanley. The earliest known date of this cancellation and one of just three known examples on cover or card. Ex Sawyer, T.P. Palmer and Stern. Photo.
2140 £450
Falkland Islands: New Island: ''SHIPPING OFFICE/(arms)/NEW ISLAND'' oval handstamp used as a cancellation device, an almost complete strike tying 1912 1/2d. to small piece, very scarce. Ex Stern. Photo.
2141 | £550
Falkland Islands: New Island: Type N.2 c.d.s., full or part strikes on 1904-12 1/2d. (3, iincl. two together on small piece), 1d. pair and single (on piece), 21/2d., 1912-20 1d. (10, incl. a pair apparently cancelled lightly in violet) and six values from 1/2d. to 1s. tied to small pieces by full ''C/JY 15/15'' strikes from fake datestamp. (23)
2142 £5000
Falkland Islands Dependencies: South Georgia: 1910 (May 23) cover to Vere Packe on the Falklands, bearing 1904-12 1/2d. horizontal pair both with ''South Georgia'' imprint (SGU2) below, tied by type F4d c.d.s. during correct period of usage prior to the arrival of the SG1 datestamp, backstamped by indistinct F5 June 28 arrival c.d.s. Ex Styles and Stern. Photo.
2143 £5000
Falkland Islands Dependencies: South Georgia: 1910 (July 4) envelope registered to Louis Willams in Port Stanley bearing 1891-1902 21/2d. horizontal strip of five, 1904-12 1d. strips of six (one creased before affixing) and five, each stamp with small ''South Georgia'' imprint (SGU2) struck on adhesive rather than below, as instructed, cancelled by ten mainly good to fine strikes of SG1 c.d.s. with registration label at left. Ex Stone, Stern, and illustrated on p. 95 of ''The Postage Stamps of the Falkland Islands and Dependencies'' by B.S.H. Grant (1952). Photo.
2144 £160
Falkland Islands Dependencies: South Georgia: 1910 (July 4) 1904-12 2d. pair on piece both with small ''South Georgia'' imprint below and tied by two fine strikes of SG1 c.d.s., slight stains and creasing. S.G. Z16, SH SGU2c Ex Stern. Photo.
2145 £900
Falkland Islands Dependencies: South Georgia: 1911 (Sept. 11) official envelope registered to Buenos Aires by Postmaster Edward Binnie bearing K.E.VII 1/2d., 1d., 2d. and 21/2d. tied by mainly fine individual strikes of SG1 c.d.s. with registration label at right and Sept. 27 arrival backstamp, a little roughly opened. Carried on the ''Harpon''. Ex Stern. Photo.
2146 £4500
Falkland Islands Dependencies: South Georgia: 1912 (Jan. 2) The rare provisional handstamp ''Paid At/SOUTH GEORGIA'' with ''1d'' value in ms. and initialled ''E.B.B.'' by the Postmaster, Edward Binnie, overstruck by slightly indistinct South Georgia SG1 c.d.s. on envelope to North Shields, England, with Feb. 6 arrival backstamp, roughly opened with slight soiling and horizontal fold. To be listed as R.3 in the forthcoming Osborne monograph which notes this as the only known 1d. cover addressed to England. S.G. PH1a, cat. 8,000. Photo.
2147 £270
Falkland Islands Dependencies: South Georgia: 1912 (Feb. 14) 'Lawson' cover to Liverpool bearing 1904-12 21/2d. with small ''South Georgia'' imprint (SGU2) below, cancelled South Georgia SG1 datestamp with additional c.d.s. alongside. Ex Stern. Photo.
2148 £160
Falkland Islands Dependencies: South Georgia: 1926 (Jan. 7) and (Dec. 21), two 'Olsen' whaling covers sent to his wife in Sandefjord, Norway, by T. Olsen with endorsement on flap from the ''Saima (I)'' and ''Sposa'' respectively, the former at 3d. rate paid by 1/2d. and 21/2d. (on yellow), the latter at 21/2d. rate reversion by 1/2d. with 2d., cancelled by fair to good SG2 datestamps, usual imperfections with pieces bearing adhesives having been excised and replaced. Ex Dixon. Photo.
2149 £85000
Falkland Islands Dependencies: South Georgia: 1928 21/2d. on 2d. purple-brown provisional surcharge in a mint block of thirty, rows 3 to 7 of the sheet with margins, [R. 6/4] showing surcharge double, hinged on thirteen and with some perf. reinforcement, the remaining seventeen incl. the variety unmounted. [R. 7/6 with 5mm. closed tear at foot otherwise mainly fine, fresh and of the greatest rarity, this one of the largest multiples of this scarce provisional and only two genuine examples of the double surcharge being known, the other contained in a block of four. S.G. 115, a, cat. 77,700+. Ex Stone and Stern. Photo.
2150 £450
Falkland Islands Dependencies: South Georgia: 21/2d. on 2d. purple-brown provisional surcharge, an example alongside 1s. (damaged at right) tied to piece by indistinct SG1 c.d.s. Rare usage of the Provisional alongside another value. S.G. 115, 79. Ex Stern. Photo.
2151 £2700
Falkland Islands Dependencies: South Georgia: 1928 21/2d. on 2d. purple-brown provisional surcharge, an upper left corner marginal block of four cancelled to order by central SG1 ''19 FE/28'' c.d.s., fine. S.G. 115, cat. 5,200+. R.P.S. certificate (1981) Photo.
2152 £1800
Falkland Islands Dependencies: South Georgia: 1928 21/2d. on 2d. purple-brown, tied by ''13 FE/28'' SG2 c.d.s. (day date preceding month) to envelope addressed to William Rumbolds in Berkshire, one of two covers to Rumbolds postmarked on this day, carried on the ''Skaraas'', flap missing. S.G. 115. Ex Dixon. Photo.
2153 £230
Falkland Islands Dependencies: South Georgia: 1928 21/2d. on 2d. purple-brown provisional surcharge, (Feb. 18) fascinating four page letter handwritten by A.G. Nelson-Jones to Dr. White-Cooper providing a contemporary account of the need for the issue and the ''darned monotonous job'' of its execution. The text of this letter was published in full in the ''Upland Goose'' (Dec. 1982) and later described as on the ''key letters about the affair'' by Malcolm Barton in his June 1984 article. Also a second letter from Nelson-Jones to White-Cooper dated May 15 1928, written on both sides of an official envelope due to shortage of notepaper, reporting the subsequent mutilation of the surcharge die, etc. Ex Dixon. (2 items)
2154 £650
Falkland Islands Dependencies: South Georgia: 1929 (Feb. 16) homemade photographic postcard of H.M.S. ''Despatch'' in Cumberland Bay addressed by acting Postmaster A.G. Nelson-Jones to Ebbw Vale franked 1d. tied by SG2 c.d.s., slight soiling. Ex Dixon. Photo.
2155 £620
Falkland Islands Dependencies: South Georgia: 1932 (Jan. 9) envelope addressed to Dudley Stone in London, franked by Whale & Penguin 1d. cancelled by fine SG2 c.d.s. showing rare ''2'' for ''32'' variety with additional strike at left. Also photocopy of letter to Dr. Stone dated ''28 V 32'' from acting Postmaster A.G. Nelson-Jones regarding the variety. SH SG2 v1. Photo.
2156 £900
Falkland Islands Dependencies: South Georgia: 1935 (Nov. 18) envelope addressed to Lancashire bearing 1935 Silver Jubilee set, the 1s. showing 'extra flagstaff' [Pl. ''1'', R. 9/1], tied by two strikes of SG1 ''18 NO/35'' c.d.s., the envelope with flap missing but rare, only 94 examples of the variety having been printed. S.G. Z66-Z68, Z69 var. (unlisted by Gibbons) Ex Koefman and Stern. Photo.
2157 £9800
Falkland Islands: 1904, Scottish National Antarctic Expedition, `Museo de la Plata' picture postcard of the ''Scotia'' overwintering in Scotia Bay, South Orkneys, in 1903 (Wharton ED-1) addressed by Robert Rudmose-Brown to his brother Thomas (later an important mentor to Samuel Beckett) in Aberdeen with message on picture side ''Stamped & postmarked at the South Orkneys. Not an Argentine colony without protest! RNRB'', bearing Falklands 1891-1902 1d. (a few trivially stained perfs.) cancelled by fine strike of large violet Argentine datestamp (Andrews A 1) ''ORCADAS DEL SUR/20 FEB 1904/DISTRITO 24 (GALLEGOS)'', carried by the ''Scotia'' to Capetown where unaccepted for onward transmission without the addition of Cape 1d. at lower left cancelled ''MY 11/04''. Very few covers or cards, around 20 according to Harvey-Pirie who accompanied the expedition, were cancelled and sent. Very few indeed bear a Falklands adhesive. Illustrated (with part address obscured) in the ''Postal History of the Falkland Islands Dependencies'' by R. Bagshawe (1947). Ex Stern. Photo.
2158 £520
Falkland Islands Dependencies: South Shetlands: 1904-12 1d. orange-vermilion, with fine ''PORT (FOSTER)'' imprint and Falkland Islands c.d.s.'s, closed tear at top, rare. S.G. Z105, cat. 1,500. Ex Stern. Photo.
2159 £4000
Falkland Islands Dependencies: South Shetlands: 1912-20 1/2d. yellow-green horizontal pair (one of only three known) on piece showing superb ''PORT FOSTER'' imprint with normal weak ''S'' and complete Falkland Islands ''MR 19/13'' c.d.s. S.G. Z106, cat. 3,000+. Ex Lovibond, Lickford and Stern. Photo.
2160 £700
Falkland Islands Dependencies: South Shetlands: 1914 (Feb. 3) envelope to Port Stanley bearing 1/2d. and 1d. tied by type B1 ''DECEPTION ISLAND/3 FEB 1914/SOUTH SHETLANDS'' double oval datestamp in black. Rare, this the earliest recorded date for the Deception Island Oval. Ex Stern. Photo.
2161 £300
Falkland Islands Dependencies: South Shetlands: 1915 (Dec. 16) 'Davies' cover to Cheshire bearing 21/2d., line perf., tied by very fine type B1 ''DECEPTION ISLAND/6 DEC 1915/SOUTH SHETLANDS'' double oval datestamp in violet, vertical cover creasing at left, faint arrival backstamp. Ex Stern. Photo.
2162 £180
Falkland Islands Dependencies: South Shetlands: 1921 (Dec. 6) fine type B1 ''DECEPTION ISLAND/6 DEC 1921/SOUTH SHETLANDS'' double oval datestamp in violet, tying 1912-20 1s. brown on thick greyish paper to piece (68 x 42mm.). Very rare, unlisted by Gibbons. Ex Koefman and Stern. Photo.
2163 £1150
Falkland Islands Dependencies: South Shetlands: 1923 (Mar. 5) official envelope to London bearing ''WAR STAMP'' 1/2d. pair, paying Empire rate, tied by type B1 ''DECEPTION ISLAND/5 MAR 1923/SOUTH SHETLANDS'' double oval datestamp in violet with further fine strikes alongside and on reverse, backstamped Port Stanley Apr. 17 transit having been carried onward on the ''La Paz'', cover tear at top. Ex Dixon. Photo.
2164 £280
Falkland Islands Dependencies: South Shetlands: 1924 (Mar. 1) envelope to Port Stanley bearing 1/2d. (2), 2d. and ''WAR STAMP'' 1d. tied by good to fine individual strikes of B2 c.d.s. in violet, the first day of use of this colour, with Mar. 7 arrival backstamp, cover creases clear of adhesives. Ex Stern. Photo.
2165 £220
Falkland Islands Dependencies: South Shetlands: 1928-30 Wilkins-Hearst Expedition, 1929 envelope to Port Stanley bearing 21/2d. pair tied by ''Wilkins Antarctic/Expedition/Deception/Island'' cachet in violet, backstamped Apr. 30 arrival. Ex Dixon Photo.
2166 £450
Falkland Islands Dependencies: South Shetlands: 1943-45 Operation Tabarin, 1944 (Aug. 28) rare censored cover to New Zealand from Norman Layther, radio officer at South Shetlands Base B during the first season, franked 1d. cancelled B.3 at Deception Island, with PC.90 censor label lifted to display ''PASSED BY CENSOR'' handstamp and signature of W.A. Flett as Acting Magistrate. Carried on the ''William Scoresby'' with Port Stanley Dec. 15 transit. Ex Dixon. Photo.