G.B & Worldwide Stamps and Postal History (Auction Number 38)
Auctioneer: Argyll Etkin Limited Location: London
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Date: 30th September 2016 Time: 10:30AM
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Click to view full image... Kuibis. 1916 1/2d Postcard to Keetmanshoop cancelled by undated violet "KUIBIS" (Putzel B2) made from the lower half of a German rubber cancel, boxed "PASSED BY / CENSOR", backstamped at Keetmanshoop (June 20). No message, otherwise superb and very rare. Photo on Page 173. £150-200
  Luderitzbucht. 1917-19 Registered covers franked 5d to Swakopmund or 6d to Windhuk both handstamped by oval framed "R" and differing violet straight line "Luderitzbucht" registration handstamps, both censored. Also a 1920 A.R form for a registered cover sent from Leipzig to Luderitzbucht with despatch and arrival datestamps, scarce and unusual. (3). £160-200
Click to view full image... Nakob Rail. 1917 (Jan 1) 1/2d Postcard to Keetmanshoop cancelled by blue "NAKOB / RAIL" rubber c.d.s (Putzel B1) with a further strike on the reverse, boxed bilingual censor cachet and an arrival backstamp. No message, the earliest recorded example of this datestamp, fine and scarce. Photo on Page 173. £140-180
Click to view full image... Neuheusis. 1916 (Aug 8) Cover to Windhoek franked 6d cancelled by manuscript dated and violet straight line "Post Neuheusis" (Putzel B2), also tied by oval Windhoek arrival datestamp, with red censor cachet and label. Also a piece bearing South Africa 1d postage due stamp tied by the violet "Post Neuheusis" handstamp. (2). Photo on Page 173. £120-150
  Neuheusis. 1918 Covers to Windhuk franked 1/2d pair or to Swakopmund franked 1d both tied by violet rubber "NEUHEUSIS" datestamps (Putzel B3), the first with day above month, the other with month above day, both with circular "PASSED CENSOR / 100A". Also a piece with South Africa 3d postage due stamp tied by the same c.d.s. (3). £200-240
  Ondonga. 1916-21 Covers franked 2 1/2d to Finland both cancelled "ONDONGA" rubber datestamps type B1 in violet or B3 in purple, the first with matching "OVERSEA" handstamp and a Finnish Censor label and cachet. Also a 1916 stampless rainfall report form with the violet type B1 c.d.s. (3). £200-240
  Outjo. 1916-17 Covers with converted "OUTJO" datestamps (Putzel B4), the first a stampless O.A.S cover to Cape Town endorsed from "P. Marais, 2nd M.C, Outjo"; the second a registered cover to Swakopmund franked 2 1/2d pair with oval framed "R" and straight line "OUTJO" registration handstamp and circular blue "PASSED BY / 105 / CENSOR". The O.A.S cover a little roughly opened at upper edge, otherwise both fine. (2). £120-150
  Outjo. 1916-19 Stampless O.H.M.S cover to Swakopmund with "Magistrate" cachet, and rainfall report forms to Windhuk (3, two with "Chief Secretary" or "Defence Department Director of Works" cachets), all with converted "OUTJO" datestamps, Putzel types B4 (2) or B5 (2), one of these B5 datestamps only containing the year "19" with the remainder of the date omitted (unrecorded by Putzel), all very fine. (4). £200-240
  Rehoboth Rail. 1917 (June 6) Cover to Keetmanshoop franked 2 1/2d tied by "REHOBOTH / RAIL" rubber datestamp in black (Putzel B1), the lettering rather worn but easily readable, backstamped at Rehoboth and Keetmanshoop with a violet boxed censor cachet. £100-120
Click to view full image... Tses. 1916 (July 30) Cover to Keetmanshoop with 1/2d vertical pair cancelled by manuscript "Tses 30/7/16" (Putzel B2, this cover illustrated in his handbook), boxed "PASSED BY / CENSOR", backstamped at Keetmanshoop. A fine and scarce cover, sold by Stephen Welz in 1991 for 5200 rand. Photo on Page 180. £250-300
  Windhuk. 1919 Cover with printed "Farm Etaneno, Omaruru" senders address franked 1d tied by converted "KALKFELD" c.d.s, handstamped boxed "T" with a 2d postage due stamp tied by "WINDHOEK" converted c.d.s (Putzel B8). Also a 1920 cover to Omaruru with 1/2d and 1d each tied by scarce "WINDHUK / S.W.A.P" c.d.s (Putzel B17). (2). £120-150

Mandate Period Covers & Stamps, from 1923)

  1923-24 Covers to Germany or Austria bearing 1923 overprint issues, comprising registered cover with 1d and 6d tied by converted "OMARURU" c.d.s (Putzel B3a) with boxed registration handstamp; cover with 2d tied by rare violet rubber "ONDEKAREMBA / S.W.A" c.d.s (Putzel B1, not seen by him on cover); and registered cover bearing setting III 1d block of four + 1926 1/2d and 1d pairs with Kolmankop registration handstamp. (3). £180-240
  1926-54 Covers (7), an A.R card and Parcel Post labels on pieces (3), including cover from Okahandja bearing South Africa stamps accepted as valid, railway letter cancels of Omaruru or Ariamsvlei, boxed "PAQUEBOT" handstamp of Luderitz, Paquebot datestamps of Walvis Bay (2 types), and a stampless internee cover to Germany with violet boxed bilingual "WINDHOEK / OFFICIAL FREE / INTERNMENT CAMP / Censored" cachet. An interesting selection. (11). £180-220
  1927-54 Covers and cards with SWA overprints, 1931 pictorial issue or 1935 Silver Jubilee issue, various cancels, air mails, registered, incoming mail, etc. (72). £150-200
  1937-82 Covers including F.D.Cs, South African F.P.Os, formula registration envelopes and other registered mail, official covers, many differing cancels, 1955 Windhoek skeleton c.d.s, etc., also a few stamps. (258+). £300-400
  Official Mail. 1924-39 Stampless rainfall report forms to Windhuk, all with converted German datestamps comprising "EPUKIRO" (Putzel B1), "OTUE" (B2, with transit c.d.s of "KALKFELD", Putzel B2), "MALTAHOHE" (B2), "GUCHAB" (B1) or "KARIBIB" (B4), all fine. (5). £200-250
  Returned Letter Office. 1927 Postcard from Germany to Windhuk but returned with "WINDHUK / RLO" c.d.s (Putzel B16) and large "ZURUCK" handstamp; and 1928-31 blue registered Returned Letter envelopes used to Austria, G.B, Southern Rhodesia or South Africa all with SWA overprint issues, two with Official overprints including 1929 (Aug) 2d pairs (5) and 1/2d strip of four. (5). £160-200
  Air Mails. 1931-57 Covers, mostly written up on pages, including 1931 (Aug) internal first flights with undated rubber "LUGPOST / AIR MAIL" cancels for various towns (25), similar cancels used on later flights (2), 1932 (Dec.) first flights to Kimberley (5), later covers with the Windhoek - Kimberley c.d.s (4) or small "WINDHOEK / AIR MAIL" c.d.s (2), 1934 (Mar 8) emergency flight from Otjiwarongo to Windhoek due to flooding, 1939 (Aug.) first flights to Angola (2), etc. (74). £500-600
  Postal Stationery. 1923-62 Mainly used stationery comprising postcards (4), envelope, registration envelopes (8) and air letters (3), mainly overprint issues, various cancels including "HOFMEYER" (Putzel B5), converted datestamps of Wilhelmstal, Outjo and Kolmannskop, boxed registration handstamps, etc. (16). £100-120
  1923-43 Overprint issues including mint 1923 Setting 1 1/2d pair with "Wes" variety, 1927-30 issue with 4d pairs showing no stop after "A" variety (2, S.G. 62a), 2/6 blocks of four (2, one with imprint), 5/- pair, 1941-43 issue in blocks with 3d block of 24, etc., also a few later used stamps. S.G. £1,200+. £150-200
Click to view full image... 1974-75 Rare birds and protected birds sets (S.G. 260-263, 270/273) both in imperforate proof pairs, second 10c with small stain to one stamp, otherwise superb. SACC R14,000. (8 pairs). Photo on Page 132. £180-200
  Officials. 1929-52 Officials with many mint multiples including 1929 (Aug) 2d blocks showing various missing stop varieties, 1931 set in used pairs, 1938 1 1/2d pair mint, 1945-50 set mint and used with 1 1/2d block of four and pair, 1951-52 1d - 6d mint pairs with overprint transposed and mint set of five with correct overprint, 1/2d block of ten and 1 1/2d blocks of eight and twelve. Also 1938 1 1/2d pair used on F.D.C. S.G. £1,487. £200-250
  Postage Dues. 1927 Set mint, many in multiples including panes of sixty of the 1d and 1 1/2d (with value misplaced to the left), 3d pairs (8) and 6d pairs (13), also two used 3d pairs, a few with apparent no stop varieties. S.G. D33/39, £669. £100-120

(Also See Lots 229-231, 380)

  Air Mails. 1931 (Mar 1) Registered cover from Vienna to Wadi Halfa carried on the Imperial Airways first flight from Cairo to Wadi Halfa over the new route to Cape Town, and 1935 (Dec 30) cover from Khartoum to Djibouti franked Air 3pi, carried on the first Ala Littoria service to Asmara and then transferred to the service to Djibouti, just ten covers carried. (2). £100-120
  T.P.Os. 1906-52 Cards and covers with T.P.O cancels or backstamps including 1913 cover from Atbara to USA bearing 1m, 2m, 3m and 4m and backstamped on Wadi Halfa-Challal and Asyut-Cairo T.P.Os, etc. (17). £100-120


Click to view full image... 1899 Cover from Lhasa addressed to the King of Nepal with the large red seal handstamp of the Chinese Amban post, fine and rare. Photo on Page 180. £500-600

(Also See Lot 232)

Click to view full image... 1886-99 Mint and used selection, many useful stamps including 1892 4d mint strip of three and block of four, 1893-95 1d bisects on piece (3), 1893 surcharges with 7 1/2d on 8d used, 1/2d black surcharge on 1d used block of four, 1895 (May) surcharge set of four on 2d blue with additional 2 1/2d and 7 1/2d surcharges, 1895 (June) 1/2d (4) and 7 1/2d surcharges on 2 1/2d, 1896 1/2d typewritten surcharges (3, faults), 1897 2 1/2d no fraction bar variety mint, 1899 1d Royal Wedding overprint with "1889" variety mint, etc. S.G. £2,500 (approx, for fine stamps only). (125). Photo on Page 134. £300-400
Click to view full image... 1886 1/- Green Die Proof on thick unglazed card, 54x60mm, fine and scarce. Photo on Page 132. £300-350
  1886-1980 Mint and used collection on pages including 1892 set mint, various surcharges, cancellations with "KEPPELS" between bars, Packet Boat, N.Z and Fiji datestamps, 1920-35 set mint, 1938 Queen Salote 20th Anniversary set in mint blocks of four, 1942-49 set mint in pairs and singles and used, 1953 sets mint (2) and used, later self adhesive and gold foil issues, both 20th Anniversary of King Tupou IV booklets as issued and with Specimen overprints, etc. Also the book "Tonga" by Fred Melville. (100s). £200-250
Click to view full image...Click to view full image... 1894 (June-Nov) Surcharges, mint and used study on pages with many blocks and varieties, comprising 1/2d on 4d chestnut mint (63) with blocks of 14, 12 and four (6), "SURCHARCE" variety (10, one also with missing "S" in "SURCHARCE" and missing "HA" in "HALF", misplaced surcharge with "SURCHARGE" entirely omitted, "HALF-PENNY" with four letters omitted, also used surcharge on piece with 1893 7 1/2d on 8d (S.G. 18); 1/2d on 1/- brown mint (57) and used (7) with blocks of eight, six and four (2), "SURCHARCE" variety (9), various letters partially omitted; 2 1/2d on 8d mauve mint (35) or used (17) with blocks of four (4), no stop variety (3), various broken letters; 2 1/2d on 1/- green mint (15) or used (8, one on piece with 1/2d on 1/- brown and 1893 5d on 4d) with block of four, no stop variety (2), "R" in "SURCHARGE" and value omitted. An interesting study. S.G. 21/24b, £2,000 (approx). (206). Photo on Page 134. £300-400
  1920-70 Mint duplicated selection, many unmounted, including 1920-35 sets (4), 1923-24 2d surcharges, 1938 Queen Salote 20th Anniversary sets (8), 1942-49 sets (5) with 2d imprint block of six and blocks of four of the 6d, 1/-, 2/6 (2 blocks) and 5/- (2 blocks), 1953 set, etc., also many additional values. S.G. £1,700+. £200-250
  Officials. 1893 "G.F.B" Overprints comprising 1d (3, one perf faults), 2d (2, one with fault) and 8d mint, 2 1/2d on 2d mint, 5d on 4d mint and used, 7 1/2d on 8d mint and used, 10d on 1/- mint and used. Also "TONGA GOVERNMENT / TOGATABU" handstamp on piece. S.G. O1/10, £613. (13). £100-120


  1898-1916 Covers from Nukualofa all bearing the 1897 pictorial issue comprising 1898 registered cover to USA bearing 1/2d-10d; 1900 "Berdoz" cover registered to Switzerland bearing 1/2d, 2d and 7d; 1905 "Kinze" registered cover to Germany bearing 4d, 5d, 6d; two 1916 "Wilson" covers to G.B each bearing 3d, 4d, 5d; and four covers to USA bearing 1d, 2d, 3d or 4d. All covers philatelic but attractive, the 1900 cover with "REGISTERED AT / TONGA, F.I", the 1905 cover with similar type Nukualofa handstamp (Proud R2, 7 years later than recorded) and circular framed "R", the 1916 covers with Suva Registration handstamps applied in transit. (9). £240-280
  1906-23 Commercial covers and cards all bearing 1897 pictorial issue, comprising 1906 cover from Vavau to Samoa franked 2 1/2d, 1909 postcard from Vavau to G.B franked 1/2d (2), 1911 postcard to New Zealand franked 1d, two 1918 covers to G.B franked 3d, 1914 cover to Japan and 1923 cover to USA (with Apia backstamp) both franked 1d pair. Also a Zieher stamp postcard depicting the 14 1897 issue stamps. (8). £180-220
Click to view full image... 1912 Picture postcard to New Zealand with 1897 1/2d pair each cancelled at Apia, Samoa, handstamped "PAQUEBOT" (Hosking 1638), a scarce Paquebot. Photo on Page 180. £180-220
  1921-65 Covers and cards including 1921 registered "Wilson" covers to G.B bearing 1920 2 1/2d + 5d or 7 1/2d + 10d + 1/-; 1926 registered "Kiderlen" covers to Germany bearing 1920 5d + 1/- or 2d + 2 1/2d + 3d + 1923 2d on 5d; 1934 (Mar 15) First Day Cover of the 2 1/2d ultramarine; covers and cards with 1938 Queen Salote set (3, one a Maximum card) or 1944 Silver Jubilee issue (9, one an F.D.C), censored mail, formula aerogrammes, royal commemorative covers, picture postcards, etc., many philatelic but an interesting lot. (51). £300-350
  1923-53 Commercial covers mostly bearing 1920-35 or 1942-49 issues, one with 1938 Queen Salote 2d and a US 2c postage due stamp, frankings include 2d rates to USA (4), Australia or Germany; 2 1/2d rates to Fiji, G.B, Samoa, USA or New Zealand; 5d to G.B or New Zealand (2); 6d to USA; 7d to New Zealand; 1/8 air mail rates to USA (2), etc. Also stampless WW2 O.A.S covers from US A.P.O 930 (3) or with N.Z.E.F Field Post Office handstamp and triangular No. 102 Service Censor. (25). £280-350
  1963-72 Issues embossed on gold foil, the collection on covers, cards and air letters (60), with four First Day Covers, the remainder virtually all commercial mail with examples of most issues including 1963 coins and later surcharges, 1964 Women's Association, overprints for Queen Salote, 1967 Coronation, 1968 Kings birthday, etc., a few also bearing self adhesive stamps in the shape of bananas, athletes, etc. Also 1963 coinage set of 13 mint. An interesting and unusual collection. (60 covers + 13 stamps). £300-400
  1964-86 Commercial and philatelic covers mainly bearing imperf self adhesive issues including gold foil stamps, some unusually on cover. (36). £70-80

Tin Can Mail

  1930-44 Outgoing Tin Can Mail covers and cards, the collection in two albums including 1930 US Naval Eclipse Expedition, 1934 South Seas Exploration Cruise (10, two with US stamps cancelled at Pago Pago, Samoa), many differing cachets, some pictorial covers, destinations include Trinidad, Ceylon (redirected to Burma), India, Fiji, Samoa, New Zealand and Australia (one with an Australian 3d stamp added in Tonga for air mail from Sydney to Tasmania), three WW2 covers with US censor cachets, some registered, also a postcard of Tin Can Mail being collected by canoe and a few related items. An interesting collection. (98). £800-1,000
  1944-45 Tin Can Mail covers to New Zealand or registered to the USA (2), all with British or US censor seals, various cachets, unusual war time covers. (3). £100-120
  1930 Tin Can Mail covers from the US Solar Eclipse Expedition, addressed to USA (7) or Samoa (2), eight with the "U.S NAVAL ECLIPSE EXPEDITION / NIUAFOOU TONGA / 21 OCTOBER 1930" cachet, various frankings all cancelled by violet "NIUAFOOU" within bars (Proud K3), also handstamped "TIN CAN MAIL" and boxed "NIUAFOOU" (one also with an unboxed cachet). Four covers endorsed "Prepaid for air mail in U.S", four with Suva transit backstamps. A fine and uncommon group. (9). £280-350
  1934 Tin Can Mail covers and cards with Tonga stamps cancelled at Honolulu and handstamped "Paquebot" (Hosking 1683 or 1685), various Tin Can Mail cachets, four with South Seas Exploration Cruise cachets. Also a 1931 cover to the U.S Naval Observatory in Washington D.C (possibly from the Solar Eclipse Expedition) with Tonga 2d cancelled at Suva, Fiji, handstamped "TIN CAN MAIL" and boxed "NIUAFOOU". (11). £200-240
Click to view full image... 1930-41 Ingoing Tin Can Mail to Niuafoou comprising covers from other places in Tonga (4, one a stampless O.H.M.S cover with two "TONGA GOVERNMENT / FRANK" cachets) or from USA (11, one an early commercial cover of 1930 to Burn, Philp & Co Ltd), Fiji (3), Samoa (with Fiji KGV 2d pair tied by dumb cork cancels), Australia (8, one a stampless official cover from the Postmaster-General's Dept with "MONEY ORDER OFFICE / R.O.S SYDNEY N.S.W" c.d.s) or New Zealand (3), various cachets. An interesting lot with some unusual covers, inward mail much less usual than outgoing Tin Can Mail. (30). Photo on Page 180. £600-700
  Evacuation Mail. 1946 Illustrated cover "Last Tin Can Mail Evacuation Cover, December 1946" with cachets of the M.V "Matua" and Tonga 2 1/2d cancelled by manuscript by the Niuafoou Postmaster dated "21/12/46", and 1947 illustrated William Finan cover with cachet "Final and complete evacuation of Niuafoou by the Tongan Government Yacht "Hifofua" took place on October 9, 1947" and Tonga 1 1/2d cancelled in manuscript by the Purser of the "Hifofua", dated October 6th 1947 at Niuafoou. Two scarce covers. (2). £100-150

Postal Stationery

Click to view full image... 1911 1d Postcard stamp Die Proof in black on thin card, 29x32mm, fine and scarce. Photo on Page 142. £350-450
  1906 1d Postcards with coloured views on the reverse, the complete set of ten differing cards fine unused. H&G1. (10). £150-200
  1906-11 1d Postcards comprising 1906 cards with coloured views unused (4, H&G cards 5, 6, 7, 9) or used (2, cards 2, 3); 1911 cards with black views used (card 7) or unused (card 5); and 1911 cards with brown views within a border unused (5, cards 2, 4, 5, 6, 8), all fine with differing views. H&G 1, 2, 2b. (13). £180-220
  1906-16 1d Postcards used comprising 1906 cards with coloured views (5, H&G cards 2, 3, 4, 8, 10); 1911 issue cards with black views (4, cards 1, 5, 7, 8); and 1911 issue cards with brown views within a border (4, cards 1, 4, 6, 10), all fine with differing views, one with Auckland Loose Letters c.d.s. H&G 1, 2, 2b. (13). £200-250
  1910 Issue 1 1/2d lettercards complete with full selvedge, unused, commercially used in 1911 (Sep 1) to Peru with enclosed message and a Peru arrival backstamp and a 1938 late registered use to England uprated with Queen Salote set of three, the early 1911 use very scarce, especially to such an unusual destination. (3). £200-250
G.B & Worldwide Stamps and Postal History (Auction Number 38)
Auctioneer: Argyll Etkin Limited Location: London
Contact: Tel: 0207 930 6100 Fax: 0207 930 6109
Date: 30th September 2016 Time: 10:30AM
Details: Viewing:
Please contact Argyll Etkin for the many viewing options available for this sale
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