G.B & Worldwide Stamps and Postal History (Auction Number 38)
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Click to view full image... 1935-37 1c - £1 Set (less 1c) mint, the 5s unmounted, and various used values including 1s perf 13x12 (S.G. 118a, £140). S.G. 110/123, £600+. (28). Photo on Page 96. £130-160
Click to view full image... 1935-37 Perf 13x12 5c black and green, rope not joined to sail, used with 1936 (Jan 3) Maro Moru c.d.s, a couple of slightly short perfs at upper right corner, otherwise fine. S.G. 111b, £950. Photo on Page 134. £200-240
  1938-54 Mint KGVI issues, the 1c - £1 definitive set with various perforations including perf 13 1/4 2s, 5s, 10s, perf 14 30c, 2s, perf 11 3/4 x 13 £1, perf 13 x 11 3/4 50c rope not joined to sail within a block of four (toned), etc., all mounted on pages. S.G. £2,000 (approx). (67). £180-240
  1942 70c on 1/- Unmounted mint block of 36 (rows 1-6), margins on three sides, a couple of stamps with minor constant varieties. S.G. 154, £396. £100-120
  1916-36 Covers (4) and a front comprising 1916 cover from Mombasa to G.B bearing two 6c stamps endorsed "Late Fee Box" with boxed army type censor, 1918 cover from Nairobi to G.B franked by a G.B 1d, 1934 front with 20c tied "MOMBASA EXHIBITION" skeleton, 1936 cover bearing Mombasa Exhibition label (also single used and unused examples of the label), and 1935 (Apr 2) cover franked at 65c air mail rate from Singida to London, the flight delayed four days at Alexandria. (7). £100-120
  1939 (Aug 31) Picture postcard from Nanyuki to Vienna franked 15c, handstamped "PASSED BY CENSOR / MOMBASA / 4" and endorsed "Service Suspended" with "NAIROBI / R.L.O" c.d.s (6 Jan 40), a very early censor cachet and an unusual card. Also two 1947 covers to Germany marked "Air Mail" and franked Sh.1/30, one handstamped "BY AIR TO LONDON ONLY" with red bars obliterating the Air Mail endorsement, censored upon arrival with British or US censor cachets. (3). £80-100

(Also See Lot 333)

  1923-24 1/2a, 1a (2), 2a, 3a Ultramarine, 4a, 8a and 1r with Kuwait Service overprints, all fine used. S.G. O1/2, 4, 7/10, £609. (8). £150-180


  1938-51 KGVI Perf 14 10/- deep green and deep vermilion on green, £1 purple and black on carmine or brown-purple and black on salmon (2), one of these last two mounted, otherwise fine unmounted mint. S.G. 113c, 114a/b, £300. (4). £80-100
  1945 (Apr 19) KGVI 1/4d - £1 set of 13 used on three pieces all with St. Johns, Antigua datestamps. £70-80
Click to view full image... 1945 KGVI £1 Brown-purple and black on salmon paper with missing pearl variety, superb used with G.P.O Plymouth c.d.s, a very scarce variety used. S.G. 114ba, £1,500. Photo on Page 132. £500-600


  1847-48 Entire letters from Constantinople to Scotland, the first with French P.O c.d.s, blue oval "RECEIVED AND FORWARDED / BY / SEAGER & SCOTT / AGENTS / CONSTANTINOPLE" F.A.C and a Malta Lazeret handstamp; the second with "CONSTANTINOPLE / 23 FEVRIER" Austrian P.O datestamp and Semlin disinfection cachet, this letter with a horizontal file fold, otherwise fine. (2). £100-120

(Also See Lots 227, 228, 247, 686)

Click to view full image... 1887 Cover to Liverpool bearing 10c vertical pair each tied by circle of dots, unusually with a further strike applied to the left of the stamps alongside a Butterworth c.d.s, a Penang c.d.s below and Liverpool 466 hooded circle arrival datestamp. Some paper adhering to reverse, otherwise fine, unusual and attractive. Photo on Page 129. £150-180
  Straits Settlements 1937-41 KGVI 1c - $5 set with the 15 die I stamps and six die II stamps all fine mint, lightly mounted. S.G. 278/298, £545. (21). £130-150
  Selangor. 1965 10c Lower right corner marginal plate block of four with variety red omitted, separated down the vertical central perforations, otherwise superb unmounted mint, also a similar plate block with all the colours. S.G. 140a, £600+. £300-350
  Train Letters. 1931-38 Covers with "Train Letter" cachets of Penang (2, one with F.M.S 5c block of eleven paying 55c air rate to G.B), Kuala Lumpur (2) or Ipoh, some faults or staining. (5). £80-100
  Postal Stationery. 1891-1920 Large size Registration Envelopes unused comprising Straits Settlements 1891 5c sizes H, H2, K (H&G 1b/d) and Federated Malay States 1901 5c size H2, 1920 12c sizes H, H2, K (H&G 1a, 4a/c), all fine. (7). £100-120

Japanese Occupation

  1942 Covers with Perak 8c stamps overprinted "Dai Nippon 2602" (2) or "Dai Nippon Yubin", cancelled at Chenor (fine cogwheel type c.d.s), Kuala Lumpur or Bahau, the last with violet 1st Anniversary of Fall of Singapore cachet, two censored. Three fine commercial covers. (3). £160-200
  1942-44 Covers from Penang, two "On Government Service" covers from the Custodian of Enemy Property franked 8c "Dai Nippon 2602 Penang" overprints both returned with violet boxed "Undelivered for reason stated. Return / to sender at address shown on cover" and boxed cachet with eight reasons for non delivery; also a censored cover to Ipoh bearing "Dai Nippon 2602 Malaya" 2c (3) and "Dai Nippon 2602 Penang" 1c (2), all fine. (3). £150-180
  1943 Covers bearing 1943 (Apr. - Oct.) issue, one to Penang with 4c and 8c tied by a fine violet double ring c.d.s with boxed "CONTRARY TO REGULATIONS / senders name and address / not shown on cover"; the other from Kuala Lumpur to Singapore franked 4c, 8c and 30c bearing Express and registration labels, both censored. Two fine and unusual covers. (2). £160-200
  1943 First Day Covers (16), various issues and cancels, also 1945 (Sep 3) covers from Penang posted on the last day of the Japanese Occupation (2), BMA Malaya F.D.Cs from Penang (2), and various mint or used stamps, some covers a little stained. (20 Covers). £100-150


  1950-66 Issues in unmounted mint marginal blocks of four (mounted in the margins only), missing 1963 Freedom From Hunger set, otherwise complete, also all miniature sheets (four of each) and additional 1950 set of nine in mint singles. S.G. 21-188, £927. £130-150

(Also See Lots 211, 212, 264-266, 305-308, 1190)

Click to view full image...Click to view full image... 1841 (June 25) Entire letter on illustrated notepaper headed with a fine engraving of a ship moored in front of the Victualling Office, addressed to Paris with a fine "Malta Post Office" handstamp (MPO-1a), Marseille and Paris datestamps, red boxed "PF" and a "10" charge mark. A fine and attractive postally used illustrated lettersheet. Photo on Page 129. £300-400
Click to view full image... 1876 (Mar. 21) Cover to the USA bearing G.B 2 1/2d rosy mauve plate 2 with error of lettering LH-FL tied by a fine Malta A25 duplex, red London and Boston Paid datestamps on the front, the cover with some staining on the left side well away from the stamp. The only other example of this error recorded on cover used in Malta (sold in Harmers, January 1978 for £800) has a large piece torn from the upper edge resulting in the loss of half the Malta datestamp. A rarity, with A.P.S Certificate (2015). S.G. Z37, £3,500 as a single stamp (& priced at £2,750 as a single stamp used in G.B). Photo on Page 129. £1,800-2,400

(Also See Lot 214)

  1923 Real Photo picture postcard of the island's phosphate railway, commercially used to England, bearing Nauru overprint 1d tied by Nauru c.d.s. £70-80

(Also See Lots 227, 281)

  1867 Entire from Liverpool to Batavia franked 4d + 1/-, red "12 1/2 / CENTS" accountancy mark showing the amount due to the Batavia Post Office, and a red arrival backstamp. An attractive entire, ex Gilbert Wheat Collection. £140-160

(Also See Lots 59, 60, 75, 215, 267, 345-350, 444, 446)

  1855-1982 Mint and used collection in three albums and loose including mint 1d Universals with 1900 imperf stamp (S.G. 367) and overprints for Niue or Penrhyn, 1944-47 Health stamps mint, 1940 Centennial set with Official overprint mint, 1940 Health pair in large mint blocks (a little staining), all 1957-82 Health miniature sheets, a few Chalon issues, postal fiscals, 1931 "Smiling Boy" health pair mint, etc. (100s). £250-300
  1926-34 2/- Blue and 3/- mauve on both Jones and Cowan papers, all superb mint. S.G. 466a/67, 469/70, £380. (4). £100-120
Click to view full image... 1960-66 4d on Chalk surfaced paper, margin at top, unmounted mint. Also the mint stamp on ordinary paper for comparison. S.G. 786d, £950. Photo on Page 134. £250-300

(Also See Lots 166, 268)

  Forces Mail. 1894-1903 Covers and cards comprising 1894 (Sep 20) letter from the Commanding Officer of H.M.S "Alecto" at Benin Creek informing Mrs Chick that her son has been dangerously wounded by rebels whilst on a reconnoitring expedition and has had his arm amputated, with the cover to London bearing 14 Portugal 2 1/2r newspaper stamps (two others removed, no postmarks), and copies of the official report of the action and medical reports on the wounded; 1898 (June 30) stampless cover to London endorsed "no stamps available, Jebba Camp" with black boxed Burutu datestamp and "2d" + " 1/2" charge marks of Liverpool (edge faults); 1901 India 1/4a postcard with a printed advert for smokeless cartridges sent to Lieut Baynes in India and redirected to Ceylon and then to "W.A Frontier Force, Benin" with Forcados River arrival c.d.s; and 1903 USA 1c postcard uprated 1c (faults) to "Gore Barrow, KOSB, Lagos Battalion, W.A Field Force, Lagos" with arrival datestamps of Lagos (Mar 5) and "NORTHERN NIGERIA" (Mar 30), a little creased. An interesting group. (4). £200-300
  T.P.Os/Maritime Mail. 1900-38 Cancellations on postcards (6), stamps or pieces (90) including 1912 KEVII Northern Nigeria 1d tied "NIGER TRAVELLING POST OFFICE" single ring c.d.s (date and code "A" inverted) on real photo card showing two postmen, 1913 card with KEVII Southern Nigeria 1d tied "TRAVELLING POST OFFICE / SOUTHERN NIGERIA" double ring c.d.s code "A" and four cards of 1905-09 with KEVII 1d stamps of Lagos or Southern Nigeria tied by Plymouth Paquebot c.d.s, also pieces with German Seepost cancels (4, all KEVII), stamps with Paquebot datestamps of Plymouth (17), Liverpool (12, two in red), Porto Novo Dahomey c.d.s on Lagos QV 1d, Hamburg c.d.s on Niger Coast 1d, etc. (96). £200-250
Click to view full image... T.P.O./Maritime Mail. 1915 (Dec 1) Piece with KGV 1d tied by "BOAT TRAIN" double ring c.d.s (Proud D1, only a single example on piece recorded, dated July 1915); and a piece bearing G.B KGV 9d green cancelled by large single ring "PAQUEBOT / OPOBO" skeleton handstamp with the date omitted, unrecorded by Proud and Hosking neither of whom record any Paquebot handstamps from this port. Two rare cancellations. (2). Photo on Page 134. £100-120


Click to view full image...Click to view full image...Click to view full image... 1874-1906 Used collection on five pages including 1874 perf 12 1/2 1d - 1/- (no 3d, both types of 1/-), 1876-79 1d - 1/- set with 4d sideways watermark, 1882 set and 1884-86 1/2d - 1/-, 1887-1902 2d - 10/- set, 1893 1/2d on 4d surcharge double, 1904 KEVII Crown CA 10/-, 1904-06 1/2d - 10/- set, some additional shades, a few faults though the majority are fine. S.G. £2,400 (approx). (59). Photo on Page 134. £300-400
Click to view full image... Cancellations on stamps and pieces, written up on six pages, including piece with black "PAID / AT / LAGOS" crowned circle and 1872 "POST OFFICE, LAGOS / WEST COAST OF AFRICA" c.d.s, perf 12 1/2 2d blue with 1875 c.d.s and manuscript "J" (see Ince/Sacher page 65), two line "Government Telegraphs", datestamps of Abeokuta Station, Iddo, Jebu Ode, Oyo, Shagamu, Ode Omdo, Olokemeji, Saki, Ifo, violet straight line "IBADAN" station handstamp (2), etc., some very scarce cancels. (75). Photo on Page 132. £250-350
  1869-1904 Covers and cards including 1869 entire letter (faults), 1885 1 1/2d postcard to Germany, 1899 2d registration envelope franked 5d to Belgium, 1902 registered cover to Belgium franked 4d + 1/2d, 1902 postcard to Cameroon franked 1/2d pair, 1904 registered cover to G.B franked QV 1d strip of three + KEVII 1/2d pair, German Seeposts with Cape 1/2d postcard to Lagos Roads tied superb Hamburg Westafrika datestamp code "VI", etc. (11). £150-180
  1891-98 Covers from Lagos, the first to Germany franked at the 4d rate by 1/2d single + pair + strip of five (two a little stained); the second to G.B sent at the 2 1/2d U.P.U rate franked 1/2d + 1d pair, endorsed "Per S.S Axim". Both covers cancelled by barred ovals with Lagos and red "PAID / LIVERPOOL / BR. PACKET" datestamps. An attractive pair. (2). £100-120

Niger Coast

Click to view full image... 1893 (Dec.) HALF PENNY type 4 surcharge in green on Oil Rivers 2 1/2d, handstamped at Old Calabar, fine mint, with R.P.S Certificate (1982). S.G. 11, £300. Photo on Page 134. £100-120
Click to view full image... 1893 (Dec.) HALF PENNY type 3 surcharge in violet on Oil Rivers 2d, handstamped at Old Calabar, fine used with old Calabar c.d.s (JY 31 94), S.G. 9, £350. Photo on Page 134. £100-120
Click to view full image...Click to view full image... 1893 (Dec.) Handstruck surcharges applied at Old Calabar to Oil Rivers stamps, used selection comprising 1/2d red on diagonally bisected 1d, HALF PENNY type 4 surcharge in green on 2 1/2d (1984 B.P.A Certificate, notes "paper split by surcharge"), Half Penny type 7 surcharge in vermilion on 2 1/2d (1987 B.P.A Certificate), HALF PENNY type 5 surcharge in vermilion on 2 1/2d, and One Shilling in violet on 2d (minor discoloration at right, 1952 R.P.S Certificate), mainly fine, a useful group. S.G. 7, 11, 17, 21, 37, £1,145. (5). Photo on Page 134. £260-300
Click to view full image... 1894 Red "1" surcharge handstamped at Opobo River, on vertically bisected Oil Rivers 2d, the left half of the bisected stamp tied to piece by Opobo River c.d.s (NO 15 94), very fine. S.G. 59, £375. Photo on Page 134. £110-140
Click to view full image... 1894 Red "1" surcharge handstamped at Opobo River on vertically bisected Oil Rivers 2d, the right half of the bisected stamp tied to piece by Opobo River c.d.s (JU 4 94), very fine. S.G. 59, £375. Photo on Page 134. £110-140
Click to view full image...Click to view full image... 1894 " 1/2" Surcharges handstruck at Opobo River to bisected 1d Niger coast stamps, comprising red surcharge on vertically bisected 1d blue tied to piece by AU 22 94 Opobo River c.d.s, and black surcharge on diagonal bisected 1d red tied to piece by OC 1 94 Opobo River c.d.s, both stamps with a few small perf faults but still reasonable examples of these uncommon provisional surcharges. S.G. 58, 62, £1,375. (2). Photo on Page 132. £240-280
Click to view full image... 1894 (Aug 10) One Half Penny on 2 1/2d provisional surcharge issued at Old Calabar, variety "OIE" for "ONE", marginal single used on piece cancelled by violet Old Calabar c.d.s (AU 21 94), tiny tone mark on upper left corner perf, otherwise fine. With B.P.A Certificate (2016). S.G. 65b, £1,200. Photo on Page 132. £300-350
Click to view full image... 1892-98 Used selection including 1892-94 Oil Rivers set of six ( 1/2d in a block of six), both 1894 sets, 1894 (Jan) 2 1/2d half sheet of 24 CTO at Old Calabar and 1894 (May) 1/2d block of ten cancelled at Benin River, 1897-98 1/-, 1894 (Aug 10) One Half Penny on 2 1/2d Old Calabar provisional surcharge (S.G. 65), also an 1894 (Sep 7) piece bearing three 1d red stamps, one diagonally bisected, all tied by Bonny datestamps (S.G. 52b, £800 on cover), mainly fine. S.G. £712 + bisect piece. (35). Photo on Page 132. £180-220
Click to view full image... Abutshi/Lokoja. 1899 Piece bearing G.B 1d lilac cancelled violet oval "THE ROYAL NIGER CO. C. & L. / CUSTOMS / 19 DEC. 99 / OFFICE / ABUTSHI", very scarce. Also G.B 1d lilac on piece or a front cancelled violet oval "LOKOJA / POST OFFICE", and the same cancel on Niger Coast 1/2d (faults) and Northern Nigeria 1d (3). S.G. Z1, 72, £920. (7). Photo on Page 182. £200-250
Click to view full image... Akassa. 1896-99 Pieces (8) bearing 17 G.B stamps with violet Akassa datestamps, five pieces with datestamp type 4 bearing 2 1/2d (also with Liverpool Packet c.d.s), 2 1/2d pair, 3d pair, 2 1/2d (5) + 5d (all perfined CMS) or 2 1/2d + 2/6 (2, also with Liverpool Packet c.d.s) and a single Niger Coast 2 1/2d with the same cancel, three pieces with type 5 datestamp franked 1d, 21/2d or 5d. S.G. Z20/22, 30, 32, 36, £2,000+. (9). Photo on Page 182. £400-500
Click to view full image...Click to view full image...Click to view full image... Burutu. 1898-99 Pieces (8) and a cover bearing 15 G.B stamps, and a single 2/6, all with Burutu cancels in violet or black, comprising type 6 datestamp on 2 1/2d in violet or 2 1/2d pair in black, type 7 datestamp on 2/6 and five pieces bearing 1/2d pair, 1d, 2 1/2d (corner fault), 5d or 10d (5) and on a cover to England franked 2 1/2d, and uncommon type 7 cancel on 2 1/2d on piece, also a Niger Coast 2 1/2d with type 6 cancel. S.G. Z47, 56/7, 59, 63, 66/7, 69, £1,425+. (11). Photo on Page 182. £360-420
  Cancellations on Oil Rivers and Niger Coast stamps and pieces written up on nine pages including violet "BAKANA" with a Liverpool Paquebot c.d.s, coloured cancels, parcel handstamps, oval Registered datestamps, 1892 oval Benin datestamp in violet, Liverpool datestamps, and QV 2/6 with Consular overprint, stamps include 1898 5d red-violet. (127). £150-200
  1893-1901 Covers and cards (8), a front and pieces (2) including 2d size H registration envelope front with three 5d stamps each tied by Benin River c.d.s in red, 1892 2 1/2d tied by red Warri squared circle on commercial cover to GB, two 1894 2d registration envelopes from Old Calabar sent to Curragh Camp bearing Oil Rivers 1d - 1/- or to G.B bearing 1894 (Jan) Niger Coast 1d - 5d, Niger Coast 1d postcard from Brass River, Oil Rivers 1d postcards from Old Calabar or Brass River, etc. (11). £250-300

Northern Nigeria

Click to view full image...Click to view full image... 1900-12 Used selection on pages complete with 1900 QV 1/2d - 10/- set of nine (the 1/- - 10/- good colour, used with 1915 Zungero datestamps), 1902 KEVII Crown CA set of nine (the 10/- used on piece), 1905 Multiple Crown CA set of eight, 1910-11 set of eleven (5/- used on piece) and 1912 KGV 1/2d - £1 set of 13, mainly fine. S.G. £2,550. (53). Photo on Page 134. £450-550
Click to view full image...Click to view full image...Click to view full image... Cancellations on stamps and pieces written up on 13 pages, many scarce cancels including manuscript types from Bornu (only a single example recorded by Sacher/Ince), Jebba and Zaria (2) and datestamps for Bauchi, Bida, Abinsi (two examples recorded, type unlisted by Proud), Birnin Kebbi, Dekina, Egga, Kabba, Keffi, Kontagora, Maifone, Maiduguri, Mutum Biu, Nafada, Offa, Pateji, Yelwa, etc., also "Northern Nigeria" c.d.s (4, one in blue) and KEVII 1/2d pair with a mailbag seal cancel. (103). Photo on Page 134. £180-220
G.B & Worldwide Stamps and Postal History (Auction Number 38)
Auctioneer: Argyll Etkin Limited Location: London
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