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Worldwide Stamps and Postal History (Sale Number 40)
Auctioneer: Argyll Etkin Limited Location: London
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Date: 29th September 2017 Time: 11:00AM
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Auction Lots - Page 23
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  1840 (Sep 2) Post Office Notice No. 13 giving rates of postage for printed votes and proceedings of Parliament and Colonial Legislatives, regulations for the treatment of underpaid letters addressed abroad, and stating soldiers & sailors letters received unpaid from abroad are to be charged 2d, plus ship letter gratuities if received by private ship, but are exempt from redirection charges. A scarce early notice with W.L Maberley named as Post Office Secretary, laid down on paper, otherwise fine, 214x338mm. £200-250
1103
  1840-1901 Covers and cards, most from G.B to overseas (mainly Spain) including 1848 entire letter to Hamburg with 2d strip of four, stampless letters paid in cash (6), surface printed issues, late fees, perfins, some internal covers including 1898 cover attractively illustrated with a lady pulling the hair of a Chinese man with the name of the addressee formed from his hair (minor staining, amusing letter enclosed), etc. (29). £300-350
1104
  1854-1968 Covers and cards including 1859 entire letter to Paris with 4d tied Rideout "2" machine duplex, 1918 express registered cover to Holland with 2/6 for express censorship (fault to 2/6 stamp), various better KEVII and KGV frankings and destinations, postage dues, 1897-1900 picture postcards, etc. (116). £250-350
1105
  1902-37 Covers and cards showing uses of most differing KEVII and KGV definitives, includes insured covers (4), 1903 express cover to France, air mails with 1920 cover to France franked 1 1/2d + 9d handstamped red "AIR MAIL / EXPRESS", etc., a few faults, an interesting lot with some very unusual frankings. (41). £180-200
1106
  1903-75 Stamped covers, most with KEVII and KGV stamps, mainly selected items with many unusual frankings, includes insured covers (4, one a KEVII 2d registration envelope bearing KEVII 7d and 1/-), express covers (3), registered covers (with 1903 single KEVII 1/- franking), air mails, many unusual combinations of issues or values, a good lot. (101). £240-280
1107
  c.1935-45 Covers and air letters from or to Major Charles Napier, Gordon Highlanders, including 1938 covers to Royal Military College at Camberley with violet "INSUFFICIENTLY ADDRESSED / COMPANY UNKNOWN" (3), Field Post Offices, etc. (100s). £100-150
1108
  Various duplicated G.B in stockbooks and on pages, Gloucestershire area postcards and postal history, also a Commonwealth album with Australia, etc. (100s). £60-70

Early Letters

1109
Click to view full image... Norwich. 1586 (June 21) Entire letter written in French from Norwich by Louis Cantin, addressed to Bartholomew Corsini in London, the letter concerning consignments of bays. A little wear at folds, otherwise fine and a good address panel. Photo on Page 160. £350-450
1110
Click to view full image... Norwich. 1590 (Feb 29) Entire letter from Narborough, addressed "To the Worshipful Bassingbourne Gawdye Esquyer at Harling, Haste, Haste", signed by Clement Spilman. Spilman informs his cousin that Sir William Hayden and Sir John Payton received instructions to raise 150 soldiers from the Lord Lieutenant. Payton thought Gawdye was at Swaffham so sent warrants to the Chief Constable of Shropshire to bring 12 men to him there, six to be employed and six to be held in readiness, with £21 in money. Spilman asks Paynton to inform the Chief Constable where he is to send the men. Spilman was Sheriff of Norwich; he lived at Narborough Hall and was buried in the church at Narborough, which contains a statue of him. Side flap stained by the wax seal and three names written below the address panel, otherwise fine and a rare early Elizabethan period letter, possibly the earliest known letter written on a leap year day and unusual with the inclusion of "haste, haste" within the address. Photo on Page 160. £600-800
1111
  1600 Entire letter from Antwerp to Bartolomeo Corsini in London, written in Italian by Gio. Fossa, fine. £100-120
1112
  1637 Entire letter from London to Antwerp with 1sch. charge, a fine early letter from England. £150-200
1113
  Dover. 1641 (Dec 21) Entire letter written "from the George in Dover", requesting a warrant to course in the warren, addressed "To his much respected friend Captaine Collinze". Collins was Deputy Lieutenant of Dover Castle. A fine early letter. £180-200

Air Mails
(Also See Lots 224, 844, 935, 937-939, 946)

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  1910 "Empire Illustrated" Blackpool to Southport flight postcard addressed to the bookstall manager at Merthyr Station, flown by C. Grahame-White from Blackpool, the flight terminated after just seven miles due to high winds, the cards then carried to London where they were posted franked 1/2d. Rather creased and small corner repair, still a reasonable example of this scarce card carried on the first UK aeroplane mail. Also picture postcards of C. Grahame-White in flight or sitting with other aviators, both from the 1910 Blackpool aviation meeting, one posted at Blackpool with message "went to the flying & saw some splendid flights. We had all the machines explained & shown us by a policeman". (3). £120-150
1115
Click to view full image... 1919 (Oct 2) Commercial cover flown from Glasgow to London by emergency aerial post on the second day of the six day rail strike, endorsed "Aerial Post" and franked 1 1/2d + 1/- (2). Few covers carried on this emergency air service due to the high additional fee of 2/- per oz. An unusually fine cover. Photo on Page 160. £250-280
1116
  1920-25 Covers and cards including first flights to Prague, Copenhagen and Helsinki, commercial covers to Warsaw, Russia, etc., covers to Belgium and Holland with "Insufficiently Paid for Transmission by Air Mail", 1919 (June 24) stampless O.A.S cover from F.P.O H6 in Germany to G.B inscribed "By Air Service" and 1923 (Mar 29) cover from A.P.O S.40 in Berlin, 1921 cover from Germany to London with "Express Fee Paid" cachet, etc. (25). £280-300
1117
  1920-48 Flight covers written up on pages, mainly first flights, including 1924 to Casablanca, Berlin, 1925 to Zurich and Robert Bajac seaplane flight from Paris to London and back with cards flown in both directions, 1928 Liverpool to Belfast (4), London to Stockholm or return (4), 1929 Schneider Trophy flight from Gosport to Basel and Genoa, London to Galway and return, 1930 to Batavia, 1937 Lerwick to Aberdeen (2), etc., also commercial covers with 1920 to Brussels, 1924 to Amsterdam with "NO FLIGHT / SENT BY / ORDINARY SERVICE", etc. (32). £200-250
1118
  1923-46 Covers and cards, mainly commercial mail to Trinidad, Russia, Chile, Bushire, etc., some first flights including 1927 cover to Constantinople, 1941 Northern Ireland to Edinburgh, forces air letters including "Free Christmas Air Mail" type, also 1940 (Dec 9) stampless cover from F.P.O 171 in Greece endorsed "On Active Service - Christmas Air Mail". (45). £120-150
1119
  1928-45 Air Mail covers from G.B to Latin America including 1928-35 covers to Colombia flown internally by Scadta, several with 2/6 Seahorse stamps, etc. (33). £180-200
1120
  1932 (Mar 19) Cover from London to Buenos Ayres franked 1/-, handstamped "By Graf Zeppelin" with two differing Graf Zeppelin "1 Sudamerikafahrt 1932" cachets, backstamped in Berlin and Buenos Ayres (Mar 25), very fine. £80-100
1121
Click to view full image... 1933 (June 30) Commercial air mail cover (25x15cm) from Imperial Chemicals in London to their office in Rio de Janeiro bearing KGV 6d, 2/6, 5/- and PUC £1 tied by London S.W.1 rubber datestamps inscribed "By Graf Zeppelin" with two differing cachets of the Graf Zeppelin 3rd South American Flight, backstamped at Rio (July 5) with "Responda logo Via Condor - Zeppelin" cachet. Light creasing largely clear of the stamps, a fine and attractive commercial use of the 1929 PUC £1. Photo on Page 163. £1,300-1,500
1122
This interesting subject is covered by the excellent book "Letters in the Air. The 1911 First Official UK Aerial Post" by Jeffrey H. Booth, published by First Day Publishing Co. Ltd, 2016.
Click to view full image... 1934 (Dec 7) Commercial air mail cover (24x11cm) from London to Rio de Janeiro with blue Air Mail label, inscribed "Per German air mail" and carried on the Christmas flight of the Graf Zeppelin with cachet in green, franked by 1924 4d + 1934 1 1/2d + 1934 re-engraved 2/6, 5/- and 10/- all tied by London F.S Air Mail rubber datestamps, Rio backstamp (Dec 12) and "Responda logo Via Condor - Zeppelin" cachet. A fine commercial use of all three values of the re-engraved Seahorse stamps. Photo on Page 163. £250-300

1911 First UK Coronation Aerial Post

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  1911 Real photo picture postcards, three depicting the 1911 Aerial Post including Hamil and Greswell by their plane and a superb card of crowds around a plane at Windsor Great Park with "Aerial Mail 2" on the tail of the plane. Also real photo cards of Hamil in his plane (taken at Bournemouth) or standing alongside his aeroplane. (5). £100-120
1124
Click to view full image... 1911 (Sep 9) Red invitation card No. 211 to the Inauguration of the service at the London Aerodrome, Hendon, named to Major Kennedy & Party, with the First U.K Aerial Post design (as used on the postcards and envelopes) printed at the left, signed on the reverse by Francis Field. Some very minor corner creasing, an unusually fine example of this scarce invitation card, very few of which have survived. Photo on Page 163. £600-650
1125
Click to view full image... "Royal Air Mail, Inaugurated Saturday, September 9th, 1911, Hendon to Windsor, Official Programme & Time Table", four pages, first printing with the covers in blue. A few minor faults including small scrape to lower left corner of the cover, a little splitting at fold and small tear at right, still an unusually good example of the official programme, very few examples of which have survived. Photo on Page 163. £380-420
1126
Click to view full image... 1911 (Sep 9) "London Forward" printed bundle label with London code "1" Aerial Post c.d.s, initialled "S.A.R" by S.A Roberts, the Chief Aerial Post Officer, light fold, fine and scarce. Photo on Page 165. £200-240
1127
  1911 (Sep 20) Postcard from the First U.K Coronation Aerial Post Secretary's office, with printed message acknowledging receipt of a letter concerning the delay in receiving Aerial Post mail ordered directly from the official agents in The Aldwych, explaining that delays were due to very high winds interfering with the flight from Hendon to Windsor, but all flown mail should be delivered within a few hours. Posted from London W.C to Eastbourne franked 1/2d. Scarce, few of these cards were kept. £120-140

Envelope Proofs

1128
Click to view full image... 1911 (Sep 9) Envelope proof in an unissued light brown colour, flown from London with KGV 1d tied by the Aerial Post c.d.s code "6" applied at Hendon Aerodrome, unusually addressed to Egypt with Port Said- Alexandria T.P.O arrival backstamp (Sep 20), enclosed letter on proof notepaper also in the unissued light brown colour. A couple of small opening tears at upper edge, front and reverse nearly separated and rejoined with hinges. A scarce postally used proof envelope and letter to an exceptional destination, undoubtedly unique to Egypt. Photo on Page 165. £450-500
1129
Click to view full image... 1911 (Sep 16) Envelope proof in an unissued light green colour, flown from Windsor, with KGV 1d unusually perfined "STD" (The Standard Newspaper) tied by superb Windsor code "2" c.d.s, Sandy arrival backstamp. A little staining to reverse, the front very fine, a scarce postally used proof. Photo on Page 165. £450-550

Advertising Cards

1130
Click to view full image... 1911 (Sep 11/12) Brown cards flown from London, both with printed Organising Committee messages on the reverse acknowledging a remittance to the Aerial Post Fund, one printed on the standard card with purchase and posting instruction at the left side, the other on a card with a totally blank reverse (intended for commercial adverts), scarce on this blank type "advertisers" card. (2). Photo on Page 165. £180-220
1131
  1911 (Sep 9-12) London postcards with adverts comprising Wrights Coal Tar Soap, J. & J. Colman and Schweppes on brown cards, Remington Typewriter Co Sheffield Office on red-brown card and Car & General Insurance Co on green card, the Coleman card with code "6" c.d.s of Hendon, Remington card with Sep. 12 c.d.s, the other cards all with Sep. 9 c.d.s, the Schweppes card with corner crease, otherwise all fine. (5). £280-320
1132
  1911 (Sep 9) London postcards with adverts comprising Brown Brothers, Nobel Explosives, Educational Book Co and Caxton Publishing Co on brown cards, The Financial Outlook on green card, all fine. (5). £300-350
1133
Click to view full image... 1911 (Sep 9) Red-brown London card, the reverse with the scarce pictorial Teofani Cigarette advert, the address side with some tape stains at the edges, the advert side very fine. One of the most attractive of all the advert cards. Photo on Page 165. £200-240
1134
Click to view full image... 1911 (Sep 9) Brown London postcard with Buchanan's "Black & White" Scotch Whisky, depicting two pictures each of two dogs before and after dinner, a scarce advert, very fine. Photo on Page 165. £180-220
1135
Click to view full image... 1911 (Sep 9) Brown London postcard with Stromness Distillery advert, addressees name erased, the advert side fine and scarce. Photo on Page 165. £180-200
1136
Click to view full image... 1911 (Sep 11) Brown London postcard with Arding & Hobbs advert depicting their store at Clapham, tiny tear at left edge, otherwise very fine, an attractive and scarce advert. Photo on Page 165. £200-240

Signed Stationery

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Click to view full image... 1911 (Sep 9) Green London envelope with enclosed notepaper, addressed to Windsor, signed by the designer of the stationery Warwick Lendon, very fine. Photo on Page 166. £120-150
1138
Click to view full image... 1911 (Sep 16) Green Windsor to London envelope with KEVII 1d tied by Windsor code "2" c.d.s, signed by the organiser of the Aerial Post W. Windham, backstamped at Cricklewood (Sep 18). A scarce signed Windsor envelope, just 408 "public" envelopes flown from Windsor, few of which were signed. Photo on Page 166. £300-350
1139
Click to view full image... 1911 (Sep 16) Red-brown London postcard with Aerial Post c.d.s code "5" of Hendon Aerodrome, signed "E.F Driver", a fine and scarce pilot signed card. Photo on Page 166. £400-450
1140
Click to view full image... 1911 (Sep 9) Green London postcard to "Lady Campbell, Holly Grove, Windsor Park, Windsor", boldly signed and dated "Clement Greswell Sept. 11th 1911", a fine and scarce pilot signed card. Photo on Page 166. £400-450
1141
Click to view full image... 1911 (Sep 9) Red-brown London postcard with Aerial Post c.d.s code "5" of Hendon Aerodrome, the reverse signed and dated "C. Hubert 9th Sept. 1911", the address panel with a stain where the addressees name has been removed, a couple of light corner creases, the reverse fine. The French pilot Charles Hubert crashed on his first flight from Hendon to Windsor on September 11th, breaking both legs; items signed by Hubert are therefore very scarce. Photo on Page 166. £650-750

Violet "Privilege" Envelopes and Cards

1142
Click to view full image...Click to view full image... 1911 (Sep 9) London to Windsor postcard unusually with the message on the picture side, the reverse bearing KEVII 1d tied by a superb London Aerial Post code "1" c.d.s, addressed to Hamburg. A fine London violet postcard, unusual with the stamp on the incorrect side, violet cards very scarce addressed abroad. Photo on Page 166. £600-700
1143
Click to view full image... London to Windsor newspaper label, mint with full gum, superb colour, very scarce so fine. Photo on Page 166. £500-600
1144
Click to view full image... 1911 (Sep 16) London to Windsor newspaper label, actually flown from Windsor to London with KGV 1/2d tied by Windsor Aerial Post c.d.s code "1", a Cricklewood arrival c.d.s (Sep 18) alongside, a little light staining, an attractive example of the rarest of all the items of Aerial Post stationery, just ten newspapers supposedly flown from Windsor. Photo on Page 168. £1,500-1,800
1145
Click to view full image...Click to view full image... 1911 (Sep 16) Windsor to London postcard sent to "T. Lovejoy, 20 Sheer St., Windsor" with fine Windsor Aerial Post code "1" c.d.s and Cricklewood arrival c.d.s (Sep 18), the reverse with typed message from Effingham House, 1 Arundel St., Strand, W.C, "Dear Mr Lovejoy, By todays mail is despatched to you a copy of the "Special Aerial Post Issue of the Windsor Chronicle" of which, together with this postcard I would venture ask your acceptance as a souvenir of this epoch-making event - First United Kingdom Aerial Post, Windsor to London Service", 18th Sept. receipt cachet. Light central vertical fold, otherwise fine, a rare reference to a newspaper having been sent in the first "privilege" mail flight from Windsor. Photo on Page 168. £700-800
1146
Click to view full image...Click to view full image... 1911 (Sep 16) Windsor to London postcard with Cricklewood (Sep 18) arrival c.d.s, addressed to Hurstpierpoint by the Windsor Postmaster, Mr A.T. A'Vard, the reverse written and signed by him, "By first aerial post from Windsor, A.T A'vard, Postmr". A fine and very scarce violet card from A'Vard. Photo on Page 168. £650-750
1147
Click to view full image... 1911 (Sep 16) Windsor to London postcard with KEVII 1/2d tied by superb Windsor Aerial Post code "2" c.d.s, superb colour, an exceptionally fine violet postcard. Photo on Page 168. £450-500
1148
Click to view full image... 1911 (Sep 16) Windsor to London envelope to "The Central London Sick Hospital, Colindale Avenue, Hendon", Windsor Aerial Post code "2" c.d.s and Cricklewood backstamp (Sep 18), superb colour and very fine. Photo on Page 168. £450-500
1149
Click to view full image... 1911 (Sep 16) Windsor to London envelope addressed to The Archway Cigar Stores in Highgate, KGV 1d with superb Windsor Aerial Post code "1" c.d.s, Cricklewood backstamp (Sep 18), enclosed letter on violet notepaper "Thought you would like a souvenir by the first U.K aerial post so I am sending this letter for that purpose". Flap torn and repaired, otherwise fine and attractive, the envelope and notepaper both very good colour. Photo on Page 168. £450-500
1150
Click to view full image...Click to view full image... 1911 (Sep 9) London to Windsor postcard with additional imprint in black at the right "Souvenir of the First United Kingdom "Aerial Post". With the Compliments of the Founder. This Postcard was carried in the First Bag and on the First Journey from London to Windsor", signed by W. Windham, the reverse with KEVII 1/2d tied by fine London Aerial Post code "4" c.d.s. A little creasing at upper edge and corner, otherwise fine, a very scarce card from Windham, the organiser of the Aerial Post. Photo on Page 170. £750-850
1151
Click to view full image...Click to view full image... 1911 Violet London to Windsor card with red "Aerial Post Closed" letterbox on the right side, signed D. Lewis-Poole, the reverse with "Royal Societies Club, St. James's Street, London S.W" printed address and six line inscription "A Souvenir of 1911, with loyal New Year greetings, from D. Lewis-Poole, Honorary Organiser of the Coronation Aerial Post and Contractor to H.M's Postmaster General for the conveyance of Mails by Aeroplane". A superb example of this very scarce New Year card printed for Lewis-Poole, Honorary Organiser of the Aerial Post, on an unused violet card, exceptional colour and condition. Photo on Page 170. £700-800
Auction Details
Worldwide Stamps and Postal History (Sale Number 40)
Auctioneer: Argyll Etkin Limited Location: London
Contact: Tel: 0207 930 6100 Fax: 0207 930 6109
Date: 29th September 2017 Time: 11:00AM
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