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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 11
501
  1916 Picture postcard to Anse Royale, Mahe, Seychelles with KGV Head 1d tied by Hindmarsh Island squared circle, transit and arrival datestamps of Aden, Victoria and Anse Royale. An unusual destination. £80-100
502
Click to view full image... 1929 Cover from Davao, Philippine Islands, to Australia franked 6c + 10c, redirected to USA with KGV Head 1d (2)+ 1 1/2d applied with a US 5c air mail stamp also applied in Australia to pay for internal air mail within the USA, the air mail stamp cancelled in manuscript. U.S Air Mail stamps were available in various overseas countries for this purpose; their use from Australia is very unusual. Photo on Page 78. £300-350
503
  1932 Sydney Harbour Bridge 5/-, two examples both cancelled to order, very fine. S.G. 143, £400. (2). £100-120
504
  Postal Stationery. 1914 4d Yellow registration envelope with six line instructions on reverse (H&G3) unused; and 1911 Coronation issue 1d postcards in shades of black (4, one used) or blue (3, unused) with various portraits of King George V, Queen Mary or the Prince of Wales, all very fine. (8). £220-260
505
  P.O.W Mail. 1943 P.O.W Christmas postcard depicting a Kangaroo with a joey in its pouch, sent from No. 13 Murchison Camp to Germany, franked 6d. £80-100
506
  Tasmania. 1855 British Post Office Notice, "Reduction of Postage on Letters to Van Diemen's Land", postage reduced to 6d per 1/2oz. Central horizontal fold and a little minor creasing, otherwise a fine notice, with Rowland Hill shown as the Post Office Secretary, 29x44cm. £80-100
507
  Victoria. 1850 2d and 3d Half-lengths, forgeries by Jeffreys each in a sheet of 50. Also a few other forgeries. (108). £80-100
508
Click to view full image... Victoria. 1883 Cover with G.B. 6d on 6d tied by Charing Cross squared circle, to the Victoria Governor at Government House, Melbourne, redirected to Adelaide with violet "GOVERNOR OF VICTORIA / FRANK STAMP" applied to ensure free redirection, Melbourne and Adelaide datestamps. A remarkable use of this Frank stamp. Photo on Page 78. £200-250
509
Click to view full image... Western Australia. 1843 Entire to England endorsed "Pr Success - via Madras, overland, pd 2/10" with a good strike of scarce boxed "PAID / FREMANTLE" in black (manuscript date of "Ap 10/43"), red oval framed "INDIA" and arrival backstamps, charged 1/10. Central horizontal file fold with small tear to right of Fremantle handstamp and a few small stains, still a good looking entire and an unusually clear example of the Fremantle datestamp. Photo on Page 78. £500-600
510
Click to view full image... Western Australia. 1896 5/- Revenue, watermark Crown CA, fine mint, very rare. Barefoot 26. Photo on Page 80. £180-200
511
Click to view full image... Western Australia. 1899 5/- Revenue, watermark Crown between WA, fine mint, very rare. Barefoot 43. Photo on Page 80. £180-220
512
  B.C.O.F Japan. 1948 Australia 5 1/2d registration envelope (H&G 36) franked B.C.O.F Japan 2/-, sent to the USA via Australia, cancelled "AUST UNIT POSTAL STN / 497" datestamps with violet boxed registration handstamp, left edge reduced by 4mm upon opening, otherwise fine and unusual. £80-100

BAHAMAS

513
Click to view full image... c.1850 Cover to "The Postmaster, Nassau, NP" and so allowed free of postage, handstamped "BAHAMAS / SHIP LETTER", fine and scarce. Photo on Page 78. £1,500-1,800

BARBADOS

514
  1814 (Feb 3) Document certifying that George Rousseau, a midshipman of the navy, is a detained Prisoner of War upon parole at Barbados, and that he has liberty to walk from the Transport Office to the Cocoanut Tree walk and as far as the church towards the Kings house, but cannot go into any field or cross-road or be absent before 6am or after 6pm, signed by the agent for P.O.Ws, reverse with a description of Rousseau. Folded and some splitting but a rare document. £100-120
515
Click to view full image... 1882 1/2d Postcard Stamp Die Proof in black on white glazed card, 92x60mm, stamped "AFTER HARDENING" and dated "3 May 82", very fine. Photo on Page 37. £200-250

BASUTOLAND

516
  1933 1/2d - 10/- Set of ten fine mint. S.G. 1/10, £300. (10). £80-100

BELGIAN CONGO

517
  1887-94 5f Grey and 10f fine mint. S.G. 13, 14, £830. (2). Photo on Page 94. £180-200
518
Click to view full image...Click to view full image...Click to view full image...Click to view full image... 1909 "CONGO BELGE" Overprints, mint and used selection on three pages with many varieties, including overprint handstamped in Boma variety overprint inverted on 5c, 10c, 15c, 25c, 50c, 1f, 10f and 5c double overprint all used; overprint handstamped in Brussels 3f50 upright overprint and inverted overprint both used; typographed overprints 3f.50 (10, including block of six) and 5f (3) mint, 5c, 3f.50, 5f (2) and 10f used, also 5c and 10c overprint inverted used, 5c and 10c with double overprints (one inverted on 10c) used, the three double overprints probably forgeries, the others appear genuine. An interesting selection. (33). Photo on Page 94. £800-1,000
519
Click to view full image... 1909 Registered cover from Banana to Brussels bearing 1909 "CONGO BELGE" overprints all handstamped in Brussels, comprising 5c vertical strip of three, 10c vertical pair, 15c single + vertical pair and 10f, various overprint types, an exceptional use of the 10f value on cover. Small "expert" handstamps alongside the stamps, otherwise fine and rare. Photo on Page 78. £800-1,000
520
Click to view full image... Lado Enclave. 1900 Cover to the Department of the Interior for the Independent State of the Congo in Brussels, inscribed on the front by the sender "Ch. de Moreau, Kero" with 1894 50c tied by blue Ibembo c.d.s (Apr. 23), backstamped at Leopoldville, Boma and Brussels. A fine early cover from Kero, the most northerly settlement on the Nile inside the Lado Enclave. Photo on Page 78. £1,000-1,200
521
  Air Mails. 1926-42 Covers comprising 1926 first Sabena flight from Bukama to Antwerp (2); 1934 Leopoldville to Antwerp flight by Marie-Louise and G. Hansez; 1940 Usumbura to Entebbe first Sabena flight (stamp damaged); also 1942 (Dec 4) cover carried on the special Sabena flight from Johannesburg to Douala via Elisabethville. (4). £120-150

BERMUDA

522
Click to view full image... 1846 Entire letter from New York to St. Georges Bermuda, charged 4d, with red "BERMUDA / SHIP LETTER", unusually fine and scarce. Photo on Page 78. £2,400-2,800
523
Click to view full image... 1865-2006 Mainly mint collection in a stockbook including KGV 12/6 Keyplate unmounted mint (a little toning) and £1 mint, KGVI Keyplate issue 2/- (15), 2/6 (8), 5/- (4), 10/- (2), 12/6 (2) and £1, various perfs and shades, etc. (100s). Photo on Page 75. £200-250
524
Click to view full image... 1918 KGV £1 Mint. S.G. 55, £325. Photo on Page 75. £100-120
525
Click to view full image... 1938 KGVI £1 Purple and black on red, perf 14, variety "ER" joined, mounted in upper margin only, the actual stamp unmounted. S.G. 121a, £1,100. Photo on Page 110. £200-250

BOLIVIA
(Also See Lots 247, 265)

526
  1864 Stampless cover to France with circular undated "LAMAR / FRANCA" in green, backstamped "COBIJA" British P.O c.d.s, London and French datestamps and "GB / 2F87 5/10c" Anglo-French accountancy handstamp, fine and scarce. £150-180

BRITISH GUIANA
(Also See Lot 459)

527
  1947 Long airmail cover from London to Demerara franked 3/-, reverse with scarce boxed violet "SERVICE - SEA TO NORTH / AMERICA THENCE BY AIR / NOT NOW AVAILABLE / PLEASE ADVISE SENDER" and handstamped "T", British Guiana postage due 2c pair + block of four and 12c pair tied by Plaisance datestamps, a "Found Open & Officially Sealed" label also cancelled at Plaisance. Some creasing, not affecting the postage dues, very unusual. £100-150

BRITISH OCCUPATION OF ITALIAN COLONIES

528
Click to view full image...Click to view full image...Click to view full image... Somalia. 1941 Italian East Africa pictorial set of nine all overprinted "BRITISH OCCUPATION" and surcharged with new values, from 10c to 10L, in red, violet or black. These overprints were done in Mogadishu on the orders of the South African forces, but the higher British authorities did not give their approval and virtually the entire stock was destroyed. A rare unissued set, all superb unmounted mint, all with pencil expertising signatures including Alberto Diena, the set with 2016 Ceremuga Certificate. Sassone 1/9, 5,000 (9). Photo on Page 80. £1,400-1,600
529
Click to view full image...Click to view full image...Click to view full image... Somalia. 1941 Italian Colonies fiscals, 4L with King facing left, 2L - 5L, 8L on 10L and 10L with King facing right, all seven overprinted "BRITISH OCCUPATION / POSTAGE" in red, blue or green. These overprints were done in Mogadishu on the orders of the South African forces, but the higher British authorities did not give their approval and virtually the entire stock was destroyed. A rare unissued set, all superb unmounted mint, three with pencil expertising signatures, the set with 2016 Ceremuga Certificates. Sassone 11/17, 3,000 (7). Photo on Page 80. £750-900
530
  Somalia. 1941-43 Forces and P.O.W mail from Mogadishu comprising 1941 stampless registered O.A.S cover to South Africa with "A.P.O - U - M.P.K / 21" c.d.s and violet "REGISTRATION FEE PAID / AT A.P.O IN O.E.T.A", manuscript "R. A.P.O 21, No 2932" and "Registration fee prepaid at F.P.O O.E.T", army censor; c.1942 stampless cover to No. 2 P.O.W Camp Kenya with red "POSTAGE FREE" and boxed South African bilingual "PASSED BY SUB-BASE CENSOR / E.A. No. 05"; printed postage free lettersheet for use to P.O.Ws, sent to Camp 356 at Eldoret with "P/W EAST / AFRICA 029", P.O.W / E.A.C" and MOGADISCIO" datestamps; and 1941 cover with "A.P.O - U - M.P.K / 21" datestamp franked 30c. (4). £120-140
531
  Somalia. "Somalia Postal Services Post Office Guide", issued by the British Military Administration and printed in Somalia, 12 pages + covers, giving full postal rates, listing post offices and agencies (11 in total) and giving telegram regulations. A rare publication. £70-80

BRITISH SOLOMON ISLANDS

532
  1907-08 Large Canoe set of seven (with extra 1/2d) and Small Canoe set of eleven (with extra 1/2d pair, 1d block) fine mint, 5/- marginal, S.G. 1/17, £615. (25). £100-120
533
  1904-39 Covers (17) and picture postcards (8, one with poor Norfolk Island c.d.s of 1905), including registered mail bearing KGV definitives from Tulagi (5), Gizo (2) or Shortland; stampless official covers with boxed "PAID" cachets (7, five registered, two types of cachet); violet "PAQUEBOT" of Tulagi cancelling New Guinea 2d on 1938 cover; and 1930 cover with Australia 1/2d pair cancelled upon arrival at Tulagi, endorsed "Not Known Tulagi" and redirected to G.B. (25). £300-400
534
  1945-95 Covers and cards with many scarcer cancels and cachets, royal visits, registered mail, official mail (53), maritime mail (32) with ship cachets and Paquebot handstamps, etc. An interesting lot. (240). £400-500

BRITISH SOMALILAND
(Also See Lots 460, 594)

535
Click to view full image... 1939 (Nov 4) Cover with enclosed letter from Humphrey French to his mother in Ireland, a KGVI 2a tied by Berbera c.d.s, handstamped violet triangular "PASSED BY / 1 / CENSOR" with separate "BERBERA" applied within, fine and very scarce. Photo on Page 78. £300-350
536
  1939 (Dec 14) Cover with enclosed letter from Humphrey French to his mother in Ireland, a KGVI 2a tied by Berbera c.d.s, handstamped violet triangular "PASSED BY / 38 / CENSOR". The letter includes "I went down to Mulbar last weekend. It was abandoned about 20 years ago and contains about 100 derelict houses". Fine and scarce. £240-300
537
Click to view full image... 1940 (Apr 12) Stampless cover with enclosed letter from Humphrey French to his mother in London, with Berbera c.d.s and violet triangular "PASSED BY / 38 / CENSOR" and "Captain / Officer Comdg: "B" Company / S.C.C., K.A.R." signed by French, fine and scarce. Photo on Page 84. £240-300

BURMA

538
Click to view full image... 1855-1906 Covers and fronts (22), also a few stamps, including 1857 front and flap from Akyab to London via Trieste bearing 1854 1a + 1855 8a cancelled "B/5" with blue boxed "6 1/4" alongside and Akyab backstamp, other better covers from Rangoon, Moulmein, Thayetmyo, Kawkareik, Pyinywa, Pagan and Bassein, mixed quality with some very poor, others fine and some scarce. (29). Photo on Page 84. £400-500
539
Click to view full image... 1859 Entire letter from Akyab to Rangoon bearing imperf 2a (fault at upper left) tied by fine "B/5", endorsed "P. Baltic" which has been crossed through with manuscript "too late" and replaced by "P. Burmah", reverse with oval "FORWARDED BY / JOHN OGILVY HAYS & CO / AKYAB", red boxed "AKYAB / SHIP LETTER / PAID" and "RANGOON / SHIP LETTER / PAID" datestamps, an attractive imperf issue ship letter sent within Burma. Photo on Page 84. £500-600
540
  Experimental Post Offices. 1885-1948 Covers and cards (25), pieces (4) and stamps (27+), all with Experimental P.O datestamps from Burma, mounted on pages in order of office number, from R and R2 - R99, mainly on India stamps, a few faults though most are fine, very scarce with several the only examples recorded by Proud. (56+). £300-400
541
  Sea Post Office. 1886 1/2a Postal stationery envelope to Rangoon cancelled by "RANGOON STEAMER / SERVICE / B OUT / FE. 12" c.d.s (Proud D1) used on the Calcutta to Rangoon Sea Post Office; the only ship to depart Calcutta on a Feb. 12th date using this c.d.s type was the "Simla" in 1886. Minor edge staining but a very scarce cancel. £200-250
542
Click to view full image... Sea Post Office. 1893 (Mar 20) Cover to England with India 2a6p tied by "RANGOON S.S OUT / SET No. X / MA 20" c.d.s, believed to have been used on the S.S "Mergui" which operated between Moulmein and Mergui between 1892 and 1895 calling at various coastal posts including Tavoy and Ye (see Proud "Burma" pages 834/5). Possibly the only recorded example of this Sea Post Office. A little creasing at left edge, otherwise fine. Photo on Page 84. £200-250
543
Click to view full image... Chin Hills. 1942 (Aug 17) Cover with "Battalion Commandant Chin Hills" imprint, signed "H. Ouquid Lt. Col., c/o Supdt. Lushai Hills, Aijal, Assam" posted from Falam to Scotland bearing Burma 1a pair, octagonal censor, backstamped at Aijal (Aug 21). Falam was one of four offices in the Chin Hills which remained in British hands after the rest of Burma was occupied by the Japanese in May 1942. These towns held out until November 1943, mail being carried by runner through Japanese territory to Aijal. A scarce cover. Photo on Page 84. £150-200
544
  1937-45 Covers written up in an album, nearly all in 1941 or 1942 when various Post Offices were being evacuated as the Japanese advanced into most of the country, many rare or unique cancels included, with 1942 cover sent within Rangoon handstamped "SERVICE SUSPENDED / RETURN TO SENDER" but sent to the Dead Letter Office then redirected to Mandalay; 1941-42 cancels of Rangoon G.P.O (2), Army H.Q (2), Rangoon University (2), Akyab (2), Dedaye (2), Hsipaw (2), Kalewa, Kyukok (Proud D2, only recorded example), Lashio (2), Loimwe, Mandalay (3), Minbu Bazar (Proud D3, only recorded example), Minhla (Proud R4, only recorded example), Myanaung (2), Prome, Takaw (Proud KD2, only recorded example), Thanatchaung, Tharrawaddy, Tiger Camp, Waw, Wetlet, Yedashe (2); and A.P.O/F.P.O cancels comprising Base P.O Burma (14, one with I.F.P.O 97), "F.P.O Burma" c.d.s No.1, No.2 (3), and "Experimental P.O" c.d.s R.1 (5), R.5 (2), R.7, R.8, R.21 (5). A scarce lot, mainly fine, a few with interesting letters. (73). £700-1,000
545
  Japanese Occupation. 1942-43 KGVI 1a stationery envelopes handstamped with a peacock within circle in black (H&G 3a) or with a red cross with Burma State Government crest at left (H&G 10), each envelope in a complete bundle of 16 with the wrapper band. (32). £180-200
546
  Andaman Islands - Japanese Occupation. Japanese Forces postcard from 12th special base naval unit in Port Blair (with translation), very scarce. £100-120

CANADA
(Also See Lots 108, 149, 150, 187, 189, 221, 418, 927, 1158, 1193)

547
Click to view full image... New Brunswick. 1867 Cover headed "From Serjt C. Pearce, Dept, 1/15 Regiment" and countersigned, franked by a G.B 1d red, sent from Chatham to St. John, New Brunswick, via Halifax at the soldiers concession rate, reverse with London Foreign Branch "L" datestamp used on packet letters routed via Liverpool. Small tear at upper edge, otherwise fine, an exceptional transatlantic destination for a soldiers letter from G.B. Photo on Page 84. £350-450
548
  Newfoundland. 1857-64 Issues mint or unused comprising 1857-64 thick paper 1d brown-purple unused, 1860 medium paper 5d venetian red mint, 1862-64 2d unused, 5d, 6d and 8d mint, all four margins. Also New Brunswick 1851-60 3d used, very close on all sides. S.G. £1,200. (7). £120-150
549
  Newfoundland. 1860-1947 Mint and used collection in an album and stockbook including 1857-64 issues (7), 1865-70 issues with used 2c yellowish green, 12c red-brown (2), 13c orange (2), 1868 5c black used, 1896 3c brown used (2), 1897-1918 sets mint (2), 1919 Newfoundland Contingent set mint, 1923-24 set mint (less 11c), etc., also a few Canada. (100s). £200-250
550
Click to view full image... Newfoundland - Air Mails. 1922 (Mar 8) Cover from Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, to Trinity, Newfoundland bearing Canada 1c (2, faults) and 2c (2) cancelled by Glace Bay machine and four unusual dumb cork cancels, a Glace Bay c.d.s alongside, handstamped violet "Per AERIAL MAIL", flown by Cotton on March 14th from St. John's to Trinity. Small stain at right edge and stamp faults but a very scarce commercial cover, just two covers from this flight recorded bearing Canada stamps. Photo on Page 84. £200-240

CHINA
(Also See Lots 36, 220, 487)

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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