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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Auction Lots - Page 20
952
  1851-1990 Mint and used accumulation in six albums or stockbooks with a good range of 1851-83 Britannia issues (approx 440), 1896 5/- mint (3), 1935-37 sets mint (2), 1965 perf 14 60c unmounted mint and used (2), 1938-44 sets mint (2), 1984-90 set to $50 in mint blocks of four, etc. (100s). £500-600
953
Click to view full image... 1921-22 Multiple Script CA £1 green and carmine, mint pairs (2) and singles (2), some with a little gum toning, otherwise all fine with good colour and appearance. S.G. 215, £1,080. (6). Photo on Page 110. £200-240
954
  1922-28 1/2d - £1 Set of 13 mint with both 4d and 1/- watermarks, 1 1/2d rose and scarlet shades, also additional £1 unmounted. S.G. 216/29, £330. (15). £100-120
955
  1935 Silver Jubilee issue, mint and used study with covers (5) and many varieties, listed varieties include 2c extra flagstaff mint (4, two unmounted, three within corner blocks) and used, flagstaff on right turret used (2, one on cover, unpriced used by S.G.), double flagstaff mint, 3c extra flagstaff mint (2, one unmounted) and lightning conductor mint, 6c extra flagstaff unmounted mint, 24c extra flagstaff unmounted mint, also Specimen set of four, blocks, etc. S.G. £1,700 (approx). (264 + 5 covers). £350-450
956
  1935 Silver Jubilee 2c - 24c set of four in mint lower left corner blocks of four, each block including the extra flagstaff variety, each block mounted on the upper two stamps. S.G. £410. (4 blocks). £100-120
957
  1938-44 KGVI 1c - $4.80 Set of 14 in unmounted mint blocks of four with additional 3c black & scarlet and $1.20 blocks. S.G. 246/56, £536+. (16 blocks). £130-160
958
  1883-99 Postcards (3) and a newspaper wrapper with type 9 duplex datestamps comprising numerals "T15" of St. Marys, "T21" of Cedros and "T6" of Arouca used as cancellations and "T18" of Savannah Grande applied upon arrival on a postcard from G.B, the last unrecorded in the Trinidad Handbook. (4). £150-180
959
  1902 QV 1 1/2d Reply card, outward half written from S.M.S "Vinesa" to Germany, cancelled "PAQUEBOT" with "ST GEORGES / GRENADA" c.d.s alongside. An early use of this Grenada Paquebot, unusual on a Trinidad card. £80-100
960
  1946-61 Covers and cards (also a few fronts and pre-war covers), nearly all commercial mail sent within Trinidad or to the USA with many village datestamps, some postage due and explanatory handstamps noted. (c.580). £150-200
961
  Cancellations. Collection on QV stamps (mainly Britannia types) in an album, some pieces, including numeral types 1-9 (with rare type 4 numeral "14" of Moruga on Tobago 1d (2) and late use of numeral "23" on 1922 1d noted), double arc and single ring datestamps, straight line "TOO-LATE" (40, two in red), French "anchor in retta" on 1863 6d, scarce 1893 "MAIL STEAMER / MONOS ROUTE" c.d.s, oval San Fernando arms handstamp, San Fernando M.O.O double arc datestamps, etc. (c.265). £300-400
962
Click to view full image...Click to view full image...Click to view full image...Click to view full image...Click to view full image... Tobago. 1879-96 Mint and used selection including 1879 1d, 1/- and 5/- (small faults) mint, 1d - 1/- used, 1880 Crown CC 4d and 6d mint, 1883 2 1/2d on 6d used (2), 1882-96 Crown CA 4d yellow-green mint and used, "slash" flaw on 1/2d and 1d used and 1/- olive-yellow mint, 1886-96 surcharges with 1/2d on 6d orange-brown mint (2, part gum), 1d on 2 1/2d blue mint (3), 1/2d on 4d grey used (2), 1/2d on 4d lilac and carmine mint (2, one variety gap between " 1/2" and "d"), etc. Also two unused stationery cards. S.G. £4,500+. (187). Photo on Page 94. £500-600

TRISTAN DA CUNHA
(Also See Lots 124-127)

963
  1920-22 Stampless covers to England with enclosed letters, both with type II "TRISTAN DA CUNHA / SOUTH / ATLANTIC" cachets, carried by whaling ships to South Georgia with "SOUTH GEORGIA" backstamps. The first (Oct 1920) written by Henry Green with Tristan cachet in violet, Nov 25 backstamp, carried by the "Russell Heaviside"; the second (20 July 1922) from the Rev. Henry Martin Rogers, mentioning the visit of the "Quest" (Shackleton's ship), with Tristan cachet in black, Nov. 10 backstamp, carried by "The Storm Vogel". The 1920 cover with some rust stains at left but otherwise fine; the 1922 cover with a few small edge faults. Both covers with 2004 Sismondo Certificates, the 1922 cover unfortunately with a partial offset from the certificate on the front of the cover. (2) £240-300
964
  1926-39 Covers to England all carried by Norwegian whaling ships, comprising 1926 stampless cover to Rev. H.M Rogers, c/o S.P.G in London with violet type II Tristan cachets, "T" handstamps obliterated by "1047" obliterators of Cape Town and Port Elizabeth backstamp (May 3), carried on the barque "Asalea"; 1938 (March) G.B 1 1/2d envelope with violet type VII cachet alongside the stamp which is cancelled by a dumb obliterator, April 23rd arrival backstamp, the enclosed letter from Mrs Ned Green states "The Norwegian Expedition has been here 3 months now and will be leaving tomorrow"; and 1939 (Nov 13) cover with G.B 1 1/2d tied violet type Va cachet with Simonstown c.d.s (11 Jan 1940) below, enclosed letter from Dolly Green states "there is a Norwegian whaler at our island at the present moment" (the "Lancing" en route to Antarctica). The first cover with closed tear, otherwise fine, 1926 cover with Sismondo Certificate. (3). £250-300
965
Click to view full image... 1940 (Sep 20) Stampless cover to London with British naval censor initialled "ECB" and dated, violet type V "TRISTAN DA CUNHA" cachet and black "RECEIVED FROM / H.M SHIPS" machine applied upon arrival in G.B. A scarce commercial WW2 period censored Tristan cover. Photo on Page 142. £200-250

TURKEY & LEVANT

966
  1841-97 Entire letters, covers and a postcard with 1841 disinfected entire letter with "SMIRNE" handstamp, 1851 entire letter with Constantinople Greek P.O c.d.s in green, 1875 entire with France 10c (3, two crossed by file fold) + 25c pair all cancelled "5083" at Constantinople, 1883 cover with Russian P.O 7k from Odessa to Constantinople cancelled on arrival by oval Russian P.O datestamp, etc. (5). £180-200
967
  1821-60 Entire letters and covers comprising 1821-23 entire letters (3) from Smyrna to Aberdeen, one with Liverpool Ship Letter, the others carried overland and disinfected with rastel holes (one with Semlin cachet); 1847 cover with letter from Constantinople to Amsterdam, privately carried, bearing Semlin disinfection cachet; 1848-57 entires from Constantinople to G.B, Greece or Italy or from France to Constantinople all with Constantinople French P.O c.d.s; and 1860 stampless covers (3) prepaid to G.B with "SMIRNE" Austrian P.O c.d.s. (11). £200-240
968
  British P.O. 1880-1920 Covers and cards (37), parcel label and a few fronts or pieces, from Constantinople, Stamboul, Smyrna or Beyrout, including 1884 cover with G.B 2 1/2d lilac tied "F87" of Smyrna, 1891 G.B 2d registration envelope bearing 40pa on 2 1/2d from Smyrna with oval registration datestamp, 1880-81 covers to USA with G.B 2 1/2d blue plate 17 or 20 cancelled "C", 1913 registered cover from Smyrna to Argentina bearing KEVII 30pa + KGV 1 1/4pi, 1899 cover from Constantinople franked 40pa, 80pa, 4pi and 12pi, 1920 Parcel Post label with G.B 4d pair + 1/- tied British A.P.O Constantinople c.d.s, etc., also some unused postal stationery. (38+). £200-250
969
  British P.O. 1881-1921 Covers and cards from Constantinople, Stamboul, Smyrna or Beyrout including "C" and "S" cancels, 1912 registered cover from Beyrout to Malta franked 2pi, 1920 registered picture postcard from Constantinople to USA franked 3 1/2d with blank type registration label, 1920 cover from American Red Cross in Constantinople, etc. (59). £250-300
970
  1904-18 Covers and cards from German forces in Turkey, nearly all World War One period, including datestamps of German Military Missions at Constantinople (17), Aleppo or "A.O.K.4", naval ships (17), etc. (37). £180-200
971
  1943 Stampless covers from French naval internees in Turkey, with Turkish censors and "Beyoglu Istanbul" datestamps, two with boxed "SERVICE DES BELLIGERANTS / INTERNES", two with "MARINE NATIONALE / SERVICE - A - LA - MER". Two have return addresses of the Corvette "Ben Fleury" or the "Massala". (3). £100-120

TURKS & CAICOS ISLANDS

972
  1898 Registered cover to London bearing 1882 1/2d, 1889-93 1d and 1887-89 6d and 1/- each cancelled "TI" with oval framed "R" and oval Registered datestamps of Turks Island and London. An attractive and scarce franking. £100-120
973
  "The Gazette, Turks & Caicos Islands". 1924-35 and 1941-46 weekly two or four page newspapers containing official and government news and notices, including postal information, the 18 years apparently complete. £80-100

USA
(Also See Lots 6, 7, 21, 53, 62, 63, 69, 70, 128, 131-138, 141, 192-198, 224-238, 277, 335-339, 444, 445, 502, 1188, 1197)

974
  Slavery Letter. 1785 (Sep 13) Entire letter from Newport, R.I, addressed to "Capt. Nathl Briggs of ship Three Friends, Africa, p. Capt. Wolf", the business contents concerning the slave trade with details given of various ships, captains and cargos. These include Capt Sherman in the Brig Betsey who arrived in South Carolina with 140 very good slaves, 133 of which were sold at over £53 a head, the remaining seven being ruffage. Capt. Sherman had called into St. Lucia to try the market but was informed several vessels had been seized there & in several other islands for coming into port without obtaining permission, and was advised to immediately go away. Dan Gardner arrived at Charleston and sold his slaves there for £58.10 on average, carried in 115 for cargo and 220oz gold dust; the best slaves for the Carolina market are those from 16 to 25 years old. The letter has extensive staining and wear with several holes, and has been laid down on archival paper to preserve it. Despite these faults a very rare and detailed letter on the slave trade and the only such letter addressed to the Captain of a slave ship in Africa that we have seen. £250-300
975
  1788-1854 Transatlantic and maritime mail from or to the USA, mostly prestamp covers with various "ship" handstamps including fancy framed type of New Haven (2), various named ships, "ART-5 / B.R PKT" of Liverpool, straight line "AM. PACKET" on 1863 cover to Belgium franked 3c + 24c, 1870 entire to Germany bearing 1869 10c yellow, etc. (27). £200-250
976
  1813-85 Mainly stampless entire letters including Free mail with "U.S Coast Survey, Official Business" envelope signed by the Superintendent A.D Bache, etc. (16). £100-120
977
  1830-61 Steamboat and Railroad handstamps including red double ring "HOUSATONIC / 5 / RAIL ROAD", blue boxed "TROY & NEW YORK / STEAM BOAT" and circular framed "7 cts", 3c stationery envelope cancelled straight line "BALTIMORE R.R", etc. (7). £160-200
978
  1842 (Feb 10) Entire letter from Schenectady to "Midshipman Alonzo C. Jackson, U.S Frigate United States, Pacific Squadron, Naval Lyceum, New York", forwarded with oval cachet "U.S NAVAL LYCEUM" depicting a sailing ship. The U.S.S "United States" captured Monterey in September 1842, mistakenly thinking the USA and Mexico were at war. In 1843 the novelist Herman Melville enlisted as an ordinary seaman on the ship whilst at Hawaii; his novel "White Jacket" was based on his experiences on this ship. The ship cachet a little faint, otherwise fine. £100-120
979
  British Packet Agency. 1844 Entire to England with red "BOSTON" handstamp applied by the British Packet Agent, a "1/-" charge mark and oval "AMERICA / L" applied at Liverpool. Light horizontal file fold, otherwise an unusually fine example of this scarce Boston handstamp. £150-180
980
  1846-1971 Covers and cards including postal stationery, forces mail, U.S Ship cancels, air mails, explanatory handstamps, Parcel Post stamps, 1905 Guam cancel, exhibition cancels and slogans, postage dues, 1918 Aleutian Islands Survey Expedition cachet, Supplementary Mail duplex, some better stamps with 1862 24c, 1879 15c, 1893 Columbus 15c, 1901 8c, etc. (210). £500-600
981
  1860-61 Covers to G.B, the first bearing 10c vertical pair + 3c vertical strip of three tied by San Francisco datestamps; the second with 24c tied by "PAID / 3" with superb "BATAVIA / ILLS" c.d.s on the front, a few edge faults, otherwise fine and attractive. (2). £200-250
982
  1860-66 Stampless covers from USA to Germany (4), Germany or Switzerland to USA (5), various handstamps include "4 1/2Sgr / 6Xr", red "AACHEN / PAID 23 cts" c.d.s or boxed "PAID / 23 cts" with undated Aachen alongside, "N. YORK HAMB PKT" datestamps (2), etc. (9). £120-150
983
  1866 15c Black unused no gum, one pulled perf at upper right, small red handstamp on reverse, with Philatelic Foundation Certificate (1987) which states "Genuine, former owners handstamp just showing through at left", though this is not evident to us. Scott 77, $1,750. Photo on Page 94. £180-240
984
  Railway Post Offices. 1876-1947 Covers and cards with R.P.O cancels including street car and steamer services, all selected strikes. (83). £160-200
985
  1878-1915 Advertising envelopes all used, including adverts or pictures of saws, lamps, plate glass, paint, dentists, various machinery, poultry, stoves, mowers, tents, carriages, etc. (29). £120-150
986
  1883 Large (435x356mm) Post Office Dept. document appointing Sylevester Summers Postmaster of Leock, Md., signed by the Postmaster General W.Q Gresham, folded, otherwise fine and attractive. Gresham served with distinction in the Civil War and was later Secretary of the Treasury, Secretary of State and Postmaster General. £60-80
987
Click to view full image... Hawaii. 1894 Hawaii 5c envelope with Provisional Government 1893 overprint sent to the USA with circular cork cancel of dots and violet "PAQUEBOT" of San Francisco (Hosking 2134, only recorded year of use), backstamped at San Francisco (Jan 19), light vertical and horizontal folds, otherwise fine and very rare. Probably the earliest recorded paquebot mark, the U.P.U requiring mail posted at sea to be marked Paquebot at the port where the mail was offloaded from January 17th 1894, just two days before this cover reached San Francisco. Ex Hosking. Photo on Page 142. £120-150
988
  Wake Island - Japanese Occupation. 1943 Japanese forces cards from Wake Island, both with translations. (2). £150-180

ZANZIBAR
(Also See Lot 470)

989
  1897-99 Revenue documents bearing India 1a and 1r revenue stamps overprinted "Zanzibar", each tied by oval Zanzibar Government Registration Office cachets, documents and stamps with some creasing and one document split along central fold, still an attractive pair of revenue documents. (2). £100-120

GREAT BRITAIN STAMPS
(Also See Lots 507, 553, 555, 739, 1120, 1121)

990
  1839 Card printed by Charles Whiting using the Congreve method, in lilac and blue, with an embossed border and central head of Earl Grey. This was one of a series of similar cards depicting cameo portraits of royalty or other notable figures which Whiting submitted as examples of his printing when trying to win the Treasury Competition to produce the first postage stamps. An attractive item, 155x190mm. £350-450
991
  1840 1d Blacks, used examples all cut into or defective, including KE plate 5 and SJ plate 7 both with four margins and good appearance but with light creases, IF plate 1a variety watermark inverted touched at left and extremely close on two other sides, etc. (11). £240-280
992
Click to view full image...Click to view full image...Click to view full image... 1840 1d Blacks all with good even margins on all sides, JC plate 2 with red Maltese Cross, BA plate 6 and HA plate 7 with black Maltese Crosses, HA with light vertical crease, otherwise all fine and attractive examples. (3). Photo on Page 148. £280-350
993
Click to view full image...Click to view full image...Click to view full image...Click to view full image...Click to view full image... 1840 1d Blacks used, plate 1a SF with red Maltese Cross and QE with black Maltese Cross, Plate 1b TE, QC, OL with black Maltese Crosses and NA with red Maltese Cross, all with four margins, OL a little close at left, otherwise all fine. (6). Photo on Page 148. £500-600
994
Click to view full image...Click to view full image...Click to view full image...Click to view full image...Click to view full image... 1840 1d Blacks used, plate 2 JG with black Maltese Cross, plate 3 QH (2), QI and FD with red Maltese Crosses, all with four margins, one QH stamp a little close at sides, otherwise all very fine. (5). Photo on Page 148. £400-500
995
Click to view full image... 1840 (July 6) Entire from Birmingham to Tewkesbury bearing 1d black, BI plate 2, four good even margins, tied by a red Maltese Cross. Photo on Page 142. £120-150
996
Click to view full image...Click to view full image...Click to view full image...Click to view full image... 1840 1d Blacks used, plate 4 SF, AJ and TB with red Maltese Crosses, AG, AI and CF with black Maltese Crosses, all with four margins, AJ and TB a little close in places, otherwise fine. (6). Photo on Page 148. £400-500
997
Click to view full image... 1840 (Aug 31) Entire letter from Brechin to Dundee bearing a 1d black, LJ plate 4 with four good margins, tied by a red Maltese Cross, Brechin datestamp on the front, an attractive 1d black entire. Photo on Page 142. £120-150
998
Click to view full image...Click to view full image...Click to view full image... 1840 1d Blacks used, plate 5 FA and CA with red Maltese Crosses, FE, OE and OF with black Maltese Crosses, all with four margins, FA and CA a little close in places, otherwise all fine, FE tied to small piece. (5). Photo on Page 148. £300-350
999
Click to view full image...Click to view full image...Click to view full image...Click to view full image...Click to view full image...Click to view full image... 1840 1d Blacks used, plate 6 JB (2), NJ and TF with red Maltese Crosses, MC and MG with black Maltese Crosses, all with four margins, some a little close in places, otherwise fine. (6). Photo on Page 148. £350-400
1000
Click to view full image... 1840 1d Black, SB-SC pair, plate 7, good margins on all sides, fine used with black Maltese Crosses. Photo on Page 148. £200-250
1001
Click to view full image...Click to view full image...Click to view full image...Click to view full image... 1840 1d Blacks used, plate 7 MF, DL, OJ and TD with red Maltese Crosses, all with four margins, TD close at right and MF at top, otherwise fine. (4). Photo on Page 148. £240-280
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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