Auction Details
Worldwide Stamps and Postal History (Sale Number 41)
Auctioneer: Argyll Etkin Limited Location: London
Contact: Tel: 0207 930 6100 Fax: 0207 930 6109
Date: 9th March 2018 Time: 10:30AM
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1002
  1843-1924 Covers and cards written up in two albums and loose with studies of double arc, single and double ring datestamps, "409" obliterators, duplexs and squared circles. (123). £300-400
1003
Click to view full image... Skeleton c.d.s. 1845 (Nov 8) Entire letter prepaid 1/9 to Oporto with superb 35mm "JERSEY" skeleton c.d.s (with star at base) in red on the front, London Paid datestamp and blue Oporto arrival datestamp and "280" charge mark. A superb use of this rare datestamp, exhibition quality. Photo on Page 150. £400-500
1004
Click to view full image... Skeleton c.d.s. 1848 (June 14) Entire letter to France sent via London and Boulogne backstamped with second type unframed "JERSEY" skeleton datestamp in red, partly overstruck by London transit c.d.s, otherwise fine and very scarce. Photo on Page 150. £250-300
1005
  Skeleton c.d.s. 1848 Entire franked 1d from Swansea to Jersey, backstamped upon arrival with second type unframed "JERSEY" skeleton datestamp (June 16) in red, applied across the flap, minor faults. £100-120
1006
Click to view full image... 1856-78 Entire letter and covers addressed abroad comprising 1856 entire letter to USA with embossed 1/- green tied by "409" obliterator, 1869 covers franked 6d to Canada tied by Jersey 409 duplexs (2, one with seven Canadian backstamps), and 1878 cover to Hawaii with 2d blue plate 15 pair tied by Jersey 409 duplexs, the last an unusual destination. (4). Photo on Page 150. £150-180
1007
  1862-75 Stamped entires and covers to Europe all with Jersey 409 duplexs (8) or "409" obliterator, comprising 1862 entire to Italy franked 1856 6d; 1874 cover to Austria franked 1873 3d; 1875 entire to Berlin franked 1870 1 1/2d pair; and six 1865-71 entires to Oporto franked 1862-64 4d pair, 1865-73 6d (2 covers) or 1867-80 6d (3 covers). (9). £240-280
1008
  1876-82 Covers to Cape Town bearing 1873-80 6d grey or 1/- green tied by Jersey 409 duplex, or 1880-83 6d grey (5 covers) all tied by Jersey squared circles, six covers from G. Luce, Eau de Cologne manufacturer, illustrated with prize medals won at Cape Town (1877) or Sydney (1879) exhibitions. (7). £180-220
1009
  1883-96 Covers (6) and postal stationery postcards (3) addressed abroad, all cancelled by Jersey squared circles, comprising 1883 cover to Cairo franked 2 1/2d blue, 1888 cover to New South Wales bearing six 1d lilacs, 1888 1 1/2d card to "Major Evans R.A, Boaz Island, Bermuda", 1889 1 1/2d card uprated 1 1/2d to Sydney, 1889-90 covers (2) to India franked 5d and 1894-96 covers (2) and a card to Cyprus, the three postcards with interesting messages regarding stamps (one offering used £5 orange at 17/6 each). (9). £150-180
1010
Click to view full image... 1887-92 Covers and cards with Jersey squared circle cancels, four unusual items comprising 1887 cover hand illustrated with a butterfly and flowers, 1890 Penny Postage Jubilee envelope used July 3rd (2nd day of issue but probably the first possible day it was available in the islands), 1894 Costa Rica 5c postal stationery envelope franked by a 1d lilac, and 1902 France 10c reply card sent via Granville. (4). Photo on Page 152. £160-180
1011
  Registered Mail. 1888-89 Covers to France, the first franked 1d (2) + 2 1/2d, the other an H size 2d registration envelope franked 1/2d + 3d + 9d, all cancelled "409" vertical oval obliterator with oval "REGISTERED / JERSEY" and Granville datestamps on the front, the first also with oval framed "R". Also 1910 cover with registration label franked KEVII 3d tied by the oval Registered datestamp. (3). £120-150
1012
  Registered Mail. 1893 Cover to France franked 1d pair + 2d + 3d + 10d and 1892 2 1/2d envelope to Scotland uprated 1/2d, all tied by "409" vertical oval obliterators with oval "REGISTERED / JERSEY" datestamps on the front and "DAVID PLACE / JERSEY" backstamps, the first with St. Malo transit c.d.s. (2). £120-150

Jersey Penny Posts

1013
  St. Aubin. 1835-46 Entire letters (2) and a cover all from St. Aubin with boxed "No. 1" handstamps, the 1835 entire letter with "Jersey / Penny Post" and black Jersey datestamp, 1843 cover franked by a 1d red with Maltese Cross cancel, 1846 stampless entire letter to Guernsey prepaid 1d in cash with red Jersey datestamp. The 1835 entire letter with horizontal file fold and 1843 cover with recipients notes at left but still a scarce trio. (3). £240-280
1014
  St. Aubin. 1836-47 Entire letters (2) and an entire all from St. Aubin with boxed "No. 1" handstamps, the 1836 entire letter with boxed "Jersey / Penny Post", 1843 entire bearing a 1d red with Maltese Cross cancel, 1847 stampless entire letter to Guernsey prepaid 1d in cash with Jersey datestamp in red, the 1836 entire letter with small repair to seal area, otherwise fine and a scarce trio. (3). £250-300
1015
Click to view full image... St. Aubin. 1837-51 Entire letters (2) and a cover all from St. Aubin with boxed "No. 1" handstamps, the 1837 entire letter with "Jersey / Penny Post" and black Jersey datestamp, 1845 stampless entire letter prepaid 1d in cash with red Jersey datestamp, 1851 cover to Guernsey franked by a 1d red cancelled "409", the "No. 1" unusually in green ink. A scarce trio. (3). Photo on Page 152. £300-350
1016
Click to view full image... 1842-51 Entires and covers comprising 1842 entire letter with 1d red tied by Maltese Cross and boxed "No. 4" of St. Clements, 1843 O.H.M.S entire to the Admiralty in London apparently delivered free of charge with red Jersey c.d.s and boxed "No. 2" of Gorey, and 1851 cover (letter enclosed) with 1d red cancelled "409" and boxed "No. 1" of St. Aubin. The "No. 1" handstamp unusually in green, the "No. 2" and "No. 4" handstamps very scarce. (3). Photo on Page 152. £300-350

Jersey Sub-Offices

1017
Click to view full image... Augres. 1910 Registered cover bearing QV 1/2d and a 2 1/2d stationery cut-outs each cancelled oval "REGISTERED / JERSEY" datestamps, bearing a blank type registration label with undated "AUGRES / JERSEY" handstamp, a further dated Augres c.d.s on the reverse. Photo on Page 152. £80-100
1018
  Beaumont. 1854 Cover with a 1d red cancelled "409" backstamped with fine "BEAUMONT" undated circle in green. Horizontal fold through the stamp, otherwise fine and scarce. £100-120
1019
  Five Oaks - Parcel Post. 1904 (Dec 6) Parcel Post label and Parcel Post customs declaration form both with Five Oaks c.d.s, clearly both removed from the same parcel. (2). £100-120
1020
Click to view full image... George Town. 1903 Parcel Post label with superb "GEORGE TOWN / JERSEY" c.d.s, bearing KEVII 3d tied by undated Jersey parcel cancel, fine and very scarce. Photo on Page 200. £120-150
1021
Click to view full image... Gorey. 1851 Cover with a 1d red cancelled "409" and "GOREY" undated circle in blue alongside, very fine and scarce. Photo on Page 152. £150-200
1022
Click to view full image... Millbrook. 1854-57 Covers both with 1d reds cancelled "409" and backstamped "MILLBROOK" undated circle, the first in black, the second in blue. The 1857 cover with flap missing and 1857 cover with small part of flap torn away, otherwise fine and a scarce pair. (2). Photo on Page 152. £220-260
1023
  Millbrook. 1877 Cover with a 1d red cancelled by Jersey 409 duplex, backstamped "MILLBROOK" c.d.s code A, very fine and scarce. £80-100
1024
  Rouge Bouillon. 1900 F Size 2d registration envelope franked 1d cancelled oval "REGISTERED / JERSEY" datestamps with "ROUGE BOUILLON / JERSEY" c.d.s code C on the front, and 1915 Parcel Post customs declaration form with the same c.d.s, a scarce pair. (2). £100-120
1025
Click to view full image... St. Aubins. 1852 Cover with a 1d red cancelled "409" and blue "ST-AUBINS" undated circle on the front, horizontal fold which crosses the stamp, otherwise fine and scarce. Photo on Page 152. £120-150
1026
Click to view full image... St. Aubins. 1852 Cover with a 1d red cancelled "409" and blue "ST-AUBINS" undated circle on the front, horizontal fold which crosses the stamp, otherwise fine and scarce. Photo on Page 152. £120-150
1027
  1854-1978 Covers and cards (203, also some prints, photos, C.O.Ps, stamps and pieces) written up in three albums with covers and cards from Augres (9), Beaumont (7, with 1858 undated circle), Beresford St. (4, with scarce 1913 registered cover), Carrefour-Selous (11), Central Market (2), Cheapside, David Place (2, on 1897 registered cover and 1901 P.O.S.B Book page), Faldouet (5), First Tower (6), Five-Oaks (8, with 1902 card bearing an attractive perforated label "Spend Your Holidays in Sunny Jersey"), George Town, Gorey (9, with scarce 1873 c.d.s), Gorey Village (3), Grands Vaux (2), Greve D'Azette (2), Grouville (6), Grove Place Wesleyan Bazaar cachet, Havre des Pas (3, all WW2 covers), La Rocque (9), Millbrook (6), Quennevais (2), Roseville St. on C.O.P, St. Aubin (13, with 1857 undated circle in blue, 1856 and 1874 c.d.s showing differing spellings), St. Brelades Bay (5, with 1913 rubber c.d.s), St. Helier Bazaar cachet, St. Johns (4), St. Johns Church (11), St. Martins (20, with blue 1857 undated circle), St. Marys (6), St. Owens (13), St. Peters (7), Samares (13), Sion (3), Stopford Road (2), Town Mills (2), Trinity (3, all 1907-08 rubber datestamps). A fine collection. (203++). £1,000-1,200

Uniform 4d Post

1028
  Jersey. 1839 (Dec 23) Entire letter from Rozel to Hampshire with Jersey datestamp and manuscript "4", very scarce from Jersey. £150-180
1029
  Jersey. 1840 (Jan 3) Entire letter from Rozel to Hampshire with Jersey datestamp and manuscript "4", very scarce from Jersey. £150-180

Uniform Penny Postage

1030
Click to view full image... 1840-48 Entire letters prepaid 1d in cash with two 1847-48 letters showing differing "1" handstamps of Jersey in red, 1846 entire letter with a red "1" handstamp of Guernsey (severe faults), the others posted in Guernsey (6) or Jersey (2) with manuscript "1". Also an 1840 entire letter from Havana to London illegally posted as an unpaid inland letter in Guernsey and charged 2d. A good group, the "1" handstamps of Jersey scarce. (12). Photo on Page 154. £300-350
1031
Click to view full image... Guernsey/Wimborne Maltese Cross. 1844 Entire to Wimborne prepaid 1d in cash with scarce red handstruck "1", a Guernsey datestamp on the reverse. Upon arrival it received a Wimborne datestamp on the front incorrectly dated "JA 27", obliterated by a black Maltese Cross and replaced by another Wimborne datestamp with correct "JA 28" date. An exceptional item, superb appearance. Photo on Page 154. £400-500

1d Black Covers

Guernsey

1032
Click to view full image... 1841 (Feb 12) Entire (with final part of letter signed M. De Sausmarez) addressed to William Herries (Lord Sausmarez) in Edinburgh, endorsed "By Private Steamer to Southampton", bearing a 1d black BH plate 6, four margins, tied by a fine red Maltese Cross. Backstamped at Guernsey, London and "SOUTHAMPTON / SHIP LETTER". A fine 1d black cover sent as a ship letter to Southampton (letters so inscribed allowed to be sent by this route at inland rates from June 1840, when the railway from London to Southampton was completed, thus saving up to a days travelling time over letters sent by packet to Weymouth). Photo on Page 154. £400-500
1033
  1841 (Mar 27) Cover to William Herries, Lord De Sausmarez, Cheltenham, bearing a 1d black GD plate 6 (two margins, touched at top and lower left), Guernsey backstamp, small seal stain, scarce from Guernsey. £120-150
1034
Click to view full image... 1841 (May 6) Entire letter to Capt. De Sausmarez R.N in Bath endorsed "pr private steamer", bearing a 1d black SJ plate 6, three margins, tied by a black Maltese Cross. Backstamped with Guernsey and Bath datestamps and "SOUTHAMPTON / SHIP LETTER". Also an 1841 (Apr 16) entire letter from Guernsey to Capt. De Sausmarez R.N in Bath, posted unpaid and charged 2d. A good pair. (2). Photo on Page 154. £200-240
1035
Click to view full image... 1841 (May 6) Cover to Captain D. De Sausmarez R.N in Bath bearing a 1d black, GK plate 7, four good margins, tied by a black Maltese Cross, inscribed "P. Private Steamer via Southampton" and endorsed "More to Pay 2d". Backstamped with Guernsey and Bath datestamps and "SOUTHAMPTON / SHIP LETTER". Minor soiling and recipients note at left, otherwise a fine 1d black cover sent as a ship letter via Southampton. Also a page from a contemporary Jersey almanac giving postal information, including how letters via Southampton should be inscribed. Photo on Page 154. £300-400

Jersey

1036
Click to view full image... 1840 (July 27) Entire letter to Leamington bearing a 1d black, KA plate 6, three good margins, close or just touched at right, tied by a fine red Maltese Cross, backstamped at Jersey and London. A good 1d black entire from Jersey. Photo on Page 154. £240-280
1037
Click to view full image... 1840 (Aug 24) Entire letter to London bearing a 1d black, NF plate 6, four margins, tied by a red Maltese Cross, backstamped in Jersey and London, a fine 1d black letter. Photo on Page 154. £320-360
1038
Click to view full image... 1840 (Oct 23) Entire to London bearing a 1d black, LG plate 7, just touched at lower right, otherwise with good margins, tied by a red Maltese Cross. Backstamped at Jersey and London, redirected within London with the 1d redirection charge paid in cash, handstamped "Red Lion St / 1d - PAID" with a red Paid datestamp. A good Jersey 1d black entire. Photo on Page 154. £280-320
1039
Click to view full image... 1841 (Feb 9) Entire letter to Harwich bearing a 1d black, OE plate 6, four margins, tied by a black Maltese Cross, backstamped at Jersey and London. A very fine Jersey 1d black entire letter. Photo on Page 158. £300-350
1040
Click to view full image... 1841 (Apr 9) Entire letter written from St. Malo to London, privately carried to Jersey where it was posted as an inland letter franked by a 1d black, KA plate 7 (?), three margins, cut into at the base, tied by a superb black Maltese Cross with an equally superb Jersey backstamp. Pressed vertical fold, otherwise fine, an unusual Jersey 1d black entire originating in France. Photo on Page 158. £280-320

Mulreadys

Guernsey

1041
Click to view full image... c.1840 1d Mulready envelope stereo A162 to Monmouth cancelled by a red Maltese Cross and backstamped "SOUTHAMPTON / SHIP LETTER", unusually without any datestamps but almost certainly from Guernsey and sent as a ship letter via Southampton (though not inscribed by that route). A scarce use of a Mulready with a Ship Letter handstamp. Photo on Page 158. £200-250
1042
Click to view full image... 1840 (May 20) 1d Mulready envelope stereo A151 from Dublin to Guernsey cancelled by a red Maltese Cross, Dublin and London backstamps in red, a fine early use to the Channel Islands. Photo on Page 158. £160-200
1043
  1840 (July 31) 1d Mulready lettersheet stereo A21 from London to Guernsey cancelled by a red Maltese Cross, London backstamp, minor edge faults. £100-120

Jersey

1044
  1840 (June 22) 1d Mulready envelope stereo A181 from London to Jersey cancelled by a red Maltese Cross, London backstamp; and 1841 (April 23) 1d Mulready lettersheet from Newcastle to Jersey cancelled by a fine black Maltese Cross, backstamped at Newcastle and London. The first with two seal stains, the second with pressed horizontal fold, two reasonable looking and scarce Mulready uses to the Channel Islands. (2). £160-180
1045
Click to view full image... 1840 (Aug 17) 1d Mulready lettersheet to Carshalton cancelled by red Maltese Cross, backstamped in Jersey and London, light vertical file fold, otherwise fine and a very scarce use from Jersey. Photo on Page 158. £300-400

Maltese Cross Cancels

1046
This cross was previously allocated to Alderney, and is sometimes referred to as the Alderney Cross; however its use in Alderney is clearly not correct as the Alderney Post Office was not opened until 1848. It does, however, appear to have a clear Channel Islands connection, with twelve of the fourteen 1843-44 covers detailed by Rockoff and Jackson bearing "Southampton Ship Letter" handstamps (one of these with a Guernsey c.d.s, four others with a letter or endorsement showing they were written in Jersey) and one other cover endorsed "via Southampton" with a Jersey origin shown by the recipient. They also list two later 1845 covers from Holland to London with crosses apparently applied in the London Ship Letter Office; however subsequent study of these suggest they may bear a totally different Maltese Cross handstamp. Channel Islands mail directed by private steamer via Southampton was usually datestamped in the islands; upon arrival in Southampton letters were sorted and handstamped "Southampton Ship Letter" before being sent to the London Ship Letter Office. However such mails could be handed directly to ship's captains, thus not attracting the island datestamp and with the stamps requiring cancelling when they reached the mainland. It seems highly possible this Maltese Cross was used at Southampton, or possibly in the London Ship Letter Office, on such letters received uncancelled from the Channel Islands.
Rockoff and Jackson in "Encyclopaedia of the Maltese Cross Cancellations of G.B" recorded 16 covers (including the two 1845 London uses), 88 single 1d reds or 1d reds on pieces and just four 1841 2d blues with this cancel; of these at least 19 1d stamps and one 2d blue were thought to be probable fakes. The following covers and stamps are all believed to be genuine examples of this very distinctive and rare cross.
  1841-43 Covers from Jersey bearing 1d reds (3, one superb with four large margins) and a 1d pink envelope from Guernsey all cancelled by Maltese Crosses. (4). £100-120

The Channel Islands Maltese Cross

1047
Click to view full image... 1d Red, PI, four margins, with large part cross, very fine. S.G £10,000. Photo on Back Cover. £1,200-1,500
1048
Click to view full image... 1d Red, NF, two margins, touched on two sides, with a virtually complete cross. S.G. £10,000. Photo on Page 160. £600-800
1049
Click to view full image... 1d Red, RK, four margins, horizontal crease, with clear part cross. S.G. £10,000. Photo on Page 160. £500-600
1050
Click to view full image... 1d Red, ME, four margins, with large part cross, very fine. S.G. £10,000. Photo on Page 160. £1,200-1,500
1051
Click to view full image... 1841 2d Blue, AG, with clear part cross, touched or cut into on all sides but very rare on this 2d value, just four 2d stamps recorded by Rockoff and Jackson, one of which is considered a fake. Unpriced by S.G. but at least 20 times rarer than the 1d value which they price at £10,000. Photo on Page 160. £600-800
Auction Details
Worldwide Stamps and Postal History (Sale Number 41)
Auctioneer: Argyll Etkin Limited Location: London
Contact: Tel: 0207 930 6100 Fax: 0207 930 6109
Date: 9th March 2018 Time: 10:30AM
Details: VIEWING:
Please contact Argyll Etkin for full Viewing details
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