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Worldwide Stamps and Postal History (Sale Number 41)
Auctioneer: Argyll Etkin Limited Location: London
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Date: 9th March 2018 Time: 10:30AM
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1052
Click to view full image... 1841 2d Blue, SF, with largely complete cross and small part of a second cross, three margins, cut into on the left side 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. £1,200-1,500
1053
Click to view full image... 1844 (Sep 4) Cover to Hastings bearing a 1d red (three good margins, just touched lower left corner) tied by two fine strikes of the Maltese Cross, backstamped in London (Sep 6) and Hastings (Sep 7), recipients endorsement "Sept 4th 1844 (GHE)". This cover was first reported by O.W Newport in 1951 as being in the collection of the noted postal historian Col. Guy Crouch, and is number 12 in the Rockoff and Jackson listing, being the only 1843-44 period cover which showed no evidence of having arrived by ship at Southampton or to have originated in the Channel islands. However the recipient's endorsement indicates that the enclosed letter was written two days before the London backstamp, which would tie in with a Channel Islands origin. 7mm Tear at lower edge, otherwise fine and a rare cover, unusual in having two cancels, both of which are very clear. S.G. £55,000. Photo on Front Cover. £7,000-10,000
1054
Click to view full image... 1844 (Sep 20) Cover to London bearing a 1d red, four margins, tied by a slightly doubled but clearly recognisable Maltese Cross, backstamped "SOUTHAMPTON / SHIP-LETTER" and two London datestamps, wafer seal with letter "T". Ex "Ferry" collection (sold Robson Lowe 1953) and Leslie G. Tomlinson collection (sold Robson Lowe 1963), number 14 in the Rockoff and Jackson listing, being the latest of the fourteen 1843-44 covers. Fine and rare. S.G. £55,000. Photo on Page 158. £4,000-5,000

Postage Due Mail and Explanatory Marks

Guernsey

1055
Click to view full image... 1850 Cover franked 2d from London to Newport, Isle of Wight, the front with manuscript "missent to" alongside a green "GUERNSEY" datestamp, backstamped at London and Newport, very scarce and unusual. Photo on Page 158. £150-180
1056
  1870-1978 Covers and cards in an album and loose, mainly with postage due marks, many 1970-78 items bearing Jersey or Guernsey postage due stamps, some undeliverable mail with explanatory marks, Found Open & Officially Sealed, etc. (109). £200-250

Jersey

1057
Click to view full image... 1804 Entire letter from Thomas Lewis on board H.M.S "Anson" at Malta to Mrs Pipell in Guernsey, informing her that her husband had died in hospital from fever and the flux caught after being injured off the Slovakian coast a few weeks earlier. Handstamped oval "SHIP-LETTER / (Crown) / PORTSMOUTH" and unusually endorsed "Missent to Jersey". Photo on Page 158. £200-250
1058
  1850 Entire letter from London to St. Aubin charged 2d with red Jersey datestamp applied upon arrival, endorsed "left Jersey" and returned to London, handstamped crowned "The Party to whom this letter / is Addressed cannot be FOUND / 6 MR 1858", very unusual. £100-120
1059
  1836 Entire letter prepaid 1/2 to Litchfield with a Jersey backstamp, the front with red London Paid datestamp and boxed "MISSENT TO / LONDON", very unusual. Also 1878 Swiss 25c postal stationery envelope to St. Helier, Jersey, but presumably misread as "New Jersey" and so missent to New York where it was delayed for ten days, backstamped at New York (Apr 20 and Apr 30), Southampton and Jersey. (2). £80-100
1060
  1846-57 Entire letters and a cover with enclosed letter all with differing Jersey "2" charge marks, comprising 1846 entire letter franked 1d with S.G. type J23 "2" (vertical file folds); stampless 1850 entire letter to London with type J21 "2" (recipients notes on front); and 1857 stampless cover to Jersey with type J22 "2" (opening tears at upper edge), all fine strikes and very scarce despite the faults. (3). £280-350
1061
Click to view full image... 1845 Stampless entire to London with type J23 "2" in black, red Jersey backstamps, fine and scarce. Photo on Page 168. £150-180
1062
Click to view full image... 1859 Stampless entire to "Proche Granville, France" with Jersey c.d.s and a type J22 "2" charge mark applied in error and then crossed out, marked "try Granville" with red "ILES-C / GRANVILLE" c.d.s, Granville backstamp and "8" decimes charge mark. Endorsed "not found, not for Granville" and presumably returned to Jersey. Scarce and very unusual. Photo on Page 168. £250-300
1063
  1862-1991 Covers and cards written up in an album and loose, mainly postage due mail with 1904 postcard franked by a disallowed (but cancelled) postal stationery cut-out and charged 1d, many 1969-91 covers with Jersey or Guernsey postage due stamps, also explanatory marks including scarce script type "Too Late" on 1906 picture postcard to Guernsey, etc. (73). £250-300
1064
Click to view full image... 1892 Cover to Birmingham franked 1d tied by Jersey squared circle with script type "Too-Late" handstamp. This handstamp was first used in 1846-49 and is recorded as being reused in 1900-06; its use in 1892 is very unusual. Photo on Page 168. £150-180
1065
Click to view full image... 1896 Stampless front to London with Jersey squared circle and 1902 unpaid picture postcard from St. Malo to Jersey handstamped "T", both with oval framed "2d/409" charge marks, scarce. (2). Photo on Page 168. £150-200
1066
Click to view full image... 1897 British Bechuanaland 1d postal stationery postcard posted from Jersey to Italy, accepted as valid and cancelled by double ring c.d.s but underpaid so handstamped hexagonal "T/JE" without value, an Italian postage due stamp neatly soaked off, otherwise fine, unusual and the "T" handstamp scarce. The message talks of posting other Niger Coast stationery from Jersey. Photo on Page 168. £100-120

Parcel Post and Customs Labels

Guernsey

1067
Click to view full image... 1892 QV 4 1/2d Green and Carmine, lower left pane of twenty used on piece each with Guernsey undated parcel cancel, very unusual. Photo on Page 162. £200-250
1068
Click to view full image... 1887 QV 10d Purple and carmine, lower left pane of twenty used on piece with thirteen strikes of Guernsey undated parcel cancels, very unusual. Photo on Page 162. £200-250
1069
Click to view full image... 1896 Green Parcel Post label with lower portion for prepaid customs dues, with Guernsey c.d.s, bearing QV 4 1/2d for postage, 6d + 5/- paying 5/6 customs dues, the stamps tied by Guernsey undated parcel cancels. Fine and early, these customs duty labels only introduced in 1895. Photo on Page 166. £300-350
1070
  1902-22 Parcel Post customs declaration forms (2) and 1918 Parcel Post label for Market Place, with datestamps of Guernsey, "L'ISLET / GUERNSEY" or "MARKET PLACE / GUERNSEY". Also single QV-KGV 1/2d - 2/6 stamps with undated parcel cancels of Guernsey (19) or Jersey (13). A useful group, parcel post labels and forms scarce from sub-offices. (3 + 32 stamps). £150-180
1071
Click to view full image... 1906 Large piece cut from a parcel sent to London containing 1,000 small cigars, bearing address label of Martin Bros. Cigar Shippers, Parcel Post customs declaration form with Guernsey c.d.s, pink "Parcel Post Fragile" label, large part label "Examining Officer, Paid Duty Parcel, Cigars, Martin Bros. Guernsey" and a blue-green Parcel Post label with lower portion for prepaid customs dues with Guernsey c.d.s and bearing KEVII 4d pair (for 8d postage), 2d + 2/6 + £1 (£1-2-8 customs dues) all tied by Guernsey undated parcel cancels. An exceptional piece showing a high customs charge, utilising the £1 stamp. Photo on Page 163. £700-800
1072
Click to view full image... 1908 Large piece cut from a parcel of tobacco sent to Somerset bearing address label of "Bucktrout & Co., Purveyors to H.M Forces at home and abroad" tied by two "Parcel Post Opened for Customs Examination" cachets, label for "Cigars (altered to "unsweetened tobacco") Duty Paid Parcel, Bucktrout & Co., Guernsey", Parcel Post customs declaration form with Guernsey c.d.s, and a green Guernsey Parcel Post label with lower position for prepaid customs dues, with a Guernsey c.d.s. The label bears KEVII 6d for postage and 4d pair + 6d + 2/6 + 5/- paying 8/8 customs duty, the stamps all with undated Guernsey parcel cancels. An exceptional piece. Photo on Page 167. £300-350
1073
Click to view full image... 1911 Green Parcel Post label with lower portion for prepaid customs dues, on piece, the label bearing KEVII De La Rue 6d and £1 pair paying 9d postage and £1-19-9 customs dues, all tied by Guernsey c.d.s. An exceptional use of the £1 pair, very fine. Photo on Back Cover £1,000-1,200
1074
Click to view full image... 1911 KEVII 7d Inter-panneau block of 27 comprising strips of nine from the lower two rows of the upper pane and top row of the lower pane, each with a Guernsey c.d.s. Also 7d irregular block of twelve used with Guernsey St. Peter Port undated parcel cancels. (39 stamps in 2 blocks). Photo on Page 164. £200-250
1075
Click to view full image... 1913 Green Parcel Post label, the lower customs dues portion unfortunately removed, the upper portion bearing KEVII 10/- and KGV 2d each cancelled by Guernsey c.d.s with a further strike alongside. Photo on Page 112. £160-200

Jersey

1076
Click to view full image...Click to view full image... 1886-1907 Parcel Post labels with scarce 1886 label bearing 1884 3d lilac tied by barred undated parcel cancel (first year of use) with Jersey c.d.s alongside; 1896 label bearing 4 1/2d pair + 1/- each tied Jersey straight line type c.d.s; 1899 label bearing 3d; and 1907 St. Helier label bearing two KEVII 2 1/2d stamps. (4). Photo on Page 200. £200-250
1077
Click to view full image... 1925 Green Parcel Post label with lower portion for prepaid customs dues, on piece, bearing KGV 9d green (2) + 1/- (4) + Bradbury Wilkinson 10/- (2), paying 9d postage + £1-4-9 customs dues, all tied by Jersey c.d.s, fine and unusual. Photo on Page 166. £180-220

Incoming Mail

Mail to Guernsey

1078
  1773-1844 Entire letters and entires to Guernsey (17) or Jersey including 1803 disinfected entire letter from Valencia, 1827 entire from Trieste, also five entire letters privately carried within Guernsey. (23). £160-200
1079
  1806-26 Entire letters (2) and entires (6) from Rotterdam, U.S.A, Gibraltar (2), St. John's, Newfoundland (3) or Madeira, all to Guernsey, landed as ship letters in England with Ship Letter handstamps of Dover, London, Portsmouth (2), Bristol, Plymouth Dock (2) or Bristol. (8). £120-150
1080
  Falmouth Packets - Missent Mail. 1806 Entire from Barcelona to Guernsey with circular "FALMOUTH PACKET LRE" and "MISSENT / to / BIRMINGHAM"; and 1815 entire letter from Rio de Janeiro to Guernsey with dated "BRAZIL / F" in green and red oval framed "MISSENT / TO / BIRMINGHAM". (2). <\i> £100-120
1081
  Cove Ship Letter. 1809 Entire from Virginia to Guernsey endorsed "Ship Nancy Capt. Noyes", handstamped "COVE / SHIP LE" (Rob S1) and very unusually endorsed "Ship Letter Office, Cove, 28 July 09", 20mm closed tear at upper edge, otherwise largely fine. £120-150
1082
  Falmouth Packets. 1810 Entire letter from Philadelphia and 1814 entire from Halifax, Nova Scotia "P. Francis Freeling Packet", both to Guernsey with green dated "AMERICA / F" datestamps applied at the Falmouth Packet Office, the first a fine strike in a deep green. (2). £200-240
1083
Click to view full image... Rochester Ship Letter. 1813 Entire from Palma, Majorca to Guernsey backstamped by very scarce single oval "SHIP LETTER / (crown) / ROCHESTER" (Rob. S3), disinfected at Stangate Creek by splashing with vinegar, the address panel with two small holes, the reverse with the ship letter handstamp fine and attractive. Photo on Page 168. £300-400
1084
  1858-66 Stampless entire letter and entires (3) from St. Petersburg to Guernsey, prepaid in cash, despatch and arrival datestamps. (4). £100-120
1085
Click to view full image... 1872 Cover from the British P.O in Rio de Janeiro to Guernsey with G.B 6d tied by unclear numeral cancel, fine red oval "INSUFFICIENTLY / R DE J / PREPAID", charged 6d, backstamped at Rio de Janeiro, London and Guernsey (3 times). Two vertical creases, otherwise fine, the British P.O Insufficiently Prepaid handstamp scarce. Photo on Page 168. £180-220

Mail to Jersey

1086
  1856-65 Entire letters (4) and covers (2) from India to Jersey, with three stampless 1856-57 items all with "GOVERNMENT / AGENT'S OFFICE" cachets or paper seals, and three 1860-65 entire letters franked 4a green or 8p + 2a + 4a, or to London franked 4a black with a 1d red applied for redirection to Jersey. Also 1876 cover from India to Guernsey franked 2a + 4a. (7). £180-220
1087
Click to view full image... 1857 Entire from the British P.O in Constantinople to Jersey with G.B 6d pair each cancelled "C", red straight line "REGISTERED LETTER" and red British P.O Paid c.d.s on the front, similar British P.O c.d.s (but without "Paid") in black on the reverse, red "(crown) / REGISTERED" and a Paid c.d.s applied in transit in London, backstamped at Jersey. Minor staining and creasing but an attractive entire, the Registered Letter handstamp scarce. Photo on Page 168. £200-250

Maritime Mail

1088
  Guernsey. 1753-1832 Entire letters (13) and entires (9) privately carried to or from Guernsey by ship, several endorsed with the names of ships or Captains, includes 1821-23 entire letters to Alfred Grant in Rio de Janeiro (10), 1810 entire letter from Morlaix introducing the bearer Capt. Thayer of the brig "Thomas Jefferson" to Carteret Priaulx & Co., etc. (22). £180-220
1089
  1858 Entire from Guernsey to Plymouth endorsed via the "Raleigh", posted upon arrival with a 1d red cancelled by Plymouth 620 duplex in a bright blue, file folds, otherwise fine and unusual. £100-120

Packet Letters

1090
  1780 (Apr 1) Entire letter from Southampton written by the forwarding agent P. Seward, sent together with a box from London, the letter addressed "Mrs Sausmarez, Guernsey, P. Packett", file folds and staining caused by some internal tape strengthening of the folds. The cutter "Express" sailed between Southampton and the Channel Islands during the 1778-83 war with France, mainly carrying military mails. Other letters were occasionally carried by this packet, but are very scarce. £100-150
1091
This handstamp was used at Weymouth on packet letters from the Channel Islands (usually Jersey) received without any handstamp of origin. It is rare used on letters from Guernsey.
  1794 (Mar 28) "Act for granting rates of postage for the conveyance of letters and packets between Great Britain and the islands of Jersey and Guernsey, and within those islands", four pages. An important Act that established Post Offices in Jersey and Guernsey and a packet service between Weymouth and Guernsey. £80-100

"From Guernsey" Handstamp of Weymouth

1092
Click to view full image... 1820 Entire letter from Guernsey to London with superb "FROM GUERNSEY" on the front, London backstamp, central vertical fold a little torn into at both edges, otherwise fine and rare from Guernsey. Photo on Page 170. £700-800
1093
Click to view full image... 1829 Entire letter from Jersey to Warminster backstamped superb "FROM GUERNSEY", fine and scarce. Photo on Page 170. £500-700
1094
  1834 Entire letter from Guernsey to Monmouth backstamped "FROM GUERNSEY", inside with large part of the first half of the letter removed, vertical file fold and a couple of stain marks from tape mounts on the front, the reverse fine with a good strike of the handstamp, rare from Guernsey. £300-350
1095
  1836 Entire letter from George Town, Jersey to Litchfield, reverse with good "FROM GUERNSEY" handstamp, repair to flap where the seal has been removed with closed tear through the first letter of the handstamp, otherwise fine. £200-250

Ship Letter Mail from the Islands

1096
When the railway from London to Southampton was completed in June 1840 mails between London and the islands sent by this route could arrive up to a day earlier than mails sent via the Weymouth packet. From this date the Post Office allowed mail to be sent by this route at inland rate as long as it was specifically endorsed to go by private steamer via Southampton. Also see lots 965, 1032, 1034/5, 1041, 1054, 1346.
  1771-1815 Entire letters from Guernsey (8) or Jersey with Ship Letter handstamps of Southampton (6), Portsmouth (2) or Weymouth, also 1782 and 1812 entire letters written in Guernsey but posted as inland letters at Southampton. (11). £150-180

1840-44 Ship Letters via Southampton

1097
  1840-44 Stampless entire letters (3) and an entire from Guernsey all with "SOUTHAMPTON / SHIP-LETTER" backstamps (Rob. S10 or S12), three with Guernsey datestamps all prepaid 1d in cash, the other unpaid and charged 2d, two with red "Paid Ship Letter London" datestamps. One with large tape stain, the other three fine. (4). £150-200
1098
  1841 Entire letter prepaid from Cologne to Guernsey "p. private steamer from Southampton", backstamped red "Ship Letter London" datestamp, a scarce letter from abroad to the islands sent by this route. £100-120
1099
  1841-43 Entire letters from Jersey (2) and a cover from Stourbridge to Jersey all with Jersey backstamps, the letters from the island prepaid 1d in cash or franked by a 1d red (torn through upon opening) tied by a Maltese Cross, both backstamped "SOUTHAMPTON / SHIP LETTER", the stampless letter also with red "Paid Ship Letter London" datestamp. The cover (letter enclosed) to Jersey franked by a 1d red with red "Paid Ship Letter London" datestamp alongside. (3). £150-200
1100
Click to view full image... 1843 Entire letter prepaid in cash from Guernsey to Trieste sent via Southampton, London and Boulogne with superb red oval framed "P-F" of Guernsey, backstamped at Guernsey and by "SOUTHAMPTON / SHIP-LETTER", red oval "Paid Ship Letter London" datestamp on the front. Fine and scarce. Photo on Page 170. £150-180
1101
  1843-44 1d Pink stationery envelopes (2) and a cover franked 1d all from Guernsey, cancelled by a superb Maltese Cross or "324" (2), all with Guernsey backstamps, two backstamped "SOUTHAMPTON / SHIP LETTER". The 1d Pink Maltese Cross cover with light horizontal fold but still very attractive, the other 1d pink envelope with a few edge faults. (3). £150-200

Guernsey Ship Letters

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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