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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1102
Click to view full image... 1804 Entire letter from Lunenburg, Nova Scotia to Scotland "P. the Thomas & Sarah Capt. Birchamp" with the rare oval "SHIP-LETTER / (crown) / GUERNSEY" (Rob. S1), backstamped at London and Kirkudbright, redirected from Kirkudbright to Castle Douglas and endorsed "missent to Kirkudbright". A good strike of this ship letter in its first period of use (1802-15) before being returned to the Ship Letter Office in London. The upper flap removed and rejoined to lower flap to show the backstamps, otherwise fine and rare. Photo on Page 170. £800-1,000
1103
Click to view full image... 1830 Entire letter from Rio de Janeiro to London endorsed "Iris, Jersey", backstamped red boxed "SHIP LETTER / GUERNSEY" (Rob S3) and a similar red London c.d.s. Seal removed, otherwise fine and a very scarce ship letter, probably applied in the London Ship Letter Office. Photo on Page 170. £600-800
1104
  1834 Printed prices current from Rio de Janeiro to London "P. Albion", backstamped black boxed "GUERNSEY / SHIP LETTER" (Rob. S2) and a London c.d.s. £110-130
1105
  1836-38 Entires from Rio de Janeiro to London endorsed by the "Charlotte, Guernsey" or "Emilia, Jersey" both backstamped by fine boxed "GUERNSEY / SHIP LETTER" (Rob. S2) in black and a London c.d.s. (2). £220-260
1106
Click to view full image... 1838 Entire letter to London "p. Adelaide", probably from Rio de Janeiro, backstamped red boxed "SHIP LETTER / GUERNSEY" (Rob. S3) and a similar London c.d.s. A very scarce ship letter, probably applied in the London Ship Letter Office. Photo on Page 170. £600-800
1107
  1838-39 Entire letter and entires (2) from Rio de Janeiro to London, endorsed "pr Duke of Glocester", "L'Achille via Havre" or "Pr Dolphin" all backstamped black boxed "GUERNSEY / SHIP LETTER" (Rob. S2) and a London c.d.s, one with small piece torn from the front, otherwise fine. (3). £200-250
1108
Click to view full image... 1840 Printed prices current from Rio de Janeiro to London backstamped black boxed "GUERNSEY / SHIP LETTER" (Rob. S2) and a London c.d.s, an exceptionally fine strike of this ship letter. Photo on Page 170. £160-200
1109
Click to view full image... 1841 Entire letter from Rio de Janeiro to London backstamped black boxed "GUERNSEY / SHIP LETTER" (Rob. S2) and a London c.d.s, endorsed "P. Hebe", an exceptionally fine strike of this ship letter. Photo on Page 170. £160-200
1110
Click to view full image... 1842 Entire from Rio de Janeiro to London "P. Maria" backstamped with Guernsey and London datestamps and black step-type "GUERNSEY / SHIP LETTER" (Rob.S4). Vertical file fold (with some wear along the fold on the front), otherwise fine and a superb example of this very rare ship letter, only recorded used in 1842. Photo on Page 172. £1,200-1,500
1111
Click to view full image... 1849 Entire from Pernambuco to London "P Lightning" backstamped with senders cachet, Guernsey and London datestamps and a superb strike of the oval "SHIP-LETTER / (crown) / GUERNSEY" (Rob. S1) in its second period of use (1844-49) having been reissued from the Ship Letter Office to Guernsey in 1844. 15mm tear at upper edge, otherwise very fine and rare. Photo on Page 172. £900-1,200

Jersey Ship Letters

1112
Click to view full image... 1834 Entire to London backstamped red boxed "SHIP LETTER / JERSEY" (Rob. S2) and datestamps of London and Edinburgh, two filing folds, otherwise fine and a rare ship letter, probably applied in the London Ship Letter Office. Photo on Page 172. £700-1,000
1113
  1837 Entire letter from Rio de Janeiro to London endorsed "P. Phoenix to Jersey" backstamped with good boxed "JERSEY / SHIP LETTER" (Rob. S1) in black and a London c.d.s. £120-150
1114
  1839-43 Entires from Rio de Janeiro to London all backstamped black boxed "JERSEY / SHIP LETTER" (Rob. S1), the 1839 entire strangely without any other handstamps, the two 1843 entires endorsed "P Guernsey Lily" or "Hebe" both backstamped at Jersey and London, one with heavy filing folds. (3). £200-240
1115
  1839-40 Entire letters from Rio de Janeiro to Yorkshire "P. Hebe via Jersey" or from Bahia to London "P. Siren" both backstamped boxed "JERSEY / SHIP LETTER" (Rob. S1) in black, the first with a London c.d.s, the second strangely without any datestamps. (2). £180-220
1116
  1842 Entire from Rio de Janeiro to London "P. Antelope" backstamped black boxed "JERSEY / SHIP LETTER" (Rob. S1) and datestamps of Jersey and London, a couple of mount stains on the front, the reverse fine and an unusually good example of this ship letter. £100-120
1117
  1843 Entire letter from Rio de Janeiro to London endorsed "Hebe", backstamped by black boxed "JERSEY / SHIP LETTER" (Rob. S1) and a Jersey datestamp, the ship letter a little overinked in places but otherwise an unusually good example. £120-150
1118
  1845-48 Entire letters from Pernambuco or Rio de Janeiro to London both backstamped by reasonable strikes of the uncommon "JERSEY / SHIP LETTER" (Rob. S3) in black with red Jersey and London datestamps, file folds but otherwise fine. (2). £250-300
1119
The Great Western Railway Co. Steamer "Ibex", sailing from Weymouth to Guernsey, struck a rock near the Platte Fougere on the morning of 5th January 1900 and foundered. Two passengers died and 44 mail bags went down with the vessel; 42 bags were recovered between the 5th and 25th January, with a further bag apparently being found when the ship was raised and taken to St. Peter Port in July. Mail to Jersey received a cachet "MAIL PER S.S IBEX", of which two varieties exist with slightly differing size lettering (the first type also with dots between and after S.S.).
Click to view full image... 1853 Entire to Granville with red Jersey datestamp, black "JERSEY / SHIP LETTER" (Rob. S3) and "8" charge mark for the ship letter rate. A fine and rare cover, very few examples recorded of this Jersey "8" charge mark. Photo on Page 172. £300-350

S.S "Ibex" Wreck Mail

1120
Click to view full image...Click to view full image... 1900 Front of a wrapper from London to "Brees Royal Hotel, St. Helier, Jersey", no stamps and some edge faults, endorsed by the recipient "Recovered from wreck of G.W.Rly S.S Ibex lost off Guernsey about 28/12/99, received 14/1/1900" with first (larger) type "MAIL PER S.S. IBEX"; and a single Dutch 2 1/2c stamp with a partial strike of the second type "SS IBEX" cachet, probably washed off a letter and found loose in one of the mail bags. Also photos of the ship in 1895 and after being raised in 1900, picture postcards (2) and reproduction photos of the ship, and a part letter on illustrated "Old Government House" notepaper headed "S.S Ibex in sight of Weymouth". (7+). Photo on Pages 160 & 172. £500-600
1121
Click to view full image... 1900 Cover to "John Tooth, Rozel, Jersey", water stained and the stamps washed off, handstamped fine first type "MAIL PER S.S. IBEX", the reverse bearing a "Found Open and Officially Sealed" label with Jersey JA 14 (11.45 pm) c.d.s, a further strike alongside. Fine and scarce. Photo on Page 172. £900-1,200
1122
Click to view full image... 1900 Cover from Liverpool to "Mrs Walter Vibert, St. Lukes Villa, Beach Road, St. Helier, Jersey", a little water damaged and the stamp washed off, with fine second (smaller) type "MAIL PER SS IBEX", fine and scarce. Photo on Page 172. £800-1,000
1123
Click to view full image... 1900 Cover from Teignmouth to John Tooth in London redirected with London W.C c.d.s (Jan 4) to "Rozel Manor, Jersey", the stamp washed off but otherwise in remarkably good condition, handstamped second type "MAIL PER SS IBEX". The reverse bearing a "Found Open and Officially Sealed" label with Jersey JY 30 (6 PM) c.d.s, from the final mail bag found on the ship after it was raised and brought into St. Peter Port at the end of July. Also a cutting from a philatelic magazine reproducing a letter from the brother of the recipient of this cover concerning this very item. Fine and rare. Photo on Page 172. £1,000-1,200

Mobile Box, Boite Mobile & Paquebot Mail
Guernsey

1124
Click to view full image... 1869 Entire letter from St. Malo to Guernsey bearing two France 1863-70 20c stamps tied by Guernsey 324 duplex, very fine and scarce. Photo on Page 176. £200-250
1125
Click to view full image... 1870 Entire letter from St. Malo to Guernsey bearing France 1863-70 10c + 20c tied by Guernsey 324 duplexs, small opening tear at upper edge, otherwise very fine and scarce. Photo on Page 176. £200-250
1126
  1905-08 Picture postcards to Guernsey (6) all with French 10c stamps cancelled by Guernsey single or double circle datestamps, one card written from Parame and endorsed "via Fawn", the others all cards of St. Malo. Also c.1866-1914 single French stamps cancelled "324" (5) or Guernsey datestamps (6). (6 cards + 11 stamps). £180-240

Jersey

1127
Click to view full image... 1870 Entire letter from St. Malo to Guernsey endorsed via Jersey, with France 1863-70 30c cancelled "409", a fine first type "JERSEY / FRANCE / M.B / JY 22 / 70" octagonal datestamp alongside, backstamped in Guernsey the following day, very fine. Photo on Page 176. £180-220
1128
Click to view full image... 1871 Cover to Guernsey with France 1870-71 Bordeaux issue 30c cancelled "409" and first type "JERSEY / FRANCE / M.B. / JA 30 / 71" octagonal datestamp alongside, a Jersey c.d.s (Feb 1) below, backstamped in Guernsey, flap missing, otherwise fine and scarce. Photo on Page 176. £160-180
1129
Click to view full image... 1879 Cover to Jersey bearing France 1878 25c black on red tied "409" vertical oval numeral with second type "JERSEY / FRANCE / M.B / AP 1 / 79" octagonal datestamp on the front, exceptionally fine. Photo on Page 176. £180-220
1130
  1881-82 France 10c postal stationery postcards to Jersey, the first cancelled "409" vertical oval numeral with "JERSEY / FRANCE / M.B / FE 25 / 81" second type octagonal datestamp below, the second card with the stamp cancelled by the octagonal Jersey M.B datestamp, a fine and unusual pair. (2). £180-220
1131
  1896 Cover from Plerin to Plymouth endorsed "Par Commerce" with France 1876-85 5c tied third type "JERSEY / FRANCE / M.B / AU 6 / 96" octagonal datestamp (with curved sides) and handstamped violet "PAQUEBOT" in violet. Repaired tear and flap missing, still an attractive cover and an early use of the first type Jersey Paquebot. £100-120
1132
Click to view full image... 1896 Cover from Plerin to Plymouth with France 1876-85 5c tied third type "JERSEY / FRANCE / M.B / SP 22 / 96" octagonal datestamp and handstamped violet "PAQUEBOT", very light horizontal crease, otherwise a fine and attractive cover and an early use of the first type Jersey Paquebot. Photo on Page 176. £130-150
1133
  1899 Postcard written from St. Brenic to Guernsey and cancelled at Plerin, most unusually with third type "JERSEY / FRANCE / M.B / JU 15 / 99" octagonal datestamp in the lower left corner. Two light vertical creases, otherwise fine and an unusual use of the Jersey M.B in transit on a card cancelled in France, backstamped in Guernsey. £110-130
1134
Click to view full image... 1903 Picture postcard of St. Malo to Jersey with France 5c cancelled third type octagonal "JERSEY / FRANCE / M.B / AU 15 / 03" and handstamped second type "PAQUEBOT" in Jersey, hexagonal "T / 5 / JE" and a "1d / 409" charge mark, a fine and attractive combination of Jersey handstamps. Photo on Page 176. £160-200
1135
  1904-05 Picture postcards of St. Malo, both sent to Jersey at the printed matter rate with France 5c tied by "JERSEY / FRANCE / M.B" third type octagonal datestamps and both handstamped violet "PAQUEBOT", the second and third types of Paquebot handstamps used in Jersey, a fine pair. (2). £160-200
1136
  1904-08 Picture postcards of St. Malo (3) or Dinard all to Jersey all with French stamps tied by octagonal Jersey M.B datestamps, one with two strikes tying a 5c pair, the other three cards all additionally handstamped "PAQUEBOT", second and third types in violet or black. (4). £200-250
1137
  1909-11 Picture postcards to Jersey (6) all with France 5c or 10c tied by octagonal Jersey M.B datestamps, all fine. Also similar M.B datestamps on single 1883-1936 stamps of France (13) or G.B. (6 cards + 14 stamps). £250-280
1138
  1936-39 Picture postcards of St. Malo to Jersey bearing French stamps, and two 1938 covers to Cyril Kidd in Manchester with G.B stamps, all with octagonal Jersey M.B datestamps, one of the "Kidd" covers with the datestamp applied away from the stamps which have been disallowed and left uncancelled, handstamped "3d / 409" with 3d postage due collected upon arrival. Also a single French stamp with central 1935 Jersey M.B datestamp in red, believed to be the only known example in this colour. (5). £160-200
1139
  1909-11 Picture postcards of Carteret or Granville to Jersey or Guernsey, both with French stamps cancelled by Jersey single or double ring datestamps. Also a c.1953 postcard of Dinard with a French stamp cancelled by Jersey machine, and 1863-70 single French stamps (9) all cancelled "409". (3 cards + 9 stamps). £100-120

Southampton/London

1140
  1872 Entire letter from Cherbourg to Guernsey bearing France 1871 15c vertical pair (lower stamp torn) each cancelled "723" with octagonal "SOUTHAMPTON / FRANCE / MB / DE 21 / 1871" datestamp below, very attractive. Also 1904-12 picture postcards to Jersey or Guernsey with French stamps cancelled "SOUTHAMPTON / FRANCE / MB" c.d.s (4) or by a London c.d.s (on postcard of Dieppe) with a Jersey arrival c.d.s below. (6). £120-150

French Boite Mobile Cancels & Paquebots

1141
Click to view full image...Click to view full image... 1855-84 G.B Stamps all with French lozenge or c.d.s cancels comprising various 1d reds (14), 2d blues (13), 1855-57 4d (8) and 6d, 1862-64 4d (4), 1865-80 white letters 3d (9), 4d (7), 6d purple (2) and 6d grey, 1873-83 coloured letters 2 1/2d rosy-mauve (11), 2 1/2d blue (8), 3d (7), 1884 2 1/2d lilac (5), with several pairs and a 1d block of four. Cancels comprise small "1441" of Granville (10), large "1706" of Granville (10), Granville c.d.s (9), small "3176" of St. Malo (15), large "3734" of St. Malo (30) and St. Malo c.d.s (16). A fine large group. (90). Photo on Pages 114 & 160. £700-800
1142
Click to view full image... 1862 4d Pale red, CK with constant variety lower right "K" defective (appearing as a white square) used with large "1706" lozenge cancel of Granville. An unusual variety, probably unique with a French cancel. S.G. J52d, £550 as a stamp. Photo on Page 160. £100-120
1143
  1901-12 Cover and picture postcards (9) with G.B stamps cancelled at Carteret and handstamped "PAQUEBOT" (5, including 1901 cover bearing QV 2 1/2d), cancelled at Granville with octagonal "ANGL. B.M / GRANVILLE" datestamp alongside (2), cancelled at St. Malo with "ANG. B.M / SAINT-MALO" single ring c.d.s alongside (franked 2 1/2d), or cancelled by the St. Malo Ang. B.M c.d.s (2), a couple a little stained, otherwise fine. (10). £220-260

Binic

1144
  1905-07 Letter card of Guernsey views franked 2 1/2d and picture postcards of Guernsey or Alderney franked 1d, all to France with the G.B stamps cancelled at Binic, oval framed "BM" and manuscript "Paquebot". Scarce, the Binic BM recorded used 1905-08 on mail from the Channel Islands, probably posted on the St. Malo & Binic Steamship Co. Steamer "Fawn". (3). £180-200

Carteret

1145
  1901-06 Cover franked 2 1/2d and picture postcards of Jersey (7) franked 1/2d or 1d, the G.B stamps cancelled at Carteret and handstamped "PAQUEBOT", posted on the "Jersey" or "Cygne" paddle steamers. One card torn and the cover with edge faults, otherwise fine. (8). £100-120
1146
  1909 Picture postcards (2) to Jersey with a Carteret c.d.s and oval framed "BM", carried on either the "Jersey" or "Cygne" paddle steamers, both cards posted unstamped but strangely delivered free of charge, very unusual and scarce. (2). £100-120

Granville

1147
Click to view full image... 1857 Cover to St. Malo with 1857 Large Garter 4d (trimmed perfs at base) cancelled small "1441" lozenge with red octagonal "ANGL. B.M / GRANVILLE" datestamp (Jan 22), endorsed "Timbre Insuffisante" and charged "12". An unusual underpaid cover sent in the first month of use of the B.M. datestamp. Photo on Page 176. £160-200
1148
  1859-62 Entire letters from Jersey to France bearing 1857 4d rose or 1862 4d pale red both cancelled by small "1441" lozenge with red octagonal "ANGL. B.M / GRANVILLE" datestamps and boxed "PD", the first with a small ink stain on the front but otherwise very fine, the second with two diagonal folds which cross the stamp. (2). £160-200
1149
  1861 Entire letter from Jersey to France "Par Granville" with 1857 4d cancelled small "1441" lozenge, red octagonal "ANGL. B.M / GRANVILLE" datestamp (Apr 16) and boxed "PD". £120-150
1150
Click to view full image... 1861 Cover to Paris "via Granville" with 1857 4d cancelled small "1441" lozenge, red octagonal "ANGL. B.M / GRANVILLE" datestamp (May 24) and two strikes of red boxed "PD", black boxed "APRES / LE / DEPART", fine and very attractive. Photo on Page 178. £160-200
1151
  1870 (Dec 29) Cover with enclosed letter to France, bearing two G.B 3d stamps (one with faults) tied by Jersey 409 duplex, circular "PD" of Jersey and red "ILES C / GRANVILLE" entry c.d.s, then most unusually handstamped with black oval framed "BM". £100-120
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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