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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1302
Click to view full image... 1943 (Dec 12) Entire letter written by Joseph Tierney on prison notepaper, from "Fort D'Hauteville, Par Talant, France", bearing France 4f tied by Dijon machine, addressed to Rev. Father Gerard Dwyer in St. Helier, German censor seal and cachet. A rare cover from a Jersey civilian interned in this camp. Photo on Page 204. £150-180

World War Two Occupation Stamp Issues

Guernsey

1303
Click to view full image... 1941 1d Occupation issue definitive, original handpainted essay in the issued design, in black ink and Chinese white, traces of pencil below the ink design, the painted design 75x84mm, on thick card (125x202mm), signed by E.W Vaudin. A unique and important item. Photo Inside Back Cover. £1,600-2,000
1304
Click to view full image... 1/2d Horizontal strip of four, margin at right, the left pair with variety imperforate between, superb unmounted mint. S.G. 1h, £800+. Photo on Page 160. £200-250
1305
Click to view full image... 1/2d Horizontal pair, variety imperforate between, used. S.G. 1h (£800 mint, unpriced used). Photo on Page 160. £200-250
1306
  1d Imperforate horizontal pairs unmounted mint (2), imperforate marginal single used on piece, and registered covers posted in Jersey bearing imperforate corner marginal single or marginal vertical pair, the covers philatelic. S.G. 2c, £490++. (5). £160-200
1307
  1941-44 Occupation issue, mint and used collection including covers (32) in an album and on pages with studies of the various printings showing mint imprint blocks of four or six for each, stamps on bluish French banknote paper including 1/2d mint (35) and used (6), 1d mint (25) and used (6), and four covers bearing 1/2d (3) and 1d (5), also 1d white paper used vertical pair misperforated at left resulting in 4-6mm of the stamps to the left joined to the pair, etc. (247 + 32 covers). £300-400

Jersey

1308
Click to view full image...Click to view full image...Click to view full image... 1941-43 Definitive issue 1/2d and 1d imperforate plate proof pairs in black, comprising a corner marginal 1/2d pair and 1d pair on thin glazed paper, and 1d corner marginal pair on thick card. (3 pairs). Photo on Page 114. £300-350
1309
  1941-43 Definitive issue, mint and used study including covers (12) on pages, with imprint blocks, white circle varieties, 1d block of six with double perforations between the two rows, 1d chalky paper mint (3), used (2) and used on cover (4, on three covers), etc. (121+12 covers). £160-200
1310
  1941 1d Scarlet, unmounted mint sheet of sixty, imprint of ""EVENING POST", JERSEY, 17/3/41." and sheet number "5855", superb. S.G. £480. £100-120
1311
Click to view full image... 1943 Pictorial issue, half size 1/2d and 1d essay die proofs in brown on wove paper, 142x97mm, the 1/2d proof with a couple of very light creases well away from the printed stamp, otherwise fine. (2). Photo on Page 202. £280-320
1312
Click to view full image... 1943 Pictorial issue, 1/2d - 3d presentation die proofs in black on glazed wove paper, 140x109mm, very fine. (6). Photo on Page 203. £360-400
1313
Click to view full image... 1943 Pictorial issue, 1/2d - 3d coloured die proofs on wove paper, 143x127mm, the 1/2d in dark brown and 1d in orange, the other four values in the issued colours, very fine. (6). Photo on Page 203. £420-500
1314
  1943 Pictorial issue 1/2d - 3d "Epreuves-de-Luxe" in the issued colours on glazed wove paper with tissue paper overlay, each 143x127mm with "Atelier de Fabrication des Timbres-Poste, Paris", imprints. 100 sets printed and presented to various officials. Fine. (6). £200-250
1315
  1943 Pictorial issue, study on pages with mint blocks showing the various printing dates, inter-panneau blocks and covers (19), also a complete 3d sheet of sixty in two panes of thirty (4.6.43 printing date). (253 + 19 covers). £200-240

QEII Stamp Issues

1316
Click to view full image... Jersey Regional issue. 1967 3d Deep lilac with central phosphor band, mint vertical strip of ten stamps with margin at base, the lower stamp completely blank and the stamp above this only partially printed, lightly mounted on the upper stamp only, a spectacular variety. Photo on Page 203. £200-250
1317
  1969-1980 Stamps and covers including Guernsey 1969-74 issues in two albums, some complete sheets, booklets and presentation packs, postal stationery, many covers with F.D.Cs, special cancels and commercial mail, also 1948 General issue covers and regional issues, a large quantity in a box. £150-250

Guernsey

1318
Click to view full image... 1969 1/9, Variety emerald omitted, superb unmounted mint. S.G. 24a, £875. Photo on Page 200. £200-250
1319
Click to view full image... 1969 2/- Booklet containing seven single stamps with margins on all sides, one 4d stamp with the variety yellow omitted. S.G. 18ab, £775+. Photo on Page 200. £200-250
1320
Click to view full image... 1969 4/- Booklet containing 14 single stamps with margins on all sides, one 4d stamp with the variety emerald green omitted. S.G. 18ac, £775+. Photo on Page 200. £200-250

Jersey

1321
Click to view full image... 1969 Definitive issue 1/2d, 1d, 2d, 4d, 5d, 6d, 9d, 1/- and 1/6 Imperforate proofs in the issued colours, each affixed to a Harrison and Sons Limited card, all fine. These proofs were presented to members of the Jersey Postal Committee and other V.I.Ps. (9). Photo on Page 204. £300-400
1322
Click to view full image...Click to view full image...Click to view full image...Click to view full image... 1969 Inauguration of the Jersey Post Office, stamp size photographic essay proofs of two proposed designs without value showing the unadopted Machin head and two differing unadopted artists drawings of the FDC designs; similar stamp size photographic proofs of the four issued designs; imperforate stamp size essay proofs with unissued Machin heads but showing the adopted FDC design comprising 5d and 9d values in unissued colours (no 9d being issued) and 1/- value in the colours adopted for the issued 4d, all on Harrison and Sons cards; imperforate proofs of four issued values and designs all on Harrison and Sons cards; and the mint set. A fine group, the unissued essays rare. (13 essays & proofs). Photo on Pages 200 & 202. £600-700
1323
Click to view full image... 1971 Wildlife Preservation Trust set of four, imperforate proofs in the issued colours, as presented to members of the Jersey Postal Committee, superb unmounted mint. (4). Photo on Page 160. £80-100
1324
  1972 Wild flowers issue, eleven unadopted colour designs for 3p stamps and six further drawings of flowers in differing colours, some marked "No" or with ticks alongside, on two pages, each signed by the artist Jennifer Toombs. Toombs went on to design various other sets issued by Jersey. Two attractive and unique pages. £200-250
1325
Click to view full image... 1973 Marine Life issue coloured designs for four 3p stamps, one depicting a lobster adopted for the issued 7 1/2d stamp, the other three designs unadopted, a tick alongside the adopted design and notes on the colours, on a piece of paper signed by the artist Jennifer Toombs; drawings (each 132x78mm) in pencil on tracing paper of the designs adopted for the 7 1/2p and 20p values; and the issued set on FDC. A unique group from the designer of this issue. (3). Photo on Page 160. £200-250

Railway Stamps

1326
Click to view full image...Click to view full image... Guernsey Electric Railway Co. Parcel stamps comprising 1d red on green (6, with a pair), similar stamp but with differing style lettering and value, and a differing 1d black on red stamp, all used, very scarce. (8). Photo on Page 166. £150-180
1327
Click to view full image... Guernsey Electric Railway Co. c.1895 Parcel tag to "Mrs Le Page, Grocer, L'Islet, For Mr Blondels Cart", the reverse bearing two 1d black on red parcel stamps, very scarce. Photo on Page 204. £150-180

Revenues

1328
  1900-71 Revenues of Guernsey (53, also seven documents bearing a further 22 stamps), Jersey (92, also two documents or pieces bearing a further ten stamps) or Alderney. Included are Guernsey Entertainments Tax stamps used (3) or used for sales tax on receipts (3), 1940 sales tax stamps (29 + five on documents) and various Specimen overprints (19); Jersey 1912 1/- sheet of 36, 1942 5/-, triangular Property Guarantee Fund issues (8, with piece bearing £1 (3), 2/-, 1/-), Social Assurance 1942 3d mint imprint strip of four, 1942 1/- with Jure-Justicier overprint, and various Specimen overprints (22); also 1885 document allowing the collection of tithes at St. Andrews, Guernsey, upon payment of £121. (146 stamps + 10 documents). £180-220
1329
  Jersey. 1942 1/- Vermilion revenue, WW2 printing typographed from half-tone blocks, mint block of 15 (the upper three rows of the sheet) with variety vertical perforations missing between the third and fourth columns resulting in three imperf between pairs. £120-150

Smaller Channel Islands

Alderney

1330
  1683 (Sep 6) Document superbly written on vellum appointing Edward Le Breton Captain and Commander in Chief of the militia on the island of Alderney, signed by Sir Edmund Andros, Seigneur of Samares, Bailiff and Lt. Governor of Guernsey (and also Governor of New York Province in 1674-81, New England in 1685-89 and Virginia in 1692-98), wax seal impressed with his arms. Also 1747 map of Alderney by Carey, 149x91mm, hand coloured. (2). £200-250
1331
  1809 (Feb 21) Entire letter from John Le Mesurier in Alderney to "Thos De Sausmarez, Kings Procurer, Guernsey" with "1" charge, minor staining, early and scarce. £150-180
1332
Click to view full image... 1810 (Mar 6) Entire letter from Thomas Williams in Alderney to "Thomas De Sausmarez, Procureur du Roi, Guernsey" with "2" charge, fine, early and scarce. Photo on Page 204. £180-220
1333
  1810 Entire to G. Priaulx & Co., Guernsey, with recipients filing endorsement "Aurigny, 10 Aout 1810, E. Seranne". Also 1779 entire to London with "WEY / MOUTH" and "29/MA" Bishop Mark, recipients filing endorsement showing it to be from "Havilland Le Mesurier, Weymouth" which has been altered in pencil to "Alderney" at some later date and so possibly from the island. (2). £100-120
1334
  1814 (June 11) Entire letter from M. Serane in Alderney to C. Priaulx & Co, Guernsey, with "2" charge, fine and early. £180-220
1335
Click to view full image... c.1847-84 Pieces (4) and stamps (2), comprising piece bearing imperf 1d red tied by unclear Guernsey numeral and a fine "ALDERNEY" double arc handstamp alongside; 1858 pieces bearing one or two 1d reds each cancelled "965" with Guernsey backstamps; similar 1861 piece with 1d cancelled "965" and double arc "ALDERNEY" datestamp; and single 1d red plate and 1884 4d green both cancelled "965". (6). Photo on Page 166. £180-220
1336
  1848-54 1d Pink envelopes, the first from Great Malvern to "Miss L.M Snow, Capt. W. Jervois R.E, Alderney" backstamped in Guernsey; the second to Devon with unclear numeral cancel, backstamped "ALDERNEY" double arc datestamp in orange. (2). £180-220
1337
Click to view full image... 1861 Cover to Launceston with 1d red cancelled "965", a fine "ALDERNEY" c.d.s on reverse, horizontal fold near the lower edge, otherwise very fine. Photo on Page 204. £150-180
1338
  1861 Cover to Launceston with 1d red cancelled "965" (central portion unclear), fine "ALDERNEY", Southampton and London datestamps on reverse, horizontal fold near the lower edge, otherwise fine. £120-140
1339
Click to view full image... 1869 Long O.H.M.S cover to London endorsed from "Barrack Office, Alderney 19th August 1869" bearing 1d red plate 116 pair each cancelled "965" with "ALDERNEY" c.d.s below, arrival datestamps and "R" applied upon redirection within London. Two small tears at upper edge, otherwise fine and unusual. Photo on Page 204. £180-240
1340
Click to view full image... Piece bearing 1900 QV 1/2d green Army Official tied by violet oval "POST OFFICE / R.E OFFICE / ALDERNEY", possibly unique. Photo on Page 166. £150-200
1341
Click to view full image... 1911 KEVII Somerset House £1 deep green with central "ALDERNEY" undated double ring parcel cancel, fine and scarce. (S.G. 320, £750 as a stamp). Photo on Page 160. £200-250
1342
Click to view full image... 1922 (Oct 13) Picture postcard sent locally on Alderney with KGV 1d tied by "ALDERNEY" skeleton datestamp, the only example recorded. Photo on Page 206. £280-350
1343
Click to view full image... Postage Due Mail. 1977 Unpaid or underpaid covers from Guernsey to Alderney (to the postal historians S. Rossiter or K. Pennycuick) with Guernsey dues applied, one charged 2p endorsed "2p Postage not available" with a bisected 4p due, another charged 6p with a postage stamp applied to collect the charge. Philatelic but scarce. (10). Photo on Page 206. £200-240
1344
  1861-1983 Covers, postcards, letters and a few pieces in three albums and loose, including 1861-87 letters (3, without covers), 1907 single ring c.d.s, 1903-34 double ring c.d.s with narrow arcs or wide arcs (12, one to Guernsey P.O delivered free, one unpaid and charged 1d, another franked 1/2d but charged 1d apparently because it was addressed in morse code), "Alderney Ch Is" double ring c.d.s and single ring c.d.s (3), picture postcards, 1971 army cachets (3), 1977 Paquebot, etc. (200+). £400-500

Sark

1345
Click to view full image... 1819 (Sep 29) Entire letter from D. MacCulloch written from Sark to Nantes, landed at St. Servan with manuscript "Colonies par" alongside "34 / ST. SERVAN", very fine. MacCulloch writes "I send you somewhat about your Temple ..... It was written at Sark where I could have no books to consult - indeed in that respect I could be little wiser in Guernsey". A rare Sark letter sent via St. Servan, few examples of the manuscript "Colonies Par" recorded from that port. Photo on Page 206. £350-450
1346
Click to view full image... 1840 (May 14) Entire letter from E. Carey in Sark to her brother at Wadham College, Oxford, sent by private ship via Southampton (despite not being endorsed by that route) and allowed at the inland rate, unpaid so charged 2d, backstamped "SOUTHAMPTON / SHIP-LETTER". Fine and scarce. Photo on Page 206. £240-300
1347
Click to view full image... 1891 (July 18) 1/2d Postcard to London cancelled by Guernsey squared circle with fine "SARK / A" c.d.s on the front, apparently from an early postal historian, the message reading "Thought you would like a postcard with the Sark postmark - it is a scarcity"; and 1893 France 10c postcard from Granville (cachet of Louis Jouaull, Agent for the L & S.W.R Co. at Granville Station) to Paris, redirected to Sark and again to Jersey with Guernsey squared circle and "SARK / A" c.d.s (Sep 18) on the front. (2). Photo on Page 206. £150-180
1348
Click to view full image... 1898 (May 14) Postcard from Reginald Bray in Chisledon, franked 1/2d to the Postmaster of Sark, requesting him to apply his postmark and redirect the card back to Bray in Forest Hill, which he duly did, the card delivered without charge. Handstamped "SARK / A" c.d.s to both sides of the card, and a Guernsey squared circle, two punch holes near upper edge, otherwise fine and unusual. Also 1902-03 picture postcards (4) all with KEVII 1/2d tied by Guernsey squared circles and "SARK / A" c.d.s applied away from the stamps, one card mentioning the arrival of the telegraph line to Sark (also a related newspaper cartoon). (5). Photo on Page 206. £120-140
1349
  1841-1987 Covers, cards, etc., in an album and loose including 1841 copy of 1730 document selling the island, 1905-39 covers and cards with single ring Sark c.d.s (10, two on covers), or double ring c.d.s (11, one applied upon redirection, two on covers), WW2 covers (4, one registered), picture postcards, etc. (200+). £350-400

Herm

1350
Click to view full image... 1831 (Aug 8) Entire letter from Jonathan Duncan on Herm addressed to London, backstamped boxed "SOUTHAMPTON / SHIP LETTER" and London c.d.s, charged 1/5. Duncan was tenant of Herm from 1830 to 1836. A fine and rare early letter from Herm. Photo on Page 206. £400-500
1351
Click to view full image... 1936 (Aug 15) Real photo picture postcard of shell beach addressed to Guernsey with 1934-36 1d tied by "HERM GUERNSEY / CHANNEL ISLANDS" double ring c.d.s, an exceptionally fine strike of this very scarce datestamp. Photo on Page 206. £200-240
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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