G.B. & Worldwide Stamps and Postal History (Sale Number 43)
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Friday 1st March 2019 - to be sold at 11.00 am

Philatelic Literature 1-6
Great Britain
 Stamps, Used Abroad, Revenues & Locals 7-51

 Picture Postcards, Postal History Mixed Lots 52-60
 Air Mails, Cancellations 61-87
 Exhibitions & Special Events, Boy Scout Camps 88-103
 Maritime Mail, Mulreadys, Pictorial Envelopes 104-136
 Postal Reform, Postal Stationery, Registered Mail, Royalty, T.P.Os 137-146
 Channel Islands, Isle of Man, Isle of Wight, Kent 147-156
 London, Northants, Scotland, Yorkshire 157-167
Worldwide Air Mails, Crash Covers 168-177
Africa Air Mails 
 Egypt, Sudan & Somaliland 178-190
 Nigeria, Gold Coast & Gambia 191-198
 South West Africa, South Africa 199-233
 Rhodesia & Nyasaland 234-244
 Seychelles; Kenya, Uganda & Tanganyika 245-289
Australian Air Mails - The John Crowe Collection 
 England - Australia Air Route 290-419
 Flights to New Zealand & Papua New Guinea 420-431
 Internal Flights, Air Mail Vignettes, Literature 432-500
Napoleonic Wars including Nelson & Napoleon Letters, 
 British & French Forces Mail, P.O.W & Censored Mail 501-578
Other Campaigns & Forces Mail
 1d Concession Rates, Europe & Africa Campaigns, Anglo-Boer War 579-616
 World War One, including East Africa & Russia 617-688
 World War Two, including P.O.W Mail, & 1956 Suez Campaign 689-706
Worldwide & British Empire mixed lots, Madame Joseph Forgeries 707-725
Aden, Anguilla, Antarctica, Antigua 726-754
Australian States including The Dam├ísio Collection of Western Australia 755-789
Australian Commonwealth, including Olympic Games 790-804
Bahamas, Barbados, Bechuanaland, Belgium & Congo, Bermuda 805-829
British Guiana, British Honduras, Brunei, Burma, Canada, Ceylon 830-846
China, Cook Islands, Dominica, Egypt, Falkland Islands, Fiji 847 -  861
French Colonies, Germany, Gibraltar, Gilbert & Ellice, Gold Coast 862-879
Hong Kong including World War One & Two 880-904
Iceland Stamps, Postal History, Maritime Mail, Air Mails, WW2, Postal Stationery 905-968
India, Iraq, Ireland, Jamaica 969-1006
Japan Stamps & Postal History, Cinderellas, Military & P.O.W Mail 1007-1038
Kenya, Uganda & Tanganyika 1039-1056
Labuan, Laos, Leeward Islands, Maldives, Malta, Montserrat, Morocco 1057-1073
Netherlands Colonies, New Zealand, Niger Coast, Nyasaland, Palestine 1074-1092
Papua New Guinea, Persian Gulf, Poland, Rhodesia 1093-1120
Russia, St. Helena, St. Kitts Nevis, Saudi Arabia, Sierra Leone 1121-1128
South Africa - Cape of Good Hope Prestamp Mail, Slavery Letters,
 Maritime Mail, Cape Triangulars, Postal History, O.F.S & Zululand 1129-1222
Sudan 1223-1244
Swaziland, Switzerland, Thailand, Transjordan, Trinidad, Tristan da Cunha, USA 1245-1259

(Also See Lots 499, 500, 1105)

  Various books and catalogues including "The Encyclopaedia of British Empire Postage Stamps" by Robson Lowe comprising Vol. I Europe (2nd Edn.), Vol. II Africa, Vol. III Asia, Vol. IV Australasia, Vol. V North America; "The Postage Stamps of G.B and Ireland" by R. Alcock & F. Holland (1940, 579 pages, hardbound) with Part II and supplements 1-7; "Recovered Mail 1918-78" by H. Nierinck, "GB Used Abroad: Cancellations and Postal Markings" by J. Parmenter; the set of eleven Sotheby's auction catalogues for the Sir Gawaine Baillie collection, etc. (72). £150-180
  "The Postage Stamps, Postal Stationery and Telegraph Stamps of the British Colonies - The West Indies, British Honduras and Colonies in South Africa", 181 pages + 32 plates in one hardbound volume, 1891; and "The Postage Stamps and Postal History of British Guiana" by W.A Townsend and F.G Howe, 423 pages, 1970. Two fine books both published by The Royal Philatelic Society London. (2). £100-120
  Various books (18) and journals including "The Postal History of the British Army in World War One" by A. Kennedy and G. Crabb, "British Empire Campaigns and Occupations in the Near East, 1914-24" by J. Firebrace, "The Postage Stamps of the United States" by J. Luff (417 pages + 23 plates), also "Postal History International" volumes 1-7, various issues of "The Postal History Society Bulletin" (156), "British Mailcoach", etc. £100-120
  Great Britain. "A Collection of the Statutes relating to the Post Office in Scotland", 1821, 423 pages, leather bound; "The British Post Office from its beginnings to the end of 1925" by C.F Dendy Marshall, 1926; "The Valentine and its origins" and "The Picture Postcard and its origins" both by Frank Staff. (4). £100-120
  Great Britain. Various books mainly published prior to 1940 including "The Line Engraved Twopence Postage Stamps of Great Britain" and "The British Post Office from its beginnings to the end of 1925" both by C. Dendy Marshall, "The Line Engraved Postage Stamps of Great Britain printed by Perkins, Bacon & Co" by Edward Denny Bacon, "History of Railway Letter Stamps" by H. L"Estrange Ewen, "Post Office Acts in Force in 1837" (published in 1838), etc., also 16 copies of "The Philatelist" for 1867-70. (36). £180-220
  Great Britain. "Ship Letters" by Alan Robertson, the original three volume edition, cased, all fine. Also "The Maritime Postal History of London" by Alan Robertson, "Ship Letters" by J. Hendy, and Robertson Revisited" by C. Tabeart. (6). £100-120


Click to view full image... 1840 1d Black, RH plate 4, mint with larger part original gum, four margins, a little close at lower right, otherwise good margins on all sides. S.G. £12,000. Photo on Page 7. £600-700
Click to view full image... 1840 1d Black, GE plate 4, mint with large part original gum, four margins, close at lower right and light crease at upper right corner, good margins on other sides. S.G. £12,500. Photo on Page 7. £500-600
  1840 1d Blacks used, cancelled in red (4) or black (2), EG and OL just four margins but very close on one side, the others cut into or with other faults, three stamps plate 10. (6). £160-180
Click to view full image... 1840 1d Blacks, HE and QB both from plate 3, EC and MG both from plate 8, all fine used with four margins, MG with a black Maltese Cross, the others with red Maltese Crosses, also 1d red EC and MG from black plate 8 (both with faults). (6). Photo on Page 7. £160-180
Click to view full image... 1840 (Nov 4) Entire letter from Wednesbury to Birmingham bearing 1d black, KK plate 7 with four margins (a little close at left, otherwise large to huge margins) tied by brown Maltese Cross, Wednesbury backstamp in the same colour and a Birmingham arrival c.d.s in red, a little minor staining, otherwise fine. S.G. £9,500. Photo on Page 11. £250-300
  1840-1969 Mint and used collection in an S.G. Minor album including 1840 1d black and 2d blue (both very poor), 1880 Spray 1/- orange-brown plate 13 used, etc., some faults. £100-120
Click to view full image... 1840-1970 Used collection (with QEII commemoratives and a few definitives mint) in an S.G. Great Britain album, the basic stamps virtually complete with some additional plate numbers and shades, including 1840 1d black plate 2 and 2d blue (both four margins), embossed 6d - 1/- (all cut square, 6d four margins, 10d and 1/- just touched one side), Surface Printed issues with 1862-64 9d straw, 1867-80 9d, 10d, 2/- blue and 2/- brown (light corner crease), 1873-80 1/- orange-brown, 4d vermilion (reperforated at right), 4d sage-green, 4d grey-brown, 8d orange, high values with 1867-83 Maltese Cross 5/-, 10/- and £1, Large Anchor 5/-, 10/-, £1 (very fine with Manchester York St c.d.s) and £5 orange (three short perfs at upper left, otherwise superb with Glasgow c.d.s), 1883-84 2/6 - 10/-, 1884 Imperial Crowns £1 brown (oval Registered datestamps, a few short perf tips at right), 1888 Orbs £1 brown, 1891 £1 green, KEVII 2/6 - £1 (small thin), KGV Seahorses with £1 green and all four 2/6 - 10/- printings, 1929 PUC £1, etc. An excellent collection, a few faults thought most are fine with many scarcer stamps. (100s). Photo on Page 9. £5,000-6,000
  1840-1971 Mainly used collection on pages including 1d black (3 margins), 1902 KEVII 5/- and £1 (torn), 1913 Waterlow 5/- and 10/- used and Bradbury Wilkinson 5/- mint, 1929 PUC £1 used, etc. £250-350
Click to view full image... 1840-1988 Collection in four albums including 1d black (4 margins), 1902 KEVII set to £1 used, 1939 10/- dark blue unmounted, 1935-88 Commemoratives complete (except phosphor issues) and most definitives all unmounted. (100s). Photo on Page 7. £400-500
  1847-54 Embossed 1/- used, cut square, just clear on all sides. Also 1883-84 1½d and 6d (5, two with c.d.s) used. S.G. 55, 194, £2,200. (7). £80-100
  1856 Cover from London to Belgium bearing 2d + embossed 6d (cut square, just touched at top, clear on other sides with a large portion of adjoining stamp at base); and 1854 cover from Edinburgh to Switzerland bearing 1d + embossed 10d (cut to shape). A good pair, the 6d stamp unusually fine. (2). £140-160
Click to view full image... 1856 6d Pale lilac and 1862-64 4d pale red plate 4 and 1/- green mint, large part original gum, the 6d with a couple of short perfs at top, 1/- with light collectors handstamp on reverse, otherwise fine. S.G. 70, 82, 90, £6,650. (3). Photo on Page 7. £200-250
Click to view full image... 1858-79 1d Reds and 2d blues with plate numbers all mint, comprising 1d reds plate 79 block of twelve, plate 156 single and blocks of eight and nine, 2d blue plates 9 (3), 14 and 15, and plate 15 block of four, original gum, mainly fine. S.G. £5,900. (39). Photo on Page 7. £300-400
Click to view full image... 1865-67 Emblems 3d rose (2) and 1/- green mint, part gum, 1/- with a little gum creasing and crease to lower right corner perf, pencil number on reverse, otherwise fine. S.G. 92, 101, £7,850. (3). Photo on Page 7. £300-350
Click to view full image... 1867-80 Spray of Rose, 3d rose plate 6, 6d mauve plate 9, 1/- green plate 4, 2/- dull blue and 2/- deep blue all mint, both 2/- stamps with the odd short perf, otherwise fine. S.G. 103, 109, 117/9, £11,250. (5). Photo on Page 7. £400-500
  1870-1969 Mint collection in an S.G. Great Britain album including 1883 9d dull green (a little faded), 1887-1900 ½d-1/- sets with both 1/- colours (2 sets), KEVII ½d - 1/-, 1934 re-engraved Seahorse set of three, 1939 10/- dark blue, 1939-69 Commemoratives complete unmounted with all phosphor sets, 1948 and 1951 £1, 1958-61 Graphite set unmounted, etc. (100s). £200-250
Click to view full image... 1874 5/- Pale rose plate 2, AA, watermark Maltese Cross with part marginal inscription, handstamped type 9 "SPECIMEN", centered left, minor gum toning, otherwise fine with original gum and good colour. S.G. £1,600. Photo on Page 7. £150-180
Click to view full image... 1873-80 Issues with large coloured corner letters comprising 2½d blue plates 17 (2), 18, 19, 20, 3d pale rose plate 11 and 3d rose plate 15, 6d grey plates 14 and 16, Large Garter 4d sage-green plate 16 and 4d grey-brown plate 17 all mint part gum, one 2½d with clipped corner perf, the 3d pale rose plate 11 with a pulled perf and tiny mark on face, 3d rose plate 15 with light crease, 6d grey plate 16 with small thin, otherwise largely fine. S.G. 142/4, 147, 153/4 £8,975. (11). Photo on Page 7. £400-500
Click to view full image... 1877 4d Sage-green plate 16 block of eleven unmounted mint (comprising BG-DI block of nine + EG-EH pair), small tone spot and light crease to EG, light vertical crease to BH/CH/DH, a couple of other minor gum creases, a rare and attractive block, superb colour and very fresh appearance. S.G. 153, 19,200+ (as two blocks + three singles, mounted mint). Photo on Page 9 £3,200-3,600
Click to view full image... 1880-83 Imperial Crown issues comprising 2½d plate 23, 3d rose plates 20 and 21, 4d grey-brown plate 17, 1/- orange-brown plates 13 and 14, 1880-81 2d pale rose, all mint part gum, the two 3d stamps with small thins, 4d creased, 1/- plate 13 with two pulled perfs at lower left, 2d possibly with a few thinned perfs at top, the 2½d and 1/- plate 14 both fine. S.G. 157/8, 160, 163, 168, £4,290. (7). Photo on Page 7. £140-160
Click to view full image... 1883-84 ½d - 1/- Set of ten mint part gum (the 2d without gum, 1½d apparently unmounted), generally very good colour, 1/- with a few short perf tips at top, otherwise fine. S.G. 187/96, £5,400. (10). Photo on Page 7. £300-400
Click to view full image... 1883-84 2/6 Lilac and 5/- crimson mint, both very well centered and fine colour, the 2/6 with virtually full gum, the 5/- only with traces of gum remaining. S.G. 178, 181, £1,575. (2). Photo on Page 7. £150-180
  1887 Pages (2) removed from a Stamp Committee De La Rue presentation book, bearing the 1884 and 1887 issues, the first page with a little foxing (largely clear of the 4d - 1/- stamps), otherwise fine and scarce. Just 36 presentation books were produced by De La Rue. £380-420
  1887-1924 Proofs (3) and mint stamps (29), small selection including KEVII plate proofs comprising ½d in blue-green and 6d in black both on white card, and 1d scarlet on buff paper, also 1887 ½d - 1/- mint (no 4½d), 1912 ½d and 1d no cross on crown mint (S.G. 341a, 344a), etc. S.G. £1,000+. (29). £80-100
Click to view full image... 1888 £1 Brown forgery lettered QB with impressed orbs watermarks, two forged Liverpool datestamps, a well produced and unusual forgery. Photo on Page 7. £120-150
Click to view full image... 1890 "Guildhall" Master Die Proof of the 1870 ½d (without corner letters or plate number) in black on wove paper, 73x60mm. One of the small number of proofs of line engraved stamps printed from the original dies in connection with the Penny Post Jubilee celebrations at the Guildhall. Fine and rare. S.G. DP69, £29,000. Photo on Page 9. £2,000-2,400
  1901 2d Registration envelope from London to Germany bearing 1887 3d and 1900 1/- green and carmine, this last QV 1/- scarce on cover. £200-250
  1910-11 Plewlands, Edinburgh, parcel post labels bearing KEVII 9d pair or 1/- pair, pieces cut from parcels (10) bearing KEVII stamps including 6d pair + 2/6 pair, 5/- + 1/- block of four, 5/- + three 1/- stamps, 5/- + 3d + three 1/- stamps, etc. S.G. £2,000+ as stamps. (12). £80-100
Click to view full image... 1912 KGV 1d, 2d, 2½d and 3d sent as Specimen stamps by the U.P.U to Portugal for distribution to one of the Portuguese Colonies, each handstamped violet "COLONIAS" at Lisbon, applied to three pieces from an archival page, 2d with a few faults, minor staining but very unusual. (4). Photo on Page 7. £150-180
Click to view full image... 1935 (Nov 2) Air Mail cover to Sao Paulo, Brazil, bearing KGV 1/- + re-engraved Seahorse set of three (5/- creased prior to use) and PUC £1, the £1.18.6 rate for a 5½oz letter at 3/6 per half oz, the stamps each cancelled by "LONDON F.S / AIR MAIL" c.d.s, backstamped Paris R.P Avion c.d.s. The cover reduced at left, minor creasing (with one light crease across the £1 stamp), but an attractive and scarce high commercial franking, unusual with both the PUC £1 and re-engraved Seahorse set. Photo on Page 11. £1,000-1,200
  1948-80 Commemoratives mint with some multiples and sheets, many 1960s issues unusually with accompanying press releases, face value of decimal issues £250+. Also three albums of world stamps, one a c.1910 S.G. "Improved" album with reasonable Cyprus, etc. (100s). £120-150
  1952-2014 Mint collection in three S.G. Simplex albums, the decimal issues virtually complete unmounted, including Prestige (8) and some other booklets, miniature sheets, se-tenant blocks and some booklets panes, self adhesive stamps, with many 1st (950+) and 2nd Class stamps, and definitives to £10 values, very high face value. Also a stockbook of duplicates. (4 albums). £600-800
  1970-91 Unmounted mint collection in two boxed S.G. Windsor Sovereign albums with all commemoratives including miniature sheets and booklet panes, also single definitives used. £200-250
  1970-92 Unmounted mint collection in two Lindner albums, commemoratives apparently complete (except some se-tenant blocks) and many definitives with values up to £5, face value £160+. £80-100
  1970-2000 Collection in two S.G. Great Britain albums with all commemoratives unmounted mint including miniature sheets and some booklets, also all definitives used. £200-250
  1971-2011 Mint Commemoratives and definitives in five stockbooks including 1st Class (490), 2nd Class (54) and "E" (23) stamps, and some values of £1 or more. Face value £400++. (100s). £180-220
  1975 Sailing 8p variety black omitted commercially used on piece with six Machin definitives all cancelled by light Milton Keynes sub-office datestamps. With R.P.S certificate (1975). S.G. 981a, unpriced used. £80-100
  1997-2004 Commemoratives complete unmounted mint with some booklets and multiples, also First Day Covers and some definitives, very fine. £250-300
  Booklets. c.1890 Partial Post Office Savings Bank savings slip, originally with spaces for 12 penny stamps (the right third missing), the remaining portion bearing eight 1d lilacs, five of which are perfined "SDC", having been removed from advertising booklets containing a 1d stamp which were produced by the Stamp Distribution Company and sold in slot machines. Minor creasing but very unusual. £100-120
  Prestige Booklets. 1972-2011 Prestige booklets (DX1-10, 15, 19-23, 26-27, 29-36, 38-39, 42-52) and Premium booklets (DY1-2) all superb, some duplication, face value approx £365. (56). £200-240
Click to view full image... Officials. 1886 O.H.M.S Board of Trade wrapper to "H.B.M Vice-Consul, Venice" bearing ½d blue with "Crown / B.T." Board of Trade perfin tied by London duplex, arrival backstamp, central vertical fold, otherwise fine and scarce. Photo on Page 11. £220-260
  Postage Dues. 1914 (Apr 20) Unpaid postcard posted within Exeter with "1d/285" charge mark and a 1d postage due tied by superb Exeter c.d.s, a very fine first day use of the first postage due stamps. £120-150

G.B Used Abroad
(Also See Lots 869, 1063, 1070/1)

Click to view full image... Peru. 1874 Cover from Callao to England "Via Panama" bearing G.B 1873 6d grey plate 12 and Peru 1d green each cancelled "C38" with scarce red "INSUFFICIENTLY / + / PREPAID" applied at the British Post Office, backstamped "CALLAO" (Dec 14), arrival datestamps of London (on the Peru stamp), Bristol and Leeds. Small tear at upper flap, otherwise generally fine and scarce. Photo on Page 11. £550-650

Revenues & Locals
(Also See Lot 151)

Click to view full image... 1785 3d Blue-green "Glove Duty" revenues in a vertical strip of three, inscribed "Above 1s4d", upper stamp with upper left corner torn away, a little minor staining, a very rare unused multiple of this early revenue stamp. Barefoot 3, £1,050. Photo on Page 7. £250-320
G.B. & Worldwide Stamps and Postal History (Sale Number 43)
Auctioneer: Argyll Etkin Limited Location: London
Contact: Tel: 0207 930 6100 Fax: 0207 494 288
Date: 1st March 2019 Time: 11:00AM
Details: Please contact Argyll Etkin for full viewing details
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