Auction Details
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
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751
Click to view full image... 1904 "Weeks Ltd" picture postcard showing the route taken to the Antarctic by the "Morning" and "Discovery", signed by the Captain of the "Morning" W. Colbeck, posted at Lyttelton franked N.Z 1d (Apr 1, the day the ships arrived back from the Antarctic), to the expedition's agent J. Kinsey in Christchurch. Kinsey subsequently applied a King Edward VII Land 1d tied by the "BRIT. ANTARCTIC EXPD" c.d.s (4 Mar 1909, the day "Nimrod" sailed past Cape Royds and the final day of use of the 1908-09 Expedition c.d.s), and two Victoria Land 1d stamps each tied by the same Antarctic c.d.s for 9 FE 11 (when "Terra Nova" was at Cape Evans) or 31 JA 12 (when the ship was in pack ice, en route from Robertson Bay to Cape Evans). An interesting souvenir of the 1901-04 and 1910-13 Scott Expeditions and the 1908-09 Shackleton Expedition. Photo on Page 144. £500-600
752
Click to view full image... 1911 (Feb 9) Picture postcard of Cape Town written from "Terra Nova, Victoria Land, Antarctic" by James Paton, a member of the ships crew, with Victoria Land 1d tied by "BRIT. ANTARCTIC EXPD" c.d.s, applied at Cape Evans. Sent to the Revd. A.R Falconer, Seaman Missionary, Dunedin, thanking him for his kindness shown to the "Terra Nova" crew upon their visit to Port Chalmers. A fine commercial card from a crew member on the Scott Expedition. Photo on Page 144. £500-600
753
  1911 (Feb 9) Large cover with "BRITISH ANTARCTIC EXPEDITION / TERRA NOVA R.Y.S" printed on the flap, bearing Victoria Land 1d tied by the "BRIT. ANTARCTIC EXPD" c.d.s applied at Cape Evans, addressed by Captain Evans to Gwenilyan Levick, the sister of Northern Party member George Murray Levick, in Sussex. Light vertical fold, otherwise a fine commercial item from an expedition member. £400-500

ANTIGUA
(Also See Lot 627)

754
<\i> <\i>(Also See Lots 588, 625-631, 696, 1029, 1184, 1206)
Click to view full image... 1863-1970 Mint and used collection on pages including 1876-79 Crown CC perf 14 1d, 6d (small thin) and 4d blue all mint, 1882-87 Crown CA perf 14 2½d red brown, 4d blue, 6d, 1/- and perf 12 1d all mint, 1903-07 set of ten mint, 1922 £1 mint, etc. S.G. £2,350+. (c.250). Photo on Page 140. £250-300

AUSTRALIA & STATES

Queensland

755
  1876 Long O.H.M.S registered cover franked 6d with oval "REGISTRAR OF BRANDS OFFICE / QUEENSLAND" cachet, with enclosed Certificate of Registration of a Brand and printed letter giving details of how the branding iron is to be made. The cover with large edge tear, the certificate fine and unusual. £80-100
756
Click to view full image... 1882 (Oct 5) Cover bearing G.B 6d grey plate 18 tied by Wimbledon 801 duplex, addressed to "L. Darwin, Royal Engineers, Transit of Venus Expedition, Brisbane, Australia", redirected to Jimbowo, backstamped at Brisbane (Nov 23), Macalister and with a T.P.O c.d.s. Expeditions were sent to observe the 1874 and 1882 transits of Venus in order to determine the distance of the sun from the earth, but the 1882 expedition was unsuccessful due to optical difficulties. Very unusual. Photo on Page 144. £150-180

Victoria

757
  1887 (Apr 7) Printed front "My Sweetheart Miss Minnie Palmer, endorsed by the Press and Public of Europe and America as combining more versatility, gifts and graces than any other Artiste in the World, all communications respecting dates and terms to be addressed to Jn. E. Rogers", with illustrations of Miss Palmer in nine costumes including a milkmaid, etc. The front is glued to the reverse of the letter originally enclosed, written by Jn. Rogers from Melbourne, "we leave for America July 13th .... have had occasion to play three places here and no cause to shift. Thus nearly all the country is unplayed and still clamouring for M.P". Central fold, otherwise a fine and attractive theatrical item, posted from Melbourne to London franked 6d. £100-120
758
Click to view full image... 1899 ½d (10) and 2d (2) Colour trials, perf 12½ on watermarked gummed paper, all pen cancelled in various colours or with Melbourne (JY 14) trial datestamps (2), then treated with various chemicals by the government analyst, Mr C.W Blackett, to test the reaction of the cancelling inks and of the actual stamps. Three with pieces torn away and one severely stained by the chemicals, the others all reasonable appearance, an interesting and unique group. (12). Photo on Page 140. £300-400

Western Australia - The Damásio Collection

759
Click to view full image... 1854 Imperf 1d black unused without gum, four good margins, fine. S.G. 1, £1,500. Photo on Page 146. £280-320
760
Click to view full image... 1854 Imperf 4d blue unused without gum, four good to large margins, fine. S.G. 3a, £450. Photo on Page 146. £120-140
761
Click to view full image... 1854 Imperf 4d deep dull blue unused without gum, four large margins, thinned at top, good appearance and a scarce shade. S.G. 3b, £2,750. Photo on Page 146. £180-220
762
Click to view full image... 1854 Imperf 1/- deep red-brown, unused without gum, four margins, fine. With Ceremuga certificate (2016). S.G. 4a, £2,000. Photo on Page 146. £500-600
763
Click to view full image... 1855 Imperf 1/- grey-brown, unused without gum, four margins, fine. S.G. 4b, £700. Photo on Page 146. £200-250
764
Click to view full image... 1855 Imperf 1/- grey-brown, a deep shade, unused without gum, four margins, fine, with Ceremuga certificate (2015). S.G. 4b, £700. Photo on Page 146. £200-250
765
Click to view full image... 1855 Imperf 1/- pale brown, unused without gum, four margins with part sheet margin at base and marginal lines of watermark, fine. S.G. 4c, £500. Photo on Page 146. £120-150
766
Click to view full image... 1860-64 Imperf 2d pale orange, unused block of four without gum, good margins on all sides, right vertical pair with a pressed vertical fold at right, otherwise fine. S.G. 24, £520+. Photo on Page 158. £120-150
767
Click to view full image... 1860-64 Imperf 4d blue, unused without gum, four good to large margins, marginal lines of watermark at right, fine. S.G. 26, £350. Photo on Page 146. £100-120
768
Click to view full image... 1860-64 Imperf 4d blue, unused without gum, unusually with a vertical pre-printing paper fold resulting in a 1mm white line, four margins, fine. S.G. 26, £350+. Photo on Page 146. £160-180
769
Click to view full image... 1860-64 Imperf 4d deep blue, unused without gum, four margins, fine, with Ceremuga certificate (2015) S.G. 27, £350. Photo on Page 146. £100-120
770
Click to view full image... 1860-64 Imperf 6d sage green, mint with part gum, four good margins. With Ceremuga certificate (2015) that states unused without gum. S.G. 28, £3,250. Photo on Page 146. £1,000-1,200
771
Click to view full image... 1861 Intermediate perf 14-16 1d rose unused without gum, fine, ex Vestey collection. S.G. 33, £750. Photo on Page 146. £240-280
772
Click to view full image... 1861 Intermediate perf 14-16 6d purple-brown, unused without gum, a few trimmed perfs at left. S.G. 36, £1,100. Photo on Page 146. £120-150
773
Click to view full image... 1861 Perf 14 4d vermilion, mint with large part original gum, full perforations at top, very fine. S.G. 40, £475. Photo on Page 146. £150-180
774
Click to view full image... 1861 Rough perf 14 6d purple on blued paper, unused without gum, complete blind perfs at top and left sides, fine and scarce. S.G. 45, £4,250. Photo on Page 146. £1,000-1,200
775
Click to view full image... 1863-64 Perf 13 6d dull violet, no watermark, unused without gum, fine. S.G. 51a, £400. Photo on Page 146. £100-120
776
Click to view full image... 1864-79 Perf 12½ 6d violet, watermark Crown CC, variety watermark sideways, unused without gum, complete blind perfs at top, short corner perf at lower right, otherwise fine. S.G. 57b, £850. Photo on Page 146. £160-180
777
  1864-79 Perf 12½ 1/- bright green, watermark Crown CC, two mint examples both with part original gum, shades, fine. S.G. 61, £550. (2). £120-140
778
Click to view full image... Officials. 1870 Long O.H.M.S cover from Perth to "Asst. Storekeeper McCarthy, Commissariat, Guildford" bearing 1864-79 1d bistre and 6d violet each with an official punch hole, tied by Perth G.P.O duplex. Cover with two vertical folds at left well away from the stamps, otherwise fine and a rare use of these official stamps on cover. Photo on Page 144. £2,200-2,600
779
Click to view full image... 1888 Cover to London bearing 1864-79 Crown CC perf 12½ 6d violet (two pulled perfs at base) tied by "GT" in oval with "GERALDTON / W.A" double are datestamp below, an unusual late but commercial use of this stamp. Photo on Page 144. £200-250
780
Click to view full image... 1871 3d Die Proof in black on card, inset into thick card (36x32mm) with a mica covering, very fine, ex Vestey collection. Photo on Page 146. £130-150
781
Click to view full image... 1874 "ONE PENNY" surcharge on 2d yellow mint, part original gum, a couple of trimmed perfs at lower right, otherwise fine. S.G. 67, £750. Photo on Page 146. £130-160
782
Click to view full image... 1881 Perf 14 4d carmine, watermark Crown CC (with crown to right of CC and reversed), mint with a large part original gum, fine. S.G. 74y, £650. Photo on Page 146. £180-220
783
  1884 Perf 14 6d lilac, watermark Crown CA, and 1906 4d bistre-brown watermark Crown over double-lined "A", both superb mint with virtually full original gum. S.G. 80, 147, £200. (2). £50-60
784
Click to view full image... 1885 De La Rue stamp size handpainted essay of the Key-plate design adopted for the 1885-93 2½d - 1/- values (and later 4d and 9d stamps), painted in red with the country name in Chinese White, the value tablet blank, on tracing paper (43x50mm) lettered "A" with pencil initials and number "106". A superb and unique essay from the De La Rue archives, ex Vestey collection. Photo on Page 158. £800-1,000
785
Click to view full image... 1898 Archive page bearing imperforate 2d colour trial proofs in orange, orange-brown, bright yellow and lemon yellow, two sets of initials alongside the bright yellow proof which was chosen for the colour of the issued stamp, the page initialled and dated "4/4/98". Two proofs crossed by horizontal folds, otherwise fine and a unique page from the De La Rue archives, ex Vestey collection. Photo on Page 148. £600-800
786
  1894-1909 Covers comprising covers to G.B bearing 1885-93 ½d + 2d or ½d pair + 1899 2d yellow (Pinjarrah datestamps), registered covers to New Zealand bearing 1898-1907 1d + 6d or to Tasmania bearing 1d + 2d yellow pair, and a 1903 cover from Kalgoorlie to Canada franked by two 1901 2½d stamps. (5). £180-200
787
Click to view full image... 1908 Picture postcard to Wales with 1905 1d rose-pink cancelled superb straight line "LOOSE SHIP LETTER" (Hosking 1424, rated "E" - very rare) with "LARGS BAY / S.A" squared circle alongside, very fine. Photo on Page 156. £200-240
788
Click to view full image... 1912 Commonwealth of Australia 1d lettercard ("Log Train, Jarrah Forest, WA" depicted on reverse) to Germany uprated Western Australia 1905-12 perf 12½ ½d and 1d, written at Fremantle but posted at sea, each cancelled boxed "PAQUEBOT" with Port Taufiq c.d.s, unusual. Photo on Page 156. £120-150
789
  Postal Stationery. 1886-1911 Postcards comprising ½d brown (H&G 1), 1½d on 3d (2, H&G 5), 1½d on 2d (H&G 11), 1d blue on cream card (H&G 13) or on white gloss card (2, H&G 13a, scarce), or One Penny on 2d (2, H&G 15), also a 2d lettercard (H&G 3a) uprated ½d pair to Germany, all used. (10). £200-250

Australian Commonwealth

790
Click to view full image...Click to view full image... 1913-99 Used collection in three S.G. Australia albums virtually complete with Kangaroo issues comprising 1913-14 first watermark set of 15 (£2 C.T.O as usual, small stain), 1915 second watermark set of seven (the 5/- with inverted watermark), 1915-27 third watermark set of eleven, 1923-24 £1, 1929-30 Multiple Crown over A set of seven, 1931-36 Multiple Crown over COFA set of seven, KGV Head sets complete, 1932 Sydney Harbour Bridge 5/- C.T.O, a few mint KGV and QEII blocks and coil pairs including 1941 2d scarlet coil pair (S.G. 184a), also 1988 Bicentennial Collection booklets in case and 1992/3 year book. S.G. £15,000+. (100s). Photo on Page 146. £2,500-3,000791 3 S <\i>1913 First watermark 10/-, £1 and £2 handstamped "Specimen", a few short or pulled perfs but scarce. S.G. 14/16s, £1,400. (3). Photo on Page 146. £200-250792 3 S <\i>1915-36 Kangaroo issues with Specimen overprints comprising 1915-27 third watermark 10/-, £1 and £2 set of three, 1924 £1 grey, 1929-30 Multiple Crown over A 10/- and £2, 1931-36 Multiple Crown over COFA 10/-, £1 and £2 set of three, all fine, S.G. 43/5, 75, 112/4, 136/8s, £1,510. (9). Photo on Page 146. £300-400
793
Click to view full image... 1934 Multiple Crown COFA £2 black and rose commercially used with c.d.s cancel, one short perf at top, otherwise fine. S.G. 138, £600. Photo on Page 146. £100-120
794
Click to view full image... 1937 1/- Deep red "Chambon" Essay marginal block of four with two blank labels above, printed in the design of the Lyre Bird stamp (with "AUSTRALIA" and "ONE SHILLING" scored through on the die) by France's stamp printing works on their Chambon printing presses, in connection with efforts by the French authorities to sell Chambon intaglio printing equipment to the Australian Note Printing Branch. A superb block, exceptional centering, unmounted mint with full gum. Ex Dam·sio collection. BW144PP(1)A, $4,000+. Photo on Page 150. £700-800
795
Click to view full image... 1941 Lyre Bird 1/- perf 15x14 lower marginal block of four, lower printing partially missing from the base of the lower pair resulting in "ONE SHILLING" being omitted from both stamps, superb unmounted mint. A very unusual and rare variety, with Ceremuga certificate (2016). Ex Dam·sio collection. S.G. 192, var. Photo on Page 150. £500-600
796
  1952-57 KGVI and QEII Definitives, specialised study in an album with mint corner, corner imprint, gutter or gutter imprint blocks and First Day Covers of the KGVI 4½d, 6½d brown, 6½d green, 1/0½, 2/6 and QEII 1d - 1/7, also QEII 1d used with white line caused by a piece of thread on the plate, 3d block with perforations shifted to the left, other F.D.Cs including 10d with Certified Mail receipt, 4d booklet pane of six, etc. (280 + 15 F.D.Cs). £250-300
797
  1914-2008 Covers, mainly undelivered mail with explanatory marks, the majority 1970-2008 period but a few earlier including used 1914 1d Kangaroo P.T.P.O envelope with illustration of Reschs Ltd factory at Redfern, etc. (200+). £80-100
798
  B.C.O.F Japan. 1948 (Mar 24) Long commercial registered cover to England bearing G.B 6d strip of three in combination with B.C.O.F ½d + 6d tied by "AUST ARMY P.O / 241" datestamps, with violet boxed "AUST ARMY POSTAL SERVICE / APO / 241 / REG. No", an unusual combination franking. £80-100

Olympic & Commonwealth Games

799
  1956 Melbourne Olympics. The fine exhibit collection on 54 pages including illustrated First Day Covers, slogan cancels in red and black, special franking handstamp used by Australia House in London, the issued stamps in mint blocks all showing various constant varieties, special cancels from the main stadium and other locations with registered covers (7) bearing registration labels of Nedlands Park, Main Stadium (Press), Richmond Park Kiosk 1, Olympic Village, Mobile Post Office 1 or 2 and Melbourne Airport, Olympic aerogrammes mint and used (posted at the stadium, with message from a news reporter), rare unused formula aerogramme with view of the Olympic village (only sold in the Olympic village canteens), souvenir postcards used or unused, labels, stadium ticket with special folder, special flight covers, Olympex covers, cancels and labels. (90). £400-500
800
  1956 Melbourne Olympics. Illustrated "Southern Cross" First Day Covers bearing the 4d Olympic stamp, each with a differing Olympic Games datestamp, a complete set of all 52 cancels used, each depicting a differing sport. (52). £100-120
801
  1956 Melbourne Olympics. Illustrated First Day Covers produced by various private printers for the 1955 2/- blue (22), 2/- green (20) or 1956 set of four (24, several with Olympics cancels), makers include Hermes, Royal, Wide World, Southern Cross, A.M.C Guthrie, I. Challis, S. Mitchell, Standard Stamp Co., Maxwell Easther, Arnold Wheeler, Wesley Cover Service, Mappin and Curran, Melbourne Games Cover Distributors, also the pharmaceutical companies Sigma and Parke, Davis & Co. Ltd, virtually all differing designs or colours, most very fine. (66). £400-500
802
  1956 Melbourne Olympics. Various stamps and covers on pages including Melbourne slogan proof impression on PMG cover dated 13 Dec 1954 (one of four examples known on that date), the issued stamps showing various flaws, illustrated First Day Covers, official aerogramme and the private illustrated aerogramme (only sold in the Olympic village) both used, stadium tickets (4) with special folder, stamps and covers produced by various foreign countries, etc. Also the well illustrated hardbound book "The Olympic Games Melbourne 1956" published shortly after the games, listing the events day by day. (55+). £200-250
Auction Details
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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