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G.B. & Worldwide Stamps and Postal History (Sale Number 43)
Auctioneer: Argyll Etkin Limited Location: London
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Date: 1st March 2019 Time: 11:00AM
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903
  1945 (Sep 28) Cover to H.M.S "Vengeance" bearing 1941 Centenary 5c, KGVI 2c and 8c all cancelled at Victoria on the first day the Post Office was reopened after the liberation. Also another 1945 (Oct 24) cover from Victoria to G.B franked $1. (2). £100-120
904
Click to view full image... 1946 (Apr 8) 25c Size G registration envelope to South Africa, the sender shown as the Postmaster General (with violet cachet), Hong Kong 1 registration label, bearing KGVI $2 violet and scarlet cancelled on the first day of issue by G.P.O Hong Kong Registered c.d.s, a scarce First Day Cover. Photo on Page 168. £120-150

ICELAND

905
Click to view full image... 1873 Skilling value stamps, postage issues comprising mint perf 14x13½ 2sk blue, 4sk carmine (2, one no gum), 8sk (2, one no gum), perf 12½ 3sk and 16sk (both no gum, the 8sk unusually well centered), 8sk used and an imperforate proof of the 2sk blue on white carton paper without watermark or gum. Also Official issues comprise perf 12½ 4sk green mint pairs (2, one an upper left corner marginal pair, unmounted but with a few gum faults), an imperforate marginal vertical pair without gum and an exceptionally fine used single, perf 14x13½ 8sk mauve perforated and imperf mint singles both very fine. S.G. 1/7, O8/10, £6,140 + imperf single/proof; Facit 53,700 SKR. (18). Photo on Page 170 £500-600
906
Click to view full image...Click to view full image... 1876-1901 Aur numeral issues on five album pages, postage issues including 1876-95 perf 14x13½ set mint with fine 5a, 10a, 16a (2, shades), 40a, 6a with faults, also scarce 20a pale lilac without gum, and used stamps including 20a pale lilac (2, both signed Moller) and 20a indigo-lilac; 1882-95 new colours perf 14x13½ set mint with additional 5a shade (the 20a apparently unmounted) and various used to the 50a, 1896-1900 perf 12½ set mint and used to the 25a value; and scarce "prir" + red "3" surcharges on 5a (S.G. 38) or "prir" on 5a (S.G. 41) both mint. Official stamps comprise 1876-95 set mint with additional 10a and 20a shades (the 50a without gum) and 1896-1900 mint set of three. S.G. 13/42, £10,000. Facit 86,000 SKR. (77). Photo on Page 170. £700-800
907
Click to view full image... 1876-2001 Mint and used collection in four albums with some covers and blocks, many unmounted, including 1876-95 perf 14x13½ 20a blue mint, 20a lilac and 100a used, 1902-04 set mint and used, 1907-08 set used (5kr a little stained), 1912 5a - 5kr set mint and used, 1920 50a claret and grey mint, 1921-30 surcharges with 2kr on 25a (2) and 10kr on 5kr (faults) used, 1925 set mint, 1928-29 Air pair used (2), 1930 Parliamentary Millenary set mint and used and Air set used, 1931 Zeppelin set used, 1931-37 set mint and used, 1937 Silver Jubilee miniature sheet used, 1939-47 perf 11½ set of three mint, 1940 N.Y World Fair set with "1940" overprint mint and used, many sets from 1941-2001 in unmounted mint blocks of four including 1950-54 set of thirteen, etc. An excellent collection, mainly very fine. S.G. £16,000+. (100s). Photo on Page 170. £1,000-1,200
908
Click to view full image... 1902-03 "I GILDI" Overprints, study of postage and official issues on nine pages with many minor varieties, major varieties including inverted overprints on perf 12½ postage 3a (small 3), 4a (2), 6a and official 3a block of four all mint, perf 12½ postage issue 5a vertical pair, one without overprint, 6a with apostrophe after "02" and 25a "03-03" (within a block of four) all mint, officials with perf 14x13½ 50a "GILDI" for "I GILDI" within a used pair and perf 12½ 10a "L" for "I GILDI" within a mint block of six, etc. Also perf 12½ 6a sheet of 100, and the complete set of 18 Berne reprints (with larger crown watermark, 726 sets sent to the U.P.U) superb mint. S.G. 65/80, O89/98, £4,500+. (249). Photo on Page 170. £500-600
909
Click to view full image... 1902-37 King Christian IX, Frederik VIII and Christian X postage and official definitive issues (also Jon Sigurdsson birth centenary set) on 14 pages, all sets complete mint and some used comprising 1902-04 mint and used sets with additional 20a unmounted corner block of four containing an official stamp in error, 1902 official set mint and used, 1907-08 set mint and used to 2kr, 1907 official set mint and used, Jon Sigurdsson set mint and used, 1912 and 1914-18 sets mint, 1920 Christian X postage and official sets mint and used, 1921-22 new colours set mint, 1921-30 surcharge set mint (1kr on 40a toned perfs on reverse, 10kr on 1kr stained on reverse), 1922-23 official overprints mint (with both types of 2kr overprint), 1931-37 redrawn head set (the 10kr unmounted, also a 10kr imperf proof in blue), a good lot. S.G. 43/55, O81/7, 81/150a, O99/153, 182/94, £7,300+. (286). Photo on Page 170. £500-600
910
Click to view full image...Click to view full image...Click to view full image... 1931 Parliamentary Millenary Celebrations, display collection of stamps, proofs and essays on 11 pages with additional items on stockcards, including postage set of 15 and triangular Air 10a (the 10kr in an unmounted pair) with additional 7a imperf between stamp and upper margin, 25a variety dot between value, 35a vertical strip of three with unusual elongated perfs on central stamp caused by a downward slip of the perforating machine, 15a strip of four and 10a Air strip of seven both signed by the designer Ludwig Hessheimer in the lower margin, all mint, also registered cover with Thingvellir cancels, imperforate essays or proofs on paper (30) or card (4), and seven reproductions in black on card (Moller certificates); official overprint set mint (10kr without gum, Air 10a with additional pair, also 10a with missing dot on "j" variety); Air set of five mint and used on registered First Day Cover. A fine lot. S.G. 158/78 (£2,400 for basic stamps, + proofs/covers). (107). Photo on Page 166. £800-1,000
911
Click to view full image... 1933 Balbo Transatlantic Mass Formation Flight set of three mint. Also five Italian labels advertising the flight. S.G. 205/7, £2,250, Facit 17,000 SKR. (3). Photo on Page 170. £250-300
912
  1925-99 Pictorial and commemorative issues on pages and in two albums comprising 1925 set of five, 1931-32 5a - 75a set of six, 1933 Philanthropic Associations set and all issues from 1934 complete mint (most unmounted), also some used sets and a few F.D.Cs or other covers, includes all perforations of the 1939-45 definitive set and 1939-47 set of three, a fine lot. S.G. 151/5, 195/204, 208/951. £2,500+. £250-300
913
  Various duplicated stamps on stockcards including 1873 perf 14x13½ 4sk and perf 12½ 4sk officials (2) all mint, 1876-95 perf 14x13½ 4a green and 6a mint, modern issues with year books for 1985-91, 1995, 1998 and 2011 and a few booklets, also many F.D.Cs and other covers from the 1950s-1990s and the book "One Hundred Years of Iceland Stamps" by Jonsson. (Many 100s). £100-120
914
  Various cinderellas including 1911 charity stamp block of four featuring an eagle, also postage stamps overprinted for tobacco and building taxes (2) or holiday savings (4), a few Liebig trade cards (6) and banknotes (4), labels on covers (3) including 10a sports label tied to 1932 4a printed matter card by Reykjavik c.d.s, a few postcards, etc. £120-140

Covers and Postmarks

915
Click to view full image...Click to view full image... Cancellations. c.1882-1950 Postcards (2), pieces (23) and stamps (240+) written up on 12 pages with additional items on stockcards, including Crown and Posthorn cancels (30), numeral cancels from "1" to "275" (135), British datestamps (17, with North Shields, Grangemouth, Grimsby, Fleetwood, Hull Ship Letter, etc.), single and double ring datestamps, etc. (265+). Photo on Pages 170 & 221. £250-300
916
  1907-11 Covers bearing 1907-08 Frederik VIII and Christian IX issues, the 1907 cover to Germany bearing 3a and 4a blocks of four each with central "AKUREYRI" c.d.s and Bergen machine transit mark on reverse; 1911 cover to Austria franked 15a pair on the front and 1a strip of five on reverse with boxed registration handstamp, Edinburgh and London backstamps, light vertical fold and small tear at upper edge, otherwise both covers fine. (2). £120-150
917
  1912-13 Covers from Reykjavik, the first to England bearing 1911 Jon Sigurdsson 1a, 3a and 4a, and 1912 Frederik VII 5a and 10a, backstamped at Edinburgh; the second a Hamburg-Amerika Linie envelope with the company flag printed in colour in the upper left corner, sent to Germany bearing 1912 20a, two fine covers. (2). £120-150
918
Click to view full image... World War One period cover to England bearing 1907-08 10a pair each tied by a circular dumb cancel similar to the British cancels used on naval mail, with British "Opened By Censor" label, very unusual. Photo on Page 168. £120-150
919
  1917 (Dec 31) Cover from Akureyri to Thingeyrum franked 1907-08 10a pair, carried by coastal steamer with transit backstamps of Siglufjordur (Jan 18), Sandarkrokur (Jan 23) and Blonduos (Jan 31), very unusual. £120-150
920
  1921-37 Commercial covers bearing Christian X definitives comprising covers sent internally from Isafjordur to Hvanneyri bearing 4a strip of five, to Scotland bearing 20a pair, or registered to Denmark bearing 25a pair or 30a + 40a, also two pieces with cancels of Skalar or Thorshofn. (6). £120-150
921
  1925-34 Registered covers to G.B bearing 1921-29 surcharge issues, comprising 1925 cover to W.T Wilson franked 30a on 50a + 50a on 5kr, 1926 cover bearing 50a on 5kr + 1920 5a and 1925 10a, and 1934 Post Office cover bearing 50a on 5kr + 1922 10a on 5a and 1931 5a, all fine. (3). £100-120
922
  1926-39 Covers, most written up on album pages, including First Day Covers of the 1938 Geysir and University sets, 1930 Thingvellir cancels (2), 1939 N.Y World Fair 2kr on commemorative cover, slogan cancels, commercial covers with 1937 cover from Isafjordur to G.B, 1937 registered cover from Akureyri to Czechoslovakia but refused and returned, also illustrated stamp dealer covers (2), etc. (19). £350-450
923
  1927-29 Registered covers (4) and a picture postcard all bearing the 1925 pictorial issue, two commercial covers to Germany bearing 10a (3) + 35a or 35a + 1920-22 30a, 1929 cover to USA bearing 10a + 1920-22 5a and 25a pair, the other cover to Switzerland bearing the set of five and an additional 10a pair, the postcard to Germany franked 20a, all fine. (5). £120-150
924
  1933-39 Registered C.O.D covers with triangular "Postkrafa / Remboursement" labels, the first to Sweden bearing N.Y World Fair 20a, 35a, 40a with 56kr 57a to collect; the other from Reykjavik to Fsafiroi franked 1931-37 1kr pair + 1931 Gulfoss 5a pair with 441kr 23a to collect, unusual. (2). £100-120
925
  1937 Large registered cover to Italy bearing 1937 Silver Jubilee miniature sheet. Facit 3600 SKR. £100-120
926
  1939 Official cover from Reykjavik with oval "BISKUPINN / YFIR / ISLANDI" cachet bearing 1936 10a pair with "pjonusta" official overprints, very fine. £100-120
927
  1946-86 Covers, mostly written up on pages, with F.D.Cs, philatelic and commercial covers including 1946 and 1961 express covers to Italy or G.B, 1955 registered air mail cover from Hveragerdi to Italy redirected to a Poste Restante in Brussels with Belgian 1fr postage due applied, etc. (32). £250-300

Maritime Mail

928
Click to view full image... Leith. 1891 10a Postcard from Reykjavik to Copenhagen endorsed "per S.S Magnetic via England" cancelled superb "LEITH SHIP LETTER" c.d.s, red "SHIP LETTER / LONDON" c.d.s overstruck by Copenhagen arrival c.d.s, a superb card commercially used with message, with Moller certificate (2012). Photo on Page 168. £200-250
929
Click to view full image... Leith. 1896 10a Postcard commercially used from Reykjavik to Germany, endorsed "via Scotland", cancelled by "LEITH" c.d.s and "PAQUEBOT" (Hosking 22, first recorded year of use), arrival c.d.s of Kiel, very fine. Photo on Page 174. £240-280
930
  1896-1969 Covers (10) and a card, including 1896 3a postcard from Reykjavik to Germany with superb "SHIP LETTER / NEWCASTLE" (another stamp unfortunately removed); 1921 cover with 10a pair cancelled at Reykjavik with boxed "Skipsbrjef"; 1935 cover with Iceland stamps cancelled at Hull and handstamped "PAQUEBOT" (Hosking 99, scarce from Iceland); "Fra Island" handstamps or machine of Copenhagen, etc. (11). £120-150
931
Click to view full image... Troon. 1901 5a Postcard from Reykjavik to Germany with printed message from the German Consul, a superb Troon c.d.s alongside the Reykjavik c.d.s; and 1903 3a postcard (no message) uprated 3a + 4a posted from Reykjavik to Switzerland with Troon transit c.d.s and boxed "SHIP LETTER / TROON", very fine. (2). Photo on Page 174. £140-160
932
  Edinburgh/Aberdeen. 1903-36 Postcards (2) and covers (3) comprising 1903 10a postcard (no message) from Reykjavik to Denmark with Edinburgh transit c.d.s on the front; 1927 cover to Copenhagen with Iceland stamps cancelled at Aberdeen and boxed "SHIP LETTER" (Hosking 266); 1928 20a postcard and two 1932-36 covers all with Iceland stamps cancelled in Edinburgh and handstamped "PAQUEBOT" in various types. (5). £180-220
933
  Lerwick/Methil. 1903 10a "I GILDI" reply card (no message, reply half attached) from Reykjavik to Germany with Lerwick transit c.d.s; and 1911 10a postcard commercially used from Reykjavik to Copenhagen with Methil transit c.d.s, two scarce ports of entry for mail from Iceland. The Methil card with light diagonal crease, otherwise fine. (2). £140-160
934
Click to view full image... Copenhagen. 1906 Entire letter written from Akureyri to Denmark bearing 1902-05 3a strip of four and 4a cancelled by three strikes of straight line "FRA ISLAND", arrival datestamps of Copenhagen and Fredericksburg, fine and very attractive. Photo on Page 174. £100-120
935
  Grangemouth. 1908 Picture postcard of Reykjavik, written from Njofjord to Norway, with G.B 1d cancelled at Grangemouth and handstamped "PAQUEBOT" (Hosking 303), fine and scarce. £140-160
936
Click to view full image... Reykjavik. 1909 Picture postcard of Edinburgh, addressed to Reykjavik with G.B 1d cancelled superb boxed "Skipsbrjef" (Hosking 610), arrival c.d.s. Photo on Page 174. £140-160
937
Click to view full image... London. 1915 3a Postcard uprated 1a + 6a commercially used from Reykjavik to England with London F.S transit c.d.s and violet "PAQUEBOT" (Hosking 132), unusual and attractive. Photo on Page 174. £100-120
938
  Bergen/Kristiansund. 1928-32 Covers (4) and an 8a postcard with Iceland stamps cancelled at Bergen and handstamped Paquebot (4, Hosking 627 or 628) or at Kristiansund with boxed "Paquebot" (Hosking 623). (5). £150-180
939
  Copenhagen. 1931-39 Covers with Iceland stamps cancelled by Copenhagen c.d.s (2, one with "FRA ISLAND" handstamp) or by Copenhagen Fra Island machine, the last with British "Opened by Censor" label. (3). £100-120
940
  1935-37 Large covers to Leith, all from the same company address in Reykjavik, the Iceland stamps cancelled by Bergen c.d.s with violet Paquebot, London F.S Paquebot machine and datestamps, or "PAQUEBOT" with an Edinburgh machine alongside. (3). £100-120
941
  Grimsby. 1937 Cover to Copenhagen with 1920-22 1a pair, 3a pair + block of four all cancelled at Grimsby, with boxed "GRIMSBY / SHIP-LETTER" (Hosking 83), uncommon on Iceland mail. £80-100

Air Mails

942
  1928-30 Internal flight covers comprising 1928 (June 4-9) first flight covers from Isafjordur to Akureyri or Siglufiroi or from Reykjavik to Vestmannaeyjar each bearing 10a Air strip of three; later 1928 covers from Reykjavik to Akureyri (with Air 10a + 50a), Stykkisholmur or Isafjordur or from Nordfjordur to Reykjavik (Air 10a strip of three); 1929 (July 3-9) first flight covers bearing three 10a Air stamps from Reydarfjordur to Akureyri, Nordfjordur to Reykjavik, Bildudalur to Isafjordur, Saudarkrokur to Reykjavik, Husavik to Seydisfjordur or Reykjavik to Saudarkrokur; 1930 (June 26) first flight from Reykjavik to Thingvellir or return flight from Thingvellir to Reykjavik (5, special stamps and cancels, one with official 15a block, another with official 10a Air stamp); 1930 (Oct 17-22) first flight covers bearing 10a Air pairs from Dyrafjordur, Blonduos, Holmavik or Onundarfjordur all to Reykjavik. Also the two 1928 Air stamps mint. (25). £700-800
943
  1929 (July 3) Registered cover carried on the first flight from Reykjavik to Akureyri bearing Air 50a pair, light central vertical fold, otherwise a fine cover. Facit 3,000 SKR+. £80-100
944
Click to view full image... 1929 Reykjavik to New York flight attempt by Ahrenberg & Floden, registered cover franked 27.10kr, the six stamps cancelled at Reykjavik on June 9th, with a further June 26th Reykjavik c.d.s and New York arrival backstamp (Sep 11). The first flight attempt on June 9th was abandoned shortly after take off due to bad weather, with a second attempt on June 26th also abandoned. A new engine was fitted, and the aviators took off for a third time on July 9th, reaching Ivigut in Greenland, where the flight was abandoned and the mail forwarded by steamer. Fine and scarce, 65 covers flown. Photo on Page 174. £800-1,000
945
  1931 Graf Zeppelin Iceland Flight, registered picture postcard franked Zeppelin 30a + 1kr and registered cover franked Zeppelin 30a + 2kr both cancelled at Reykjavik, and a cover posted on board with Germany Zeppelin 1m tied by the Graf Zeppelin c.d.s with a Reykjavik arrival c.d.s, all three with the triangular "LUFTSCHIFF / GRAF ZEPPELIN / ISLANDFAHRT 1931" cachet in green. Also the Iceland Zeppelin set of three stamps unmounted mint. (3 covers + 3 stamps). £250-300
946
  1931 Graf Zeppelin Iceland Flight, registered cover from Reykjavik to Belgium bearing the Zeppelin 30a, 1kr and 2kr set of three, with the green Islandfahrt cachet and Friedrichshafen backstamp, very fine. Also Zeppelin 1kr unmounted mint corner plate number block of four. Facit 4,000 SKR+. (2). £120-150
947
Click to view full image... 1931 Graf Zeppelin Iceland flight acceptance from Surinam, cover from Paramaribo inscribed "mit Luftschiff Graf Zeppelin via Ysland", franked 1g + 60c with the green triangular "LUFTSCHIFF / GRAF ZEPPELIN ISLANDFAHRT 1931" cachet and datestamps of Reykjavik and Friedrichshafen, reverse with Paramaribo arrival c.d.s and violet circular "LUCHTPOST / SURINAME / PAR AVION", fine and scarce. Sieger Ä900. Photo on Page 174. £200-250
948
Click to view full image... 1932 (July 20) Registered picture postcard from Reykjavik to Pernambuco bearing Air 10a (3) and 1931-32 Gullfoss set of six, with violet "LUFTSCHIFF GRAF ZEPPELIN / 5. SUDAMERIKAFAHRT / 1932" cachet and datestamps of Friedrichshafen and Pernambuco, fine and scarce. Also a picture postcard of the Graf Zeppelin. Photo on Page 174. £120-150
949
Click to view full image... 1932 (Sep 14) Registered cover from Reykjavik to Pernambuco bearing 16 stamps (including Air 50a, 1925 50a on 5kr) totalling 3kr 5a and a blue "MIT ZEPPELIN / EUROPA - SUDAMERIKA" label, red "LUFTSCHIFF GRAF ZEPPELIN / 7. SUDAMERIKAFAHRT / 1932" cachet and datestamps of Friedrichshafen and Pernambuco, fine and scarce. Photo on Page 176. £120-150
950
Click to view full image... 1932 (Oct 10) Registered cover from Reykjavik to Pernambuco bearing nine stamps totalling 3kr 5a and a blue "MIT ZEPPELIN / EUROPA - SUDAMERIKA" label, red "LUFTSCHIFF GRAF ZEPPELIN / 8 SUDAMERIKAFAHRT / 1932" cachet and datestamps of Friedrichshafen and Pernambuco, fine and scarce. Photo on Page 176 £120-150
951
Click to view full image... 1934 (Sep 4) Registered cover from Reykjavik to Vienna bearing the 1934 Air set of six, handstamped "By Air Mail / Reykjavik - Edinburgh / Carried by Dr. R. Light", backstamped at Edinburgh and Vienna. The American aviators Richard Light and Robert Wilson flew from Connecticut to England via Newfoundland, Labrador, Greenland and Iceland, and went on to complete the circumnavigation of the world. Photo on Page 176. £120-150
952
  1934 (Sep 4) Registered cover from Reykjavik to Germany bearing 1934 Air 10a pair, 20a, 25a pair and 2kr, handstamped "By Air Mail / Reykjavik - Edinburgh / Carried by Dr. R. Light", backstamped at Edinburgh and Lorch. £120-150
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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