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Worldwide Stamps and Postal History (Auction 44) Day 2 of 2
Auctioneer: Argyll Etkin Limited Location: London
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Date: 27th September 2019 Time: 12:00PM
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ORDER OF SALE
Day One - Thursday 26th September 2019 - to be sold at 12 noon
   Lots
Imperial Airways Crash Mail - The John Oliver Collection 1 - 69
Other Air Mails, including G.B & Ireland, Africa, India, Iraq, Australia 70 - 206
Napoleonic Wars, including Nelson signed letters & documents 207 - 226
Anglo-Boer War, 1899-1902 - The John Marks Collection 227 - 531
Forces Mail, Campaign Covers & Censorship, from The Alistair Kennedy Collection
 Pre 1914 Period 532 - 578
 World War One & Inter-war Years 579 - 742
 World War Two & Postwar 743 - 907
Malaya WW1 & WW2 Censorship - The Mac McClaren Collection 908 - 975

Day Two - Friday 27th September 2019 - to be sold at 12 noon
Albums & Philatelic Literature 976 - 979
Crowned Circle Handstamps 980 - 999
1935 KGV Silver Jubilee Postal History - from The John Cooper Collection
 Cyprus, Gibraltar, Malta 1000 - 1045
 Gambia, Gold Coast, KUT, Mauritius, Nigeria & Cameroon, Somaliland 1046 - 1157
 Ceylon, Newfoundland 1158 - 1188
Thematic Collections - Whales & Whaling, Captain Cook 1189 - 1213
World & British Empire Stamps and Covers - Mixed Lots 1214 - 1228
Aden, Antarctic, Antigua, Ascension, Australia, Austria 1229 - 1250
Bahamas, Barbados, Bechuanaland, Belgian Congo, Belgium, British Honduras 1251 - 1262
Brunei, Burma, Canada, China, Egypt, Estonia, Falkland Is., Fiji, Finland 1263 - 1281
France & Colonies, including Djibouti, Obock & French Somali Coast 1282 - 1328
Germany, German East Africa, Gold Coast, Grenada, Hong Kong 1329 - 1353
Hungary, India, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, KUT, Laos, Libya 1354 - 1374
Luxembourg, Madagascar, Malta, Morocco, New Zealand, Nigeria 1375 - 1386
Paraguay - The Douglas Armitage FRPSL Collection 1387 - 1427
Rhodesia, including Southern Rhodesia, Northern Rhodesia, Rhodesia & Nyasaland 1428 - 1463
Roumania, Russia, St. Helena 1464 - 1467
South Africa with Cape of Good Hope including Slavery Letters, Natal, OFS, Zululand 1468 - 1508
South West Africa, Spain, Sudan, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland 1509 - 1520
Thailand, Tibet, Tobago, Trinidad, Tristan da Cunha, United Nations, Virgin Islands 1521 - 1530
Great Britain
 Stamps, including Officials, Cinderellas & Locals 1531 - 1616
 Cigarette Cards, Picture Postcards, Banknotes, Ephemera, Books 1617 - 1623
 Handstruck Prepayment Marks of the Uniform Penny Post, 1840-53
   - The Peter Chadwick FRPSL Gold Medal Exhibit Collection 1624 - 1713
Postal History - Mixed Lots 1714 - 1718
Cancellations
 Maltese Crosses, Experimental Cancels, Numerals, Squared Circles  1719 - 1779
 Machine Cancels 1780 - 1803
Maritime Mail, Mulreadys, Parliamentary, Pictorial & Advertising Envelopes 1804 - 1814
Postal Stationery, Royalty with Henry VIII signature, Uniform 4d Post 1815 - 1826
Channel Islands - Sark 1827 - 1831
Hertfordshire - The Alistair Kennedy Collection  1832 - 1861
Isle of Wight  1862 - 1880
London, Suffolk, Yorkshire 1881 - 1884

ALBUMS & PHILATELIC LITERATURE
(Also See Lots 227, 1387)

976
  Stanley Gibbons "Philatelic Album" (10, nine boxed), large size albums with green leather spines, together with approximately 200 unused pages (S.G. Retail £295 per album, pages £55 per 20). Also 36 other albums including S.G. Oriel (8, boxed), Godden de Luxe (2), etc. (46 albums + pages) £200-300
977
  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; "The Postal History of British Guiana" by E. Proud, etc. (c.75). £120-150
978
  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. £80-100
979
  Books comprising "British Pictorial Envelopes of the Nineteenth Century" by Bodily, Jarvis & Hahn; "Aden" by Major R Pratt; "Postal History of British Post Offices Abroad" by E. Proud; "Postal History of Great Britain & Ireland" by M. Willcocks & B. Jay; "British Postage Stamps of the Nineteenth Century" by Robson Lowe. (5). £40-50

CROWNED CIRCLE HANDSTAMPS

980
  Antigua. 1861 (May 27) Entire prepaid 6d to G.B "P. Packet" with red "PAID / AT / ANTIGUA" crowned circle and London Paid c.d.s, backstamped at Antigua and Whitehaven, a reasonable strike of this crowned circle. S.G. £650. £120-150
981
  Antigua. 1865 (May 12) Cover with enclosed letter to England prepaid 11d, with good red "PAID / AT / ANTIGUA" crowned circle and London Paid c.d.s, backstamped at Antigua and Cheltenham, fine. S.G. £650. £150-180
982
Click to view full image... Antigua. 1867 (Feb 27) Cover prepaid 11d to London with a very fine red "PAID / AT / ANTIGUA" crowned circle and a London Paid c.d.s, backstamped at Antigua and London. One side flap missing and a few minor edge faults but an attractive looking cover with an unusually fine crowned circle. S.G. £650. Photo on Page 150. £150-200
983
Click to view full image... Bahamas. 1855 (Apr 11) Mourning cover with enclosed letter prepaid 6d to South Wales, with a fine red "PAID / AT / BAHAMAS" crowned circle and London Paid c.d.s, backstamped with a Bahamas double arc datestamp. Small tear at lower right corner and some light overall staining, but a fine strike of this scarce crowned circle. S.G. £2,250. Photo on Page 150. £300-350
984
Click to view full image... Bahamas. 1860 (July 28) Cover to Hoboken, New Jersey "Per Karnak" prepaid 8d with red "PAID / AT / BAHAMAS" crowned circle, handstamped "STEAM / SHIP" and charged 10c, backstamped with Bahamas double arc datestamp. A very reasonable strike of this scarce crowned circle on an unusual cover to the USA. S.G. £2,250. Photo on Page 150. £400-500
985
Click to view full image... Bermuda - Hamilton. 1863 (June 13) Entire (with part letter enclosed) to London "Per Mail via Halifax, Paid" prepaid 2/- with red "PAID / AT / HAMILTON BERMUDA" crowned circle and London Paid c.d.s, backstamped red "HAMILTON / BERMUDA" datestamp. A fine example of this very scarce crowned circle. S.G. £4,000. Photo on Page 150. £1,000-1,200
986
Click to view full image... Canada - Amherst, Nova Scotia. 1851 (Jan 25) Entire letter from Amherst to Truro prepaid 7d with "PAID / AT / AMHERST N.S" crowned circle in red, backstamped at Amherst and Truro, an unusually fine example of the Amherst crowned circle and double arc datestamp. S.G. £1,000. Photo on Page 150. £300-400
987
  Canada - Quebec. 1845 (May 20) Entire letter to New York prepaid 11½d to the U.S border and 10c internal U.S postage with two strikes of "PAID / AT / QUEBEC L.C" crowned circles and a Quebec datestamp all in red on the front. A fine entire, the U.S and Canada charge each shown by a separate crowned circle handstamp. £80-100
988
Click to view full image... Columbia - Panama. 1849 (Aug 15) Entire letter from San Jose, Costa Rica to Lima, sent by forwarding agent to Panama and posted at the British Post Office prepaid 1/-, endorsed "via de Panama" with good "PAID / AT / PANAMA" crowned circle in red, backstamped with Panama double arc datestamp and two strikes of oval "FORWARDED BY / SMITH & LEWIS / PANAMA". An unusual forwarded letter from Costa Rica. S.G. £1,900. Photo on Page 152. £400-500
989
  Danish West Indies - St Thomas. 1863 (Mar 3) Entire letter to Haiti prepaid 4d with a good red "PAID / AT / ST THOMAS" crowned circle (type CC1), backstamped at St. Thomas. An unusual destination. S.G. £500. £120-150
990
  Dominica. 1868 (Dec 11) Entire letter from the Melville correspondence, prepaid 11d to Scotland, with red "PAID / AT / DOMINICA" crowned circle, backstamped with Dominica c.d.s and St. Andrews arrival duplex, pressed horizontal and vertical file folds as is usual for this correspondence, a good example of this uncommon crowned circle. S.G. £550. £150-180
991
Click to view full image... Haiti - Jacmel. 1870 (May 31) Entire letter to Port au Prince with a fine red "PAID / AT / JACMEL" crowned circle, no rate shown, a fine and attractive item. S.G. £950. Photo on Page 152. £300-350
992
  Hong Kong. 1857 (Oct 30) Cover prepaid 1/4 to Bombay "per St. Atova" with red "PAID / AT / HONG KONG" crowned circle (CC3), backstamped at Hong Kong and Bombay. Light staining, small hole at left and a few minor edge faults. S.G. £475. £100-120
993
  New Zealand - Auckland/Wellington. 1849 Entire to England "per Oriental Queen" prepaid 4d internal postage with good "PAID / AT / AUCKLAND NEW ZEALAND" crowned circle in red, backstamped at Auckland and London, charged 1/4; and 1860 entire prepaid 2d to Lyttleton with red "PAID / AT / WELLINGTON NEW ZEALAND" crowned circle, Wellington and Port Victoria datestamps. S.G. £650. (2). £150-180
994
Click to view full image... Peru - Callao. 1865 (July 13) Entire letter from Lima to Scotland endorsed "via Panama + West Indies, prepaid", posted at the British Post Office at Callao prepaid 2/- with red "PAID / AT / CALLAO" crowned circle and London Paid c.d.s, backstamped at Callao and Kirkcudbright. A good example of this uncommon crowned circle. S.G. £800. Photo on Page 152. £200-250
995
Click to view full image... Porto Rico - San Juan. 1861 (Dec 10) Entire letter from Arecibo to New York forwarded to San Juan where it was posted in the British Post Office prepaid 1/-, with a very fine red "PAID / AT / SAN JUAN PORTO RICO" crowned circle, carried by private ship to Baltimore with a blue "BALTIMORE MD" c.d.s (Dec 31), "SHIP" and "5" charge mark. Backstamped with San Juan and St Thomas double arc datestamps and oval "AMELL, JULIA & CA / ARECIBO PR" forwarding agents cachet. A fine letter, unusual to the USA. S.G. £650+. Photo on Page 152. £240-280
996
Click to view full image... St. Lucia. 1855 (June 27) Cover to Corsica prepaid 11½d with a good red "PAID / AT / ST LUCIA" crowned circle, London Paid datestamp and circular framed "PD" in red and a Calais transit c.d.s, backstamped at St. Lucia and St. Florent-en-Corse. Part flap missing and small pieces torn from upper corners upon opening, but a good strike of this uncommon crowned circle to an unusual destination. S.G. £950. Photo on Page 152. £180-220
997
Click to view full image... Tobago. 1853 (Oct 24) Entire prepaid 1/- to Scotland with a very fine "PAID / AT / TOBAGO" crowned circle (CC1) and London Paid c.d.s both in red, backstamped at Tobago and Edinburgh, very scarce so fine. S.G. £1,300. Photo on Page 152. £350-450
998
  Tobago. 1861 (Nov 7) Cover prepaid 6d to Edinburgh with light red "PAID / AT / TOBAGO" crowned circle (CC1) and London Paid c.d.s, backstamped at Tobago and Edinburgh & Carlisle S.C. S.G. £1,300. £140-160
999

Click to view full image... Uruguay - Montevideo. 1856 (Nov 6) Entire letter prepaid 1/- to Rio de Janeiro with fine "PAID / AT / MONTEVIDEO" crowned circle in black and a Montevideo double arc datestamp on reverse, pressed horizontal file fold, otherwise very fine. S.G. £1,400. Photo on Page 152. £300-350

THE POSTAL HISTORY OF THE

1935 KING GEORGE V SILVER JUBILEE ISSUE
From The John Cooper Collection
Collected with knowledge and care over many years, this collection contains many scarce rates, air mail and surface routes, destinations, postmarks and uses of the higher value stamps, some of which are very rarely found used on commercial mail.

Cyprus

1000
  Selected cancels on stamps (92) and pieces (12) with Railway Post Office and R.P.O cancels (9), Rural Posts (55) and circular datestamps, many fine and scarce. (104). £250-300
1001
Click to view full image... Maritime Mail. 1935 Cover to a bank in California franked 2½p (fault at upper edge) cancelled blue "KHEDIVAL MAIL LINE / S/S FOUADIEN" with further strikes alongside and on the reverse, backstamped at Port Said. An attractive and uncommon commercial cover. Photo on Page 152. £120-150
1002
Click to view full image... Maritime Mail. 1935 Cover to Alexandra with two ¾p stamps each cancelled violet "KHEDIVAL MAIL LINE / S/S Belkas", backstamped at Port Said, Sidi Gaber and Camp Cesare. Small piece torn from upper left edge upon opening (with blue paper insert), otherwise fine, an attractive commercial cover. Also a 1932 Mail Notice announcing the arrival of S.S "Belkas" at Famagusta with foreign mails for Cyprus. (2). Photo on Page 156. £150-180
1003
  Air Mails. 1935 MISR Airways first flight covers comprising August 4 Nicosia to Lydda franked ¼p + Silver Jubilee ¾p; August 10 Nicosia to Cairo franked 1p + 1½p; and October 2 Nicosia to Athens via Cairo franked 1½p + 2½p, all fine. (3). £100-120
1004
Click to view full image... Civil Censorship. 1935 (July 5) Cover from Nicosia to Athens franked 1p + Silver Jubilee ¾p (2), bearing "OPENED BY CENSOR" label tied by circular "POSTAL CENSOR / GR / CYPRUS" handstamps on front and reverse, backstamped at Athens. Some Cyprus mail was censored in 1931-36 due to civil unrest. A fine cover, scarce with Silver Jubilee frankings. Photo on Page 156. £400-500
1005
Click to view full image... 1935 (May 6) Cover posted within Nicosia bearing ¾p corner marginal stamp with "00002" sheet number. A fine first day use, an extremely unusual corner stamp from just the second sheet. Photo on Page 156. £200-240
1006
  1935 Covers sent within Cyprus franked ¾p, one with Kyrenia c.d.s, scarce local uses. (2). £200-240
1007
Click to view full image... 1935 Local cover franked ¾p tied by "PERISTERONA (F'GUSTA) / G.R / RURAL SERVICE / CYPRUS", backstamped "R.P.O PRASTIO / CYPRUS" c.d.s and at Nicosia, small piece torn from upper right corner upon opening, otherwise fine and scarce, very few Rural Service cancels known on Silver Jubilee issue covers. Photo on Page 156. £300-350
1008
  1935 Picture postcard to England bearing ¼p + Silver Jubilee ¾p (corner fault) each cancelled by "PRODHROMOS / CYPRUS" c.d.s with "VISIT / CYPRUS" handstamp. An uncommon cancel, the postal agency located at the Berengaria Hotel. £100-120
1009
  1935 Covers to London with ¾p vertical pair tied by Dhali c.d.s, or 1½p tied by Soli c.d.s, the Soli cover with a little water staining and Dhali cover with a little minor creasing, scarce village datestamps on commercial Silver Jubilee issue covers. (2). £200-240
1010
  1935 Covers to G.B, sent at the 1½p empire rate (3, all differing frankings), 2½p rate over 1oz, 1p + Silver Jubilee 2½p air mail rate; or registered franked 1½p + 2½p from Paphos or franked by four ¾p stamps + 1½p from Nicosia (overpaid by ½p), all fine and commercial. (7) £200-250
1011
  1935 2½p Postal stationery registration envelopes to G.B, size G envelope franked 1½p + 2½p (over 2oz, overpaid by ½p) or franked 1p + Silver Jubilee 1½p, both fine. (2). £150-180
1012
Click to view full image... 1935 (Dec 19) Cover from Nicosia to Government House, Port Stanley, Falkland Islands franked 1½p, with "CYPRUS / ORANGES" handstamp and Port Stanley arrival backstamp (Feb 2), central vertical fold, otherwise fine, an exceptionally unusual destination from Cyprus. Photo on Page 156. £120-150
1013
  1935 Registered empire rate covers comprising O.H.M.S cover to Ceylon franked 1½p + 2½p; long O.H.M.S cover to New Zealand franked ½p + Silver Jubilee ¾p + 1½p + 2½p; and an airmail cover to Canada via Egypt franked ¼p + 1p on the reverse with Silver Jubilee ¾p + 1½p + 2½p on the front, the airmail cover over ½oz so marked " 1/10" but no charge collected upon delivery, the two O.H.M.S covers both with seals impressed "Island Postmaster, Cyprus". (3). £150-180
1014
  1935 Covers to the Middle East comprising covers from Troodos franked at the 1½p empire rate to Transjordan or the 2½p foreign rate to Beirut, and a 2½p postal stationery registration envelope size G (with "Island Postmaster Cyprus" wax seal) uprated 1½p to Palestine, the first cover with a fine Troodos single ring c.d.s. (3). £180-200
1015
  1935 Covers franked at the 2½p foreign letter rate to France (2), Czechoslovakia (2), Italy, Switzerland, Austria (2) or Norway, or at the 4½p air mail rate to France, five bearing a single 2½p stamp, others franked 1p + 1½p (2), 1p + two ¾p stamps (2) or 1p pair + 2½p. (10). £250-280
1016
  1935 Covers (2) and a postcard all to Germany comprising postcard franked 1½p, cover franked ¼p + ½p + 1p + Silver Jubilee ¾p, and 2½p size G registration envelope franked 2½p, the last with "Island Postmaster Cyprus" wax seal. (3). £120-150
1017
  1935 Registered covers to Europe, franked 2½p pair to Germany (window envelope, returned with "Inconnu" label, "Retour" cachet and "Returned Letter Office Nicosia" c.d.s) or to Italy (two Italian T.P.O transit datestamps); to Italy bearing 2½p pair on the front and 1½p on reverse; or to Switzerland with the 6½p rate unusually comprising ¼p + Silver Jubilee ¾p, 1½p (2), 2½p, all fine. (4). £200-250
1018
  1935 Postcards (2) and covers (3) to the USA, the two postcards franked 1½p (one with Pedoulas c.d.s), the covers franked ¾p + Silver Jubilee 1½p (underpaid by ¼p but not charged) or at the correct 2½p rate (2, ¾p pair + 1p or two ¾p stamps + two ½p stamps). One card creased, otherwise fine. (5). £150-180
1019
Click to view full image... 1935 Covers to the USA, two O.H.M.S covers (with "Island Postmaster Cyprus" wax seals) sent at the 6½p rate (over 1oz) with 1½p + two 2½p stamps; the other cover franked ½p + Silver Jubilee 1½p + 2½p for air mail to London, the air mail label cancelled by red bars when transferred to surface mail, the ½p and 2½p stamps both marginal showing sheet numbers. (3). Photo on Page 156. £180-200
1020
  Revenue Use. 1935-36 Revenue documents all bearing at least one Silver Jubilee stamp, some with additional stamps with revenue charges up to 126p. (5). £200-250

Gibraltar

1021
Click to view full image... Postal Order. 1935 (May 7) G.B Silver Jubilee issue 6d postal order bearing marginal Silver Jubilee 2d with sheet number "194", the postal order and stamp both with "GIBRALTAR / M.O & S.B" c.d.s. These postal orders were issued in the UK on May 7th, and were presumably also issued on this date in British overseas territories (being the day after the Silver Jubilee stamps were issued). A little very minor toning, otherwise fine and a remarkable first day use in Gibraltar, the only recorded example of this Silver Jubilee postal order used in any British overseas territory. Photo on Page 156. £500-600
1022
Click to view full image... German Air Mail. 1935 (Oct 24) Picture postcard depicting a Dornier DO-X Seaplane, registered to Pernambuco franked 1/-, bearing "By German Air Mail" labels, endorsed "Pour le dirigeable Graf Zeppelin via Friedrichshafen" but actually flown by Deutsche Lufthansa via Berlin, with datestamps of Berlin Zentralflughafen (Oct 30) and Pernambuco (Nov 3) and red circular "DEUTSCHE LUFTPOST / EUROPA - SUDAMERIKA / e". Photo on Page 156. £200-250
1023
  1935-36 Covers to England sent by surface mail, one franked 2d tied by "DEUTSCHE SCHIFFSPOST / HAMBURG - AFRIKA" c.d.s code "a", the other franked 3d endorsed "Late Fee", two unusual covers. (2). £100-120
1024
  1935 Covers sent by surface mail to England, two franked 2d (one with a Dunlop advert showing a printed and embossed tyre and Union Jack "British as the Flag"); the others registered, franked 2d + 3d, or a 3d size G registration envelope uprated 2d. Also single 6d and 1/- stamps with boxed Gibraltar parcel cancels. (4 + 2 stamps). £120-140
1025
  1935 Air Mail covers to England franked 2d + 1d, 3d (2 covers, one with pictorial Rock Hotel advert, also an unused luggage label for the hotel) or 6d (over 1oz), or registered franked 2d + 6d. (5). £120-140
Auction Details
Worldwide Stamps and Postal History (Auction 44) Day 2 of 2
Auctioneer: Argyll Etkin Limited Location: London
Contact: Tel: 0207 930 6100 Fax: 0207 494 288
Date: 27th September 2019 Time: 12:00PM
Details: Please contact office for viewing details.
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