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
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Auction Lots - Page 6
Click to view full image... QV-KGV Selection comprising Ascension 1934 set of ten fine used; South Australia 1894 5d imperf plate proof block of four; Australia 1913-14 1d and 6d C.T.O at Melbourne; Canada 1864 2c rose used; Gibraltar 1912-24 £1 mint; Montserrat 1932 Anniversary of Settlement set of ten perforated "SPECIMEN"; Rhodesia 1892 5/- block of four used; QV 6d Imperium imperf proof in black and green, all fine. S.G. £980 + proofs. (33). Photo on Page 206. £240-280
Click to view full image... c.1920-50 Collection in an album, mainly used, including Iraq 1931 set to 10r, 1932 surcharge set, 1932 1d claret; Burma 1937 KGV set (some toning); Egypt, etc., some toning throughout badly affecting some stamps but very light or non-existent on others, a useful lot. S.G. £3,000. Photo on Page 180. £300-400
  1937-72 First Day and other covers including 1965-66 Churchill omnibus issue illustrated First Day Covers virtually complete (48, only missing Seiyun, Shihr & Mukalla, Maldive Islands, also a few FDCs for Churchill issues from foreign countries), etc. (117). £70-100

(Also See Lots 648-651, 786-790, 878)

  1906 Watercolour of a steamer in front of the cliffs at Aden, painted by Colonel Thomas Robert Swimburne and reproduced in his book "A Holiday in the Happy Valley, Kashmir" that was published by Smith, Elder & Co. in London, the reverse with a pencil drawing of two Indian men, 172x116mm. Also a coloured map of Arabia, and a fine and scarce c.1880 large real photograph of Aden (237x190mm) with many camels in the foreground. (3). £160-200
  1845 (Sep 29) Entire letter from a French sailor at Aden, written in French to his mother in Paris, with Alexandria British Post Office double arc backstamp, Marseille c.d.s and circular "PURIFEE AU LAZARET / MALTE", chisel slits. A fine early letter from Aden. £120-150
Click to view full image... 1864 Cover to Bombay bearing India 1863 2a yellow (2, one with small corner fault) each cancelled "124", red circular "ADEN / B.P.P / Paid" on the front, backstamped "ADEN" single arc datestamp (Proud D2), small corner fault at upper left and light staining, otherwise fine. Photo on Page 178. £200-250
  1895 (Jan 14) Cover to Scotland with India 2a6p tied by Aden squared circle and boxed "PAQUEBOT" alongside, the enclosed letter written on the "Shannon", a little roughly opened at upper left but a superb and very early example of the Paquebot handstamp; and a Mozambique 10r postcard bearing 1894 20r lilac, addressed to Holland with Aden transit c.d.s on the front, central vertical fold and the message crossed out but an attractive looking card. (2). £120-150
Click to view full image...Click to view full image... 1937 ½a - 10r Set of twelve in blocks of four fine mint, very lightly mounted on the upper pairs only, the lower pairs unmounted. S.G. 1/12, £4,800. (12 blocks). Photo on Front Cover & Page 212. £1,000-1,200


Click to view full image... 1929 Byrd Antarctic Expedition, cover from Wellington franked N.Z 1d to "Mr C.E Lofgren, Byrd Antarctic Expedition, Little America, Antarctica, per S.S Kosmos" with expedition cachet applied upon arrival; invitation from the Mayor and City of Philadelphia to meet Admiral Byrd; 1929 Christmas card from the Auxiliary Barque "City of New York" in the Antarctic; and a fine woven silk souvenir bookmark showing Admiral Byrd "first to fly over the North Pole 1926 and South Pole 1928". (4). Photo on Page 178. £300-350
Click to view full image... 1956-58 Trans-Antarctic Expedition covers with "INTERNATIONAL GEOPHYSICAL YEAR EXPEDITION" datestamps (2, one with "ROYAL SOCIETY BASE / HALLEY BAY" cachet), Scott Base c.d.s (5, one signed by Vivien Fuchs), Scott Base "Antarctic Meeting" datestamps of 20 JA 58 (5, four also with "Shackleton" and/or "Pole Station" datestamps, one on a cover from Christmas Island, Gilbert & Ellice Islands, to the expedition with signature of R.A Lenton, Postmaster at Scott Base), "SHACKLETON" c.d.s (8), commemorative covers, etc. Also a postcard posted at Uppsala in Sweden with "1949-1952 NORWEGIAN - BRITISH - SWEDISH ANTARCTIC EXPEDITION / MAUDHEIM" cachet, 1957 "Prince Harald" Japanese expedition c.d.s. etc. (24). Photo on Page 178. £500-600
  Australia. 1956-59 Covers with A.N.A.R.E datestamps of Wilkes or Mawson, also a cover with Davis and Mawson datestamps and Russian expedition c.d.s, other covers with cachets of Wilkes Station and U.S Ship cancels (6, one to Admiral Byrd signed by Carl Eklund), and a 1957 cover from the Australian observer at Little America. (10). £150-200
  New Zealand. 1956-59 Covers including "N.Z GEOLOGICAL SURVEY / ANTARCTIC / EXPEDITION / 1957-58" cachets (6, most also with other cachets of Little America, Scott Base, Adare Station or Hallett Station, one signed by eight expedition members, another signed by Hubert Wilkins), "N.Z ANTARCTIC RESEARCH EXPEDITION / 1959" cachets of Scott Base (3) or Cape Hallett, Scott Base datestamps (7), covers from Hallett Station or Adare Station with U.S Ship cancels, several covers with U.S Operation Deep Freeze cancels or cachets, also 1956 cover carried up Ferrar Glacier by the N.Z advance party, signed, with U.S.S "Edisto" datestamp, etc. (22). £350-450
  Hubert Wilkins. 1958 Operation Deep Freeze cover with Hallett Station, Wilkes Station, Operation Deep Freeze and U.S.S "Arneb" cachets bearing Australia 4c cancelled at Hallett, South Australia; and Trans-Antarctic Crossing cover with N.Z Geological Survey Antarctic Expedition, Little America Station, Scott Base, Adare Station, Hallett Station and Operation Deep Freeze cachets, bearing Ross Dependency 3d tied by Christchurch Packet Boat machine, both covers signed by Hubert Wilkins. (2). £150-180
  New Zealand. 1958 Cover with Adare Station cachets bearing N.Z official issue KGVI 8d + 9d and QEII 1d tied by Christchurch Packet Boat machine; and Operation Deep Freeze cover with "TERRA / NOVA / BAY / PARTY" and "NEW ZEALAND / GEOLOGICAL AND / SURVEY / ANTARCTIC EXPEDITION / 1958-59 / WOOD BAY EXPEDITION" cachets bearing N.Z 3d cancelled at Christchurch with boxed "PACKET BOAT". (2). £100-120
  USA. 1955-59 Covers (a few with letters or cards enclosed) including 1955 U.S.S "Atka" cancels with various U.S Navy Antarctic Expedition 1954-55 cachets or printed covers (9), many Operation Deep Freeze cachets with U.S Ship cancels (including 1955 U.S.S "Arnes") or cancels of Little America (with c.d.s on an International Reply Coupon) or Pole Station, some covers signed by expedition members, covers from an oceanographer on U.S.S "Glacier" posted in New Zealand or Chile or with Balboa Paquebot c.d.s, etc. (72+). £300-400
Click to view full image... Finn Ronne / Paul Siple. 1957 Covers to the USA, with Ellsworth Station and "Finn Ronne, Military Commander - Scientific Leader, Ellsworth Station, Edith Ronne Land" cachets, signed by Finn Ronne, U.S 3c tied by U.S.S "Wyandot" c.d.s; or with South Pole Station cachet and U.S 6c tied by Pole Station Operation Deep Freeze machine, signed "Paul A. Siple, South Pole". Fine covers with autographs of two famous Antarctic explorers. (2). Photo on Page 178. £160-200
  Japanese Bases. 1956-91 Covers from the Antarctic with cancels or cachets of various Japanese bases, ships or expeditions, including International Geophysical Year covers, many pictorial cancels from Prince Harald, Showa Base, etc. (101). £200-250

(Also See Lots 980/2, 1530)

Click to view full image... 1802 (July 31) Entire to Christopher Codrington in Gloucestershire "p. packet", charged 1/9, with very fine two line "ANTIGUA / AUG 4 802" (year shown as "802" with a tiny "2"). Photo on Page 184. £180-220

(Also See Lot 1036)

Click to view full image... 1922 ½d - 1/- Unmounted mint corner marginal plate blocks of four, plate number "1", superb and scarce. S.G. 1/6, 9, £472++. (7 blocks). Photo on Page 212. £200-250

(Also See Lots 6, 7, 31/3, 54/5, 63, 106, 199-206, 333, 363, 385/8, 669-671, 673, 812, 844, 883, 934, 1209, 1210, 1236, 1419/21, 1564/7, 1714)

  New South Wales - Revenues. 1929 Stamp Duty 1d, 2d blue, 4d - 2/-, 2/6 orange, 3/- - 6/-, 10/-, £1, £5 and £10 all affixed to card with Serbian writing at base, an unusual archival piece. (17 stamps on archival page). £100-150

(Also See Lots 7, 44, 719)

Click to view full image... 1858-1998 Mint and used collection in an album including 1867 25s and 50s mint, 1910 Francis Joseph I 80th Birthday 5k and 10k mint, 1934 Architects set mint, 1936 10s Dollfuss unmounted, etc. (100s). Photo on Page 224. £200-250

Telegraph Stamps

Click to view full image... 1870 Wiener Privat-Telegrafen Gesellschaft imperf stamps, set of five mint, and remainders with a black line through the upper half comprising 10k, 20k (12, with a strip and block of four), 40k (12, with a strip and block of four), 80k (3) and 1f20, the issued set scarce. Hiscocks 1/5. (30). Photo on Page 224. £350-400
Click to view full image... 1873 Government Telegraphs, Lithograph issue comprising 5k type 2 mint/unused (3) and type 3 unused, 20k mint/unused (2) or used (2), 40k used (5), 60k used (2), 1f yellow used and 2f used (2), various perfs, a few small faults though most are fine. Hiscocks 6/14. (18). Photo on Page 180. £380-450
Click to view full image... 1874 Government Telegraphs, recess issue, 5k - 2f imperforate proofs in black on card, fine and scarce. Hiscocks 15/22 proofs. (8). Photo on Page 180. £200-250
  1874-76 Government Telegraphs, recess issue, selection comprising 5k mint/unused (4) and used (6), 20k mint (2) and used (9, one apparently imperf), 25k mint/unused (3) and used (6), 40k mint and used (5), 50k mint/unused (5) and used (12), 60k mint (3) and used (5), 1f mint and used (7), 2f mint (6) and used (6), various perfs, a few faults though most are fine. Hiscocks 15/22. (81). £100-120

(Also See Lots 983/4)

  1862-1968 Mint and used collection on pages with Chalon Head issues (19) including Crown CC perf 12½ 6d lilac and 6d deep violet both mint, etc., a few faults though most are fine. S.G. £1,500. (170). £140-160
Click to view full image...Click to view full image... 1937 KGVI Coronation, imperforate set of three on gummed watermarked paper each perforated "SPECIMEN", superb unmounted, a rare set from the printer's archives. Photo on Front Cover & Page 206. £1,600-2,000
  1904 Picture postcard from Switzerland to Jamaica, and a 1949 cover from G.B to Southern Rhodesia, both with differing "MISSENT TO BAHAMAS" handstamps, the first type unrecorded by Proud. (2). £120-150

(Also See Lots 738, 967)

Click to view full image... 1886 5/- Bistre mint block of four mounted on the upper pair only, the lower pair unmounted, a fine and scarce block. S.G. 103, £680+. Photo on Page 224. £160-180

(Also See Lots 266/7, 280, 378/9, 381)

Click to view full image... 1888 2/6 Green and black with "Protectorate" overprint, fine mint. S.G. 48, £600. Photo on Page 180. £150-180


  1894 Germany 10pf postcard from Dusseldorf sent around West and South Africa before being returned to the sender with an explanatory label applied upon its return at Dusseldorf, handstamped "RETOUR" and "RETOUR / A L'ENVOYEUR" with 22 transit datestamps from French and Belgian Congo, South and South West Africa, Madeira or the Canary Isles including Cape Town, Walfish Bay, Windhoek, Funchal, Las Palmas, Marseille a Loango, Freetown, Boma, Matadi, Loango, Brazzaville and Loango a Marseille. A little staining and the label torn but very unusual. £100-120
Click to view full image... 1923 75c American Bank Note Co Die Proof in green die sunk on card (227x150mm) numbered "2" in the lower right corner and "6" in blue crayon at the left, reverse with light "ENGRAVING ORDER DEPARTMENT / RECEIVED 1926 APR 10" (?) cachet, two staple holes at upper right well away from the actual proof, a fine and scarce die proof. Photo on Page 182. £200-300


Click to view full image... Telegraph Stamps. 1866 50c Grey (3) and 1f green fine used. Hiscocks 1, 2. (4). Photo on Page 206. £100-120
  1946 -10% Local overprints, the extensive mint and used collection in seven albums and a folder, many types from over 400 offices mounted alphabetically by town with a large number of pieces, covers and postal stationery, and eight contemporary monographs on these interesting issues. (Many 100s). £500-600
  1946 Railway Parcels 3f, 5f and 6f imperforate marginal plate proof blocks of six inscribed "BELGIQUE-BELGIE" or "BELGIE-BELGIQUE", the six blocks all in the issued colours on gummed paper, each stamp with a punch hole, fine blocks from the Waterlow archives. (36 proofs). £130-200


  1878 O.H.M.S Cover with "Lieutenant Governor, British Honduras" printed in the lower left corner, signed "W. Grey Wilson, 13.2.78", with enclosed letter written by the Deputy Governor W. Grey Wilson, addressed to his mother in London, carried by diplomatic bag and posted in London franked by 1d red pair, redirected to Devon with a further 1d red pair applied. Small corner fault at upper right, otherwise fine and an unusual cover with a clear British Honduras origin sent by diplomatic bag. £200-250
Click to view full image... 1923 Cover to Montgomery Ward & Co in Chicago with 2c pair cancelled fine "GUINEA GRASS / BRITISH HONDURAS" rubber datestamp (Proud D4); and 1930 air mail cover to G.B with 4c + 5c + 25c tied by double ring "BARRACKS / BELIZE" rubber c.d.s (Proud D1, only used 1930-31), both fine and scarce. (2). Photo on Page 184. £180-220

BRITISH SOMALILAND - See Lots 544, 783, 1146-1157


  1946 Commercial air mail covers from Kuala Belait all franked at the 55c rate by BMA overprint issues of North Borneo or Sarawak (two covers with a combination of North Borneo and Sarawak stamps). BMA stamps used in Brunei from December 1945 until Brunei stamps were issued in January 1947. (3). £100-120

(Also See Lots 34, 64, 195, 792)

India Used in Burma

  c.1900-37 Covers and cards (1,366), stamps and pieces, with cancels mounted alphabetically from Ahpyauk to Zingyike in fourteen albums, nearly all KGV period with many registered covers, postage due mail, etc. Very mixed quality though many are fine, a very extensive lot with many rare datestamps. (1,366+). £900-1,200
  1898-1917 Covers and cards (432), stamps and pieces in four albums, mainly KEVII stamps or stationery, with double ring datestamps (152 covers from 62 offices) or single ring datestamps (280 covers from 120 offices), some registered, mixed quality with some faults but many fine and scarce. (432+). £600-700
  Rangoon. c.1880-1940 Covers and cards with charge marks or "Unpaid" datestamps (83), machines or slogans (46), including scarce handstruck slogans for Post Office cash certificates or treasury bonds in English or Burmese (9), mixed quality with some faults, some fine and scarce items. (129). £120-150

(Also See Lots 61, 101, 382/4, 564, 674/5, 813, 986/7, 1180/8)

Click to view full image... Nova Scotia. 1839 Entire on white paper with printed address panel "MONEY LETTER / For (Mr William Trase) / To the Postmaster of (Annapolis)", containing the printed message "RECEIVED of the Postmaster of (Annapolis) the letter as directed on this Cover, and supposed to contain Money" signed at Granville; and similar 1863 entire on green paper with printed address panel "REGISTERED LETTER / For (The Way Office Keeper) / To the Postmaster of (Clyde Rr)" with "SHERBURNE" c.d.s on reverse and inside, printed message inside "RECEIVED of the Postmaster of ___________/ a Registered letter as directed on this Cover". A rare pair, the 1839 entire with a few small faults but very early, the 1863 entire superb. (2). Photo on Page 184. £500-600
Click to view full image... Prince Edward Island. c.1866 Cover posted within Charlotte Town bearing 1863 perf 11½-12 1d yellow-orange pair cancelled by "13" numerals, backstamped "PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND" datestamp, a fine cover with B.P.A Certificate (1975). Photo on Page 184. £160-200
  1861-99 Covers with various stamps including 1859 5c (3 covers, one cancelled "ST THOMAS / U.C" double arc datestamp) or 10c, 1868-71 3c, etc. (7). £100-120
Click to view full image... Wreck Mail / Spanish-American War. 1899 (Feb. 17) Patriotic postcard for the Spanish-American War printed by Semple & Luke of Toronto, the address side with British and U.S flags within separate hearts surrounded by ribbons and stars, a Canadian beaver below and "For Liberty" above, posted from Toronto to Germany, carried on the S.S "Labrador" which was wrecked in the Hebrides on March 1st, the stamp washed off, handstamped violet boxed "DAMAGED BY IMMERSION / IN SEA WATER" with arrival c.d.s (Mar 13). Piece torn from base and repaired, otherwise fine and an exceptional use of this scarce patriotic card. Ex Meroni, sold for $45 in the 1953 auction of his collection. Photo on Page 184. £300-350
  Spanish-American War. 1899 (Mar 21) Spanish-American War patriotic cover with printed design on the front, virtually identical (but smaller) to the postcard in the previous lot, probably also printed by Semple & Luke in Toronto, posted from Toronto to USA franked 2c, very fine. £80-100
Click to view full image... 1930 KGV Admiral 3c reversed design Rotary Intaglio Process essay, pairs in black, blue, green and red on ungummed card, printed by the Canadian Bank Note Co as samples in an attempt to win further printing contracts. (8). Photo on Page 180. £250-300

CAPE OF GOOD HOPE - See Lots 227-531, 552, 1501, 1468-1497

CEYLON - See Lots 206, 501/4, 586, 681, 793, 1158-1179, 1321

(Also See Lots 559, 666/7, 860, 1299, 1323)

Click to view full image... 1932 Booklet, "Emergency Postal Service Shanghai. 5 coupons for $1.00. Each Good for one letter of one ounce", complete with the five $1 coupons, each coupon and the front cover with circular "EPS" cachet. The emergency postal service operated by Shanghai Municipal Council, June 24th-29th, during the Post Office strike, letters being delivered and collected by the boy scouts. Light crease to front cover, otherwise superb and scarce. Photo on Page 212. £200-250

CYPRUS - See Lots 769, 894, 900, 1001-1020


(Also See Lots 14, 22, 37/9, 104, 152/4, 161, 196, 216, 550/1, 629/33, 636, 776, 891/4)

  1742 Entire letter from Cairo, written and addressed in Italian, to Niccolo Caragiani in Venice endorsed "Con Capno Caliendria C.D.C", manuscript note on the reverse possibly written by a forwarding agent. £150-180
  1923 5m Overprinted "CANCELLED" in horizontal and vertical strips of six both showing coil joins, produced for use in an experimental vending machine (which was deemed unsuccessful and abandoned), both strips superb unmounted. (2 strips of six). £150-200


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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