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G.B & Worldwide Stamps and Postal History (Auction 45)
Auctioneer: Argyll Etkin Limited Location: London
Contact: Tel: 0207 930 6100 Fax: 0207 494 288
Date: 6th March 2020 Time: 11:00AM
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ORDER OF SALE
To be sold on Friday 6th March, at 11.00am
    Lots
Great Britain  
 Stamps 1 - 47
 British Post Offices Abroad, Cinderellas, Fakes & Forgeries 48 - 86
G.B Postal History - Mixed Lots 87 - 106
 Cancellations 107 - 121
 Exhibitions & Special Events, Express Mail, Frees, Late Fees 122 - 134
 Maritime Mail - Transatlantic Mail, Ship Letters, H&K Packets 135 - 161
Mobile Boxes & Cross Channel Mail 162 - 217
  Military & Naval Mail, Mulreadys, Parcel Post, Parliamentary Mail 218 - 234
  Postal Stationery, Railway Letters, Registered Mail 235 - 252
  Royalty, T.P.Os, Uniform 4d Post 253 - 281
  Uniform 1d Post - covers from the Peter Chadwick FRPSL Collection 282 - 323
  Channel Islands, Dorset, Herts, Lancashire, London, Norfolk, Sussex, Yorkshire  324 - 352
Scotland - featuring the Dr Ian Evans Collections
  Mixed Lots, Line Engraved Covers 353 - 368
  QV Mail to Overseas Destinations 369 - 415
  Registered Mail 416 - 464
  Edinburgh & Leith 465 - 506
  Glasgow, Glasgow & Carlisle Sorting Tender 507 - 566
  Maritime Mail 567 - 590
Worldwide Air Mails
  Mixed Lots, Imperial Airways Crashes 591 - 608
  G.B including 1911 Aerial Post, Transatlantic Flights, Bermuda 609 - 650
  Belgium, France, Germany, Netherlands, Sweden 651 - 674
  Switzerland 675 - 698
  Africa - 1928 Cobham flight, Egypt & Sudan, Somali Coast, Nigeria & West Africa 699 - 715
  KUT, Rhodesia, South Africa 716 -  747
  Iraq, India & Burma, Australia 748 - 789
Philatelic Literature, World Stamps - Mixed Lots, Forgeries 790 - 804
World Postal History - Mixed Lots, Wreck Mail, Nord Deutscher Lloyd, United Fruit Co.  805 -  843
Aden, Afghanistan 844 - 860
Antarctic, Antigua, Australia, Austria, Bahamas 861 - 883
Bechuanaland 884 - 908
Belgium, British Somaliland, Burma, Cameroon, Canada 909 - 930
China, Cuba, Cyprus, Danzig, Dominica, Egypt 931 - 954
Falkland Islands, Finland, France & Colonies, Gambia, Germany, Gibraltar, Gold Coast 955 - 968
Haiti, Hawaii, Hong Kong, Iceland, India 969 - 992
Iraq, Ireland, Italian Colonies, Japan, KUT, Korea, Labuan, Long Island 993 - 1018
Madagascar, Malaya, Malta, Mauritius, Mongolia, Netherlands Colonies 1019 - 1046
New Guinea, New Hebrides, New Zealand, Nigeria, North Borneo, Nyasaland, Pakistan 1047 - 1061
Paraguay, Persia 1062 - 1084
Persian Gulf, Philippines, Portuguese Colonies - Angola 1085 - 1113
Rhodesia 1114 - 1131
Russia, St. Lucia, Sarawak, Sierra Leone, Somalia 1132 -  1141
South Africa - Boer War, C.G.H, Griqualand, New Republic, O.F.S, Transvaal, S.W.A 1142 - 1183
Spain - The Dr Ian Evans Collection 1184 - 1240
Sudan, Sweden, Switzerland 1241 - 1254
Tobago, Tristan da Cunha, U.N, USA, Virgin Islands, Yemen 1255 - 1263


GREAT BRITAIN STAMPS

1
Click to view full image... 1840 1d Blacks used, comprising EB plate 7, four margins but with small corner thin; QG plate 7, CD and GD plate 8, BK plate 9 and AJ plate 10 all with three margins; EA plate 1b, ME plate 6 and HL plate 9 all with two margins, Maltese Cross cancels in red (3) or black (6), a reasonable group. (9). Photo on Page 6. £350-400
2
Click to view full image... 1840 1d Blacks, CC plates 1a and 1b with matching 1841 1d red plate 1b, all with four good margins, the 1d red with light horizontal crease, otherwise all very fine used, ex J.B Seymour Grand Prix Collection. (3). Photo on Page 6. £200-240
3
Click to view full image... 1840 1d Black, BH plate 1b, four good to large margins used with a red Maltese Cross, an unusually fine stamp. Photo on Page 6. £120-150
4
Click to view full image... 1840 1d Black, IJ plate 1b superb used with four large even margins, red Maltese Cross cancel. Photo on Page 6. £140-160
5
  1841 (Jan 15) Part entire posted within Edinburgh bearing a 1d black vertical pair, DL-EL plate 1b, three margins, touched or cut into at left, each tied by a red Maltese Cross. £100-120
6
  1840 (Aug 7) Entire from Larne to Ballantrae bearing a fine 1d black, MB plate 3 with four good to large margins tied by a red Maltese Cross, backstamped at Belfast and Larne (both Aug 7) and again at Belfast the following day, vertical file fold at left, otherwise fine. £100-120
7
Click to view full image... 1840 1d Blacks, BE plate 4 and SI plate 6 both fine used with four good margins, red Maltese Crosses, two attractive stamps. (2). Photo on Page 6. £180-220
8
Click to view full image... 1840 1d Black NE plate 5, four good to large margins, fine used with a neat Maltese Cross in red. Photo on Page 6. £100-120
9
Click to view full image... 1840 1d Blacks, CB and TC plate 5, and DL plate 6, all with four margins, TC with small marginal scissor cut above upper left square, otherwise all fine, with red Maltese Cross cancels. (3). Photo on Page 6. £200-240
10
Click to view full image... 1840 1d Black NA plate 6, four margins, on small piece cancelled by Maltese Crosses in both red and black, fine and very scarce. S.G. £2,600. Photo on Page 6. £300-350
11
Click to view full image... 1840 1d Black NK plate 7, four good margins, fine used with a red Maltese Cross. Photo on Page 6. £100-120
12
Click to view full image... 1840 1d Black OL plate 7, four good to large margins, very fine used with a red Maltese Cross. Photo on Page 6. £120-140
13
Click to view full image... 1840 1d Black plate 7, BG, CD, DJ, JC, MB and PE used with Maltese Cross cancels in red (4) or black (2, one a superb cross), all with four margins, DJ with trace of a pressed crease, otherwise all fine. (6). Photo on Page 6. £400-500
14
Click to view full image... 1840 1d Black plate 8, FC, GJ, HE, LI and QF used, all with four margins, GJ with a fine Maltese Cross in a deep red, the others with black Maltese Crosses, a good group. (5). Photo on Page 6. £350-400
15
Click to view full image... 1840 1d Black SJ-TJ plate 9 vertical pair both with four margins, each with a black Maltese Cross cancel, a fine and unusual vertical pair. Photo on Page 6. £240-300
16
  1840 Entire letter from Sheffield to Manchester bearing a 1d black, QA plate 6 with four very small to good margins, and an entire from Morpeth to London bearing 1d black, JC plate 7 with three margins, both with red Maltese Cross cancels. Also a 2d Mulready envelope front unused. (3). £150-180
17
Click to view full image... 1840 2d Blue, BB, three margins, used with a black Maltese Cross; and 1841 2d blues (4), two with four margins, one of these with a fine number "12" in Maltese Cross cancellation. (5). Photo on Page 6. £100-120
18
Click to view full image...Click to view full image... 1840-1900 QV Stamps mounted on nine pages including 1d blacks (5, faults), 1840 2d blues (3, one with four margins, two with three margins), 1841 2d blues (36, one with "2" in Maltese Cross, six pairs and two strips of three), 1854-58 2d blues (18), 1872 6d chestnut plate 11 block of four superb used with small Cramlington datestamps, 1883-84 10/- pale ultramarine used, 1887-1900 9d, 10d and 1/- green & carmine mint (with matching KEVII values), etc, also 1887 1½d imperforate head plate proof in blue (used for reply paid stamp experiments in 1894, vertical crease). (63). Photo on Page 6. £400-500
19
Click to view full image... 1840-1951 Mint and used collection in three Oriel albums including 1d blacks (7, faults), 1840 2d (cut into), surface printed with 1862 9d, 1867 2/- Specimen (no gum), 1883-84 9d green mint, 1902 £1 green, 1912 1½d "PENCF" variety within a mint pair, also some mint Machins, some faults. (100s). Photo on Page 6. £300-400
20
Click to view full image... 1840-1967 Collection in an album including 1d blacks (8, three fine with four margins) and 1840 2d blue (three margins), a few used abroad, KEVII mint, 1911-12 Downey Head no cross on crown varieties (6), officials with I.R QV 1/- green, Admiralty 2d and 3d, Board of Education ½d and 1d all used, etc. (100s). Photo on Page 6. £300-400
21
Click to view full image... 1840-1997 Mint and used collection in two albums including 1d blacks (7, four with four margins, two on pieces, one on a large part entire), 1840 2d blue (three margins), 1841 1d red mint, and used with number in Maltese Cross cancels (8), 1841 2d (4, three fine), embossed 10d cut square (just touched two sides, minor creasing), surface printed, KEVII issues to 5/-, 1912 1d inverted "Q" for "O" used, officials, postage dues, etc. (100s). Photo on Page 6. £700-800
22
Click to view full image... 1841 1d Red, HI black plate 8, four margins, used with 1841 (Oct 17) town datestamp, possibly Plymouth. S.G. £750. Photo on Page 6. £80-100
23
  1841-79 1d Reds, used selection with 1854-58 1d stars blocks of four (3, two with Hanover Street or Castle Street Scots local cancels) and strips of four (2, both Newcastle on Tyne Scottish type duplexs), singles with Scots local cancels (12, four on piece), Leith experimental duplexs (4, one on cover, two on piece), Glasgow Madeleine Smith datestamps (5), or coloured numeral cancels in green (2) or violet, etc. (72). £140-160
24
  1843-76 Entire letters and covers bearing 1d reds with imperf stamps grossly misscut before use (2, one barely half a stamp, probably a postal fraud) or with the corners clipped off; perforated 1d plum, or two 1d stamps with broken perfs; 1d plates with double perforations (2, from the same plate 72 sheet, used by the same person from Liverpool) or misplaced vertical perforations in the centre of the stamp, and 1d "O.U.S" overprints (2, one with corner fault). Also a piece bearing five 1d red plate numbers, one of which was clearly reused, and single stamps with underprints or overprints (7, one on ½d stamp, one "J. TYLOR & SONS / 2 NEWGATE ST.", a few faults). An unusual group. (11 covers + 8 stamps/pieces). £250-300
25
  QV-QEII Mint and used stamps in a box, some varieties noted including 1958 1/- bistre-brown double print variety unmounted mint (4, S.G. S138a, £200 each), a few booklets, 1960 CEPT presentation booklet given to delegates, also 1982-92 Post Office notices for new stamps issues (c.100), etc. (1,000s). £150-180
26
Click to view full image... 1847-54 Embossed set of three used, all cut square, the 6d and 1/- both with three margins but touched or cut into at the top, the 10d with four margins. S.G. 54/61. (3). Photo on Page 6. £150-200
27
Click to view full image... 1867 5/- Rose plate 1, watermark Maltese Cross, BD-BE horizontal pair mint, original gum, unusually fine centring and lovely fresh colour, one blind perforation between the stamps, the only known mint multiple of this stamp. A rarity, with Certificates from Bach/Eichele (2002) and Brandon (2005). S.G. 126, £22,000+. Photo on Back Cover. £16,000-18,000
28
Click to view full image... 1875 2½d Rosy-mauve plate 2 with error of lettering LH-FL, fine used on piece with "79" London District numeral cancel, with Holcombe Certificate (1989). S.G. £2,750. Photo on Page 6. £400-500
29
Click to view full image... 1883 10/- Ultramarine on white paper, HC upper marginal single in a pale shade, mounted in the margin only, the stamp superb unmounted mint, fine centring and full original gum, very scarce in this quality. S.G. 183, £2,250++. Photo on Back Cover. £1,800-2,000
30
Click to view full image... 1884 £1 Brown-lilac, watermark Imperial Crowns, FB-JB vertical strip of five used in Ireland with "DUBLIN/ TELS" datestamps, unusually well centred and a fine deep colour, faint trace of a vertical crease, very rare in this quality. S.G. 185, £15,000++. Photo on Back Cover. £10,000-12,000
31
Click to view full image... 1884 1½d Lilac perf 14 colour trials on grey unwatermarked paper, original gum, very fine. S.G. £1,100. (2). Photo on Page 6. £150-180
32
Click to view full image... 1902 KEVII 1½d Head Plate De La Rue die proof in black on white glazed card, 92x60mm, very fine. S.G. £2,800. Photo on Page 8. £400-500
33
  1902-13 KEVII 1½d, a study of the mint stamps (with three covers) written up on 16 pages showing the various shades with multiples, some with marginal plate markings. A fine lot comprising De La Rue printings (35, blocks of four and eight), and Somerset House printings (78) with complete lower marginal strips of twelve (2, H6a/D6a or H6b/D6a), corner marginal blocks of four (4, H6c/D7) and inter-panneau side marginal blocks of four (2, H6c/D7), other blocks of four (2) and corner marginal pairs (4), two covers from India franked 1a redirected to France with 1½d stamps applied. (113 + 3 covers). £400-500
34
  1902-13 KEVII 1½d mint selection including De La Rue unmounted mint corner blocks of four (2) and mint marginal block of four with printing flaw on one stamp, Somerset House single with broken frame at left, mint block of four and unmounted marginal block of six, etc., a good range of printings and shades, some unmounted. S.G. £2,500+. (44). £350-450
35
  1902-13 KEVII Mainly mint study on pages including ½d blue-green and 4d orange imperf proof pairs, mint ½d (13), 1d (22, with I.R Official block of four), 1½d (22, also five covers), 4d green and brown (11), 4d orange (36, corner blocks of eight and twelve), 1/- (7), a few controls, all values with blocks of four. Also KEVII 5c - 12p Morocco Agencies surcharge set. (130 + 5 covers). £200-250
36
Click to view full image... 1902 KEVII De La Rue £1 green, upper left corner marginal block of four unmounted mint, lovely fresh colour, very few mint multiples of this first KEVII £1 recorded, a superb and rare block. S.G. 266, £19,500+. Photo on Back Cover. £13,000-15,000
37
Click to view full image... 1911-51 KGV-KGVI Stamps on pages, mainly mint including controls and cylinder blocks, 1929 PUC £1 unmounted mint, a couple of KGVI cylinder booklet panes, 1948 £1, etc. (c.200). Photo on Page 6. £300-350
38
Click to view full image...Click to view full image... 1913 Waterlow 2/6 deep sepia brown, 5/- deep red and 10/- Indigo-blue all in well centred unmounted mint blocks of four, the 2/6 a lower right corner marginal block, very scarce so fine. S.G. 399/402, £17,400++. Photo on Back Cover and Page 8. £13,000-15,000
39
Click to view full image... 1939 KGVI 10/- dark blue, unmounted mint upper right corner marginal block of four, one with retouch to lower lip (S.G. Q32e), very fine. S.G. 478, £1,040. Photo on Page 8. £200-250
40
  1948 (Oct 1) £1 Brown First Day Cover with an Ardingly c.d.s, locally addressed to Haywards Heath. S.G. £325. £80-100
41
  1951 KGVI 10/- ultramarine and £1 brown in unmounted mint upper right corner marginal blocks of ten, superb. S.G. 511/2, £600. £120-150
42
Click to view full image... 1955 QEII Waterlow printing 10/- ultramarine and £1 black in unmounted mint upper right corner marginal blocks of ten, superb. S.G. 538/9, £2,300. Photo on Page 8. £400-500
43
  1955-67 QEII Unmounted mint and used selection with 1955 Waterlow 2/6 - £1 sets used (2), 1963 Bradbury Wilkinson 2/6 - £1 set in unmounted mint corner blocks of ten and sets of four used (17), and 1960-67 phosphor issue booklet panes (32) including 3d panes of six with one side band of phosphor (5, S.G. SB103), etc. S.G. £680. £80-100
44
Click to view full image... 1968 Die Proof for an unissued 1d stamp commemorating British Postal History, depicting the Wyon medal and a 1d black, marginal guide lines and printed notes below on the required colours, signed below by the designer Andrew Restall, printed on gummed white paper (20x14cm, folded down to 8x8½cm). An attractive item, that got as far as the die proof stage before the issue was abandoned. Photo on Page 8. £100-150
45
  1973 Cover from Acton to London bearing Christmas 3½p with black (including value) omitted, and 2001 cover with 1st class orange-red Machin from a self adhesive booklet, variety imperforate. Two unusual errors used on commercial covers. (2). £100-120
46
Click to view full image... Booklets. 1881 1d Lilac perfined "SDS", from a booklet distributed by the Stamp Distribution Syndicate, a couple of short perfs, otherwise fine mint, scarce. Photo on Page 14. £80-100
47
  Officials. 1903 H.M Office of Works cover bearing KEVII O.W Official 1d tied by Glasgow c.d.s. Also large part G.P.O Stores Dept. parcel label bearing QV 2d and KEVII 6d Govt Parcels stamps, and a quantity of QV ½d and 1d Army Official stamps used, on pages. £120-150

British Post Offices Abroad
(Also See Lots 414, 874/5, 882, 950/4, 967, 1209/11, 1226, 1255)

48
  QV-KGV Stamps all used abroad, mainly surface printed issues with cancels of St. Thomas, Beyrout, Alexandria, San Juan, etc., many with faults. (94). £100-120
49
  1856 Cover from the Crimea to Malta bearing 1d + 2d both with "OXO" cancels, neither stamp belonging to the cover (with 2013 B.P.A Certificate, "fake cover, the adhesives not the original franking"), the two single stamps both however genuine (S.G. Z15, 20, £240 as stamps); and 1870 cover (flap missing) to France with 4d plate 11 cancelled "B01" of Alexandria. (2). £80-100
50
Click to view full image... Constantinople. 1871 Cover to England with G.B 6d (corner fault) cancelled by "C" of Constantinople with blue "TOO LATE" handstamp (recorded by Parmenter & Gordon in red only), reverse with matching blue datestamps for June 23 and June 27, scarce. Photo on Page 10. £180-200
Auction Details
G.B & Worldwide Stamps and Postal History (Auction 45)
Auctioneer: Argyll Etkin Limited Location: London
Contact: Tel: 0207 930 6100 Fax: 0207 494 288
Date: 6th March 2020 Time: 11:00AM
Details: Please contact office for viewing details.
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