G.B & Worldwide Stamps and Postal History (Auction 45)
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Auction Lots - Page 22
Click to view full image... 1894 Cover to Cape Colony franked 1894 2½d tied by "BENIN RIVER" c.d.s with a further strike on the front, marked as a double weight letter and handstamped red "T". A red "PAID / LIVERPOOL / BR. PACKET" c.d.s applied in transit in error, "Paid" crossed out, replaced by a "LIVERPOOL / B.R PACKET" backstamp in black, arrival datestamps of Port Elizabeth and Klipplaat with "CHARGE CLERK" c.d.s on reverse and a "5d" charge mark. A fine and very unusual cover. Photo on Page 156. £500-600
Click to view full image... 1897 Cover to England headed "From W.J Sudlier, P.O H.M.S Jackdaw, Warri, West Coast of Africa" and countersigned by an officer, franked 1897 1d tied by "PAID / LIVERPOOL / BR. PACKET / 10 DE 97" c.d.s in black. A fine and very scarce 1d rate sailors letter from the Niger Coast. Photo on Page 156. £650-750

Northern Nigeria

Click to view full image... 1903 (Oct 3) Stampless cover to London endorsed "no stamps available" with "NORTHERN NIGERIA" c.d.s, backstamped at Zungeru (?), delivered free of charge. An unusual cover from a British officer, probably in the Northern Nigeria Regt., who were involved in various campaigns in 1903, including expeditions to Kano and Sokoto, and against the Bassa tribe. Photo on Page 156. £250-300
Click to view full image... 1905 (Dec 12) Stampless picture postcard of Freetown, sent to England with black "OFFICIAL PAID / ZUNGERU" c.d.s (Proud PD1, earliest recorded use) and a Lokoja transit c.d.s (Dec 19, date inverted). A very unusual card, presumably from a British officer posted whilst on active service. Photo on Page 156. £250-300
  1910 Registered cover to Berlin franked KEVII ½d block of six and 1d block of twelve tied by "NARAGUTA" datestamps (Proud D2), the first recorded year of use of the first c.d.s from this office, backstamped at Lokoja, Plymouth, London and Berlin, an unusual commercial cover. £150-180


Click to view full image...Click to view full image... P.O.W Mail. c.1943 Type 4 P.O.W card with "P.O.W. Camp, Borneo" printed on the reverse, sent by A.J Turner to his mother in England, with censor cachet of "Suga", manuscript "Recd 24/9/45", central vertical fold, otherwise fine. Also a 1942 (Jan 14) telegram sent by Turner from Singapore, and two post-war registered Army Medal Section wrappers sent from Australia to Mrs Turner in England both with "Postage Paid 4½d Melbourne" imprint, the final one sent in 1952 undelivered, endorsed "Moved away 4½ years ago". A.J Turner was an Australian P.O.W who was killed by the Japanese on the infamous Sandakan death marches in 1945, this card received by his mother after the war, and after his death. A scarce group. (4). Photo on Page 156. £450-500


  Postal Stationery. 1893-1938 Postcards, envelopes or registered envelopes, comprising 1893 1d Internal cards (4) and 2d External cards (4) all unused, 1895 ½d Internal card unused, ½d and 1d Internal cards and 2d External card all cancelled to order with 1900 (Mar 28) Chinde squared circles, and "Specimen" overprint stationery comprising KEVII 1d cover, KGV ½d and 1d postcards and 1d cover, KGV and KGVI 4d F size registration envelopes, KGVI 1d postcard, all fine. (19). £160-180

World War One - Nyasaland Rhodesia Field Force

  1916-18 Telegraph messages sent to the Nyasaland Force comprising 1916 Signals form from OC Fort Hill to Quartermaster, Secsaruca, Karonga with "KARONGA M.O.B / NYASALAND" squared circle (June 4); and 1918 African Transcontinental Telegraph Co Ltd message forms from OC Kasama to Norforce, Zomba, with "ZOMBA / A.T. TEL" c.d.s, Telegraphs Zomba to D.A.A.G or Pretoria to Norforce Zomba both with "ZOMBA. B.C.A" c.d.s. An unusual group. (4). £220-260
Click to view full image... 1916 NF Overprint issue with the set of five mint and used and additional values, some showing varieties including ½d missing serif to "N" (10/1) mint and broken "F" (4/3) within a block of six used with FF3 squared circle, ½d, 3d and 1/- used blocks of four, pieces bearing 1d with F.P.O No 1 squared circle or F.P.O 2 c.d.s in violet, also 1918 (Sep 7) Certificate of Posting with Field Post Office 9 c.d.s, Portuguese Nyassa 10r with FF2 squared circle (19 JY 18, only 207 stamps so used), and Kionga set of four used. S.G. £760++. (41 + C.O.P). Photo on Page 148. £200-250


Click to view full image... 1928 India KGV 15r blue and olive pair each with "PAKISTAN" handstamped overprint, used, light toning but very scarce. Photo on Page 148. £100-120
  1949 India KGVI 4½a registration envelope overprinted "PAKISTAN", used from Karachi to London franked Pakistan 1948 6p definitive and Independence set of four (on reverse), wax seal impressed "POSTMASTER / KARACHI". £80-100


Click to view full image... c.1850-60 Entires to Corrientes, Argentina, the first endorsed "por vapor Bs As con carga" with oval "ADMon GRAL / DE / CORREOS / DE LA R. DEL P" in red, the second rated 5c with the same handstamp in black. This handstamp was used at Asuncion to denote prepayment of postage, and was applied in red from 1844 until 1856, and in black from 1858 until 1865. (2). Photo on Page 158. £200-240
Click to view full image... 1872 (Feb 6) Cover bearing 1870 1c bright rose (three margins, just cut into at top) to San Pedro in Argentina, cancelled by Asuncion c.d.s, a further strike on the front and a Buenos Aires transit c.d.s (Feb 12), trace of light waterstain at lower left corner and small part flap missing, otherwise fine and very rare on cover with a c.d.s cancel. With Brian Moorhouse Certificate (2001) that notes "one of the few known covers addressed outside of Buenos Aires". Ex Norman Hubbard Collection. Photo on Page 158. £380-420
  1879-82 Issues with the unissued 5r and 10r (9, four C.T.O); study of the 5c and 10c with 1885 cover sent locally in Paraguari bearing 5c tied by blue c.d.s (small repair at right edge but very scarce on cover), 1891 reprints including imperf colour trials on various papers (13) and differing perfs with 5c imperf vertically or imperf between varieties and imperf stamps (39 in total, eleven used); and 1881 1c or 2c surcharges unused or used (15) and forgeries on genuine stamps or reprints (26, fourteen "used"), an interesting lot on seven pages. Also 1879 10c fiscally used on the second page of a presentation document. (117). £320-380
  1881 Regular issue, the fine study including 1c mint block of ten showing paper makers name, 1c and 2c blocks showing misplaced or double perforations, and imperf proof singles (6), pairs (4) or blocks of four (19) for all three values in various colours on paper or card; also 1884 "1" surcharge on imperf 1870 1r mint (11, with a block of eight) and used, and forged surcharges (7) or postmarks. (151). £280-320
  1884-86 Regular issue, the fine study of the four printings and the differing dies and perforations used, superbly written up on eighteen pages, with 1884 first printing 1c black imperf die proof on card, plate proof and essay with "moire" pattern reverse, similar imperf 2c black die proof and essays with "moire" pattern (9), 1c imperf block of four, vertical pair and block of eight imperf between horizontally, block with double vertical perfs, 2c pairs imperf vertically (2, one used) or imperf between, 5c imperf pair and vertical pair imperf horizontally, second printing 5c, third printing with 2c block of 36 and imperf pair or blocks, 5c blue essays on thick chalk surfaced paper imperf (19, with block of 16) or perf (2, one "used"), fourth printing 5c imperf between horizontally block and imperf between vertically pairs (2), double or faulty perf varieties, also many minor plate varieties, covers and cards (8, one with 5c + bisected 5c) and 1885 Official control handstamps (6), a good lot. (297 + 8 covers). £380-420
Click to view full image... 1886-92 Official issues with first imperf set of seven including Specimen set, 20c inverted overprint (5) and double overprint (3), 2c and 20c blocks of 25 both with Official overprint and control on reverse omitted, and cover bearing 1c + 10c; second 1886 perforated issue Specimen set of seven, 2c imperf and 5c overprint inverted, cover franked 5c, etc.; 1889 provisional surcharges including forgeries (15); 1890 handstamped overprints mint or used (8), forgeries (2), and a cover to Buenos Aires franked 10c; and 1892 overprint issue mint or used (17, with 5c block of nine), covers to Buenos Aires franked 10c or registered franked 15c pair + 50c, and two newspaper wrappers to London bearing one or two 5c stamps. (181 + 7 covers). Photo on Page 158. £380-420
Click to view full image... 1887 Regular issue mint with shades, and covers (8) including 5c pair to Germany, 2c strip of five or 10c to USA, etc. Also 1889 15c imperf pair overprinted Specimen, and the issued stamp imperf (pair) or perf. (18 + 8 covers). Photo on Page 158. £180-220
  c.1888-91 2c, 4c and 5c Proofs in various designs and colours for a proposed 1892 issue printed by The South American Bank Note Co. in Buenos Aires. A fine and colourful group. (60). £140-160
Click to view full image... 1892-96 Presidential Issue, the fine study on sixteen pages with 1892 and 1896 sets mint including blocks, and covers or cards (19) showing various rates, frankings and destinations with items to Germany, Hungary, Belgium, USA, Uruguay, G.B, etc., one card from the German colony of Altos, also postal stationery lettercards (5) and envelopes (4), a good lot. (29 + 28 covers). Photo on Page 158. £400-500
  1892 (Oct 12) 400th Anniversary of the discovery of America by Christopher Columbus, 10c blue with handstamped overprint in used blocks of four and six, and a used strip of five unusually with variety overprint double on the final stamp; and 15c surcharge on 5c stationery envelope used from Asuncion to Valparaiso, with "T" handstamps and arrival c.d.s. The stamps and stationery were only valid on the day of issue, the majority of the 8,000 envelopes issued being cancelled by favour with an oval commemorative handstamp. (15 + card). £110-130
Click to view full image... 1895-99 Provisional surcharges with 1895 5c on 7c pair on cover to Buenos Aires, six examples of the 1898 10c on 40c on registered AR cover to France, 1899 10c on 15c with double surcharge used, a single used on 10c envelope to Germany, and two singles on cover to France. (16 + 4 covers). Photo on Page 158. £140-160
Click to view full image... 1896-1900 Telegraph issues used or overprinted for postage, with 1896 5c on 2c and 5c on 4c each in a mint block of four and used single, and 5c on 2c used on cover to San Bernardino; 1900 5c on 30c and 5c on 50c each in a mint block of four and used single; and 40c telegraph stamp postally used in August 1900 during a shortage of 40c postage stamps (3, one on cover to Germany); also 1892-1901 telegraph issue 1c, 2c, 10c in mint blocks of four and 20c mint pair. (37 + 2 covers). Photo on Page 158. £150-180
  1901 Official issue stamps (12), cover to Buenos Aires bearing 20c pair, and six wrappers all from the Director General of Immigration to the same address in London franked by two 5c stamps, 8c (four wrappers) or 10c, all with official cachets. (12 + 7 covers). £150-180
  1900-02 Postage issues, study on 15 pages including 1900 issue 40c coloured die proofs (3), covers and cards including 2c wrapper registered to USA uprated 8c + 40c, cover to USA sent at the printed matter rate with a corner cut off to allow inspection of the contents but still handstamped "CLOSED AGAINST INSPECTION / 2D DIV. N.Y.P.O" and charged 10c, registered cover to France franked 1c + 5c pair + 10c + 40c + 60c, 4c postcard from the colony of San Bernardino, 5c New Year lettercards used (2), etc.; 1901 issue with set in mint blocks, 4c pair on card, and bisected 2c on covers (4) including single bisect on printed matter rate cover tied by "ESTAFETA No 9" c.d.s; 1902-03 provisional surcharges with 20c on 24c first "i" omitted in overprint, 5c on 25c comma after "Cents", 1c on 14c accent on "u", 5c on 8c no stop after "Cents" within mint and used blocks, etc. (108 + 14 covers). £320-360
  1903 Regular issue depicting a Lion, the study well written up on fourteen pages with imperf proof pairs for the first issue 1c - 30c and second issue 1c - 10c, 30c, 60c all on thick paper or card (12 pairs), both sets mint (with blocks) and used, February issue 30c block of four with misplaced perfs, September issue 5c and 30c imperf blocks of four, and various covers and cards (16) with registered cover to France bearing 2c bisect pair + 4c (5) + 8c + 10c, cover to Uruguay franked 5c + 10c block of four with 1c + 2c postage due stamps applied, etc. A good lot. (93 + 16 covers). £380-420
  1905-08 Covers, cards and parcel wrappers or fronts all bearing stamps of the 1905-10 issue, the fine group on eleven pages including registered covers to Brazil franked 1c strip of four + 10c (2) + 30c, to Austria franked 5c + 30c (2) + 60c, or to Argentina franked 1p pair, registered parcel wrapper or wrapper fronts to Argentina with the 25p rate paid by 25 1p stamps (including block of 15) or 5p + 20p or the 22p50 rate paid by 27 stamps comprising 30c + 20p and 1908 1p official overprinted for postage, 5c on 1c pair + block of nine (S.G. 159) and 5c on 2c blocks of four and nine (S.G. 160), other covers franked 75c to Europe (3, various multiple stamp frankings), 60c to Argentina (twelve 5c stamps, 30c + 30c late fee), 2p25 to Brazil (1p + two 60c stamps + 5c), internal cover with 5c rate paid by strip of provisional 1c stamps (comprising 2c bisected by vertical central perfs), etc. A good lot with some unusual high frankings and combinations and two scarce postal uses of the 20p value. (17). £380-420
  1907-09 Surcharge and overprint issues, study on 34 pages with 1907-08 surcharges (466) containing many varieties including inverted and double surcharges, double surcharge with one inverted, "5" omitted, bars omitted, inverted or small letters, many misplaced surcharges and minor varieties, blocks showing surcharge settings, forgeries; 1908 and 1909 overprints with mint blocks (92), covers and cards (12) with registered covers to Europe (4, rates up to 3p50), 75c rate to New York or London ("Ultima F. Caril" c.d.s, indicating late posting on the railway), etc. (558 + 12 covers). £480-550
  Postmarks and covers, a study of cancellations types on four pages including oval official seals and rail cancels; 1907-12 covers and cards, various frankings and cancels including "Colonia Nueva Germania" double ring cancel, and two c.1910 picture postcards depicting maps of the north and south of the country (the two cards showing the entire map of Paraguay when joined). (74 + 7 covers). £110-130

Immigrant Colonies

  Nueva Germania. 1888-1908 Postcards (4) or lettercards (2, one a front) all to Germany including 1888 3c postcard with small star within circle cancel and Nueva Germania cachet (small faults), 1897 2c lettercard bearing four 1c stamps cancelled straight line "Colonia Nueva Germania" and undated circular "CORREOS / PARAGUAY" handstamps, the other four all with "CORREOS / CNIA NUEVA GERMANIA" circular datestamps, one 1903 card franked 2c + bisected 2c + 5c on 28c. Nueva Germania was founded in 1887 by 160 immigrants; by 1920 it comprised 135 Germans and 200 Paraguayans. (6). £150-180
  San Bernardino. 1903-31 Covers (3, one registered), picture postcards (4, two depicting San Bernardino) and a lettercard, one card posted at Asuncion, the others with "CORREOS / SN BERNARDINO" (6) or "COLONIA SAN BERNARDINO / PARAGUAY" c.d.s. Also 1896 4c stationery card with a privately printed picture of San Bernardino on the reverse, unused. San Bernardino was founded by the Paraguay President General Bernardino Caballero in 1881 with 300 immigrants. (9). £160-180

(Also See Lot 258)

  India Used in Persia. 1903-07 Covers with QV 2a6p tied "BUSHIRE" squared circle, or five KEVII ½a stamps tied by "BANDAR-ABBAS" double ring datestamps, a little shortened upon opening, otherwise fine. (2). £150-180
  India used in Persia - Mahommera. 1905 Picture postcard to England with QV 1a tied by "MAHOMMERA" squared circle, Sea Post Office transit c.d.s, fine. £100-120
Click to view full image... Ahwaz. 1916 (Aug 16) Stampless On Field Service cover to London with "23 Cavalry Frontier Force" crest on the flap, violet "PASSED CENSOR" on the front and an AHWAZ" c.d.s on reverse, with an arrival cachet of D.H Evans & Co. An early use of this scarce c.d.s, the office only open 1915-23. Photo on Page 158. £150-180


  Ajman / Umm Al Qiwain / Fujeira. 1964-67 Covers and cards with stamps of Ajman (5), Manama, Fujeira (3) or Umm Al Qiwain (4), most with enclosed letters regarding new stamp issues. (13). £150-200
Click to view full image... Bahrain. 1945-2002 Covers and cards including 1945 cover from Iraq with arrival c.d.s, 1954-55 covers with British Postal Agency issues (5, one with oval Awali registration datestamp), 1955 G.B reply card, 1956 local cover with 1½a tied by violet "MANAMA" c.d.s, 1958 Awali meter, and 1961-2002 covers with various Bahrain stamps. (42). Photo on Page 162. £250-300
Click to view full image... Bahrain - Muharraq. 1946 (Oct 30) Air mail cover to England bearing Bahrain 1r tied by "EXPERIMENTAL P.O / K-121" c.d.s. Donaldson states "this c.d.s was used at the newly opened office at Muharraq from June 1946 until October 1948; mail from this office was not great and only two covers have been recorded". Photo on Page 162. £150-200
Click to view full image... Dubai. 1914-72 Covers from Dubai bearing stamps of India (4), Pakistan (a little perf staining but scarce), British Postal Agencies in Eastern Arabia surcharges (4), or Dubai issues (3, including local 1963 cover tied by hexagonal Deira datestamps). (12). Photo on Page 162. £200-250
  Dubai. 1944 Censored cover to Bombay with India KGVI ½a + 1a tied by Dubai machine cancel. £100-120
  Kuwait. 1923-24 ½a - 10r Set of fifteen (with additional 2a shade) all used, the 3a, 8a, 1r, 2r and 10r with telegraphic cancels. S.G. 1/15. (16). £160-200
Click to view full image... Kuwait. 1939 KGVI ½a - 15r set used, 15r with inverted watermark, fine. S.G. 36/51, £600. (13). Photo on Page 148. £150-180
Click to view full image... Kuwait - Air Mails. 1933 (May 23) Imperial Airways first flight, cover from Kuwait to Athens bearing Kuwait 2a purple + 2a6p, a Greek Post Office label tied by Athens arrival c.d.s, scarce, just 17 covers carried. Photo on Page 162. £350-400
  Kuwait. 1944-2001 Covers and cards including 1944-45 covers with boxed "PASSED BY CENSOR / KUWAIT" bearing stamps of India (2) or Kuwait overprints, 1961 cover with 1½a overprint block of four, and covers with various Kuwait stamps from 1963-2001, various cancels. (64). £150-200
  Muscat. 1900 Cover to Bombay, the reverse with two India ½a stamps each cancelled by Muscat c.d.s, arrival datestamps, a little shortened at sides, otherwise fine. £120-140
  Muscat. 1913 Cover to India, the reverse bearing India KEVII ½a tied by fine Muscat c.d.s. £100-120
  Muscat. 1926-64 Covers and cards bearing stamps of India (3), or British Postal Agencies in Eastern Arabia surcharges (4, one a 30NP air letter), also four unused picture postcards. (11). £120-150
  Oman. 1969-2003 Covers and cards bearing stamps of the State of Oman (2, 1969-71) or the Sultanate of Oman (122) with 1971 overprint issue 75b, cancels from many different offices including rubber types. (124). £200-300
Click to view full image... Oman. 1973 Opening of Ministerial Complex 25b and 100b used, both with the date omitted in error, listed but unpriced by Gibbons, scarce. S.G. 170a, 171a. (2). Photo on Page 148. £200-250
Click to view full image... Oman. 1978 40b, 50b and 75b Surcharge set of three (on 1975 National Day 150b, 250b or 1975 Womens Year 150b), all used, the 40b surcharge with a few short perfs at lower right corner, otherwise fine and scarce. S.G. 212/4, £1,100. (3). Photo on Page 148. £200-250
  Qatar. 1950-55 Covers comprising 1950 air letter from G.B to Qatar via Bahrain; 1955 registered cover from Umm Said sent prior to the opening of the Post Office, bearing three Bahrain 6a surcharges cancelled at Bahrain; and two 1956 covers unusually franked Bahrain 6a surcharge cancelled by Umm Said c.d.s. (4). £150-200
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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