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
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Featuring the Dr Ian Evans CollectionsIan Evans was a highly respected Consultant Haematologist and Postal Historian who was a stamp collector from an early age but specialised in Scottish Postal History for much of his collecting life. His working life was mainly in Glasgow and naturally he formed an impressive collection of Glasgow Postal History. Although Scottish Postal History was his main passion, he formed a very good collection of Spain and was developing one on Haiti at the time of his death in August 2019. He was a member of the Caledonian Philatelic Society, the Scottish Postal History Society and the Society of Postal Historians and was always pleased to give entertaining displays to other societies.
Many will remember an occasion at the Caledonian Society when, about to start talking to his display of Glasgow Postal History, he broke into a complete rendition of "I Belong to Glasgow" at the top of his (not bad) voice. At meetings of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow, the chairman would often remark "I hear Dr Evans is with us today". Two good examples of Ian living life to the full, with good humour, generosity and kindness.
Ian was married twice before he found his current wife and soul mate, Sapel. He is sorely missed by everyone who had the good fortune to know him.

Click to view full image... 1851 Registered entire letter from York to Stratford franked 1d + 2d strip of three cancelled "930" of York with red octagonal framed "REGISTERED / YORK" and datestamps of York and London, two light vertical folds (one crossing the central 2d blue), otherwise fine, an unusual and uncommon Registered handstamp. Photo on Page 54. £150-180

SCOTLAND POSTAL HISTORY
(Also See Lots 5, 93, 96, 124, 126, 220, 250/1, 275, 279/81, 301-313, 596, 636/7, 828)

353
  1771-1925 Entire letters, covers and cards (also some pieces and stamps) including prestamp town marks, Edinburgh "Posted Since" duplex cancels (5) or backstamp, "DUKE STREET" local cancel on cover or 1d red block of six, printed matter with some interesting contents, 1902 Ballantrae parcel label on a parcel tag franked QV 2d pair, 1886 covers to the Island of Raasay (2), a few picture postcards, etc. (84+). £150-180
354
  Paid Handstamps. 1804-54 Entire letters or entires (16) and fronts (2) with various Paid handstamps, pre-1840 items (6) include 1804 scroll type "POST / PAID" of Edinburgh (ED62) in red and 1807 double ring "PAID / INVERNESS" in black (IV204, scarce), 1840-54 U.P.P items including red "1" of Kirkcaldy, boxed "Paid at" marks of Aberdeen, Forfar and Kirkcaldy, etc. (18). £120-150
355
Click to view full image... 1808 Entire letter from Harstone to Edinburgh backstamped by "BEILD" intaglio mailbag seal. An unusually fine strike of this scarce handstamp. Photo on Page 54. £250-300
356
Click to view full image... 1839 Entire to Edinburgh backstamped with "KETTLE / (crown) / P.O" intaglio mailbag seal, a red "G (crown) R" inspectors mark on the front altering the rate. Seal removed and small nick from lower edge, otherwise fine and an unusually clear strike of this very scarce handstamp. Photo on Page 54. £300-350
357
Click to view full image... 1849 1d Mulready envelope stereo A175 used from Pitlochry to Edinburgh cancelled by three strikes of "284" numeral, applied on Britannia and in the upper corners, blue Pitlochry backstamp, light creasing and minor tone mark, a very unusual and late Mulready use. Photo on Page 54. £400-500
358
Click to view full image... 1857 Entire letter to Kilmarnock with a 1d red cancelled by the scarce Ayr experimental datestamp, with the place name and date in three horizontal lines. Photo on Page 56. £200-250
359
  1879 Entire letter from Dalry but posted at Kilwinning, locally addressed, with ½d plate 14 cancelled by an unusual oval of horizontal bars, vertical fold, otherwise fine and scarce. £150-180

Line Engraved Frankings

360
Click to view full image... 1840 (Dec 21) Entire letter to Ayr bearing a 1d black RG plate 1b (three margins, small scissor cut at upper right corner, crossed by light crease) cancelled by a maroon Maltese Cross with boxed "NEWTON STEWART" datestamp on reverse in the same maroon colour, an attractive and scarce coloured Maltese Cross. Photo on Page 56. £250-300
361
  1840-41 Entire letters (3) and an entire, comprising July 1840 entires from St. Andrews to Edinburgh franked 1d black, or sent within Edinburgh franked 1840 2d blue, with red Maltese Cross cancels (both stamps with three margins); and August 1841 entires from Haddington to Melrose bearing 1d red plate 10 or Keith to Musselburgh bearing 1d red plate 8 both with black Maltese Cross, the two black plate 1d reds very fine with four margins. (4). £200-250
362
Click to view full image... 1841 (July 9) Entire letter from Stranraer to Wigtown bearing 1840 2d blue NC-ND plate 2 pair each tied by a black Maltese Cross, NC with four margins, ND touched at top, two vertical file folds well away from the stamps, otherwise fine. Photo on Page 56. £200-250
363
  1841 (July 3) Printed Life Assurance form with health and character details completed by an agent of the society, posted from Aberdeen to Glasgow franked 1840 2d deep blue TB-TC pair (TB four margins, small corner fault, TC three margins, both crossed by pressed file fold); also 1842 entire letter from Edinburgh to Selkirk bearing 1841 2d plate 3 (four margins) and 1843 piece from Dalmellington with 1841 2d (three margins), all with black Maltese Cross cancels. (3). £140-160
364
  1842 (May 28) and 1843 (May 4) Large printed "Weekly Return by the Steward at Thirlstane Castle" completed to show what the employees were working at and how much they were paid per hour and in total, with detail of the total cash paid and received, posted from Lauder to The Earl of Lauderdale at Dunbar, the first franked 1840 2d blue BA plate 1 (four margins, minor staining), the second with 1841 2d plate 3 (three margins) both tied by a black Maltese Cross, light vertical file folds, otherwise fine and interesting documents. (2). £200-250
365
  1845-54 Entire letters, entires and covers all bearing imperforate 1841-51 2d blues, one cover from London to Edinburgh, the others all posted within Scotland, frankings include a strip of three, pair + single (all four margins), or a pair, one letter charged 4d with "MORE / TO PAY" handstamp of Edinburgh, one 1853 letter cancelled at Edinburgh with boxed "FOUNTAINHALL" handstamp on the front, the majority of the stamps cut into but an attractive group, mainly written up on pages. (11). £240-300
366
  1855-59 Entire letters and covers bearing 1854-57 2d blue stars, three with pairs (two of these to France), cancellations include "HANOVER STREET" local (2), Dumfries experimental duplex and "131" rollers (2), two with light file folds through the stamps, otherwise fine. (9). £180-220
367
  1858 (Aug 7) Entire from Leith to St. Andrews bearing 2d blue pair, perf 16 Large Crown on white paper, tied by duplex datestamps, fine and uncommon on cover. S.G. 36a, £550+. £80-100
368

Virtually all the following covers have fine duplex cancellations. Also see lots 422/3, 443/5, 453, 561, 565.
  1859-70 Entire letters and covers bearing 1858-70 2d blue plate numbers, comprising plates 7, 8 (3), 9 (7), 12 (S.G. £140 as a stamp, uncommon on cover), 13, cancels include Edinburgh "Posted Since" duplexs (3, for "7" or "10.30", one on the plate 12) and Brunswick Star duplexs (2), all fine. (13). £220-260

QV Stamped Mail to Overseas Destinations

369
  France. 1862-63 Entire letters from Ayr franked 1862 4d, from Glasgow franked by four plate 9 2d blues, or from Dundee franked 1857 4d pair + 1d (8d rate + 1d late fee), all fine and attractive. (3). £100-120
370
  France. 1864-69 Entire letters from Greenock or Glasgow franked 1d, 3d, 4d or 6d, all handstamped "INSUFFICIENTLY / PREPAID" (3) or "INSUFFICIENTLY / STAMPED" and charged upon arrival, two with "PD" marks obliterated by an erasure handstamp or London Inland Section "50" numeral, all fine. (4). £100-120
371
  France. 1866-96 Entire letters and covers (17), postcard franked 1d and a ½d newspaper wrapper from Kirkwall uprated ½d, the covers franked at 8d, 6d, 4d, 3d (3) or 2½d (11) rates, one 1d pink envelope uprated with 1870 1½d, one cover with 50c in French postage due stamps, cancels from fourten offices. (19). £180-200
372
  France. 1862-92 Entire letters and covers (16, also a piece) and postcards (2) all from Glasgow, various types of duplex cancel (including "thin barrel" type), letter rates comprise 8d (2), 4d (12), 3d (2), 2½d, 1d, also 1¼d postcards rates, various frankings including 2d pairs (2) and 1862 4d (4), all fine. (19). £160-180
373
  France / Italy - Glasgow Duplexs. 1865-66 Entire letter franked 1862 1/- and a cover franked by eight 1d reds both to Paris, and 1865 entire to Sicily franked 1857 6d, all cancelled by the distinctive Glasgow 159 barrel shaped duplex. (3). £140-160
374
  Belgium / Netherlands. 1862 Entire letter to Rotterdam with 1862 4d pair tied by Aberdeen type 2 experimental duplex; and 1864 cover franked 1d from Perth to Dunkeld, redirected to Brussels with an 1862 4d. Also an 1879 1d postcard from Greenock to Antwerp. (3). £80-100
375
  Germany. 1860 Cover from Ardrossan to Baden-Baden franked by 1857 4d + five plate 8 2d blues, handstamped "INSUFFICIENTLY / PREPAID" with "PD" obliterated by red London Inland Section "50" numeral, various German rates, and 1861 cover from Kilmarnock to Dresden franked 1857 6d, both fine, the first unusual. (2). £80-100
376
  Germany. 1862-73 Covers or entires, various rates comprise 8d (with 1857 4d pair), 6d (4), 4d (3d + 1d late fee, unusually franked 3d + 1870 ½d plate 9 pair) or 3d (5), one with Edinburgh dotted duplex cancel. (11). £140-160
377
  Germany. 1879-95 Covers and entire letters franked 2½d (10) or 5d, postcards franked ½d (underpaid but delivered without charge), 1d (5) or 1½d, and ½d printed matter (2), also an unusual German 10pf reply card posted from Hamburg to Dundee with the attached half returned from Dundee, two covers returned from Germany unknown, one 1879 entire to Danzig (arrival c.d.s), Dundee dotted duplex, etc. (21). £130-160
378
  Austria / Switzerland. 1868-81 Entire letters to Austria franked 6d (2), 3d or 2½d (2), or to Switzerland franked 2½d (3), all fine. (8). £80-100
379
Click to view full image... Italy. 1857-59 Covers from Edinburgh to the same address in Naples, one franked 1d + 4d + 6d, the other with 1d + 1/- each cancelled by type VII "CROSS" Scots local with red "POSTED SINCE 7 LAST NIGHT" datestamp on reverse, an unusual use of a local cancel on a cover addressed abroad. (2). Photo on Page 56. £200-240
380
Click to view full image... Italy. 1864-65 Entires sent at the 11d rate to Rome, from Dumfries franked 1d + 1862 4d and 6d, or from Glasgow franked 2d + 1862 9d straw cancelled by the distinctive barrel shaped duplex. Two fine covers, the second with disinfection slits. (2). Photo on Page 56. £140-160
381
  Italy. 1863-82 Entire letters and covers franked at 6d (8) or 2½d (3) rates, also a cover to Rome only franked 1d and charged upon arrival, and a ½d postcard uprated 1d with Edinburgh dotted duplex cancels, one letter bearing a 1d red strip of six, also 1862 6d (2), etc. (13). £130-150
382
  Italy - Sicily. 1858-74 Entire letters or entires to Messina or Palermo, two 1858-60 entires from Glasgow franked at the 11d rate by 1d + 1857 4d and 6d, others franked at 1/-, 6d (7) or 5d rates, stamps include 1857 and 1862 6d, etc. (11). £150-180
383
Click to view full image... Russia. 1866 Entire from Glasgow to St. Petersburg bearing 1d + 1865 9d straw cancelled by the distinctive barrel shaped 163 duplex; and 1871 entire letter from Dundee to Pernau with 1/- rate paid by 2d + 3d pair + 4d. Also 1893 1d postcard from Burntisland to Pernau. Two fine cover frankings. (3). Photo on Page 56. £180-220
384
  Spain. 1869-73 Entire letters, the first from Glasgow to Seville bearing six plate 9 2d blues, three others from Dundee to Valencia franked 1872 6d pale chestnut plate 11, 6d chestnut plate 11 pair or 1873 6d grey plate 12. (4). £150-180
385
  Portugal. 1867-71 Entire letters from Greenock to Oporto all franked at 6d rate, two with 3d pairs, six with dotted duplexs, one handstamped "INSUFFICIENTLY / STAMPED" with "PD" obliterated by an erasure handstamp. (8). £160-200
386
  Portugal. 1869-72 Entire letters or entires from Glasgow to Lisbon, rates comprise 1/- (with four 3d stamps), 7d (2, 6d + 1d late fee) or 6d (2), all fine. (5). £120-150
387
  Denmark. 1866-83 Entire letters and covers franked at 1/-, 4d, 3d (3) or 2½d (3) rates, from Glasgow, Leith, Govan or Burntisland. (8). £100-120
388
  Norway & Sweden. 1862-89 Entire letters and covers franked 1862 1/- (from St. Andrews), 1/2 (2d + two 1857 6d stamps, from Grangemouth), 6d or 5d to Sweden; or to Norway franked 2½d (2) or 5d (2), also a ½d postcard uprated ½d to Norway, all fine. (9). £140-160
389
  Sweden. 1873 Entire letter from Glasgow only franked 1d, with circular "INSUFFICIENTLY PREPAID / 2d / TO PAY", light horizontal fold crosses the stamp, otherwise fine and very unusual. £100-120
390
  Turkey & Syria. 1861 Entire from Glasgow to Beyrout "via Marseille pr French packet via Alexandria" bearing 1856 1/- strip of three; and 1875 entire from Glasgow to Constantinople "via Vienna & Varna" franked 6d, two unusual destinations. (2). £140-160
391
  Malta & Africa. 1867-92 Entire letter and covers comprising 1862 4d rate and 1892 2½d rate to Algeria, 1874 6d rate to Malta, 1890 6d rate to Cape Colony, and 1884 cover from Huntly franked 2½d to "Captain Gordon, Royal Marines, Souakim, Egypt" sent during the campaign in Sudan. (5). £100-120
392
  India. 1860 Cover to Alexander Gibbon, "Superintending Surgeon" or "Inspector General of Hospitals" with the British army in Benares, both franked 1857 4d pair + 1d cancelled by Aberdeen first type experimental duplexs, the first with a few faults at lower edge, otherwise fine and attractive. (2). £100-120
393
  India. 1860 Entire letter and cover from Edinburgh, the letter unusually paid 3/3 by 1d + 2d + 1856 1/- strip of three; the cover franked 1856 6d, with boxed "LAURISTON / PLACE" on reverse. (2). £140-160
394
  India. 1861-89 Covers, various rates comprise 10d (2, with 1d pair + 2d + 1862 6d, or 1867 10d red-brown), 9d (1867 9d straw plate 4), 6d (2, 1856 6d or 1878 6d grey plate 16), and 1887-89 double rate covers franked 1887 5d (3, two the scarcer die 1 stamps). (8). £150-180
395
Click to view full image... India. 1869-70 Covers franked 1d + 1/-, one cancelled by Edinburgh Brunswick Star duplex, the other by Edinr-Glasgow Sorting Tender 131 duplexs, this cover redirected within India franked 1a, two attractive covers. (2). Photo on Page 56. £180-200
396
Click to view full image... India. 1880 Cover to Mooltan franked 1876 8d orange cancelled by Millhead, Glasgow 398 duplex, endorsed "Per Overland Mail via Southampton & Brindisi", the word "Brindisi" largely obscured by the stamp, the scarce "VIA Brindisi" therefore applied, presumably by the post office in Glasgow. A fine and unusual cover. Photo on Page 62. £150-180
397
  Ceylon / Mauritius / Malaya. 1857-94 Covers comprising 1857 cover from Glasgow to Mauritius "pr overland mail via Southampton & Aden" franked 6d with "PACKET LETTER / MAURITIUS" backstamp; 1870 cover from Inverness to Ceylon franked 3d + 6d; and 1894 2½d envelope from Dollar to Penang. (3). £80-100
398
  Hong Kong. 1862 Cover from Prestonpans bearing 1856 1/-, arrival c.d.s on reverse, minor opening faults, an attractive use of the 1856 1/-. £100-120
399
  Australia. 1869-77 Entire letter and covers (2), the 1869 letter from Glasgow to Tasmania franked 2d pair + 6d with red "SHIP LETTER INWARDS FREE" arrival datestamp on the front, also 1873 cover from Glasgow to Victoria franked 1867 9d straw plate 4, and 1877 cover from Lerwick, Shetland, to a railway contractor in Victoria franked 1877 4d sage-green pair, variously redirected with backstamps of Winchelsea, Birregurra and Pakenham. (3). £150-180
400
  Australia. 1865-89 Covers to New South Wales (4), Victoria or South Australia (G.P.O South Australia arrival c.d.s on the front) all franked 6d, one cover from Dunvegan, Isle of Skye, one 1888 cover from Strome Ferry franked by six 1d lilacs with violet boxed "DEFICIENT POSTAGE 6d / FINE 6d / 1/-", the reverse with part of a green N.S.W postage due docket. (6). £100-120
401
Click to view full image... New Zealand. 1871 Cover franked 6d from Glasgow to Port Chalmers, inscribed "via Brindisi" but with scarce "INSUFFY STAMPED / VIA - BRINDISI" applied in the London Foreign Branch and sent via the Cape. Photo on Page 62. £200-250
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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