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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Auction Lots - Page 2
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Click to view full image... Constantinople. 1873 Cover to Scotland bearing four 1d reds (plate 161, one with corner torn off prior to use) each cancelled by "C" of Constantinople, handstamped red arc type "INSUFFICIENTLY / PREPAID" with "MORE / TO / PAY" of London, charged 10d. Parmenter & Gordon recorded five examples of this Insufficiently Prepaid handstamp. Photo on Page 10. £300-350
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Click to view full image... Chile - Valparaiso. 1869 Entire to New York with 6d lilac plate 6 pair cancelled "VALPARAISO C30" duplex, "PANAMA" British P.O and "N.Y STEAMSHIP / 10" transit and arrival datestamps, a fine entire. Photo on Page 10. £150-200
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Click to view full image... Chile - Valparaiso. 1878 Cover to New York bearing 6d grey plate 15 cancelled "C30" with "VALPARAISO" c.d.s alongside, "PANAMA" British P.O transit datestamp and "NEW YORK / DUE 5 CENTS" binoculars type dated charge mark, disinfected with six small slits, a fine looking cover. Photo on Page 10. £200-250
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  Colombia - Panama. 1860-81 Entire letters or entires from Halifax to Lima bearing 1856-57 1/- pair (2), Liverpool to Valparaiso bearing 1865 1/- pair (3), or London to Tapachula, Mexico, bearing 1880 4d, all sent via Panama, five with Panama British Post Office double arc (3) or single ring (2) transit datestamps, all fine. (6). £200-240
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Click to view full image... Mexico - Tampico. 1855 Entire to Cuba with "FRANCO / SANTA ANNA DE TAMAULS" c.d.s, transferred to the British Post Office paid 1/- in cash with red "PAID / AT / TAMPICO" crowned circle and matching "TAMPICO" double arc datestamp on reverse, blue "YNDIAS", "3" and a "HABANA" backstamp all applied upon arrival. Photo on Page 10. £500-600
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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 10. £150-180
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Click to view full image... Peru - Callao. 1870 Cover to Italy with internal postage paid by Peru 1d cancelled "C38" at the British P.O at Callao, with a "CALLAO" backstamp, the overseas postage unpaid, therefore charged 2.10L upon arrival, with 1869 10c postage due + 1870 1L postage due pair applied and cancelled at Chiavari, a few minor edge faults, an attractive and unusual cover. Photo on Page 10. £250-300
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Click to view full image... Peru - Arica. 1873 Entire letter from Tacna to Liverpool "via Panama", bearing two Peru 1d stamps, an "ARICA" British P.O transit c.d.s on the front, charged 1/6, fine. Photo on Page 10. £120-150
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  Puerto Rico - San Juan. 1856 Stampless entire letter to Spain prepaid 2/1, with black "PAID / AT / SAN JUAN PORTO RICO" crowned circle partly overstruck by London and Calais transit datestamps, British P.O double arc datestamp on reverse, blue "4R" charge mark applied upon arrival in Cadiz. £80-100

Cinderellas

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  1852 Probate document unusually registered at the Bishops Court in Durham, bearing a £15 revenue stamp, with the attached seal of the Lord Bishop of Durham. Also four 1892-1973 Official covers with cachets of the Royal Courts of Justice in London. (5). £60-70
61
  Collection in two Oriel albums and loose including Circular Delivery Co. stamps (genuine and forgeries), commemorative and advertising labels, WW1 propaganda labels, island local issues, Jersey bus stamps, Scottish and Welsh nationalist labels, etc. (100s). £250-300
62
  1897-1911 Covers and cards bearing labels alongside the postage stamps (contrary to P.O regulations) including 1897 registered cover with Prince of Wales Hospital Fund 1/- label, 1901 cover with Glasgow International Exhibition label just tied by the Grays duplex, etc. (3). £80-100

Fakes & Forgeries

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  Mulreadys & Pictorial Envelopes. 1841 Mulready lettersheet used from Portsmouth (faults) and various forgeries including Lord Holland (2), Senf and Ludemann forgeries, typographed 2d envelope, 1893 Whitakers Almanac envelope posted from Enfield franked 1d, and other cruder forgeries or facsimiles; Fores caricature envelope No. 1 (small tear at top, otherwise fine and genuine), Thackeray caricature from the defaced plate, Deraedemaker reprints of caricatures or pictorial envelopes (9), and 1890 Uniform Penny Postage Jubilee Furniss caricature, some faults but an interesting selection. (24+). £300-400
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Click to view full image...Click to view full image... Line Engraved issues, various fakes, forgeries and facsimiles including 1d black photographic used block of six and unused block of four (each handstamped "Presented by / J.H Rhodes, 45 Lombard St, London" on reverse), a lithographed forgery (Earée type 3) and a 1d black with upper squares altered to VR; 1d red plate 125 with plate number altered to 225; and forged Maltese Cross cancels on covers (most very crude), etc. An interesting group. (85+). Photo on Page 14. £300-350
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Click to view full image... 1872 1/- Green Stock Exchange forgery, FB plate 5 without watermark, used with Stock Exchange c.d.s. S.G. £850. Photo on Page 14. £220-260
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Click to view full image... 1872 1/- Green Stock Exchange forgery, EL plate 5 without watermark, used on piece with a genuine 6d Chestnut plate 11, both tied by Stock Exchange datestamps. S.G. £850+. Photo on Page 14. £220-260
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Click to view full image... 1872 1/- Green Stock Exchange, plate 5 with impossible lettering FP, no watermark, tied to piece by Stock Exchange c.d.s. S.G. £1,300. Photo on Page 14. £300-350
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Click to view full image... 1872 1/- Green Stock Exchange forgeries without watermark, plate 6 lettered FA and impossible lettering AP used together on piece, tied by Stock Exchange datestamps. Probably a unique combination of possible and impossible lettering plate 6 forgeries, ex J. De R. Phillip Collection. S.G. £5,700+. Photo on Back Cover. £1,500-2,000
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Click to view full image... 1877 Telegraphs £5 Orange, AH lithographic forgery without watermark, forged oval Registered London datestamps and boxed "T.M.B / G.P.O" cancel, a well produced and very unusual forgery. Photo on Page 14. £150-180
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Click to view full image... 1880 2/- Brown, BH "Brussels Forgery" attributed to Smeets, watermark Spray inverted, used with "946" cancel of Middlesborough. Photo on Page 14. £100-120
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Click to view full image... 1880 2/- Brown GK, forgery used with London barred oval cancel, impressed Spray watermark inverted, probably by Oneglia, fine and scarce. Photo on Page 14. £150-180
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Click to view full image... 1880 2/- Brown JL Sperati forgery on Spray watermarked paper, used with "466" numeral cancel of Liverpool. S.G. £650. Photo on Page 14. £150-180
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Click to view full image... 1880 2/- Brown LK Sperati forgery on Spray watermarked paper, used with "68" London District numeral cancel. S.G. £650. Photo on Page 14. £150-180
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Click to view full image... 1880 2/- Brown LK Sperati forgery on Emblems watermarked paper, used with "466" numeral cancel of Liverpool, fine and scarce. S.G. £1,200. Photo on Page 14. £250-300
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Click to view full image... 1880 2/- Brown Sperati forgeries on Spray watermarked paper, LK (watermark inverted) used with London "103" Inland Office numeral, unusually handstamped "SPERATI / REPRODUCTION" and numbered "12 on reverse, defect at upper right corner; and PI used with "240" cancel of Deal, short perfs and small defect at base. Also LK black photographic print handstamped "SPERATI / REPRODUCTION" on reverse; reference photos of other Sperati forgeries (13) and a forged proof; and an imperf Fournier forgery, EF without watermark, with small "FACSIMILE" overprint in blue. (4 + photos). Photo on Page 14. £160-200
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Click to view full image... 1883 10/- Greenish Grey watermark Anchor, BD official reproduction with forged British Post Office Constantinople cancel. Photo on Page 14. £150-180
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Click to view full image... 1883 10/- Greenish Grey watermark Anchor, EC official reproduction with forged oval Registered Charing Cross datestamp. Photo on Page 14. £150-180
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Click to view full image... 1883 10/- Greenish Grey watermark Anchor, FD official reproduction with forged Lombard Street c.d.s and numeral cancel. Photo on Page 14. £150-180
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Click to view full image... 1884 £1 Brown-lilac, RB lithographic forgery with impressed Crowns watermark, forged London cancel, probably by Oneglia, minor staining and faults, unusual. Photo on Page 14. £80-100
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Click to view full image... 1884 £1 Brown-lilac, QB lithographic forgery with impressed Crowns watermark, forged Glasgow datestamps, probably produced by Oneglia, unusual. Photo on Page 14. £120-140
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Click to view full image... 1882 £5 Orange AQ lithographic forgery, no watermark and impossible lettering, with forged Tain 320 duplex, unusual. Photo on Page 14. £120-150
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Click to view full image... 1883 9d Green, OH - HO forgery, Crown watermark, exceptionally well produced, with genuine Grimsby 1900 c.d.s, fine and rare. Photo on Page 14. £150-200
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Click to view full image... 1887 2½d Purple on blue paper, "Belfast" forgery without watermark, unusual. Photo on Page 14. £100-120
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Click to view full image... 1902 KEVII £1 Green Lowden forgery, produced by photo-lithography, tied by piece by forged Jersey parcel cancel. 2679 Copies of these £1 forgeries were sold by Lowden (who traded as the "West End Stamp Co.") before they were found to be forgeries in 1911; Lowden was convicted of forgery and sentenced to three years penal servitude. An unusual item. Photo on Page 14. £150-200
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Click to view full image... 1929 PUC £1 Forgery, extremely well produced by photo-lithography on watermarked gummed paper, small surface fault at lower right, the first example of this unusual forgery seen by us. Photo on Page 14. £200-240
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  QV-QEII Forgeries and fakes, the remainder of the collection on pages including Spiro and Fournier forgeries; miniature 1d lilac and QV 1/- green "liliput mail" toy stamps based on the issued designs; crude £5 orange forgeries; a good selection of forged QV and KEVII Official overprints, many crude but some very proficient including KEVII 1/- Board of Education with 1938 B.P.A Certificate and better O.W, I.R and Admiralty Officials; WW2 Channel Islands imperf forgeries; KGV 1912 2½d and 4d; Machin postal forgeries (13); WW2 "Damaged By Enemy Action" cachet on covers forged by A. Sibley; and fakes with repaired 1d black, 1d red plate 125 altered to "225", 1/- embossed made from two stamps with corners added and regummed, fake graphite lines, Allan Wilson fake Machin phosphor varieties, etc. Also various notes, modern reproductions, photos, etc. (c.240). £200-300

GREAT BRITAIN POSTAL HISTORY
(Also See Lots 855, 944, 1043, 1207/8)

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  c.1677-1844 Prestamp or stampless entire letters, entires and fronts with Bishop Marks, mileage marks, various town handstamps, London Local Post, 1767 entire letter to the Somerset House Coffee House, 1827 "oz at 6/8 per oz", mail to or from abroad, etc. (c.175). £250-300
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  1717-1961 Entire letters, covers and cards, mainly G.B (70) including 1769 Southwark Office London Penny Post Dockwra type handstamp, 1894 G.W.R railway letter from Rugby Station, 1870 circular to Italy franked 2d, 1840 cover from Liverpool bearing a 1d black (FC plate 3, four margins) tied by red Maltese Cross, 1870 Liverpool five bar duplex on cover franked 4d to France, frees, etc. Also some empire and foreign items (39) with Rhodesia, Cape of Good Hope, etc. (109). £200-250
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  1723-c.2000 Covers, cards, etc., including London Penny Post Dockwra handstamps (3), 1856 entire to Italy bearing 1d + embossed 1/-, 1906 cover from Islip franked by QV 6d stationery cut-out, 1893 cover with 1d postal fiscal tied by London Hoster, etc. (c.90). £100-150
90
  1744-1901 Entire letters, covers and cards in four albums including frees, 1744-45 "DERBY" handstamps (5), undated circles including single ring "SHERBURN STATION" and "FLAXTON STATION", T.P.Os including "MID RY / NIGHT" star handstamp, sideways duplexs, 1876 embossed valentine envelope with enclosed valentine card posted in Glasgow, 1868-70 covers to Barbados franked 1/- (2), 1901 cover with script type "Open when received / at the P.O Liverpool" handstamp on reverse and wax impressed with Liverpool Post Office seal, etc. (c.275). £250-300
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  1753-1955 Entire letters and covers including February 29th Leap Year day postmarks with 1788 entire letter from Leghorn to London bearing "FE/29" Bishop Mark and double ring c.d.s, 1840 Paid at Edin. c.d.s, etc. (8), also 1773 entire letter written by the Duke of Fife from London to Edinburgh with red circular "FREE", various Scottish postal history with U.P.P "1" handstamps (3) and town handstamps, 1907 Yoxford D65 duplex error, etc. (24). £80-100
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  Prestamp - Modern covers and cards, a large quantity all written up on pages with missort marks, various cancels, explanatory handstamps, etc. (100s). £250-300
93
  1811-78 Entire letters to Portugal with prestamp letters from Greenock (7), three handstamped boxed "Paid at / GREENOCK" in red (2) or black, other stampless letters from Hounslow or Dartmouth, and stamped letters from London franked at 1/-, 6d or 2½d rates. (12). £80-100
94
  1841-1983 Covers, cards, etc., including Scottish local cancels and dotted duplexs, perfins, squared circles, numeral cancels, undated circles, etc. (179). £150-200
95
  QV - QEII Covers and cards, a large quantity in three boxes including picture postcards, postal stationery, etc. (1,000s). £250-300
96
  1841 1d Mulready lettersheet with Paisley Land and Assessed Taxes advert, posted within Paisley (horizontal fold), and entire letter from Portree to Edinburgh (heavy vertical fold, faults) bearing a 1d black (three margins) both with black Maltese Crosses. Also an 1887 Mulready front registered from Rotherhithe to India, stamp removed. (3). £80-100
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  1843-97 Entire letters and covers addressed abroad, paid in cash (6) or bearing stamps (37), nine sent at the ½d or 1d printed matter rate, the others mainly with surface printed issues, including 1861 cover to Ipswich, Moreton Bay, Queensland, with backstamps of Brisbane and Ipswich, 1855 entire letter to India bearing embossed 1/-, etc. (43). £200-240
98
  1855-56 Covers (letters enclosed) from Dublin (4, one franked 1d + embossed 1/- with diamond 186 duplex cancels, one paid 2/2 in cash, two unpaid), Ferry Bridge (unpaid) or Milford Junction (two 4d stamps, "O15" cancels) all to Sir John Ramsden at various hotel or Poste Restante addresses in Europe, one to Corfu and redirected to Naples with disinfection slits, one to Venice and redirected to Constantinople. (6). £100-120
99
  1868-91 Stamped covers from London to France, one to Montpelier franked 3d + 2d late fee, the others all to Cognac franked 4d (8), 3d (2), 2½d (20) or 5d double rate, several with Hoster cancels. (32). £100-120
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  Fifth Clause Posts. 1821-39 Entire letters or entires (12), part entires (3) and fronts (2), with handstamps of Shaftsbury (4), Shepton Mallet, Okehampton (on Free letter), Wincanton, Bristol, Llaugharne (front) or Newcastle (under Lyne) (8), very mixed quality but some very reasonable strikes. (17). £160-180
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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