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 11
502
  1d Blacks / Maltese Crosses. 1840 (May 29) - 1844 (June 20) Entires and entire letters bearing 1d blacks (3) or 1d reds (5) with Maltese Cross cancels in red (2) or black (6), the 1d blacks comprising GH plate 2 (four margins, tiny scrape on "Y" of PENNY, used May 29) and JB plate 1b (four margins, close upper right) with red crosses, and LL plate 3 (three margins, fault lower right), the June 20th 1844 entire letter a very late use of a Maltese cross a month after the introduction of numeral cancels. (8). £300-350
503
Click to view full image... Experimental Duplex. 1855 (Sep 26) Entire letter to Edinburgh with 1d red tied by "LEITH / SE 1855" first type experimental duplex, which unusually did not include the day of the month, only recorded July - October 1855, rare so fine. Photo on Page 76. £130-160
504
  Experimental Duplex. 1856 Entire letters with 1d reds tied by the second type Leith experimental duplex (with central code and the day included in the date), fine strikes with codes "F" or "X", one with "Too Late" backstamp, pressed file fold through one stamp, otherwise superb. Recorded October 1855 - May 1856, scarce in this quality. (2). £120-150
505
  Experimental Duplex. 1856-57 Entire letters and entires with 1d reds cancelled by the final type Leith experimental duplex (with "221" above the c.d.s), codes "X" (2) or "+". (3). £100-120
506
  1814-1970 Entire letters, covers, cards (60) and a few pieces with a good range of Leith duplex and single ring datestamps and "221" obliterators, several covers to Norway or Sweden, registered mail, 1814 "Leith Commercial List" detailing all goods shipped to or from Leith and ships to or from Leith and Grangemouth, 1835-36 invoices sent by carrier endorsed "One cask one part" or "2 chests 1 Box 1 Bag & Package 1 Keg", etc. (60+). £100-120

Glasgow Postal History
(Also See Lots 589, 590)

507
  1743-99 Entire letters with "GLASGOW" circular framed handstamps including woodblock type (a good strike but address panel missing), 1749-50 18mm (2) and 20mm types, and later larger handstamps, one 1790 letter prepaid to France. (15). £120-140
508
  1800-30 Entire letters and entires with Glasgow datestamps comprising two line types (3), boxed dated mileage marks (3), circular double ring 405-G datestamps (38, various types), etc. (49). £150-200
509
  c.1809-1958 Covers, cards, etc., with prestamp and 1d red covers and letters, picture postcards including 1938 exhibition (19), 1911 exhibition photos (9), labels for the 1901 or 1911 exhibition (6), 1905 Kelvin Bridge parcel post label franked 3d, etc. (c.130). £100-120
510
  1826-27 Entire letters from Glasgow to Edinburgh marked "2½oz" and charged 5/10½, or "5oz" and charged 11/8½ (2), one with Glasgow 405-E datestamp error. Also 1825 entire letter from Glasgow to Liverpool marked "1¾oz" and charged 6/5½, and an 1836 entire letter from London to Edinburgh marked "1¾oz" and charged 7/7½. Five unusually heavy letters showing high postal rates. (5). £100-120
511
  Receiving Offices. 1826-48 Entire letters and entires with straight line Anderston (3, two in blue), Anderston Walk, Alexandria (2, in red), Arrochar (2, one in red), Broomielaw, Exchange (2), boxed Anderston, circular undated St. Rollox R.H in blue, circular Glasgow E.X datestamps used at Exchange in red (5) or black (3). Also 1859 entire with Port Eglinton Road single arc datestamp on reverse. (22). £160-180
512
  Penny Posts. 1828-34 Entire letters or entires with first type "GLASGOW / Penny Post" (GW250) handstamp (7, three in combination with "BOTHWELL / PENNY POST", red "STRATHBLANE / PENNY POST" or blue "LENNOXTOWN / PENNY POST"), or later "GLASGOW / PENNY POST" handstamps, types GW252 (6, two with "STIRLING / PENNY POST" or "AIRDRIE"), 254 (2), 256 (2), 258 (2), twelve with boxed receiving house numbers (6, 10, 12, 15 or 18), six with charge marks "1" (2) or "2" (4). Also an entire letter with blue "LENNOXTOWN / PENNY POST". (22). £250-300
513
  Penny Post - Bellshill. 1831 Entire letter with "GLASGOW / Penny Post" (GW250), backstamped "BELLSHILL / (crown) / P.O" intaglio mailbag seal handstamp (LK20) used at the penny post receiving office. The first recorded date of use of this unusual handstamp, vertical fold, otherwise fine. £100-120
514
  Additional ½ / Charge Marks. 1817-40 Entire letters with "Addl / ½" or "½" handstamps (15, GW 200/220, two in blue), "1" local post charges (2), and an unpaid 1840 entire letter with "2" charge mark (GW230), also 1839 (Dec 16) entire from London to Glasgow sent during the Uniform 4d Post period with manuscript "4" charge. (19). £100-120
515
  Missent Handstamps. 1827-42 Entire letters, entire, cover and a free front, four with "MISSENT / TO GLASGOW" (GW180), applied to letters from Alloa to Tayfield, Rome to Hamilton, Cumbernauld to Falkirk (with "Glasgow Penny Post" handstamp) and a front from London to Bath (also with manuscript "Missent to" alongside "JOHNSTONE"); two others with boxed "MISSENT / TO / GLASGOW" on a free letter (one side flap removed) from Reading to Kirkcaldy redirected to Edinburgh, or on a cover from The Hague to St. Boswells. (6). £220-260
516
  Explanatory Handstamps / Inspectors Mark. 1821-1910 Entire letters, entires and covers including 1821-25 circular framed "TOO / LATE" (3, GW168), framed scroll type "TOO LATE" (3), 1842 "V (crown) R" inspectors mark (GW1926), "MORE TO PAY" (3, two types), and a small 1910 cover (with enclosed wedding invitation) handstamped by a Glasgow c.d.s and boxed "FOUND AT GLASGOW / WITHOUT ADDRESS". (10). £140-160
517
  Uniform 4d Post. 1839 (Dec 17) Entire letter to Edinburgh with fine handstruck "4" in black, light vertical fold, otherwise fine. £80-100
518
  1d Black. 1840 (Oct 7) Entire letter to Manchester bearing a 1d black, HF plate 2, four good margins, tied by a red Maltese Cross, Glasgow backstamp, fine. £100-120
519
  1842-53 Entire letters bearing imperf 1841 2d blue singles (2, one with four margins) or pairs (3, one with four margins, another with left stamp just touched at one corner but otherwise full margins), two with Maltese Cross cancels, a few cover faults. (5). £120-150
520
Click to view full image... 1865 Cover franked 1d from Glasgow to Lockerbie, twice handstamped octagonal boxed "RECEIVED OPEN / & RE-SEALED / AT P.O GLASGOW", one strike applied across the open flap to show it was unsealed, a further strike on the reverse, sealed by wax impressed "GLASGOW / (crown) / P.O", fine and unusual. Photo on Page 76. £120-150
521
  1869 Cover franked 1d, with "frying pan" type "ABOVE OZ / MORE TO PAY / GLASGOW", charged 2d, closed tear at right, fine appearance. £80-100
522
Click to view full image... Returned Letter Branch. 1879 Cover from Falkirk to Glasgow franked 1d, redirected to Edinburgh, with small double oval "RETURNED / GLASGOW / LETTER BRANCH" handstamp, very scarce. Photo on Page 76. £100-120
523
  Returned Letter Branch. 1887-1905 Covers and cards to Glasgow, returned or redirected, all with crowned oval "GLASGOW / RETURNED LETTER BRANCH" datestamps in violet (2) or black (3), one 1888 cover from Geelong, Victoria, cards from USA, Hong Kong or Finland. Other handstamps include red "NO SUCH STREET IN GLASGOW", "FIRM NOT KNOWN" and "INSUFFICIENT ADDRESS". (5). £100-120
524
  Incoming Mail. 1811-55 Letters, covers and cards to Glasgow including two 1867 entire letters from Bombay to W.S Davidson & Co bearing India 8p + 2a orange + 4a, or 1867 6a8p slate (also associated bills of lading and G.B letters), 1877 cover from Rangoon bearing India 1876 6a, 1846 entire letter from Tasmania with red Hobart Town crowned datestamp, WW2 forces mail, 1945 underpaid India air mail cover charged 1/1½ with red boxed "O.A.T", etc. (48+). £150-200

Paid Handstamps

525
  1800-13 Entire letters with circular "POST / PAID" type GW138 (2) or oval "PAID / AT GLASGOW" type GW140 (8), also an 1828 entire letter with boxed "PAID / AT GLASGOW" (GW146), all fine strikes, one to Portugal, two to Wilson's in Bannockburn. (11). £180-200
526
  1816-19 Entire letters with boxed "PAID / AT / GLASGOW" in black, types GW142 or GW144 (3), all fine strikes, type GW142 a rare early use in 1816. (4). £100-120
527
  1819-37 Entire letters addressed abroad, all with boxed "PAID / AT / GLASGOW" type GW144 in black (7) or red (7), to Italy, France (9), Germany (2) or Portugal (2). (14). £100-120
528
  1829-37 Entire letters all with boxed "PAID / AT GLASGOW", types GW144 in black (8) or red (4), GW146 in red (2), or GW142 in red (2) or black (in combination with red GW144), one cover with "TO PAY / ONE PENNY" handstamp applied in error in Edinburgh and crossed out, mainly fine strikes, types GW142 and 146 uncommon. (17). £180-200
529
  1832-33 Entire letters with boxed "PAID at / GLASGOW" type GW142, the first in red, the second in black with a matching "EXCHANGE" handstamp and red "PAID / AT / GLASGOW" (GW144). Unusually fine strikes of this elusive handstamp, the second suggesting it was applied at the Exchange office. Also 1832 front with the rare boxed "PAID at / GLASGOW" (GW148) in red. (3). £120-150
530
  1832-34 Entire letters with boxed "PAID at / GLASGOW" type GW142, the first in red, the second in black with a matching "EXCHANGE" handstamp and red "PAID / AT / GLASGOW" (GW144). Unusually fine strikes of this elusive handstamp, the second suggesting it was applied at the Exchange office. Also 1838 entire with the rare boxed "PAID at / GLASGOW" (GW148) in red. (3). £150-180
531
  1837-39 Entire letters with black boxed "PAID AT / GLASGOW / EXCHANGE" type GW364, two also with red boxed "PAID / AT / GLASGOW", the other to Italy with a boxed Paid datestamp. An elusive mark. (3). £120-150
532
  1838-51 Entire letters or entires (also a front) with Paid datestamps, comprising boxed types (13), ten sided types (12), or circular double arc types with "Paid" above the date (5) or at the base (2). Also 1874-99 covers with single ring Paid datestamps (6) or ordinary c.d.s applied in red to denote prepayment on 1874 election papers (2), and three later items. (43). £180-220
533
  1840-61 Entire letters addressed abroad all with Paid handstamps comprising boxed types (6), ten sided types (5), circular double arc datestamp with "Paid" above date, or single ring c.d.s (2), one disinfected letter to Syria, others to France (7), Italy (2), Germany, Spain (2) or Finland. (14). £160-200
534
Click to view full image... Uniform Penny Postage. 1840 (Jan 16-27) Entire letters with red boxed "PAID AT / 1 / GLASGOW" (GW152) and Paid datestamps, a scarce mark, used infrequently in January-June 1840 only, the first an unusually fine strike. (2). Photo on Page 76. £240-280

Late Fees

535
  1845-47 Entire letters (5) and a piece with postage paid by a single imperf 1d red, the late fee paid in cash, all with the tiny "GLASGOW / L" datestamp (only used with date in 1844-47), one with "TOO LATE" backstamp. (6). £150-180
536
  1845-48 Stampless entire letters and a front to Edinburgh all with 2d postage and a late fee paid in cash, all handstamped with the tiny "GLASGOW / L", the first three dated, undated on the final 1848 letter, all fine. (4). £100-120
537
  1846-47 Stampless entire letters to France or Italy with 10d postage and a late fee paid in cash, both with the small "GLASGOW / L" datestamp, fine and unusual. (2). £120-150
538
  1847 Entire letter to Quebec paid 1/2 postage and 1848 cover to USA paid 1/- postage, both with the postage and a late fee paid in cash, with small "GLASGOW / L" handstamps, the first dated, the second without date, fine and unusual. (2). £100-120
539
  1849-51 Entires with 1d postage + 3d late fee paid by two imperf 2d blues, or imperf 1d single + strip of three, all with small undated "GLASGOW / L". All three with a vertical file fold through one stamp, nevertheless scarce examples of the 3d late fee for posting within ten minutes of the despatch of the mails. (3). £120-150
540
  1850-54 Entire letters or entires (10) and a part entire with 1d postage + 1d late fee paid by two imperf 1d reds (9) or 2d blue (2), all with small undated "GLASGOW / L". (11). £250-300
541
  1852-56 Entire letters and an entire with 1d late fee paid by a 1d red, the 1852 entire to USA with 4/8 postage paid in cash and 1856 entire letter to Toronto paid 8d postage in cash (file folds), the other 1855 entire letter to Canada with the postage unpaid, handstamped "7d" and "10d Cy", all three with small undated "GLASGOW / L". (3). £150-180
542
  1854-56 Entire letters and a cover with 1d postage + 1d late fee paid by two perforated 1d reds, all with small undated "GLASGOW / L" (most no longer with any sign of the "L"), all fine. (6). £140-160
543
Click to view full image...Click to view full image... 1854-57 Entire letters to London all with postage + 3d late fee (for posting within ten minutes of the despatch of the mails) paid by stamps, 1d postage + 3d late fee paid by two 2d blues, or 2d postage + 3d late fee paid by five 1d reds or 1d + 2d (2), all with small undated "GLASGOW / L" (two without any sign of the "L"), three fine and very scarce 3d late fee entires. (3). Photo on Page 76. £300-400
544
Click to view full image... Madeleine Smith. 1855-56 Entires with postage + 1d late fee paid by two 1d reds, a 2d blue, or 1d + 2d, all three with superb "159 / GLASGOW" Madeleine Smith cancels and small undated "GLASGOW" handstamp (without any sign of the "L"). (3). Photo on Page 78. £180-200
545
  Madeleine Smith. 1856-57 Entire letters from the same correspondence to Manchester with postage + 1d late fee paid by a 2d blue, two 1d reds, or 1d + 2d, all with small undated "GLASGOW" handstamp (without any sign of the "L"), the first two with superb "159 / GLASGOW" Madeleine Smith cancels. (3). £150-180
546
  1856 Entire letters to Paris both with the late fee paid by a 1d red, the postage unpaid, charged 8 decimes upon arrival, both with small undated "GLASGOW" (without any sign of the "L"), one with a fine "159 / GLASGOW" Madeleine Smith cancel, the other incorrectly handstamped "INSUFFICIENTLY / STAMPED" in London, the 1d red paying the late fee being mistaken for part payment of the postage, both fine and unusual. (2). £150-180
547
Click to view full image... 1856 Entire letter to New York with 1/- postage paid in cash and 3d late fee (for posting within ten minutes of departure of the mails) paid by a 1d vertical strip of three, small undated "GLASGOW" handstamp (without any sign of the "L"), a fine and very scarce 3d late fee on a transatlantic letter. Photo on Page 78. £140-160

Cancellations

548
  Local Cancels & Backstamps. 1852-59 Entire letters or covers (13) and pieces (2), with cancellations tying 1d reds on cover comprising boxed type VIII "ANDERSTON", "COWCADDENS" and "OLD KILPATRICK", pieces bearing 1d red pairs cancelled poor circular type XX "PARKHEAD" or 2d blue strip of three cancelled type VIII "COWCADDENS", and backstamps on covers or entire letter including type I "COWCADDENS", type III "BLANTYRE STATION" (2), "EAST KILBRIDE" and "WHITEVALE", type VIII "POLLOCKSHAWS", "KELVINHAUGH" and "SHETTLESTONE", etc. (15). £250-300
549
Click to view full image... Local Cancels & Backstamps. 1848-59 Entire letters or covers with handstamps of various city offices used as cancellations (12) or backstamps (13), cancels comprising type II "PORTLAND / STREET", type V "GORDON STREET" (3), type XIII "SAUCHIHALL", type XVI "OSBORNE / BUILDING", type XVIII "ARGYLL / STREET", "CROWN / STREET", "BRIDGE / STREET" (2), "HOPE / STREET", "QUEEN / STREET", also a 1d pair with central type XVII "GALLOWGATE" cancel. (26). Photo on Page 78. £200-240
550
  Local Cancels - Queen Street. 1855-57 Entires to the USA (2) bearing embossed 1/- (one cut to shape, the other cut square but with faults), cover bearing two 2d blues (cover folds) and pieces bearing 2d blue or 1856 4d (S.G. 63), all with boxed type XVIII "QUEEN / STREET" cancels, unusual uses. (5). £120-150
551
Click to view full image... Local Cancels - Queen Street. 1857 Prices Current franked at the 1d rate to St. Petersburg, with superb type XVIII "QUEEN / STREET" cancel, missent to Liverpool, incorrectly sorted with "AMERICA / LIVERPOOL" backstamp and a "2" charge mark applied and crossed out, various rates, a very unusual use to Russia but apparently put into the U.S mails. Photo on Page 78. £150-180
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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