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 12
552
Click to view full image... Local Cancels - East Kilbride. 1857 Cover to Prussia with 1/- cancelled type III "EAST KILBRIDE" (a little overinked but easily readable), backstamped by part "BLANTYRE STATION" and a Glasgow c.d.s, an unusual cancel on a cover addressed abroad. Photo on Page 78. £250-300
553
Click to view full image... Local Cancels - Osborne Buildings. 1858 Stampless cover sent within Glasgow with type XVI "OSBORNE / BUILDINGS" handstamp and a Glasgow backstamp, posted unpaid but not charged, flap missing, otherwise largely fine and very unusual. Photo on Page 78. £140-160
554
Click to view full image... Local Cancels - Stockbridge. 1858 Mourning cover to Egypt with 1d + 4d pair tied by two strikes of type VII "STOCKBRIDGE" cancel, Alexandria British P.O arrival backstamp, a fine use of a Scots local cancel to an unusual destination. Photo on Page 78. £300-350
555
Click to view full image... Experimental Duplex. 1855 (Dec 14) Entire to Manchester with two 2d blues each cancelled by the scarce small "GLASGOW / 159" first type experimental duplex, code "H" at the right. Photo on Page 80. £180-200
556
  Experimental Duplex. 1856 (Jan 29) Large part entire (side flaps removed) to Govan with 1d red tied by fine small "GLASGOW / 159" first type experimental duplex, code "H" at left. Also further examples on single 1d reds (3, one an early use dated OC 24 1856). (4). £120-140
557
  Madeleine Smith Cancels. 1856-57 Entire letters (6) and a piece all with fine "159 / GLASGOW" Madeleine Smith cancels, state I (5) or state II, one on an entire to Paris franked 1856 4d, another franked 2d. (7). £100-120
558
  Experimental Duplex. 1874 (Dec 2) Entire letter with 1d red tied by the experimental duplex with distinctive Glasgow datestamp and A2 code, scarce. £80-100
559
  Duplexs. 1857-94 Entire letters, covers or cards (28) and pieces (4) including very scarce "HOPE ST GLASGOW / 159" duplex (entire letter + piece), Glasgow two and three bar barrel type duplexs, "Posted Since Last Night" duplexs (2 + 3 pieces), also duplex of Govan (3) and Maryhill, three covers bearing 2d blues. (32). £150-200
560
  Roller Cancels / NPB. 1857-91 Entire letters or wrappers sent at the printed matter rate, cancels include "159" rollers (6, including printed market reports franked 2d to Vienna or 1d to Spain, one on a turned wrapper with 1d on inside cancelled "D31"), oval "GLASGOW / NPB" datestamps (3), etc. (11). £100-120

Glasgow & Carlisle Sorting Tender
(Also See Lots 395, 462/4)

561
Click to view full image... 1871 Entire to Italy, 1/- postage + 2d late fee paid by 2d blue plate 12 + 3d deep rose plate 6 block of four cancelled "GLASGOW - CARLISLE SORTING TENDER / 159" three bar duplexs with code "3". Small cover repair below the block, otherwise fine and an exceptional franking, the 2d plate 12 scarce on cover, ex Gilbert Wheat collection. Photo on Page 80. £250-300
562
  1871-84 Entire letters all cancelled by "GLASGOW - CARLISLE SORTING TENDER / 159" duplexs, with three bars above and below 159 (7, codes 1-3) or two bars (6, various codes), one franked ½d printed matter rate, two franked 2d, two addressed to Paris franked 2½d or 3½d (2½d + 1d late fee, 1d lilac pair + 1½d venetian red), also a cover with Glasgow Sorting Tender cloth covered backstamp. (14). £160-180
563
  1871-1901 Postal stationery postcards (16) and a postcard franked 1d lilac, all with "GLASGOW - CARLISLE SORTING TENDER" cancellations comprising three bar 159 duplex code 3, two bar 159 duplexs (10, various codes) or single ring datestamps (6, codes "L" or "E"), includes 1d cards to Egypt, Mauritius, Sweden, USA, Germany (5) and France, 1d card franked ½d late fee to Belgium, ½d card uprated ½d to France, etc. (17). £160-180
564
Click to view full image... 1876 Cover with a printed advert for "Hunt & Co., Yachting Magazine, Yacht List, Signals &c" depicting a yacht at sea, posted from London to Glasgow with 1d red cancelled "ST JOHNS WOOD / 41 / B" duplex, redirected to Cheltenham with another 1d red applied and cancelled by "GLASGOW - CARLISLE / SORTING TENDER / 159" duplex code 2, backstamps include "GLASGOW / SORTING TENDER" cloth covered c.d.s, an attractive and unusual cover. Photo on Page 80. £100-120
565
  1886 Cover to Calcutta bearing a 1d lilac and 1884 1/- dull green pair cancelled by "GLASGOW - CARLISLE / SORTING TENDER / 159" duplexs, code 3, the cover a little reduced at left and base, otherwise fine with the complete address and Sea Post Office backstamp, a very scarce use of this 1/- value on cover. £150-180
566
  1890 Cover posted at Holytown, the 1d lilac cancelled by "GLASGOW / SORTING TENDER" c.d.s, a further strike on reverse alongside the Holytown c.d.s. A very unusual cancellation, this c.d.s usually only applied as a backstamp. £100-120

Maritime Mail

567
Click to view full image... 1811-1985 Postcards, ephemera, etc., the written up collection illustrating the history and development of shipping in Scotland, including rare business card of Henry Bell, Engineer of Helensburgh and inventor of the first passenger steamboat "The Comet" with a fine illustration of the steamer (dated 1811); 1825 booklet "A short narrative of facts relative to the invention and practice of steam navigation" by Patrick Miller (1825, authors inscription to Sir David Milne); 1985 labels (and artwork) commemorating William Symington, inventor of the first steamboat; 1912 and 1962 "Comet" centenary postcards or covers; 1890 permit to visit the Govan Yard; 1886-92 bills for goods carried on John Williamson Steamers (3); 1913 P.S "Glen Sannox" Trades House trip menu; 1890 Clan Line time-table; 1915-21 Clyde Coast steamboat time-tables (2); 1920 Anchor Line illustrated cover posted to USA, etc. (98+). Photo on Page 53. £200-250
568
  Transatlantic Mail. 1842-57 Stampless entire letters and covers from Glasgow to Barbados, USA (13, two to California) or Canada (3), five posted unpaid, the others all prepaid in cash with various Paid datestamps, also two covers from Canada or USA to Glasgow, ship letter and packet rates with various named ship endorsements. (19). £240-280
569
Click to view full image... Wreck of "Labrador". 1899 Cover from Canada to London franked 2c, water damaged, repaired with two differing Glasgow Post Office Officially Sealed labels, both sides with violet boxed "DAMAGED BY IMMERSION / IN SEA WATER", Glasgow and London backstamps. From the "Labrador" which ran aground on Mackenzie Rock in the Hebrides on February 28th, an unusual cover. Photo on Page 80. £180-200
570
  "Lord of the Isles". 1910 Lochgoil and Inverary Steamboat Co Ltd way-bill for 54 lambs transported from Inverary to Greenock (cost 18/6) twice handstamped violet oval "R.M.S "LORD OF THE ISLES" / 27 SEP. 1910". Also an illustrated flyer for "Cheap Afternoon Sailing through the far famed Kyles of Bute to Tighnabruaich and back for 1/-, Magnificent Steamer "Lord of The Isles", from Rothesay", and two postcards. An exceptional use of the "Lord of the Isles" cachet which is usually found applied to postcards posted on the steamer. (4). £100-120
571
  Steamer cachets. 1911-39 Picture postcards all with steamer cachets, three 1911 cards with KEVII ½d cancelled at Greenock (2) or Gourock, handstamped violet oval "CALEDONIAN STEAM PACKET / LIMITED / P.S. / DUCHESS OF / HAMILTON", "R.M.S "LORD OF THE ISLES" / 26 MAY 1911" or circular belted "POSTED ON BOARD S.S "FAIRY QUEEN" / LOCK ECK / ARGYLLSHIRE", and a 1939 card with KGVI 1d cancelled at Glasgow and partial oval "WILLIAMSON BUCHANAN STEAMERS / T.S "KING / 19 JUL 1939 / (EDWARD")" in black. (4). £150-180
572
Click to view full image... Grangemouth. 1862 Cover to Glasgow franked 1d, landed at Grangemouth with boxed "SHIP LETTER" (Rob. S3) on the front and a Grangemouth backstamp, the 1d red cancelled in Falkirk, charged 6d as an unpaid ship letter, very unusual and scarce. Photo on Inside Back Cover. £550-600
573
Click to view full image... Greenock. 1838 (July 7) Entire letter from Montreal to Glasgow sent on the brig "Isabella", found enclosed within another letter and sent to the Dead Letter Office in London, finally posted a month later. Endorsed "DLO 11/8/38, Taken out of a Greenock ship letter addressed to Capt. James C. Murray R.N Glasgow & refused", charged 1/3½, with London and Glasgow backstamps, very unusual. Photo on Page 80. £120-150
574
Click to view full image... Peterhead. c.1786 Entire to Port Glasgow, probably from the USA, endorsed "P. Capt Bogg Q.D.C", handstamped "PETER / HEAD" (AB406, recorded 1752-91) with separate "SHIP • LETTER" handstamp below, a 7d charge altered to 10d, backstamped with a red Bishop Mark of Edinburgh. A remarkable newly discovered ship letter handstamp, clearly predating the named straight line ship letter handstamp briefly recorded in 1792. This is now the fourth different ship letter handstamp recorded from this small port, but all are very rare, this newly discovered item probably unique. Photo on Inside Back Cover. £1,500-1,800
575
Click to view full image... Troon. 1912 Denmark 5ore postcard uprated 5ore, sent from the Faroe Islands to Germany, cancelled at Thorshavn, with a "TROON" c.d.s and boxed "SHIP LETTER / TROON" (Rob. S2), a fine card from the Faroes. Photo on Page 80. £250-300

Edinburgh

576
Click to view full image... 1787 Entire letter from Rotterdam to Edinburgh endorsed "per favr Capt Brown, W.G.P", handstamped red "EDINBURGH / SHIP: LRE" with "MY/17" Bishop Mark on reverse, charged 2d (1d postage + 1d ship charge). An unusually fine strike of the scarce first type Ship Letter handstamp of Edinburgh. Photo on Inside Back Cover. £800-1,000
577
Click to view full image... 1890 Norway 10ore postcard posted from Bergen to Broughty Ferry, with octagonal framed "SHIP LETTER" (Rob. S3), minor crease, otherwise fine. Photo on Page 80. £150-180
578
Click to view full image... 1891 Iceland 8aur postcard to Holland with octagonal framed "SHIP LETTER" (Rob. S3) and Amsterdam arrival datestamp, the stamp uncancelled, no message, very fine. Photo on Page 80. £100-120

Leith

579
Click to view full image... 1803 (Sep 26) Entire letter from Lerwick to Hull with two fine oval "Ship Letter / (crown) / LEITH" handstamps (Rob S1), charged 1/2, address panel reduced at left edge, still very attractive. Photo on Page 83. £150-180
580
Click to view full image... 1811 (Oct 8) Entire letter from Lerwick to Edinburgh charged 5d, with red oval "Ship Letter / (crown) / LEITH" (S1) and Edinburgh c.d.s. A fine and scarce letter from the Shetlands, this ship letter only recorded by Robertson in red in 1811. Photo on Page 83. £300-350
581
Click to view full image... 1821 (Aug 1) Entire letter from Quebec to Edinburgh charged 8d, with green oval "SHIP LETTER / (crown) / SE 17 PM / 1821 / LEITH" datestamp (S4) and red Edinburgh c.d.s, light file fold, otherwise fine and scarce, this ship letter datestamp only recorded in green in 1821, very unusually with "AM" overstamped "PM" within the datestamp. Photo on Page 83. £350-400
582
Click to view full image... 1823 (Oct 21) Entire letter from Hamburg to Sir James Erskine in Edinburgh (concerning difficulties over shipping some pictures) with green "LEITH / SHIP LETTER" (S5) and a matching Leith backstamp, charged 8d, increased to 1/1 upon redirection to Torry with light red "POSTAGE / TO / EDINBURGH / NOT PAID". Photo on Page 83. £240-280
583
Click to view full image... 1829 (Sep 11) Entire letter from the Shetland Bank in Lerwick to the Royal Bank of Scotland in Edinburgh with a fine blue-green "LEITH / SHIP LETTER" (S5) and a matching Leith backstamp, charged 2/1. A fine letter from the Shetlands. Photo on Page 83. £240-280
584
Click to view full image... 1833 (Jan 12) Entire letter from the Shetland Bank in Lerwick to the Royal Bank of Scotland in Edinburgh with green oval "SHIP LETTER / JA 18 1833 / LEITH" (S6), charged 1/5. Light vertical file fold, otherwise a fine and scarce Shetland letter, this ship letter datestamp only recorded in green in 1833. Photo on Page 83. £240-280
585
Click to view full image... 1838 (Nov 10) Entire letter from Hamburg to Penicuick "per Leith Steamer" with Hamburg Schiffs Briefpost c.d.s, superb blue oval "SHIP LETTER / 15 NO 1838 / LEITH" (S6) and matching "Addl / ½", a "1" penny post charge mark applied, charged 1/5. Photo on Page 83. £200-250
586
Click to view full image... 1840 (Aug 8) Entire letter from Hamburg to Penicuick "per City of Hamburgh" with Hamburg Schiffs Briefpost c.d.s and blue undated oval "SHIP LETTER / LEITH" (S6), a matching Leith c.d.s on reverse, charged 8d. A fine entire, the latest recorded use of this ship letter handstamp in blue. Photo on Page 83. £200-250
587
Click to view full image... 1849 (Nov 10) Entire letter from Hamburg to Edinburgh "pr Leith Steamer" with Hamburg c.d.s and senders cachet, red Leith c.d.s and black undated oval "SHIP LETTER / LEITH" (S7), charged 6d. Light file folds, otherwise fine and scarce, the first recorded year of use of this scarce ship letter handstamp, which has larger lettering than the previous oval type. Photo on Page 86. £220-260
588
Click to view full image... 1896 (June 3) 10a + 10a Iceland reply card posted from Reykjavik to England, the message concerning the use of reply cards, the unused reply half still attached, with fine "LEITH SHIP LETTER" c.d.s (S8, June 19). Robertson illustrates a similar postcard sent to the same address on the same day. Very fine. Photo on Page 86. £120-150

Glasgow

589
  1789 Entire letter from Grenada to Scotland with reasonable "PT GLASGO / SHIP LRE", charged 3d, a bill of lading for fifty hogsheads of Muscovado Sugar shipped on the "Fame" enclosed, light file folds. Also a 1790 entire letter from Grenada to Glasgow endorsed "pr the Fame Captn Leitch QDC", privately carried, file fold. (2). £80-100
590
  1862-87 Entire letter, covers and a card from Canada (3) or USA (3) handstamped four line "GLASGOW PACKET / COL. PAID" (Rob. P3, in blue) or "GLASGOW PACKET / PAID" (2, Rob. P1) datestamps, or oval "PACKET LETTER / GLASGOW" datestamps (3), the stampless 1862 cover with a Montreal Paid datestamp and "PAID 6d Stg" in red, an 1863 cover with Canada 12½c pen cancelled and red circular "HEATHCOTE / C.W" with manuscript date. (6). £150-180

WORLDWIDE AIR MAILS
(Also See Lots 843, 940, 1021, 1038, 1092)

Featuring further covers & ephemera from the John Oliver Collection.

591
  1920-39 Pre-war air mail covers from the Alistair Kennedy collection, virtually all commercial, including early Europe routes, Pacific islands, 1933 Siam "Air Gram" sent by its inventor R.B Jackson, Baghdad-Cairo R.A.F service, underpaid mail, Egypt, British Army of the Rhine, Bahamas and USA combination franking paying internal U.S air mail, etc., some written up on pages. (110). £250-300
592
Click to view full image...Click to view full image... 1939-45 Wartime air mails, the Alistair Kennedy collection written up on pages illustrating the various alterations to air routes and rates due to the war, with returned and service suspended mail, forces covers, transatlantic routes to South or North America, transpacific, horseshoe route, mail via China, LATI, Europe and Africa routes, explanatory cachets, AV2 covers, O.A.T, Clipper flights, Djibouti blockade flight, Palestine, far east, etc. (145). Photo on Page 86. £600-800
593
  1939-45 Wartime air mails including mail from China flown by B.O.A.C via India and Egypt (13), Burma, transpacific routes, mail flown via China or Hong Kong, Djibouti blockade flight, O.A.T, forces mail, LATI, etc. (81). £200-250
594
  1946-64 Covers, mainly commercial but with a few first flights, including China "FLIGHT DELAYED" bilingual cachet, Macau, Zanzibar, Jamaica, Cayman Islands, etc., a few written up on pages. (50). £70-80
595
  British South American Airways. 1946-49 Covers, photos and ephemera, the interesting collection comprising photographs of aircraft (47); covers from G.B, Argentina (22), Chile (3), Jamaica or Uruguay (6); and ephemera with unused air letter, luggage labels (6), air travellers dictionary, route map, leaflets giving fares, freight rates or time-tables (9), also books on the airline or its philately by S. & I. Otterway or R. Beith. An interesting lot. (100). £500-600

Imperial Airways Crash Covers

596
  "City of Khartoum". 1935 (Dec 23) Cover from Lerwick, Shetland Islands, to New Zealand bearing two 1/- stamps, a third washed off, enclosed within an ambulance envelope from the Sydney Dead Letter Office with Sydney Air Mail c.d.s (17 Jan 1936), an enclosed G.P.O Sydney letter of the same date explaining its recovery from the "City of Khartoum" lost in the Mediterranean Sea. (2). £80-100
597
  "Scipio". 1936 Covers to the USA, from Calcutta bearing India 2a + 3a6p (a third stamp washed off) with "DAMAGED BY / SEA WATER" on reverse, or from Melbourne with "Not in Air Mail" and boxed "DAMAGED BY SEA / WATER". An unusual destination for mail from this crash. (2). £120-150
598
  "Scipio". 1936 Covers from New Zealand or Hong Kong to England, or Egypt to France, all with the stamps washed off, handstamped "Accident d'Avion" or "DAMAGED BY / SEA WATER" (2); cover from Iraq to England bearing 3f + 20f (another stamp washed off) with boxed "DAMAGED BY WATER"; and a cover from Egypt to Germany franked 10m (other stamps washed off) with Munich Post Office explanatory label on reverse. (5). £200-250
599
Click to view full image... "Boadicea". 1936 Cover from London to Kenya, stained and the stamps washed off, handstamped violet "DELAYED SALVED / FROM BOADICEA" with a Nairobi c.d.s (Nov 9), the reverse handstamped red "SERVICE POSTAL FRANCAIS / Correspondance retardee par suite / du naufrage d'un Avion / Reconstitue par le Service Francais / NE PAS TAXER", French officially sealed labels tied by a Gilgil c.d.s. The Boadicea disappeared in the English Channel on September 25th, this cover from the first mail bag to be found a month later on the beach at Cucq. A fine and scarce cover to Kenya. Photo on Page 86. £200-250
600
Click to view full image... "Boadicea". 1936 Cover from Scotland to Maginda, Northern Rhodesia, the stamp washed off, handstamped red "SERVICE POSTAL FRANCAIS / Correspondance retardee par suite / du naufrage d'un Avion / Reconstitue par le Service Francais / NE PAS TAXER". A fine and scarce Boadicea crash cover to Northern Rhodesia. Photo on Page 86. £250-300
601
Click to view full image... "Boadicea". 1936 (Sep 23) Cover with enclosed letter from London to Juba, Sudan, the stamp washed off, backstamped red "SERVICE POSTAL FRANCAIS / Correspondance retardee par suite / du naufrage d'un Avion / Reconstitue par le Service Francais / NE PAS TAXER", backstamped at Juba (Nov 4). A fine and scarce Boadicea crash cover to Sudan. Photo on Page 86. £250-300
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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