G.B & Worldwide Stamps and Postal History (Auction number 49) Day 1
Auctioneer: Argyll Etkin Limited Location: London
Contact: Tel: 0207 930 6100 Fax: 0207 494 288
Date: 10th March 2022 Time: 10:30AM
Details: Please contact the office for sale details.
Please note new locations: Great Connaught Rooms,
61-65 Great Queen Street, London, WC2B 5DA
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Auction Lots - Page 10
  c.1911-24 Watermarked paper, two pieces (each 208x239mm) watermarked "SPECIAL POSTAGE PAPER / LONDON" with trial perforations or roulettes; and two pieces (444x321mm or 222x250mm) both with the 1924 Block Cypher watermark. Very unusual. (4). £160-200
Click to view full image... 1912 1d Scarlet, die 2 Downey Head imperforate paper trial block of twelve (6x2) on John Allen special finish paper, margin at left, light crease to upper row, an attractive block. S.G. £1,680. Photo on Page 78. £250-300
  1918-51 KGV and KGVI Selection including 1934 re-engraved 2/6 - 10/- mint, 1934 Photogravure issue 10d Y36 control blocks (3) and 1/- Z36 control block all mounted mint, 1951 used 2/6 and 10/- blocks of four and £1 vertical strip of four, £1 mint pair, also Morocco Agencies Bradbury Wilkinson 2/6 minor re-entry used. S.G. £1,400+. (30 + 4 control blocks). £200-240
  First Day Cover. 1929 (May 10) Postal Union Congress ½d - 2½d blocks of four applied to two separate registered covers (with ½d + 2½d blocks, or 1d + 1½d blocks) posted on the First Day of Issue from London E.C to Sutton Coldfield. Horizontal creases near the base of the covers well away from the stamps and one cover with small paperclip rust mark at left, otherwise fine, unusual F.D.Cs. (2). £300-350
Click to view full image...Click to view full image...Click to view full image... 1934 Re-engraved 2/6 - 10/- set of three unmounted mint, well centred, very fine. S.G. 450/2, £1,000. (3). Photo on Page 74. £280-320
  1935 Silver Jubilee ½d - 2½d, unmounted mint selection in an album comprising ½d (368), 1d (225), 1½d (101) and 2½d (97), with many blocks and some controls. S.G. £1,600. (791). £160-200
Click to view full image... 1948 Olympic Games 6d, large photographic essay on card (270x170mm) with an original photograph of the designer Stanley D. Scott at work with this same photographic essay in front of him, and the Waterlow house magazine "Wands" for Sept. 1948 with this photo reproduced on the cover. Also a Harrison & Sons presentation card bearing the four Olympic stamps with the designer's names beneath, and an unused 6d air letter. Scott was working for Waterlow when he designed the 6d stamp in open competition, winning a 200 Guineas prize, the actual stamps being printed by Harrisons. A unique photographic essay and supporting photos, from the estate of Stanley D. Scott (see lot 766). (5). Photo on Page 80. £300-400
  1948 Olympic Games, proofs of the ticket design and folder for series tickets, and a die proof in black on white wove paper of the "XIVth Olympiad London 1948" design used on the tickets. A unique group, printed by Waterlows, from the papers of Stanley D. Scott (see lot 766). (3). £80-100
  1952-61 Stamp size photographs of various unadopted artwork, comprising 1952 Wilding definitives (3), and commemorative designs for the 1958 Commonwealth Games (3) or 1961 Post Office Savings Bank Centenary. An interesting group, probably the only surviving record of these unadopted designs, from the papers of the Waterlow artist Stanley D. Scott (see lot 766). (7 photos). £160-220
  1952-2021 Unmounted mint collection comprising commemoratives, definitives, miniature sheets, Prestige and Greetings booklets, Post & Go Packs, some definitive booklets, all 1971-89 commemoratives in blocks of four, all decimal issues apparently complete, also the 2012 Gold Medal Winners collection. The extensive lot in nine albums includes 1st Class stamps (c.1,880), 2nd Class (c.200), Europe (c.50) and £1+ stamps (c.600, values up to £10), also a few special delivery and signed for stamps. A fine lot, high face value. (1,000). £1,500-1,800
  1963-2004 High value definitives, unmounted mint positional blocks and pairs in an album comprising 1963 and 1967 Castles plate blocks, 2/6 - £1 Machin plate blocks, 1970-77 10p - £1 plate blocks, 1977-88 photogravure large size £1.30 - £5 traffic light gutter pairs and plate blocks, 1988-99 Castles £1-£5 1st - 4th issues all in central gutter blocks and corner or marginal blocks of four, 1993 £10 plate blocks (2), 2003 £2 deep blue-green corner block of six including missing "£" error, all superb. Face value £540. S.G. £2,500. (65 blocks + 8 pairs). £500-600
  1965 Commonwealth Arts Festival, two pieces of wove paper with black prints of the dancers used for the two issued stamps, one with an additional unadopted design, both signed in pencil by David Gentleman; and a print of the Queens head in silhouette form signed in ink by Gentleman. Also a large photo of an unadopted 1963 Christmas design, and a pencil sketch of buildings and a double arch on tracing paper initialled "DG". An interesting group of items by David Gentleman. (5). £150-180
  1971 3p Ultramarine Machin with two phosphor bands, upper right corner marginal strip of three, variety imperforate, superb unmounted mint. S.G. X855b, £300 (as a pair). £80-100
  1982 Youth Organisations, preliminary drawings of a Boys Brigade drummer, one very similar to the design used in the issued 15½p stamp, both signed by the designer Brian Sanders. (2). £80-100
  1984 Europa, ten unadopted stamp size designs applied to card (205x260mm) with notes on "Europa" and "Mercury", signed by Fritz Wegner, who drew one of the adopted designs. £150-180
  1984 British Council, artist's sketches and drawings by Brian Sanders in pencil (35, including issued designs) or watercolour (19, including issued designs), photographic proofs (29, most stamp size including four colour proofs of the issued stamps), also artwork for the First Day Cover (8), FDCs (11), P.H.Q Cards (8) and the issued stamps in blocks all signed by Sanders, with various letters from Sanders to Dr Latto. A unique and interesting group in an album; S.G. incorrectly attribute the design of this issue to F. Newell and J. Sorrell. (90+). £600-700
  First Day Covers. 1924-2003 Covers, mainly predecimal with many illustrated covers, earlier F.D.Cs include 1924 (Apr. 23) Empire Exhibition pair with the Exhibition slogan cancel, 1929 (May 10) PUC ½d - 2½d with London c.d.s, illustrated envelopes for 1940 Stamp Centenary, 1946 Victory, 1948 Olympics, 1949 U.P.U, 1957 Parliamentary Conference, 1958 Commonwealth Games, 1961 Savings Bank, etc., a few covers signed. (245). £600-700
  First Day Covers. 1967-2006 Covers comprising commemoratives, definitives, regional issues and Machin miniature sheets and booklet panes, the decimal issues probably complete, in ten F.D.C albums. Also 1952-2014 issues used in three albums, virtually complete including miniature sheets, and used duplicates in a further six albums or stockbooks and on pages. (1,000s). £150-200
  1992-98 Benham Silk covers with special cancels, including Railways, etc. (288). Also R.A.F flown covers, some signed (36), WW2 commemorative covers, 1984-86 Antarctic Expedition covers, New Zealand Benham Silk covers (121), a few Concorde covers, etc. (c.500). £200-250
  First Day Covers. 1996-2011 Coin F.D.Cs produced by Royal Mail, unaddressed covers with F.D.C postmarks and special 50p, £1, £2 or £5 coins including Millennium, Scottish Parliament, Northern Ireland regionals, 2002 World Cup Football, Commonwealth Games, 2009 Robert Burns, 2004 Entente Cordiale, 2005 60th Anniversary of Victory and numerous royal events. (47). £160-200
  Jersey, Guernsey, Alderney, Isle of Man. Extensive unmounted mint and fine used collection in ten albums, with booklets (including prestige booklets up to 2009) and miniature sheets, considerable face value. Also G.B stamps and F.D.Cs in five albums including a 1d black (3 margins). (1,000s). £160-200

Officials, Postal Fiscals & Postage Dues
(Also See Lots 644, 660/3)

Click to view full image... Admiralty Official. 1904 O.H.M.S Cover from Portsmouth to Southampton franked KEVII 1d Admiralty Official, small opening tear at upper edge, otherwise fine, an uncommon stamp on cover. Photo on Page 80. £200-240
  Board of Education. 1903-04 Pieces (124) bearing KEVII Board of Education ½d (62) or 1d (149), twenty one pieces with a combination of ½d and 1d overprints, one piece with a 1d overprint in combination with an unoverprinted 1d, some pairs, strips and blocks including ½d blocks of four (2, on a single piece) and 1d blocks of four (4) and six, various cancels. S.G. £9,495. (211 stamps on 124 pieces). £300-350
Click to view full image... Government Parcels. 1883 9d Dull green used with "BRORA" single arc c.d.s, good colour, fine. S.G. O63, £1,200. Photo on Page 74. £120-150
Click to view full image... Office of Works. 1896 1d Lilac fine mint, lightly mounted, "Richter" expert handstamp on reverse. S.G. O33, £500. Photo on Page 76. £150-180
Click to view full image... Office of Works. 1901 H.M Office of Works Edinburgh covers with O.H.M.S headings (the 1901 with "Her" altered to "His" in manuscript), both posted within Edinburgh, bearing 1d lilac or KEVII 1d with the O.W OFFICIAL overprint. A fine matched pair of covers to the same address. S.G. £1,425. (2). Photo on Page 80. £300-350
  Postal Fiscals. 1855 1d Draft or Receipt stamps in reddish lilac on blue glazed paper, watermark double-lined Anchor, single with inverted watermark and a strip of four (one short corner perf) with upright watermark, all unmounted mint. S.G. F5/wi, £930. (5). £160-180
  Postal Fiscals. 1856-57 1d Draft or Receipt stamps watermarked single-lined Anchor, imperforate imprimaturs, two possibly on bluish paper, shades, fine mint. S.G. F6/7, £1,750. (7). £240-280
Click to view full image... Postal Fiscals. 1868-78 Inland Revenue 1d, watermark Small Anchor, die 1 imprimatur, die 4 imprimaturs (2, one marginal) and imperforate colour trial in brown-purple, the colour trial creased, the imprimaturs all fine mint. S.G. £810. (4). Photo on Page 106. £120-150
  Postal Fiscals. 1881-1914 Covers bearing QV 1d postal fiscals including 1860-67 1d (S.G. type F8) on 1893 cover from Sittingbourne, etc. (11). £120-150
Click to view full image... Postal Fiscals. 1890 (July 31) Cover posted within London franked by 1d Draft or Receipt stamp, initially disallowed, handstamped "Contrary to regulations" (endorsed "Stamp") with an "E.C / 2d" charge mark, both subsequently deleted with a double ring "18" inspectors datestamp tying the stamp, London E.C datestamps alongside and cancelling the stamp and on the reverse. Very unusual. Photo on Page 80. £150-180
Click to view full image... Postage Dues - First Day Cover. 1914 (Apr 19) Mourning envelope posted unpaid within Cambridge with a 2d charge mark, a 2d postage due stamp tied by an April 20th c.d.s, the First Day of Issue of the stamp. Two light creases not affecting the stamp, a good F.D.C. Photo on Page 80. £180-200

Revenues & Cinderellas
(Also See Lots 583-594)

  1855-57 Draft or Receipt 1d, various stamps mint (16), fiscally used (13) or postally used (5, one on cover, faults), documents (9, one bearing 15 stamps), imperforate imprimaturs (4, creases) and an unusual piece of blued paper with 14 impressions of the single-lined Anchor watermark and "Inland Revenue" in the margin. (48). £120-150
  Chancery Court. 1856-57 Stamps comprising perf 16 3d - £1 overprinted "SPECIMEN" (type 2) fine mint (18 values, no 8d or 4/-), used stamps (9) and complete documents bearing stamps (5). Barefoot only records Specimen overprints on the perf 14 issue, and not this first perf 16 set. (27 + 5 documents). £140-160
  Common Law Courts. 1865 1d - £1 Set of seven overprinted "SPECIMEN" (type 6) fine mint, and documents (4) bearing seven stamps. Also a second copy of one of these documents with a Judicature Fee stamp, and a document with an embossed General Duty stamp. (7 + 6 documents). £100-120
Click to view full image...Click to view full image... Consular Service - China/Japan. 1902 KEVII 25c - $250 Surcharge set of twelve for use in China and Japan, all overprinted "SPECIMEN", fine mint, scarce. (12). Photo on Page 106. £180-220
Click to view full image...Click to view full image... Consular Service - India. 1902 KEVII 8a - 30r Surcharges, for use in India, all overprinted "SPECIMEN", fine mint. Probably the only values to receive Specimen overprints. (8). Photo on Page 106. £150-180
Click to view full image...Click to view full image...Click to view full image...Click to view full image... King Edward VII Revenues, Specimen or mint stamps with some imperf proofs in a stockbook, comprising proofs with blank lower tablets overprinted "SPECIMEN" (20, nineteen imperforate), various stamps with "SPECIMEN" overprints including Bankruptcy (8), Consular Service (12, two imperf), Judicature Fee (17) and Isle of Man (4), and mint stamps including Register House Scotland (11), Foreign Bill (67, most in blocks of four), etc. (173). Photo on Page 106. £500-600
  Game Licence. c.1872 £2 Game Dealers Licence and Gamekeepers Licence both in brown, £2 Licence to Kill Game No.2 in green and No.3 in mauve, similar £3 Licence to Kill Game No.1 in red, all unused with attached counterpart at left, the last four with oval embossed "GAME / INLAND REVENUE" stamps, apparently produced as colour trials, an attractive and scarce group. (5). £240-280
  Game Licences - Ireland. c.1872 £2 Certificate of a Registered Gamekeeper No.2 in red and No.3 in green, and similar £3 Certificate No.1 in blue; £2 Certificate to Kill Game No.2 in green and No.3 in mauve, and similar £3 Certificate No.1 in red, all with oval embossed "GAME / INLAND REVENUE" stamps, unused with attached counterparts at left, apparently produced as colour trials, an attractive and scarce group. (6). £300-350
  Ireland. 1871 Enlistment document for Robert Dixon, recruited into the Royal Marine Artillery at Lurgan, with the oath and declaration to be made by a recruit both completed and signed by Dixon, bearing a pair of 6d Ireland Petty Session revenues, a fine and unusual document. £100-120
Click to view full image... Ireland. 1902 KEVII Revenues overprinted "SPECIMEN" (46) or mint (13), including County Courts 1d - £1 Specimen set of eleven and Petty Sessions 6d (both colours) and 2/6 Specimen set of three, also issues for Judicature, Land Commission, Records, Registration of Deeds, Registration of Title or Registration of Title Insurance Fund. (59). Photo on Page 106. £200-250
  Post Office Savings Bank/National Savings. c.1915-80 Savings stamps and books (including War Savings types), advertising leaflets, covers and ephemera, metal badges (14), etc., the extensive collection on pages, including savings books and cards with stamps (20+), other unused savings books or books with datestamps, etc. An extensive and interesting collection. (147). £400-500
  Birmingham Municipal Bank, c.1971 Large photographic proof for a 10 new pence deposit stamp (the design 77x105mm, on page 164x215mm), and a stamp size photographic proof of a 5 new pence deposit stamp. From the papers of Stanley D. Scott (see lot 766). (2). £80-100
Click to view full image... Cinderellas including 1878 £1 brown-lilac Telegraph stamp used on the Isle of Bute with Rothesay c.d.s (S.G. T17, £950, tiny tear and thin), imperforate De La Rue Minerva Head dummy stamps in various colours (9), unissued 1871 ½d Match Tax strip of six (creased), 1916 National War Fund labels (12), Prince of Wales Hospital Fund labels for 1897 (45), 1898 (4) or 1902, Provincial Airways Ltd West Country Air Service 3d panes of four (4 panes), Chancery Court 1856 1/- with double perfs at base, etc. (109). Photo on Page 76. £250-300

(Also See Lots 327, 329, 330, 821, 1028, 1139, 1140, 1148/52, 1190)

  c.1780-1860 Entire letters, entires, covers and a few fronts, virtually all prestamp or stampless, including 1837 free cover with unusual two line printed heading "Office of POOR LAW COMMISSIONERS, pursuant to Act of Parliament passed in / the Fifth Year of the Reign of His Majesty King William the Fourth", 1822 letter from Glasgow to Edinburgh marked "6¾oz" and charged 15/9, 1842 letter from Rio de Janeiro to London endorsed "P. French Brig of War", also frees, Additional ½d, London Local Post, town handstamps, etc. (c.190). £250-300
  1785-c.1920 Entire letters, entires, covers and cards in two albums, many 1d red covers, also 1839 ship letter to USA, 1862 cover to Gibraltar franked 6d, etc. (99). £120-150
  1781-1893 Entire letters, entires, a card and a front to (9) or from (13) G.B, many from or via Liverpool, including 1781 letter from Lisbon to the Jamaica Coffee House, Liverpool ship letters (4), surface printed frankings, 1869 letter from Liverpool to Spain franked 1/- with red oval "PAID / A", Liverpool spoon on a stampless letter to France, 1864 letter prepaid 8d to France with red "PAID / LIVERPOOL" c.d.s, etc. (22). £200-240
  1796-1860 Letters, invoices, receipts or shipping notices all on printed notepaper of companies or organisations, some with pictorial views, all postally used, including 1796 bill from Wm Gray, Goldsmith, Jeweller and Cutler to the Prince of Wales and Duke of York; 1848 bill from Green & Co., Goldsmiths & Jewellers, depicting the royal arms and shield of Wellington; 1829 Society of Arts pictorial notepaper; 1844 letter from Hering & Remington, booksellers & publishers with a fine engraving of figures, books, etc.; 1844 letter from Hardman & Co., Goldsmiths, with engravings of ecclesiastical silver; 1857 letter from Robert Hawthorn with engravings of a pumping engine and steam train; 1840 printed advertising lettersheet with an engraving of figures and silver from Broadhurst & Co., Goldsmiths & Jewellers; also views of factories, mills, iron works, etc. (18). £250-300
  1802-56 Entire letters collected for their content, comprising 1802 letter from the noted botanist James Dickson to fellow botanist Rev. Harriman concerning his inability to send botanical specimens; 1823 letter concerning a plot of land left to the addressee, with "RETURND - FROM / IPSWICH" handstamp; and 1853 cover from Dudley with a long letter discussing botanical specimens. (3). £100-120
G.B & Worldwide Stamps and Postal History (Auction number 49) Day 1
Auctioneer: Argyll Etkin Limited Location: London
Contact: Tel: 0207 930 6100 Fax: 0207 494 288
Date: 10th March 2022 Time: 10:30AM
Details: Please contact the office for sale details.
Please note new locations: Great Connaught Rooms,
61-65 Great Queen Street, London, WC2B 5DA
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