Auction Details
G.B & Worldwide Stamps and Postal History (Auction 54) Day 1 of 2
Auctioneer: Argyll Etkin Limited Location: London
Contact: Tel: 0207 930 6100 Fax: 0207 494 288
Date: 25th April 2024 Time: 10:30AM
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Auction Lots - Page 7
301
  G.B. 1914-20 Covers and cards including circular "PC" censor on cards probably from Antwerp (2), August 1914 covers and cards prepaid 1d or charged 1d postage due (3), 1915 cover from A.P.O S.Z.1 at Gallipoli with rare circular "CENSOR / No. 2866 / STAMP NOT AVAILABLE", 1917 cover from Egypt with circular dumb handstamp used in lieu of a censor mark, etc. (64). £100-120
302
  G.B - Naval Mail. 1914-18 Covers and cards, various naval censor cachets and postmarks including named censors from H.M.S "Marmora", "Leonidas", "Orotava", "Powerful", censored cards cancelled at Helston or Larne harbour, two items unusually with two differing naval censors, also a few postwar items. (106). £180-220

Hospital & Ambulance Train Mail

303
  G.B. 1915-18 Covers and cards from soldiers in hospitals in G.B (8, six with cachets, also three official notification of arrival at hospital cards with cachets), or from soldiers at British hospitals in France or Malta, with associated picture postcards, etc. Also a few prewar items with 1902 ½d wrapper to "H.M.S Warspite, Pacific" redirected to "R.N Hospital Esquinault", 1902 registered cover to a hospital in South Africa with a C.O.P for a parcel to the same address, 1900 front from South Africa with scarce oval "SOUTH AFRICAN FIELD FORCE / IRISH HOSPITAL", etc. (34). £180-220
304
  France/Italy. 1914-18 Covers and cards from soldiers in hospitals in France (26) or Italy (5), also items from Russia (2) or Switzerland, some from British soldiers, various cachets including "HOSPITAL AUXILIAIRE ANGLO-ETHEOPIEN / FREVENT (P.DE.C)", etc. (34). £100-120
305
  France - Ambulance Trains. 1914-18 Covers and cards from French Ambulance Trains (17, all with cachets) or U.S Sanitary Trains in France (3), picture postcards of ambulance trains (5) and 1918 L&S.W.R booklet about the American Ambulance Train No. 62 constructed at Eastleigh. Also a card from the Italian hospital train no.7 with cachet, and a 1939 press photo of an ambulance train interior. (28). £300-400
306
  Russia - Ambulance Trains. 1915-16 Stampless postcards with cachets of hospital trains 1, 8, 9, 31, 33, 113, 141, 2204 or 2226, or cachets of Red Cross ambulance trains (3), four of these trains named after members of the royal family, also cards sent under cover with cachets of hospital trains 1, 3 or 65, five with oval station datestamps. (15). £350-400
307
  Austria. 1914-18 Covers and cards from soldiers in hospital in various parts of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, all with cachets, some registered, also an 1870 postcard with cachet of the military hospital at Teschen, an interesting collection. (178). £200-250
308
  Austria - Ambulance Trains. 1914-18 Covers and cards from ambulance trains (32), 28 of these with cachets, seven of these from hospital trains operated by the Sovereign Grand Order of the Knights of Malta with the Maltese Cross of the Order in the centre of the cachets, also two postcards depicting trains. (34). £500-600
309
  Germany. 1914-18 Covers and cards from soldiers in hospital, all with cachets, including mail from Poland, Rumania, etc. (81). £100-120

World War Two

310
  1939-47 Covers including P.O.W mail, U.S forces in G.B with British stamps (81), Italian forces, 1945-47 Netherlands Indies, Australian forces, F.P.O 305 in Iceland, a few postwar, etc. (c.300). £250-300
311
  G.B. 1939-45 Forces mail, including unusual naval censor marks (with Colley types N1401 used with an army censor from F.P.O 424, N1064, N537, N421 + N953), R.A.F Censors with types R16 (3, one unlisted number "4"), a few U.S and foreign items, also some postwar including 1956 (Nov. 2) cover from F.P.O 164 with scarce "R.A.F / CENSOR / 22" used during the Suez crisis. (122). £120-150
312
  G.B. 1941 (Aug 6) Registered cover franked ½d + 5d, each cancelled by the unusual "L.P.R / 6 AUG 41 / LONDON C O / MOBILE P.O / No. 1" rubber type datestamps, two further strikes on reverse, London E.C registration label. Used in London E.C on this one day only at a Mobile P.O when the regular Post Office was damaged in the blitz. £100-120
313
Click to view full image... G.B/Japan - P.O.W Mail. 1945 (Apr 24) 1½d Air Mail postal stationery Prisoner of War post card, posted from London to Signalman E.R Lammin in Hakodate Camp, Japan, with violet censored cachet of Hakodate and red censor chop (Tett type 6-11-202). This 1½d card was not issued until April 2nd 1945, and virtually none of these cards were received by P.O.Ws before the war ended in August; David Tett only records one other 1½d card with a Japanese censor, also sent to Hakodate. Photo on Page 48. £200-250

ZEPPELIN MAIL

314
Click to view full image... Great Britain. 1933 (Sep 28) Printed Matter cover franked 10d from Norwich to Rio de Janeiro with cachets for the South America-Chicago flight and Berlin-Friedrichshafen, backstamped at Berlin (Sep. 30) and Rio (Oct. 18), very fine. S.238. Photo on Page 48. £150-200
315
Click to view full image... Algeria. 1933 (May 26) Cover from Algiers to Rio de Janeiro franked 11f, with green cachet for the 2nd South American flight, datestamps of Paris, Friedrichshafen (June 3) and Rio (June 7), reverse handstamped "Responda logo / "Via condor-Zeppelin" / A mala de "ultima hora" fecha / QUINTA FEIRA, 8/6/33, as 12 horas", fine and scarce. S.214. Photo on Page 48. £150-180
316
  Argentina/Australia. 1934 (Nov 27) Cover from Buenos Aires to Brisbane franked $1.35, handstamped "VIA CONDOR" with circular "SERVICIO AEREO TRANSOCEANICO / CONDOR / ZEPPELIN / LUFTHANSA / ARGENTINA-EUROPA" on both sides, Qantas Empire Airways Brisbane arrival cachet of 9 Jan. 1935. Probably intended for the Christmas Zeppelin flight but actually flown by Condor service via Bathurst, and Imperial Airways from London. An unusual destination from Argentina. £150-200
317
Click to view full image... Denmark. 1932 (Oct 21) Registered picture postcard from Copenhagen to Buenos Aires with cachets of the 9th South American flight, datestamps of Berlin (Oct 22) and Buenos Aires (Oct. 29), fine. S.195. Photo on Page 48. £150-180
318
Click to view full image... France. 1929 (May 28) Picture postcard of the LZ 127 posted from Cuers to Dunkirk franked 1f, both sides with red circular "AN BORD DES / LUFTSCHIFFES / 20 MAI 1929 / GRAF ZEPPELIN", arrival c.d.s (May 26). Fine and scarce, with Miro Certificate (1974). S.026I. Photo on Page 52. £180-220
319
  Germany. 1913 (May 24) Picture postcard of the Zeppelin over the Leipzig Heroes Monument, written from the Leipzig Fair and posted on the "Sachsen" with circular cachet "AN BORD DES / ZEPPELIN / 24 MAI 1913 / LUFTSCHIFFES / SACHSEN" tying the 5pf stamp, subsequently reposted cancelled by "INTERN. BAUFACH / AUSSTELLUNG" c.d.s (Oct. 22), handstamped "Zeppelin Fahrt". Scarce, from the first month of the "Sachsen". S.7r. £100-120
320
Click to view full image... Gibraltar. 1928 (July 28) Registered cover to Recife franked 1/9, with cachets of the 4th South American flight, datestamps of Berlin (Aug 5) and Pernambuco (Aug 9), fine. S. 223. Photo on Page 52. £150-180
321
Click to view full image... Malta. 1934 (June 19) Registered cover to Parana franked 3/-, the two stamps cancelled by violet "AIR MAIL / MALTA" datestamps, with cachet of the Argentinean flight, datestamps of Rome, Rome-Florence-Milan T.P.O, Milan, Milan-Chiasso T.P.O, Friedrichshafen (June 23) and Parana (June 30), fine. Photo on Page 52. £150-180
322
Click to view full image... Morocco Agencies. 1933 (July 26) Registered Printed Matter cover from Larache British Post Office to Recife franked 2p40, with cachet of the 4th South American flight, datestamps of Paris, Friedrichshafen (Aug. 5) and Pernambuco (Aug. 9), fine and scarce. S.223. Photo on Page 52. £200-250
323
  Paraguay. 1934 (Sep 29) Registered cover from Asuncion to Berne franked 1934 $4.50 (2) and $13.50 Zeppelin stamps and Columbus issue 50c (2), 1p, 1p50, boxed and circular Condor Zeppelin cachets. Backstamped at Friedrichshafen (Sep 9) and Bern. S278. £80-100
324
  Saar. 1930 (May 12) Postcard to Seville franked 7f10, with 1st South American flight cachets, carried on the first stage of the Zeppelin flight, backstamped at Seville, fine. S.57. £100-150
325
Click to view full image... Sweden. 1933 (Oct 12) Commercial cover from Stockholm to Rio de Janeiro franked 200ore, with Berlin-Friedrichshafen and South America-Chicago flight cachets, backstamped at Berlin-Sassnitz T.P.O, Berlin (Oct 13) and Rio (Oct 18), fine, a scarce commercial cover. S.238. Photo on Page 52. £180-220
326
Click to view full image... Turkey. 1932 (Apr 12) Registered Printed Matter cover from Istanbul to Curityba, Parana, with 3rd South American flight cachets, datestamps of Parana and Curityba (Apr. 22), fine and scarce. S.157. Photo on Page 52. £150-180
327
Click to view full image... USA. 1930 (Apr 19) Cover from Washington D.C carried on the round flight between Lakehurst and Friedrichshafen, with the Round Flight and South American flight cachets, franked by Air 5c and Graf Zeppelin $1.30, the First Day of Issue of this Zeppelin stamp, backstamped at Friedrichshafen (June 6) and New York (June 18). A fine and scarce First Day Cover. S.64. Photo on Page 52. £500-600
328
  USA. 1936 (May-Oct) Covers carried on the ten "Hindenburg" Zeppelin flights from Lakehurst to Frankfurt, six with arrival datestamps. Also a card from the U.S Representative of the German Zeppelin Transport Co. giving departure dates of the "Hindenburg" and postal rates. A fine group. (10). £150-200

PRINTERS PROOFS AND SAMPLE STAMPS
(Also see lot 1830)

329
Click to view full image... c.1890 De La Rue Die Proof of a large QV Head, in green on thick card, initialled "IP", 82x112mm. Also reprints of the same head proof in pale green (2, shades), lilac or black on gummed paper. A fine group, the proof on card probably an original proof and scarce. (5). Photo on Page 70. £200-300
330
Click to view full image...Click to view full image... 1891 De La Rue Imperium Proofs, two imperforate 6d vertical pairs on Crown CA paper, inscribed "Postage and Revenue", upper stamps with plain background to the value tablet and lower stamps with a lined background to the value tablet, printed in black and red on red paper or grey and green, the last pair with watermark reversed, no gum, fine. Also a Minerva Head sample stamp in red. (5). Photo on Page 38. £200-250
331
Click to view full image... 1907 De La Rue KEVII Proofs produced for the fifth Universal Colour Scheme submission, piece bearing 6d Imperium trial at left with "No 20 - 4s, Duty S.F Red, Head D.F Black" printed alongside, and Nyasaland type 1d trial at right with "No. 47 - 4s, Border D.F Black, Head S.F Red" printed alongside. Photo on Page 72. £250-300
332
  c.1908 Waterlow Sample Book with "Waterlows, 24 & 25 Birchin Lane, E.C" on the leather cover, containing 21 pages with 194 various postage or revenue stamps or proofs, all mounted with a card surround, 47 Imperforate proofs include 1901 New Zealand 1d Universal in blue, carmine or black and 1897 Mazagan to Marrakech Local Post 5c, 20c, 1p, telegraph stamps of Costa Rica (8) and revenues from Brazil (14), Costa Rica (2), Nicaragua (12) and Guatemala (5). A fine and attractive sample book, each page 200x123mm. £1,200-1,500
333
  c.1923 Harrison & Sons sample stamps inscribed "SPECIMEN", all perforated, some watermarked, designs comprising Chateau de Chillon in brown and mauve (20) or green and purple (15), St. Nicholas Church, Amsterdam in black and brown (8) or black and green (13), Belgian type (11), Tunisian King (13), Dutch numeral type (9), Rivadavia (4), Luxembourg type in purple (15) or green (11), Robespiere in blue (14) or orange (11), Javanese girl (9), Queen Wilhelmina in carmine (20) or green (18). A rare large group, many in multiples. (191). £500-600
334
Click to view full image...Click to view full image... c.1923 Harrison & Sons sample stamps inscribed "SPECIMEN", imperforate stamps on gummed paper, some watermarked, comprising Chateau de Chillon in three differing colours (22, including a block of ten), St. Nicholas Church Amsterdam in three differing colours (32, with blocks of eight and ten), Belgian type in four colours (34, with two sheets of ten), Tunisian King in two colours (9), Dutch numeral type in two colours (6), Luxembourg type in five colours (28, with two sheets of ten), Robespiere in three colours (20), Javanese girl in three colours (22, with two sheets of ten), Queen Wilhelmina in five colours (12). These perforated sample stamps were illustrated and described in a 1979 article in "The Philatelist", which stated "some imperfs were also produced, probably as colour trials and proofs, but these are exceedingly rare". A scarce group with thirty differing designs/colours. (185). Photo on Pages 78 & 164. £700-1,000
335
  c.1923 Harrison & Sons sample stamps inscribed "SPECIMEN", the fifteen differing perforated stamps, also imperforate Queen Wilhelmina stamps in four differing colours. (19) £100-120
336
  c.1923 Harrison & Sons booklet "Collogravure Recess and Surface Printing applied to the Production of Postage and Revenue stamps, Bank Notes and Security Work" containing all fifteen perforated stamps in blocks of ten (11) or eight (4), also a document sample, another page with a further block removed, missing the South Africa page (see next lot). A scarce booklet, containing 142 sample stamps. £500-600
337
  c.1923 Harrison & Sons booklet "Collogravure Recess and Surface Printing applied to the Production of Postage and Revenue stamps, Bank Notes and Security Work" containing all fifteen perforated stamps in blocks of ten (11) or eight (4), another page also bearing blocks of ten of the South Africa 1d Springbok essays in three differing colours, also a page with a document sample, another page with a further sample block removed. A rare booklet complete with the South Africa essays (which were nearly always removed from the booklet). (142 sample stamps + 30 essays). £800-1,000
338
Click to view full image... c.1940 King George VI Head Essays by Waterlow Brothers & Layton on gummed unwatermarked paper, imperforate essays in violet (3 pairs), perforated essays in violet (7, with three pairs) or red (5, with two pairs). (18). Photo on Page 128. £120-150
339
  c.1960 Harrison & Sons folder "Photogravure Postage Stamps Colour Specimens" containing forty numbered cards each bearing a sample stamp, a sailing ship design in twenty differing single colours, and a flower design in twenty differing two, three or four colour combinations. An unusual and scarce complete folder. (40). £150-200

WORLDWIDE STAMPS & COVERS

340
  Extensive accumulation in six boxes, mainly Commonwealth, some Europe with collections of Russia, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Luxembourg, a collection of miniature sheets including Belgium 1924 5f sheet of four, also Tibet unissued 1974 U.P.U Centenary sets of four (8), Hawaii 1896 2c - 25c set mint, a few Liberia proofs, etc. (Many 1,000s). £500-800
341
  c.1840-1970 Stamps in seven albums including 1949 U.P.U Omnibus issue used complete, Commonwealth and Foreign collections to 1935 in two Ideal Albums with a 1d black (3 margins), and a KGVI - QEII Commonwealth collection in three albums. (7 Albums). £250-300
342
  GB and World stamps and covers including 1926 cover bearing Bechuanaland 1914 Waterlow 5/- (S.G. 84, £375 as a stamp, with 1984 R.P.S Certificate), 1857 cover bearing Nova Scotia 3d (four margins), G.B decimal mint with values to £10, etc. (100s). £150-250
343
  1822-56 Entire letters including oval "PACKET LETTER / MAURITIUS" datestamps in red or black, arc type "GIBRALTAR" and blue boxed "P. BRITO" on letters to Portugal (2), etc. (9). £80-100
344
  Covers and cards with an album of military mail, mainly Boer War with F.P.Os and P.O.W mail (30+), some G.B and world stamps, G.B prestamp, WW2 Madagascar France Libre overprints C.T.O on covers (39), etc. (100s). £200-250
345
  Europe - Mourning Covers. c.1822-2000 Covers and lettersheets, the very extensive collection with items from Belgium (123, also covers bearing Queen Astrid mourning stamps), France (c.400), Germany (c.430, some royalty related, also covers bearing Hindenburg mourning stamps), Italy (176), Netherlands (106), Sweden (63), Switzerland (c.250), etc., many printed lettersheets containing death notices, some covers from G.B to Europe. An interesting collection. (c.2,000). £2,000-2,500
346
  Air Mail Labels. c.1925-35 Labels including Imperial Airways booklets (10) issued in G.B (4), South Africa (2), Australia (2), Egypt or India, U.S booklets (3), German booklet, Egypt 1935 vertical strip of five with "BY AIR MIAL" error, 1932 Russia vertical strip of four with "Par aviou" error, Transjordan "BY AIR TO / RAMLEH" and "BY AIR TO / AMMAN" pair, and France 1925 Lemaitre-Aprachard flight label. (18). £120-150

British Commonwealth

347
Click to view full image...Click to view full image...Click to view full image...Click to view full image...Click to view full image...Click to view full image... c.1855-1968 Commonwealth collection in four albums, many better KGV and KGVI stamps and sets, including Ascension, Australia 1932 5/- Sydney Harbour Bridge postally used, Bahrain 1938-41 KGVI 3p - 25r set used (15r watermark upright), Bechuanaland 1932 ½d - 10/- set used on pieces, Bermuda, Canada 1897 Diamond Jubilee mint 20c, 50c, used 6c, 15c, $2, $4 (very heavy cancel), Cayman Islands, Cyprus 1928 set mint, Falkland Islands 1933 Centenary ½d - 2/6 mint and ½d - 10/- used, Grenada, Hong Kong, India 1948 Gandhi set used, British Occupation of Italian Colonies, Kuwait, Leeward Islands, Morocco Agencies, New Guinea 1935 10/- used, North Borneo 1939 1c - $5 set used, Northern Rhodesia, Nyasaland, Pakistan, Papua 1932-40 set used, Rhodesia 1910-13 perf 14 £1 used, Sarawak, Southern Rhodesia, South West Africa, Sudan, Transjordon, virtually all 1935 Silver Jubilee and 1948 Silver Wedding issues used, etc., a few forged cancels noted, otherwise fine, a good collection. (1,000s). Photo on Page 72. £2,400-2,800
348
  The Extensive QV-QEII selection on stockcards, from Antigua to Zanzibar, many better single stamps and complete sets, including Ascension with 1922-53 sets mint, Bahamas, Bahrain with 1933-37 set of fourteen used and the six later values mint, Bechuanaland, Bermuda KGV and KGVI high values mint, British Levant, Ceylon, Fiji, Gambia, Gibraltar, Gold Coast with 1902 £1 mint, 1913 £1 used, Ireland overprints with first 1922 10/- fine used, KUT, Mauritius, Newfoundland, Niger Coast, Nyasaland, Pakistan with KGVI 25r handstamped overprint used, St. Lucia with 1864 4d cancelled by Anchor in retta, Sarawak, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Swaziland, etc. Also KUT KGVI 1c sheet with listed varieties, and Omnibus issues in stockbooks or on pages with 1948 Silver Wedding high values mint (64), etc. A good lot, virtually everything of some value with many individual stamps or sets cataloguing £100+ each, very high overall catalogue value. (1,000s). £2,000-2,500
349
  QV-QEII Stamps, the accumulation in a box with a useful 1953-67 QEII mint collection in an album including Malaya, British Antarctic Territory 1963-69 set, Falkland Islands Dependencies, also South Africa, KUT, New Guinea 1915-16 2/- block of four mint, New Zealand 1940 Official set mint, Seychelles, 1948 Royal Wedding high values mint (34, with Hong Kong $10 unmounted), a few Specimens with British Guiana 1940 Postage Due set, Dominica Victory pair, Seychelles and St. Helena 1937 Coronation sets, Swaziland 1947 Royal Visit set, etc. (1,000s). £400-500
350
  Mint selection including Bermuda 2/6 - £1 (38), G.B QEII 2/6 - £1 Castles (four St. Edwards Crown sets) and Tangier overprints, S.W.A 1942 2d Official pair (S.G. O21), unfortunately nearly all with some toning, varying from slight to severe. (91). £150-200
Auction Details
G.B & Worldwide Stamps and Postal History (Auction 54) Day 1 of 2
Auctioneer: Argyll Etkin Limited Location: London
Contact: Tel: 0207 930 6100 Fax: 0207 494 288
Date: 25th April 2024 Time: 10:30AM
Details: For viewing details and enquiries regarding this auction - Telephone No. 0207 930 6100
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