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 8
351
Click to view full image...Click to view full image...Click to view full image...Click to view full image... British West Indies. 1858-1923 Mint and used selection with some Proofs and Specimens, including Barbados 1871 4d mint (S.G. 49); Bermuda 1865 6d mint (S.G. 6); British Honduras "AO6" cancel on G.B 6d, 1865 1d "SPECIMEN" (2 overprint types), 1899 50c on 1/- with 11mm Revenue overprint unmounted mint (S.G. 69c); Cayman Islands 1923 4½d Proof in blue; Grenada 1861 1d and 6d (2) Proofs in rose; Jamaica 1860 issue imperf Proofs with "SPECIMEN" overprints (5); Leeward Islands 1897 Sexagenary 7d mint and used showing doubling of the overprint; St. Vincent 1880-88 "SPECIMEN" overprints (3); Tobago ½d on 2½d or 6d (both colours) with wide spacing in surcharge all used (S.G. 26/8a), 1896 ½d on 4d reconstructed block of twelve with wide space varieties all used (S.G. 33/a), etc. A few faults but many better stamps. (36). Photo on Page 12. £1,000-1,200
352
  British West Indies Covers. 1858-1937 Entires, covers and cards with 1858 entire from Grenada bearing G.B 6d pair cancelled "A15", Bahamas 1918 cover bearing 1918 (Feb) 1/- War Tax block of four (S.G. 95, £640 as stamps), 1915 hanstruck slogan and 1927-37 datestamps of Colonel Hill, Roses, Palmetto Point, Port Howe or Harbour Island (with slogan handstamp), and 1913 Cayman Islands postcard to Jamaica. (9). £300-400
353
  Postal Stationery. Mainly QV Postcards and covers including early Transvaal, Victoria with 1d Havelock Tobacco card, Trinidad, Zanzibar, tiny Walsh & Co ½d card of New Zealand, Samoa G.R.I ½d and 1d cards cancelled to order (3), 1909 Natal QV 4d size H2 registration envelope franked 5d from Mariann Hill with "P.O.A / 51" cancels, etc., mostly unused, superb quality. (233). £300-350
354
  1935 Silver Jubilee, Specimen, mint and used accumulation in a stockbook, including Specimen sets for Bahamas, Bechuanaland, Antigua, Nyasaland, Ascension, St. Helena, Dominica, Trinidad & Tobago, Swaziland (2 sets), Seychelles, Somaliland (2 sets), Grenada and Barbados (both in pairs, no gum), St. Vincent, St. Lucia; some listed varieties within mint multiples comprising double flagstaff Malta ½d, lightning conductor Malta ½d, extra flagstaff Gibraltar 2d, Jamaica 1½d, 1/-, Swaziland 3d, 6d, Seychelles 1/-, short extra flagstaff Gambia 1/-, etc. (305). £600-800
355
  North Borneo, Sarawak, Labuan and Brunei, c.1869-1980 mint and used accumulation in three stockbooks. (100s). £200-300

ADEN

356
  India used in Aden. QV-KGV Covers and cards (6), stamps and pieces (164) including "124" in diamond of bars (7, one on 1854 4a cut to shape), "125" in diamond (2), etc. Also 1955 cover from Yatung, Tibet to Nepal, bearing four China stamps and an India 2a (also an India TB seal). (171). £200-300
357
  1905-63 Covers and cards including 1955-59 covers with Aden stamps cancelled at Maalla, Skeikh-Othman or Kamaran, or Seiyun stamps cancelled at Mudodah, Tarim, Tarifa, Bor, Alghurfa, Hautat Ahmed Bin Zain or Seiyun. (28). £100-120
358
Click to view full image... 1937 ½a - 10r Set of twelve perfined "SPECIMEN", fine mint. S.G. 1/12s, £800. (12). Photo on Page 128. £200-250
359
Click to view full image... 1937 ½a - 10r Set of twelve, fine mint. S.G. 1/12, £1,200. (12). Photo on Page 128. £200-250
360
Click to view full image... 1937-46 Coronation set, KGVI ½a - 10r set of thirteen and Victory pair all perfined "SPECIMEN", fine mint. S.G. 13/29s, £710. (18). Photo on Page 128. £160-180
361
  1937-64 Aden and Aden States including 1939-48 sets mint and used (2), 1951 10/- on 10r block of four unmounted, 1953-63 sets mint (3), etc. (100s). £180-220
362
Click to view full image... Seiyun and Hadhramaut. 1942 ½a - 5r Sets of eleven for Seiyun and Shihr and Mukalla, all perfined "SPECIMEN", four with small corner faults, otherwise fine mint. S.G. 1/11s, £650. (22). Photo on Page 128. £100-120

ANTIGUA

363
Click to view full image...Click to view full image... 1879-1967 Mint selection including 1879 4d blue (S.G. 20), 1887 2½d ultramarine with variety large "2" with slanting foot, 1903 and 1913 5/-, 1921-29 3d - £1 set of seven, 1932 and 1938 sets, 1953-62 set mint and used, also 1903 Specimen set. S.G. £1,750 (approx). (115). Photo on Page 12. £240-280
364
  1886-1908 Specimen stamps, comprising 1886-87 2½d, 4d and 1/-, 1903 set of ten and 1908 set of three, the 1908 ½d with a few trimmed perfs, 1903 set a little toned, otherwise fine mint. S.G. 27/46s, £490. (16). £100-120
365
Click to view full image... 1921-29 Multiple Crown CA 3d - £1 set of seven fine mint. S.G. 55/61, £300. (7). Photo on Page 12. £100-120
366
Click to view full image...Click to view full image... 1921-29 KGV Multiple Crown CA 3d - £1 set of seven and Multiple Script CA ½d - 4/- set of eighteen all overprinted or perfined Specimen, also 4d and 5/- values in strips of three as distributed by the U.P.U, fine mint, a scarce long specimen set with values issued on various differing dates. S.G. 55/80s, £675++. (31). Photo on Page 12. £240-280
367
Click to view full image... 1932-46 Specimen sets, comprising 1932 Tercentenary set of ten, 1938-51 set of twelve and 1946 Victory pair, all fine mint. S.G. 81/90, 98/11s, £700. (24). Photo on Page 64. £160-180

AUSTRALIA
(Also see lots 111, 113, 316, 680, 744, 795, 1439, 1448, 1464/5, 1468, 1536, 1561)

368
  Australian States. c.1863-1900 Selection including South Australia 1899 1d O.S overprint inverted used, New South Wales 1885 3d perf 10x11 OS overprint mint block of eighteen with sideways "O" on two stamps, etc. (45). £100-120
369
  Queensland Used in New Guinea. 1882-91 2d and 6d, and 1897 1d pair all cancelled "BNG", and 1897 1d cancelled by Port Moresby datestamp. (5). £100-120
370
Click to view full image... Victoria. 1891 Reprints of the 1852 Queen on throne 2d (perforated), 1859 1/-, 1865-67 1/- and 5/-, 1874 ½d, 1884 Stamp Duty 1d (both types) and Stamp Statute £5, all overprinted "Reprint" in red or black, the two 1/- stamps without gum, £5 with horizontal crease, minor toning and one pulled perf, otherwise all fine mint. Produced when Victoria joined the U.P.U, to provide Berne with examples of issued stamps for distribution to member states. (8). Photo on Page 72. £100-150
371
Click to view full image... Victoria. 1902 Perf 12½ £2 deep blue, fine mint. S.G. 400, £750. Photo on Page 128. £180-200
372
  Victoria - T.P.Os. 1889-1907 Covers or cards (8), also stamps and pieces (c.100) all with T.P.O cancels, including 1889 lettercard with octagonal "DOWN TRAIN / MG1 / VICTORIA" datestamp, etc. (100+). £80-100
373
Click to view full image...Click to view full image...Click to view full image... Western Australia. 1854-55 Imperf 1d black used, 4d plate blue and 1/- pale brown both unused no gum, all fine with four margins. S.G. 1, 3/4, £1,275. (3). Photo on Page 12. £200-250
374
  1913-41 Stamps in a stockbook, mainly mint including 1927 1/- watermark sideways marginal block of four and two singles all unmounted (S.G. 40ba), 1929 1/- gutter imprint block of four (S.G. 109), 1938 3d white wattles (S.G. 168a), a few Specimens, used with 1932 Sydney Harbour Bridge 5/-, and covers. (350+). £300-350
375
Click to view full image... 1914-20 ½d Green, line pef 14¼, used, scarce. S.G. 20a, £650. Photo on Page 128. £150-180
376
  1916-46 Mourning covers including 1930 cover to London with the stamp washed off and boxed "DAMAGED BY FIRE / ON / S.S COMORIN", some with enclosed cards or letters, also a few covers from G.B to Australia. (35). £100-120

World War One Forces Mail

377
  1915-18 Covers and cards to or from Australian soldiers in G.B (6) or Egypt, including scarce oval "NOT AT / No. 3 AUSTRALIAN AUXILIARY / HOSPITAL DARTFORD / RETURN AUSTRALIAN BASE / POST OFFICE / MT PLEASANT, LONDON", "NOT AT / No. 3 AUSTRALIAN AUXILIARY HOSPITAL", cachets of No. 2 Australian Auxiliary Hospital at Southall or The Beaufort War Hospital at Bristol, etc. Also Christmas cards (9, one from Gallipoli) and picture postcards (10, one silk card), etc. (29). £300-350
378
  Transport Ships. 1914-18 Covers and cards from Transports, most with unnumbered censors, various types include "A.I.F. / Passed by Censor No ...." (8), "PASSED BY CENSOR" (4), "CENSOR", "Passed by / Censor" (3), "PASSED", "A.I.F / Passed by Censor", "A.I.F / PASSED BY CENSOR", "A.I.F / Passed by Censor .....", crowned oval "PASSED BY / LIEUT. COLONEL / CHIEF CENSOR / THE CENSOR", etc., some of these types apparently unrecorded. One cover with Canal Zone 5c cancelled at Cristobal with enclosed letter on Y.M.C.A stationery, two with oval "T1d" and 1d due stamps, one with circular "A.I.F / POSTAGE FREE", datestamps include "A.I FORCES POSTAGE FREE / VIC" (3), Bombay + "PAQUEBOT", English Mail T.P.O, Cape Town (2), Base Office Aden, Port Taufiq, London, Fremantle, Melbourne, etc. A good group. (28). £400-500
379
  Transport Ships - South Africa/Sierra Leone. 1916-19 Covers and cards comprising 1918 stampless card of Freetown with violet "A.I.F / Passed by Censor No. (60)" of S.S "Aeneas", 1916 cover with Australia 1d cancelled at Durban, stampless covers and cards with violet "A.I.F / Passed by Censor No....." (6, two with manuscript "34" of S.S "Persic" or "37" of S.S "Anchises") and cancels of Cape Town (5) or Durban, other stampless O.A.S cards with Cape Town cancels (3, two with "G. O'Halloran Wright, A.I.F" cachets), two on differing A.I.F Y.M.C.A envelopes. (11). £240-280
380
  Transport Ships. 1915-16 Covers and cards with "A.I.F / Passed by Censor No ....." cachets, all with the Transport number added in manuscript, one cover from Transport 43 with Australia 1d cancelled in Colombo, the others all stampless, comprising numbers 24, 29, 34 (on postcard of New York), 35, 37, 40 (4, two on cards of the ship), 43, 50, 60, 67 (2, one on card of the ship), 68, 70, 75. Cancels include "A.I. FORCES POSTAGE FREE / VIC" c.d.s (2) and similar Melbourne machine, A.I.F Base P.O c.d.s of Alexandria (2), Fremantle, Port Taufiq, etc., also picture postcards of ships (7), two items on Y.M.C.A stationery. A good lot. (24). £500-600

Air Mails

381
Click to view full image... 1919 (Nov 12) England to Australia first Aerial Post, cover addressed to "Mrs A. Bertram, Moonya, Patey Street, Cheltenham, Victoria, Australia" carried in the Vickers Vimy G-EAOU flown by Ross Smith, Keith Smith, J.M Bennett and W.H Shiers (which won the £10,000 prise for the first flight from England to Australia), bearing the blue flight vignette tied by the oval "FIRST AERIAL MAIL / RECEIVED / 26 FEB 1920 / GREAT BRITAIN TO AUSTRALIA" applied on the day the aeroplane reached Melbourne, a second strike alongside, with light violet "PER / VICKERS "VIMY" AEROPLANE / TO AUSTRALIA". The cover with "THACKER & Co LIMD BOMBAY" embossed on the inner flap, therefore almost certainly originating en route in India (or possibly Iraq or the Persian Gulf), a small portion of the original letter enclosed, written by the addressees son, mentioning Ross Smith and the first aerial service to Australia from England. An unusually fine cover from this famous flight. Photo on Page 52. £2,000-3,000
382
  1929 (Nov 12) Picture postcard depicting a cover carried on the 1919 England to Australia flight, the Vickers Vimy aircraft, and the four crew, the card posted from Hounslow to Melbourne franked G.B 1d, redirected to Kew with an Australia 1d (26 Feb 1930), the front of the card signed by Keith Smith and W.H Shiers. Only 10 of these cards were signed by Sir Keith Smith, and very few by W.H Shiers, the two survivors from the 1919 flight. A scarce signed card, with a commemorative folder. £120-150
383
  1929-80 Flight covers in an album, mainly first flights, some commercial covers including 1941 cover to G.B with "Privileged Mail, Governor of Queensland" cachet, etc. (151). £180-220
384
  1931 (Nov 18) Registered Australia to England first flight cover franked 1/5, signed by Charles Kingsford Smith and G.U Allan, a good pilot signed cover. £100-120

BAHAMAS

385
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...Click to view full image... 1859-90 QV Issues, mint and used selection on pages with G.B 1d red cancelled "A05" (faults), 1859 imperf 1d reddish lake Specimen with horizontal ink line (horizontal crease), 1d dull lake used; 1861-62 rough perf 1d and 6d used, 4d unused no gum (thinned); 1862 perf 11½ 4d unused no gum (minor toning), 6d used; 1863-77 Crown CC 1d vermilion with "C38" cancel of British P.O at Callao, perf 12½ 1/- used (2), perf 14 1/- deep green mint; 1882 Crown CA perf 12 4d and perf 14 1d both unused no gum, some watermark varieties; 1883 4d on 6d used; 1890 6d malformed "E" mint and used with manuscript cancel; also cancels including "27" numerals, village and P.O.S.B. datestamps, forgeries. Some faults but an interesting group with some unusual stamps. (104). Photo on Page 12. £400-500
386
  QV-QEII Mainly mint selection in a stockbook and on pages including 1926 £1, a study of the 1938-52 KGVI set with the scarce 1/- brownish grey and scarlet on thin striated paper (S.G. 155a) and all three £1 printings, also some used and a few Specimens. (100s). £300-350
387
Click to view full image...Click to view full image... 1884-90 1d - £1 Set of six (with additional 1d, 2½d shades) and 1902-07 1d - £1 set of seven, KEVII £1 with pencil number on reverse, otherwise fine mint. S.G. 47/57, 62/70, £725+. (16). Photo on Page 12. £140-160
388
  1901-46 Specimen stamps including 1901-03 set of four, 1919 (Mar 21) 3d War Tax overprint, 1919 (July 14) War Tax set of four, 1931 2/- and 3/-, 1937 Coronation set, 1938 4d - 8d set of three, 1946 Victory pair, 1918 Special Delivery 5d, all fine mint. S.G. £775. (23). £150-180
389
Click to view full image...Click to view full image... 1912-37 KGV ½d - £1 Multiple Crown CA and Multiple Script CA sets overprinted or perfined "SPECIMEN", fine mint. S.G. 81/9s, 119/25s, £900. (20). Photo on Page 12. £240-280
390
Click to view full image... 1938-46 KGVI ½d - £1 Set of fourteen perfined "SPECIMEN", fine mint, a scarce set. S.G. 149/57s, £650. (14). Photo on Page 12. £180-200
391
Click to view full image... 1942 Landfall of Columbus ½d - £1 set of fourteen perfined "SPECIMEN", fine mint, a scarce set. S.G. 162/75s, £650. (14). Photo on Page 12. £180-200
392
Click to view full image... 1965 Pictorial definitive issue, unadopted stamp size essays for the unissued 5d value (2) depicting Modern Dairying, and the 2/6 value (2) depicting Shipbuilding (the issued 2/6 depicting aircraft). The essays all with handpainted backgrounds (including perforations and country name, value and "Modern Dairying" on the 5d essays, "Postage" and "Revenue" on the 2/6 essays), printed cut out proofs of the vignettes and Queen's head applied, all in differing colours, the Queens Head on the 5d essay the same portrait used in the adopted designs. The 2/6 essays with the value and "Shipbuilding" handpainted on the central vignette, all with a handpainted black surround, affixed to card bearing a label "Designed by Bradbury, Wilkinson & Co. Ltd", the essays lettered "A" to "D", the card 198x247mm. Four fine and unique essays from the papers of Bradbury Wilkinson engraver Derek Fry. (4). Photo on Page 60. £600-800

BARBADOS

393
Click to view full image... 1858-1968 Mainly mint collection in a stockbook and on pages including Britannia issues with some multiples, 1873 5/- dull rose, 1886 5/- bistre, 1892-1903 set, 1897 Diamond Jubilee set, 1905 set, 1912-16 and 1916-19 sets, 1920-21 Victory sets, watermark varieties, some used, Specimen stamps including1921-24 set, mainly fine. S.G. £4,000+. (100s). Photo on Page 64. £500-600
394
  1873-86 Issues with locally applied "SPECIMEN" handstamps, comprising 1873 5/- with handstamp BAR1 in black, 1875-81 Perf 14 Crown CC ½d, 1d (thinned), 1/- with BAR1 in red, 3d, 4d, 6d with BAR1 in green, 1d, 3d, 4d, 6d and 1/- with BAR2, 1882-86 3d, 4d, 6d and 1/- (2) with BAR2, minor toning and eight stamps without gum but a scarce group. (17). £200-250
395
  1897-1927 Specimen stamps comprising 1897 Diamond Jubilee set, 1906 Nelson Centenary set and Tercentenary 1d, 1909 1d - 1/- (missing ¼d), 1912-16 and 1916-19 sets, 1917 War Tax 1d, 1918-20 4d and 3/-, 1920-21 Victory set with both 1d watermarks, 1921-24 and 1925-35 sets, 1927 Tercentenary 1d, all fine mint, the 1912-16 ¼d - 6d all with broken "M" variety. S.G. 116/240s, £2,070+. (84). £500-600
396
Click to view full image... 1937 Coronation 1d - 2½d set of three perfined "SPECIMEN", all in lower left corner marginal strips of three, as distributed by the U.P.U, superb unmounted, scarce. S.G. 245/7s, £285++. (3 strips). Photo on Page 64. £140-160
397
  1938-46 Specimen stamps comprising 1938-46 ½d - 5/- set of sixteen, 1939 Tercentenary set and 1946 Victory pair, the 1938-46 set a little toned. S.G. 248/63s, £725. (23). £100-120

BECHUANALAND

398
  1888-97 Issues handstamped or overprinted "SPECIMEN", including 1888 unappropriated die 2d - £5 (ten values, missing the 1d, 2/-), 1891 Cape 1d and 2d with British Bechuanaland overprint reading upwards, Bechuanaland Protectorate 1897 ½d - 6d, etc. (20). £100-120
399
Click to view full image... 1937 Coronation set of three and 1938 KGVI ½d - 10/- set of eleven (with additional 2/6 - 10/-) all perfined "SPECIMEN", fine mint. S.G. 115/28s, £515. (17). Photo on Page 64. £120-150
400
  Revenues. 1931 Page from a Notarial Bond bearing two blocks of four of the c1930 South Africa £1 green and red Revenue overprinted "Bechuanaland Revenue Only." in two lines with 2mm spacing, all neatly pen cancelled, excellent colours, considered the finest piece bearing one of the scarcest Bechuanaland revenue stamps. Barefoot 53. Ex Springbett & Libra £500-600
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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