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 9
401
  Revenues. 1938 large part Notarial Bond bearing 23 1932 KGV £1 green and black revenues (including a few blocks), also Postage & Revenue 2/- (3), all neatly pen cancelled, one £1 with punch hole, otherwise fine, a spectacular and impressive revenue franking. Barefoot 64, £5,750. Ex Libra £500-600

BERMUDA

402
Click to view full image... 1918-22 5/- Green and carmine-red on pale yellow, watermark inverted, fine mint. S.G. 53dw, £475. Photo on Page 64. £100-120
403
Click to view full image... 1918-32 King George V high value keyplates mint, comprising Multiple Crown CA 2/- with break in scroll, 4/- (2), and Multiple Script CA 2/- and 12/6. S.G. £755. (5). Photo on Page 64. £150-180
404
Click to view full image... 1930 KGV 2/6 Grey-black and pale orange-vermilion on grey-blue, Multiple Script CA, used with St. Georges c.d.s, very scarce. S.G. 89h, £2,750. Photo on Page 64. £500-600
405
  1938 KGVI 1d - £1, the twelve values issued in 1938 all perfined "SPECIMEN", the 1d, 1½d, 2½d, 3d and 1/- with an additional "SPECIMEN" handstamp applied in red at the top of the stamps, presumably by a receiving postal authority, no gum and faults to 2d and 2/6, unusual. (12). £100-120
406
  1938-53 King George VI 2/- - £1 mint selection, various shades, comprising 2/- (13, including S.G. 116b pair + single), 2/6 (15, including S.G. 117a), 5/- (24, including S.G. 118a, 118b), 10/- (10, including two each of S.G. 119, 119b), 12/6 (11, including S.G. 120), £1 (10, including S.G. 121), also a few used stamps, some blocks and minor varieties. S.G. £8,000 (approx). (97). £700-1,000
407
  1940 Half Penny on 1d, study of the surcharge types with complete sheets (7) showing Ludington settings 1-3, Dr Lockie states A-E, also various mint stamps written up on pages, and uses on cover (6). A fine study, ex. Ludington. £100-120
408
Click to view full image... 1958 QEII 6d Unadopted stamp size handpainted essays in black ink and watercolour, depicting the 1848 Hamilton Postmaster W.B Perot and a Postmaster Stamp with 1848 date, painted in lilac or ochre on white glazed paper, endorsed "Bermuda 25-4-58, 40x24mm" with a tick alongside the second essay. A fine and unique pair, from the papers of Bradbury Wilkinson engraver Derek Fry. (2). Photo on Page 68. £300-400

BRITISH GUIANA

409
Click to view full image...Click to view full image... 1853 Imperforate 1c (2, one cut into) and 4c (faults) plate proofs in black on thin card; and 1c reddish brown unused without gum, probably a proof, mentioned and priced by S.G. in a footnote to S.G. 11 (£2,250). (4). Photo on Page 12. £350-400
410
Click to view full image...Click to view full image... 1862 Provisional Issue used, 2c type 10 with reversed ornament at left or type 12 with incorrect ornament at left, 4c type 14 (2, one with inner frame), faults to the 2c stamps. S.G. 119, 121d, 123, 123b, £4,750. (4). Photo on Page 12. £400-500
411
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...Click to view full image... 1878-81 Provisional issues, mint and used selection, comprising S.G. 149 (3), 150 (7), 151 (2), 152 (4), 153 (3), 154, 155 (2), 155b (faults), 157 (2), 159 mint, S.G. 146, 151, 157 (2), 158 unused without gum, S.G. 137, 138 (3), 139 (2), 140 (2), 141 (3), 142 (3), 144, 145, 146 (3), 148 used, a good group with some uncommon stamps, the unused 2c on 8c with two horizontal bars (S.G. 146) extremely scarce. S.G. £13,000. (54). Photo on Page 128. £800-1,000

BRITISH LEVANT

412
  1885-90 Issues handstamped "SPECIMEN" (G.B type 9) comprising 40pa on 2½d lilac, 80pa on 5d green (2), 12pi on 2/6, 40pa on 2½d purple on blue, 80pa on 5d purple and blue (2), all mint, the 1885 40pa and 80pa stamps with a little paper adhering to reverse, otherwise fine. (7). £120-150
413
  1885-1921 Mainly mint selection including 1885-88 set with additional 12pi, 1887-96 set, most KEVII and KGV issues with 1902 12pi (2) and 24pi, scarce 1906 1pi on 2d Beyrout surcharge mint (S.G 15, £1,500, toned and surface fault, 2021 R.P.S Certificate), 1912 12pi (3) and 24pi (3), 1921 180pi block of four and singles (4), 1902 4pi on 10d no cross on crown, 1912 1d Levant overprint triple two albino, also a few used with 1893 40pa on ½d used on piece, covers and cards. S.G. £2,000+ (+S.G. 15). (c.150). £250-350
414
  1902-21 Specimen stamps comprising 1902 80pa (2), 4pi and 12pi surcharge set of three, 1909 5pi on 1/-, 1921 18¾pi, 45pi, 90pi and 180pi surcharge set of four, 1/- and 2/6 Levant overprints, all fine mint. Also 1911-13 4pi on 10d with "SPECIMEN" handstamp applied by the Bechuanaland Post Office (no gum). S.G. 9/11s, 21s, 47/50s, L23/4s, £745+. (12). £200-240
415
Click to view full image...Click to view full image... Salonica. 1916 ½d - 1/- Set of eight mint, all with small Stanley Gibbons Limited guarantee handstamp on reverse, the 9d with R.P.S Certificate (1998), 3d with light horizontal crease, otherwise fine. S.G. 51/8, £1,400. (8). Photo on Page 12. £300-350
416
  Salonica. 1916 ½d - 1/- Set of eight mint, also additional 4d and 6d, 1d and 4d with variety overprint double one albino, the 2d, 3d, 1/- and one 4d with hinge remainders, 2d with a couple of short perfs, one 6d and the 9d stained, otherwise fine, six with "A.R" expert handstamps and 1933 B.P.A Certificates. S.G. 51/8, £1,200. (10). £250-300

BRITISH POSTAL AGENCIES IN THE PERSIAN GULF
(Also see lots 678, 689)

417
Click to view full image... British Postal Agencies in Eastern Arabia. 1948 Olympic Games 1r on 1/-, variety surcharge double, unmounted mint, Stanley Gibbons Limited guarantee handstamp on reverse, a few minor tone spots on reverse, good appearance. With R.P.S Certificate (1996). S.G. 30a, £1,800. Photo on Page 12. £250-300
418
  1923-66 Mint and used issues for Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, Muscat, Trucial States and British Postal Agencies in Eastern Arabia, the mint British P.O issues probably complete, some multiples, earlier Indian P.O issues for Bahrain and Kuwait, etc. (100s). £200-300
419
  Bahrain. 1938-41 3p-25r Set of sixteen mint, 15r with inverted watermark, the 1r - 25r marginal and unmounted. S.G. 20/37, £1,000. (16). £150-200
420
  Bahrain. 1950-69 Covers with 1957-58 covers from R.A.F Bahrain bearing Bahrain stamps cancelled by "F.P.O / 941" c.d.s (5, four fine, one almost torn in half), 1953 cover with Awali c.d.s and 1961 cover bearing local Bahrain stamps with "H.M POLITICAL AGENCY / BAHRAIN" cachet. Also 1950 covers from Kuwait (2), 1953 cover from Muscat with British Postal Agency in Eastern Arabia issues, and 1968-69 covers from R.A.F Muharraq with G.B stamps tied by F.P.O 186 (5) or F.P.O 1 machine. (16). £100-150
421
  Kuwait. 1923-24 Service overprint 5r and 15r mint. S.G. O12, 14, £555. (2). £120-150
422
  Kuwait. 1939 ½a - 15r Set of thirteen unmounted mint, 15r inverted watermark, nine marginal (including all rupee values), superb. S.G. 36/51, £400. (13). £100-120
423
Click to view full image... Qatar. 1950 (July 13) Air Mail cover to G.B bearing British Postal Agency in Eastern Arabia ½a (2), 1a pair, 3a and 6a tied by Doha datestamps in violet, the earliest recorded use of this datestamp, vertical fold, otherwise fine and very scarce. Also 1954 cover franked British Postal Agency 6a, and the reverse of a 1957 envelope franked Qatar 1NP + 3NP single and block of twelve. (3). Photo on Page 66. £200-250
424
Click to view full image... Sharjah. 1953 Air Mail covers from R.A.F Sharjah to G.B bearing British Postal Agency in Eastern Arabia stamps, one franked KGVI ½a, 1a + QEII 1½a, the other 1953 Coronation 2½a + 1r, both cancelled "FIELD POST OFFICE /518" c.d.s. F.P.O 518 then located at Bahrain, its use on mail from Sharjah very scarce. (2). Photo on Page 66. £200-250

BRUNEI
(Also see lot 1525)

425
Click to view full image... 1908-22 1c - $25 Set of thirteen overprinted "SPECIMEN", fine mint. S.G. 34/48s, £700. (13). Photo on Page 64. £200-240
426
Click to view full image... 1908-22 1c - £25 Set of thirteen, minor toning, mint. S.G. 34/48, £950. (13). Photo on Page 64. £240-280
427
  1907-42 Selection including Specimen stamps (26, with 1907 1c - 50c, 1910 $25), 1922 Malaya-Borneo Exhibition 50c and $1 mint, unissued 1924-37 2c orange, 8c red, 15c ultramarine, etc. (48). £120-140

BURMA
(Also see lots 615, 712/3, 738/9, 745, 755, 778/81, 789, 791, 793)

428
Click to view full image...Click to view full image...Click to view full image... 1937 KGV 3p - 25r Set of eighteen fine mint. S.G. 1/18, £3,000. (18). Photo on Page 64. £800-1,000
429
  1937-63 Mint and used selection including 1938-40 KGVI set mint and used (with additional used 5r, 10r), etc. S.G. £700+. (85). £120-140
430
Click to view full image...Click to view full image... Officials. 1937 3p - 10r Set of fourteen fine mint. S.G. 1/4, £1,000. (14). Photo on Page 64. £240-280

Air Mails

431
  1929-37 Air Mail covers (28) and a front, virtually all commercial covers to Europe, Indian stamps with various Burma datestamps including Yandoon, Kywebwe, Wuntho, Kyaukse, Tharrawaddy, scarce Mingaladon Cantt. Sor. c.d.s, etc., seven registered (one also underpaid, marked "6d to pay"), three others with postage due charges, three carried on the first flight to England (two clearly commercial), one flown from Akyab to Rangoon. (29). £500-600
432
  1933-36 Covers including 1933 Rangoon to Bangkok first flight, 1936 Rangoon to Hong Kong first flight, and other commercial air mail cover to Hong Kong, Singapore, Tokyo or Sydney. (6). £120-150
433
  1936-9 Long Official covers sent by air to the Director of Civil Aviation in New Delhi (5) or to London, two with India Service stamps, the others with Burma Service stamps, two registered, one with scarce Mingaladon Cantt Sor. c.d.s, others with cachets of Civil Aerodrome Akyab (2), Director of Civil Aviation Burma (2), etc. (6). £150-180
434
  1937 (Mar 31 / Apr 1) Air Mail covers to G.B (6) or India, two with India stamps posted on the final day of Indian control, five with first day uses of the first Burma stamps, one bearing the thirteen values to 1r, two with the nine Service issue values to 1r, cancels including Mingaladon Cantonment (2) and Rangoon University. (7). £200-250
435
  1940 (Apr 30) Long censored cover from Rangoon to USA inscribed "via Marseilles & Lisbon & Atlantic Clipper", franked KGV 5r + KGVI 1a, 3a, 3a6p, 1r, an unusual 6r7a6p rate. £150-200
436
  1938 Empire Air Mail Scheme, eastbound first flight covers from G.B (3, two posted back on first return flight from Akyab) or Ireland to Burma, or Burma to Singapore, and covers arrived on the first westbound flight from Burma to G.B franked 2a6p (6, one a scarce test letter). Also first 2a6p rate flights from Rangoon to Australia (Aug. 1) or Hong Kong (Nov. 1), all fine. (13). £250-300
437
Click to view full image... 1940 (Dec 27) Long censored cover from Rangoon to USA inscribed "via Hong Kong", franked KGV 10r + KGVI 1½a pair, 4a, 8a, and 1r pair, a scarce 12r15a rate and use of the KGV 10r. Photo on Page 66. £350-400
438
  1941 (July 22) Long censored cover from Rangoon to USA inscribed "via Chungking - Hong Kong - Clipper U.S.A" franked KGVI 2a, 8a, 1r, 2r and 5r, a scarce 8r10a rate. £200-250
439
Click to view full image... 1941 (Aug 2) Long registered censored cover from Rangoon to USA franked on reverse with KGVI 6p, 3a, 8a, 2r pair and two 5r stamps, "V" handstamp and New York arrival datestamps (Aug 27), a scarce 14r11a6p rate. Photo on Page 66. £250-300
440
  1941 (Aug 5) Long censored cover from Rangoon to USA inscribed "Burma - Chungking - Hong Kong - Clipper U.S.A" franked KGVI 1½a, 3½a, 2r, 5r, red "V" handstamp, a scarce 7r5a rate. £180-220
441
  1941 (Feb/Apr) Covers from Rangoon, Maymyo or Namkhan to the USA, two censored, one with circular "NOT OPENED BY CENSOR / 65 / BURMA", inscribed to go "air mail to Hong Kong thence Clipper to the U.S.A", "via Lashio, Chungking, Hong Kong & U.S.A" or "air Mail via Lashio, Hong Kong and Panam Clipper" franked at 4r5a rates, all differing stamp combinations including KGV 1r and/or 2r, all fine. (3). £200-250
442
  1941 (May/Nov) Covers (3) and a front from Rangoon (3) or Chauk Magwe to G.B, inscribed "via American Trans Pacific Transatlantic" franked KGV 6a, 2r + KGVI 1½a, 8a, 1r for a 3r15a6p rate; registered with Rangoon Army Head Quarters c.d.s "via Burma - U.S.A - Lisbon - UK" franked KGV 2a6p + KGVI 2r pair; "via Hong Kong - U.S.A - Lisbon" franked KGV 1a, 3a pair, 3a6p pair, 1r, 2r pair for a 5r14a rate; and a front with Govt. House Rangoon c.d.s endorsed "Yankee Clipper" franked KGVI 6p, 4a, 8a, 2r, 5r for a 7r12a6p rate. (4) £200-250

CANADA
(Also see lots 280-296, 999)

443
  Newfoundland. 1897-1938 Mint selection including 1932 25c slate line perf 14 blocks of four (2 blocks), 1932-38 imperf pairs of the 1c, 2c (4), 4c (6), 5c (5), etc. Also Prince Edward Island 1870 4½d mint and pair used, New Brunswick proofs (14) and a few Canada. S.G. £2,000 (approx). (144). £250-300
444
Click to view full image... Newfoundland. 1922 Inland Revenue 2c, stamp size photographic essay in red, affixed to thick card dated "27 Novem. 22" and lettered "R", very attractive and probably unique, from the De La Rue archives. Photo on Page 70. £150-180
445
Click to view full image... Newfoundland. 1932 24c Bright blue, perf 13½, variety doubly printed, superb unmounted mint. S.G. 228b, £1,700. Photo on Page 12. £250-300
446
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 Perf 12 10c Mint, shades, a few minor faults, S.G. 34/8. (5). Photo on Page 76. £300-400
447
  Air Mails. 1924-34 Covers bearing semi-official airways stamps, including 1924 cover with "First Saskatchewan Aerial Mail ESTEVAN-WINNIPEG" vignette franked 1c + 2c cancelled oval "VIA AEROPLANE / Oct. 1st 1924 / ESTEVAN, SASK." pilot signed; and 25 other covers with airways stamps from twelve airlines including Jack V. Elliott Air Service and Elliot-Fairchilds Air Transport Ltd stamps used by Patricia Airways and Exploration Ltd prior to the issue of their own stamps. Also a used Elliot-Fairchilds Air Service stamp, and 1934 Coppermine to Cannon Bay first flight cover without a stamp, six covers pilot signed. (28). £300-350
448
  Air Mails. 1924-28 Covers bearing semi-official airways stamps, including 1924 "First Saskatchewan Aerial Mail / ESTEVAN - WINNIPEG" on cover franked 3c with oval Via Aeroplane datestamp, 1926 (June 1) Elliot-Fairchilds Air Service Haileybury to Rouyn first flight, 1927 Western Canada Airways Red Lake to Rolling Portage (May 10) and Lac du Bonnet to Rice Lake (July 1) first flights signed by the pilot F.J Stevenson, 1928 (Aug 3) British Columbia Airways Vancouver to Victoria first flight, 1928 (Apr 13) "The Whitehorse Star" newspaper with Yukon Airways & Exploration Co 25c and "POSTAGE PAID" handstamp flown from Carcross to Atlin, 1926 Jack V. Elliot Air Service red stamp applied over an unlisted blue stamp, etc. A useful lot, written up on album pages, five pilot signed. (18). £280-320

CEYLON
(Also see lots 749, 750)

449
  1857-70 Pence issues, mainly used Chalon Head issues, also 1870 3d rose imperf plate proof and 3d carmine-rose mint block of four, and two reprinted die proofs (RL type DH) in brown or red on thick card defaced in pencil, very mixed quality, many with faults. (96). £100-150
450
Click to view full image... 1871 2c Die Proof in black on white glazed card, stamped "BEFORE HARDENING" and dated "Aug 26 1871", 92x60mm, very fine. Photo on Page 68. £100-120
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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