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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Auction Lots - Page 11
501
  1903 KEVII 2c Stamp Die Proof in black on white glazed card, 92x60mm, very fine. This 2c value stamp was only used on postal stationery postcards. £100-120
502
  1903 Proofs of the 2c, 5c and 6c stationery stamps on two single pieces of wove paper, in grey-black with frame lines around the stamps, or with the frame lines removed in black, also c.1908 plate proof block of six and a pair in black of the 6c stamp with value shown as a numeral (used for the new 6c stationery issued in 1908). (14 Proofs). £100-150
503
Click to view full image... 1903 10c Registration stamp, Die Proof in orange on vertically laid paper, 34x40mm, fine and scarce. Also a size F Specimen envelope showing the issued stamp in pink. (2). Photo on Page 72. £150-180
504
  1912 KGV 2c Die Proof, the stamp inscribed "Postage Postage" (only used for postal stationery), in black on white glazed card, dated "16 Oct." in pencil, 92x60mm, very fine. £100-120
505
  1912 KGV 2c Die Proof, the stamp inscribed "Postage Postage" (only used for postal stationery), in black on white glazed card, dated "17 Oct." in pencil, 92x60mm, very fine. £100-120
506
  1912 KGV 2c, 5c and 6c "Postage Postage" stamp proofs, composite sheets of six in yellow or brown-purple each comprising two proofs of each value, a double frame line around each stamp, on white glazed paper. (12 Proofs). £100-150
507
  1912 KGV 2c, 5c and 6c "Postage Postage" stamp proofs each with a double frame line, composite proofs of the three values on ten pieces all in differing colours, all fine, on white glazed paper. (30 Proofs). £150-200
508
  1912 KGV 2c (8), 5c (8), 6c (8) and 9c (4) "Postage Postage" stamp proofs with a double frame line, all in differing colours, also composite proof strips of the 2c, 5c and 6c values in black or yellow, on white glazed paper. (34 Proofs). £150-200
509
Click to view full image... 1912 KGV "Postage Postage" stamp proofs with the frame lines removed, with a composite proof comprising 2c and 5c blocks of four in brown, single 5c and 6c proofs in brown, 2c pairs in blue or brown, 5c and 6c (2) blocks of four in blue, 5c and 6c (2) blocks of four in brown, all on white glazed paper. Also four spaced 2c proofs in red on card, this proof piece very unusual. (42 Proofs). Photo on Page 72. £200-250

CHINA
(Also see lots 601, 788)

510
Click to view full image... 1907 (Aug 13) Japanese patriotic type lettersheet which opens to reveal fold-out lanterns held by a cheering crowd, written by a railway engineer from "A-Peh-Chung, Km 127", registered to Rangoon franked 50c, tied by boxed Chinese datestamp, the front with boxed registration handstamp, two oval Indian handstamps containing a manuscript registration number and boxed "Hong Kong / D.L.O" (Proud D2). Undelivered and returned with boxed "INCONNU / UNKNOWN" and eighteen datestamps comprising (in date order) Pokow (?), Haiphong (Tonkin), Laoway (Tonkin) (?), Hong Kong, Rangoon and Rangoon D.L.O, Bombay D.L.O, Hong Kong, Haiphong (Tonkin), Singapore and Rangoon D.L.O. Minor staining, a little paper adhering to left edge where it was stuck into an album, a remarkable item with a scarce Hong Kong D.L.O handstamp. Photo on Page 84. £200-250
511
  1938-41 Dr Sun Yat-sen third issue $5, mint imperforate multiple consisting of six uncut sheets of fifty without gum, each with two vertical folds between stamp columns 3/4 and 7/8, from the unfinished sheets looted from the Chung Hwa Book Co. printing works in Hong Kong, unusual in such a large multiple. Mentioned as a footnote by Gibbons below S.G. 475. (6 mint sheets). £500-600
512
  1949-80 Used collection, most postally used rather than C.T.O, including S.G. 2968 (faults), etc., very mixed condition, many with faults. (100s). £200-250
513
Click to view full image... 1952 (Sep 9) Large registered airmail cover from Shanghai to England bearing 1952 Gymnastics $400 set of ten in se-tenant blocks of four, reverse bearing 1950 $200 and $1,000 definitives. Minor creasing or stains to several stamps at the edges of the cover, otherwise fine, a very scarce set on cover. With R.P.S Certificate (2017). S.G. 1543/52a, £1,500 as stamps. Photo on Page 66. £500-600

COSTA RICA

514
  c.1960 Die Proofs of a war memorial design inscribed "COSTA RICA TIMBRE", 500c value in blue and 1000c value in purple, presumably revenue stamps, the lower frame incomplete, affixed to thick card. From the papers of Bradbury Wilkinson engraver Derek Fry. (2). £80-100

CYPRUS
(Also see lot 1547)

515
  QV-KGVI Stamps including 1882-86 ½pi emerald-green die I used (S.G. 16), 1886 Crown CC "½" on ½pi 8mm surcharge (S.G. 28) with MY 27 86 first day cancel, 1921-23 Specimen stamps mint (5) or handstamped "COLONIAS" (4, no gum, faults), etc. (162). £180-220
516
Click to view full image... 1923 £5 Black on yellow, fine mint. S.G. 117a, £3,750. Photo on Front Cover. £1,000-1,200

EGYPT
(Also see lot 675)

517
  1866 First Issue essays by Pellas Brothers, imperforate 10pa, 20pa, 1pi and 5pi essays on unwatermarked paper, small fault to 1pi. Also 20pa, 1pi, 2pi and 5pi in imperforate marginal plate proof blocks of four. (20). £120-150
518
  1866-71 Reister essay in black, Penasson second issue essay in blue, Penasson third issue essays perforated (6, one imperf x perf) or imperforate (13), various colours, with or without inscriptions. (21). £120-150
519
  1866-1973 Extensive mint and used collection in two albums and loose including 1866 first issue with varieties, various perfs, 10pi mint, 1867-71 second issue with varieties, multiples, 5pi mint (2), 1872-75 litho and typographed issue, 1874-75 issues and 1878 surcharges, later issues including 1932 100m on £E1 mint (2), 1934 U.P.U sets mint (additional 50pi and £E1) and used (3), 1938 King Farouk birthday £E1 mint pair, 1946 miniature sheets imperf (2) and perforated (2) mint, officials with 1914 4m overprint inverted and 1922-23 5m overprint double both mint, postage dues, 1935 Silver Jubilee forces seal used, varieties, etc. (100s). £600-800
520
  1874-75 5pa Brown, lower left corner marginal tete-beche block of four, also 20pa grey-blue and 5pi green blocks of four, all fine mint. S.G. 35a, 37d, 41, £460+. (3 blocks). £100-120
521
Click to view full image... 1874-75 2pi Yellow, perf 13½x12½, diagonal bisect tied to piece by an Alexandria c.d.s (S.G. 39cb, £4,500 on cover). Photo on Page 128. £80-100
522
  1874-75 Perf 12½ 2½pi violet, vertical strip of three, central stamp tete-beche, fine mint. S.G. 40a, £450. £100-120
523
  1914 1m - 200m Imperforate proofs on gummed unwatermarked paper, set of ten in singles (2 sets) and pairs with additional 5m block of four, 1m-10m blocks of six. Also 1m imperforate pair on watermarked paper mint. (82). £150-200
524
  1920-41 Proofs comprising 1920 piece bearing proof impressions of the five 2m - 50m meter marks (as sent to the U.P.U as Specimens), 1923 15m imperforate proof pair in apple-green on Harrison watermarked paper, and 1927-41 2m - 30m postage dues misperforated proofs of eight values/colours. (11). £100-120
525
Click to view full image... 1926 (Dec 21) Port Fouad set of four tied to unaddressed First Day Cover by Port Fouad datestamps, the 5m, 10m and 50p all marginal, horizontal fold clear of all stamps, very scarce. With R.P.S Certificate (2011) stating "Genuine, philatelic use, did not pass through the postal system". S.G. 141/4, £1,700+. Photo on Page 84. £600-700
526
Click to view full image...Click to view full image...Click to view full image... 1926 Port Fouad 5m, 10m and 15m mounted mint, hinge remainders, 15m with a little paper adhering to reverse, good appearance. S.G. 141/3, £975. (3). Photo on Page 76. £200-250
527
  1929 Prince Farouk birthday, 5m - 20m special printing set of four with central portrait in brown, fine unmounted mint. S.G. 178/81a, £520+. (4). £120-150
528
  1931 Graf Zeppelin overprints, 50m mint (3, two with 1951 variety, one also with a distinct partial doubling of the overprint) and used, 100m mint (2) and used (2), also the two values used on separate postcards, some minor overprint varieties. S.G. £780+. (10). £150-200
529
  1947 Withdrawal of British troops from Nile Delta, 10m imperforate royal proof on card, reverse with "Cancelled" in arabic script. Fine, only 50 printed. £80-100
530
  Postage Dues. 1888 5pi Imperforate proofs in grey or black on thick paper. Also the issued stamp with variety stop after left "PIASTRES" used, minor toning (S.G. D70a, £300). (3). £120-150
531
  British Forces Seals. 1932-35 3m Christmas seals in brown-lake or deep blue, 1935 perf 13½x14 1p carmine, and Christmas 1935 3m on 1p, all in unmounted mint booklet panes of twenty. S.G. A4/5, 9, 11, £1,380+. (4 Panes). £300-350
532
  Military Telegraphs. 1887 1 Dime on 1d - 100pi on £1, set of ten all handstamped "SPECIMEN" type 9, 5 Dimes with toned corner and 10pi with corner fault, otherwise fine, mint part gum. (10). £100-120
533
  Interpostal Seals. The collection in an album, many offices, types and colours, some from consular and territorial offices, a few with cancellations (368). Also Suez Canal stamps (37, most clearly forgeries). (405). £500-600

ETHIOPIA

534
  c.1955 5c Stamp size unadopted handpainted essays depicting Emperor Haile Selassie in army uniform, probably for the 1955 Silver Jubilee Fair issue, from the papers of Bradbury Wilkinson engraver Derek Fry, attractive and unique. (2). £100-120
535
Click to view full image... 1957 Unadopted stamp size handpainted essays from the papers of Bradbury Wilkinson engraver Derek Fry, all with a central view of Lake Tana or Tesissat Falls and a portrait of Haile Selassie, six essays on three pieces, one with an 8c essay of Lake Tana and three 35c essays of Tesissat Falls with differing frames and colours, another piece with a similar but smaller size 35c essay, the third with a differing 8c Lake Tana essay, two 35c essays with the Air Mail inscription. The first two pieces dated "10-4-57", the third with various endorsements comprising "sketch for an actual value, not 8c", "Make finished design", "Sketch Amharic title in border, as for the smaller design and larger". An attractive and unique group. (6). Photo on Page 78. £350-400
536
  1963 World Freedom From Hunger Campaign, three handpainted stamp size unadopted 5c essays depicting wheat sheaves and a portrait of Haile Selassie, all in red and Chinese white, affixed to black paper inscribed "5 Red". A unique group, from the papers of Bradbury Wilkinson engraver Derek Fry. (3). £150-200

FALKLAND ISLANDS
(Also see lot 1513)

537
Click to view full image... 1879 4d Grey-black on watermarked paper, imperf upper sheet margin, fine used. S.G. 2a, £600. Photo on Page 76. £120-140
538
  1898 2/6 and 5/- Overprinted "SPECIMEN" type B2, or handstamped "SPECIMEN" type F13 in violet, some toning, good appearance. S.G. 41/2s. (4). £150-200
539
Click to view full image...Click to view full image... 1912-20 ½d - £1 Set of eleven overprinted "SPECIMEN", fine mint, very scarce. S.G. 60/9s, £1,900. (11). Photo on Page 64. £500-600
540
  1929-54 Mint and used selection including 1937 Coronation set perfined "SPECIMEN" (unmounted, 2½d with a few short perfs), 1938-50 2/6, 5/- and £1 mint, 5/- and 10/- used, 1953 set mint, Falkland Islands Dependencies 1954-62 set mint and used, also covers (41, mainly 1984 Forces mail from Falklands or Ascension, also two from Dakar sent via F.P.O 777 on Ascension and a 1936 cover from Tristan), etc. S.G. £1,500+. (c.150). £200-250
541
Click to view full image... 1933 Centenary £1 fine used on piece. S.G. 138, £3,750. Photo on Back Cover. £1,000-1,200
542
Click to view full image... South Georgia. 1944 ½d - 1/- Set of eight perfined "SPECIMEN", fine mint. S.G. B1/8s, £650. (8). Photo on Page 128. £150-180
543
Click to view full image... South Shetlands. 1944 ½d - 1/- Set of eight perfined "SPECIMEN", fine mint. S.G. D1/8s, £650. (8). Photo on Page 128. £150-180
544

  South Orkneys/Graham Land. 1944 South Orkneys ½d - 1/- set of eight, the 1/- with a pulled perf at right, and Graham Land ½d - 9d (unfortunately missing the 1/-) all perfined "SPECIMEN", mint. S.G. A1/7s, C1/8s, £650+. (15). £150-180

FRANCE & COLONIES

(Also see lots 198, 240/2, 304/5, 315, 318, 676, 1941/5)

545
  1849-2002 Used collection in four Davo albums including 1849-50 10c - 40c (15c, 40c three margins), 1852 10c, 1853-60 set (1f thinned), 1869 5f, 1870-71 set (2c, 4c mint), 1871 unissued 10 on 10c mint (thinned), 1876-85 sets (both types), 1877-90 set, 1917-19 and 1922-27 War Orphans sets, 1923 Bordeaux Philatelic Congress 1f, 1927 Strasbourg Philatelic Exhibition pair, 1929 Le Havre Philatelic Exhibition 2f, 1928-31 Sinking Fund sets, 1937 PEXIP miniature sheet, air issues with 1927 Marseille Aviation Display pair, 1936 50f green and 50f ultramarine, postage dues with 1859 Lithographed 10c, 1871-78set, 1881-92 set (5f black with Schollmeyer Certificate), 1884-91 set, also mint miniature sheets including 1925 Paris Philatelic Exhibition, 1927 Strasbourg Philatelic Exhibition, 1937 PEXIP. A fine collection, unusually complete. S.G. £32,000+. (4 Albums). £1,600-1,800
546
Click to view full image... 1876 2c Green "Peace & Commerce", types I and II mint, hinge remainders, otherwise fine, type I very scarce. S.G. 213, 225, £2,170, (2). Photo on Page 76. £150-200
547
Click to view full image... 1929-33 20f Bright red-brown, perf 11, fine mint, scarce. S.G. 475a, £1,300. Photo on Page 76. £120-150
548
  1942 Unissued 25c green, 1f red and 2f.50 blue "Marianne" stamps printed by Harrison & Sons, both types of each value, all superb unmounted mint. (6). £100-150
549
  The accumulation including Sower Issue Specimen overprints (9), French Colonies General Issues, die proofs from Madagascar (11), Senegal (7), Morocco (12) and other proofs, WW2 Vichy and Free French issues from many colonies with some proofs, an extensive c.1960-80 collection from Cameroon, Congo, Dahomey and Gabon with many proofs, Senegal and Morocco collections, Fournier Forgeries, etc. (1,000s). £600-800
550
Click to view full image...Click to view full image...Click to view full image... Air Mails. 1927-84 Air Mail stamps, all mint, including 1927 2f and 5f, 1936 85c - 50f green set of seven and 50f ultramarine, 1936 France to South America 100th flight pair, 1949-50 100f - 1000f set of five, 1954 100f - 1000f set of four, etc. S.G. £4,100++. (60). Photo on Page 128. £350-450
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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