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 12
551
  Forgeries. The written up collection of 1849-92 issue forgeries including 25c and 1f sheets of 48 containing both 1849 and 1852 issue forgeries, tete-beche pairs, postage dues, a few French Colonies General issues, also 1928 "Ile de France" air surcharge pair, many of these forgeries very well produced. (269). £200-250
552
  French Colonies. 1859-77 Used issues, collected for the cancellations, various lozenge and c.d.s types, stamps include 1871-72 80c (2), 1871-76 2c, 10c (5), 20c, 1872-77 15c (4), 80c (4), etc., some faults (90). Also some early Reunion (29), Algeria and Cameroons cancels, etc. S.G. £4,000+. (119+). £200-250
553
  Cameroons. 1941 Vichy issues comprising Air set of eleven, Empire Defence set of three and Petain pair, strips of three (or three singles) of each stamp on five archival pieces, handstamped red "SPECIMEN / COLLECTION / MAURITANIE", all sent as Specimen stamps from Vichy to the U.P.U in Switzerland and distributed by them to member countries, these stamps sent to the Mauritania Post Office. Unique archival pieces, from the Mauritania Post Office specimen stamp archive. (48 stamps). £200-250
554
  Congo. 1892-1933 Mint collection, complete with many additional paper and watermark varieties. S.G. 17/D103, £2,000+. (205). £200-240
555
  French Somali Coast. 1902-66 Mint and used collection in an album including inverted centres, proofs and colour trials, mint issues largely complete, also a few Djibouti with 1884-1900 Specimen stamps (8), etc. (1,000s). £200-300
556
  Madagascar - Diego Suarez. 1890-94 Mint and used collection including 1890 surcharges used (4), 1890 local issue 1c, 5c (2), 15c, 25c (2) used (some creases, set of four with Brandon Certificate, also some forgeries), 1892 postage dues used and postage set mint and used, etc., also some Nossi Be, and Madagascar 1902 Zebu and Lemur colour trials with value shown as 0F (5), a few faults. S.G. £3,000 (approx). (186). £200-250
557
  Monaco. 1891-94 1c - 5f Set of eleven with additional listed shades of the 1c, 75c, 1f and 5f, all fine mint. Also 1885 5c, 10c, 25c (2) and 40c used. S.G. 11/21, £1,500. (20). £100-120
558
Click to view full image...Click to view full image... New Caledonia. 1881-1948 Mint and used collection including mint 1932 Paris-Noumea flight pair (S.G. 183/4, £800, 2011 R.P.S Certificates), 1941 Petain 2f.50 with missing value, 1941 France Libre overprint set, also 1928 vignette and frame proofs, 1942-46 die proofs (19), a few covers, etc. S.G. £2,500++. (100s). Photo on Page 76. £400-500
559
  Niger. 1921 - c.1990 Mint and used collection with covers, die and plate proofs. (100s). £200-250
560
  Obock. 1892-1903 Mint and used collection including 1892 first set mint or used and second set used with some duplicates, 1892 surcharges, tablet set mint and used, 1893 2f mint, used and Specimen, 1894-1903 set to 25f mint with additional high values (the 25f creased, with R.P.S Certificate), also three covers. S.G. 1/81, £4,500 (approx). (172). £400-500
561
Click to view full image... Syria / Latakia. 1920-29 Selection comprising Aleppo Vilayet issue 5pi on 15c with rosette handstamp in red or black and 25c on 1c pair both with variety rosette double in both red and black (one with tone mark), 1921 1pi on 20c and 10pi on 2f (small thins) both with "POSTE / PAR / AVION" handstamps (expert handstamps), 1929 1pi Aeroplane overprint vertically in black, all mint. Also Latakia 1931 10p chocolate with overprint inverted, superb unmounted mint. Syria S.G. 52A/B, 78, 80 + Latakia S.G. 81a, £1,430+. (9). Photo on Page 76. £120-150

GAMBIA
(Also see lot 1820)

562
  1869-1906 Mint and used selection with 1869 no watermark 4d pale brown mint (thinned) and 4d brown superb used, 1874 Crown CC 4d pale brown used (3) and 6d deep blue mint, 1880-81 Crown CC upright 1/- used (2, both shades, one on piece), 1906 surcharges, etc., a few faults, also a few imperf issue forgeries. S.G. £2,500 (approx). (61). £200-240
563
Click to view full image... 1880-1959 Mainly mint selection including 1898-1902 set, 1906 1d on 3/- (3), 1921-22 7½d reversed watermark (5) and 4/- inverted watermark, 1922-29 Multiple Crown set and Multiple Script sets (2 sets) with additional 1/- inverted watermark (2), 2½d inverted watermark, 3/- slate-purple, 4/- and 5/- blocks of four, etc., also 1938-46 and 1953-59 sets, mainly fine. S.G. £2,500+. (c.350). Photo on Page 86. £350-400
564
  1898-1905 Specimen stamps comprising 1898 set of eight, 1902-05 set of twelve, 1905 5d, 7½d and 10d, the KEVII issues unmounted. S.G. 37/56s, £525. (23). £150-180
565
  1922-29 ½d - 10/- Specimen stamps, Multiple Crown CA 4d - 5/- sets of four (two sets), and Multiple Script CA ½d - 10/- set of nineteen with fourteen additional values, some hinge remainders, otherwise fine mint. S.G. 118/142s, £960+. (41). £220-260
566
Click to view full image... 1935-46 Specimen sets comprising 1935 Silver Jubilee set, 1937 Coronation sets (two sets), 1938-46 ½d - 10/- set of sixteen, and 1946 Victory pair, fine mint. S.G. 143/163s, £1,030. (28). Photo on Page 76. £240-280

GERMANY
(Also see lots 309, 319, 324)

567
  Brunswick - Forgeries. 1852-65 Forgeries, the very well written up collection on ten pages. (179). £100-120
568
  1872-1985 Used collection in an album including 1872 small shield 5g on piece, 1926-31 air set, 1929, 1932 and 1934 Welfare Fund sets, 1936 Olympic miniature sheets, 1937 Brown Ribbon miniature sheet, Berlin 1948 1m, 1949 Goethe set, etc. (100s). £150-200
569
  c.1880-1950 Stamps including 1935 OSTROPA miniature sheet mint (S.G. MS576a, £1,500), 1949 Berlin 1m, 2m unmounted (S.G. B33/4, £1,100), covers with WW1. P.O.W mail, etc. (100s). £150-200
570
  The extensive collections including 1873-1949 mint postal stationery in nine albums, 1949-77 F.D.Cs in seven albums, perfins, 1970-72 special registration labels of Berlin, Freemasonry, Oberammergau, etc. (1000s). £300-350
571
Click to view full image... 1933 (Nov 1) Wagner Opera Welfare Fund set of nine (the 20pf perf 14) on a registered First Day Cover from Leipzig to Scotland each cancelled by "Messestadt" c.d.s, small cover repair at lower edge, otherwise fine, a scarce set on F.D.C. Mi €3,000. Photo on Page 84. £240-300
572
  1933 Wagner Opera Welfare Fund, set of nine (20pf perf 14) used on a 1934 registered express cover posted within Leipzig with Richard Wagner slogan cancels. Also 6pf, 8pf and 12pf on a second cover posted within Leipzig. S.G. £450+. (2 covers). £100-120
573
  1933 Welfare Fund miniature sheet unused, light hinge marks at corners, fine. S.G. MS525a, £2,250. £240-300
574
Click to view full image... Ostropa 1935. Registered covers posted from the Ostropa exhibition to London, both franked with the miniature sheet (also a 12pf stamp) cancelled by the exhibition c.d.s or the Ostropa Granz-Rossitten Schiffspost c.d.s, both with the exhibition label, the miniature sheets crossed by blue registration crayon lines, otherwise fine and scarce on cover. Also the exhibition meter mark, Grosses Moosbruch Schiffspost c.d.s and slogan, postal stationery card and envelope, set of ten exhibition labels in singles and sheets of ten. S.G. £2,800 for miniature sheets used. (7 covers + 110 labels). Photo on Page 84. £300-400
575
  Booklets. 1947-80 Booklets including 1948 Air Mail label booklet, West Germany with 1951 2.50m numeral & posthorn issue booklets (4, S.G. SB50, £950 each), 1955 2.50m booklet (4, S.G. SB51), also some mint and used panes, a few booklets exploded, some C.T.O booklets, a good lot. S.G. £6,000+. (c.240). £200-250
576
  Air Mails. 1924 (Aug 11) Special picture postcard carried on the first Gorlitz to Dresden flight, with flight vignette tied by cachet, a 3pf stamp tied by Gorlitz Flugtage c.d.s; and 1930 (Oct 19) cover with 15pf cancelled at Grebenhain and two Hessische Segelflugpost 25pf semi-official air stamps tied by flight cachet (Mi 20, €425), both fine. (2). £100-120
577
  1940 Feldpost cards with a caricature of Churchill in the upper right corner, commercially used from Feldpost 33057, or from Frankfurt to Feldpost 23857, differing styles of printers imprints, minor edge faults, the second with central vertical fold. (2). £100-120
578
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... WW2 - Propaganda Forgeries. Mint stamps including 12pf carmine Hitler Head with skull, 6pf violet Himmler Head type 1, General von Witzleben 24 + 26pf, Himmler shackling a civilian 12 + 8pf (tone spot), General Government 20pf, etc., all unmounted mint. Mi 15/7, 23/6, 28/9, 32/3. (11). Photo on Page 64. £400-500
579
  1944 Theresienstadt Concentration Camp stamp, proof block of four in black, numbered "450", produced for presentation to Red Cross delegates when they visited the camp. Also French Volunteer Legion 1942 set of five in sheets of 25, unmounted mint. (126). £100-150
580
  German Occupation of Poland. 1944 2z Deep green (Cracow Barbican), 4z slate-violet (Tyniec Monastery) and 6z agate (Lwow) each in imperforate proof block of ten, all lower marginal with printers imprint, on yellowish ungummed paper, a few very minor marginal creases, otherwise fine and very scarce. (30). £500-600
581
Click to view full image... Allenstein. 1920 (July 31) Stampless cover from Ernest Rennie, President and British Commissioner of the Inter-Allied Plebiscite Commission for Allenstein, to his wife in England with "ARMY POST OFFICE/S.120" c.d.s (used at Allenstein, Jan. - Aug 1920) and violet circular "COMMISSION D'ADMINISTRATION ET DE PLEBISCITE / TRAITE / DE VERSAILLES / ART. 94 ET 95 / ALLENSTEIN-OLSZTYN", minor creasing, otherwise fine and very scarce. Photo on Page 84. £150-200
582
Click to view full image... Allenstein. 1920 (Aug 11) Stampless cover from Ernest Rennie, President and British Commissioner of the Inter-Allied Plebiscite Commission for Allenstein, to his wife in England with "ARMY POST OFFICE/S.120" c.d.s and violet circular "COMMISSION D'ADMINISTRATION ET DE PLEBISCITE / TRAITE / DE VERSAILLES / ART. 94 ET 95 / ALLENSTEIN-OLSZTYN", fine and very scarce. Photo on Page 84. £150-200
583
  Saar. 1947-59 Mint and used collections in five albums, well written up with varieties, multiples and covers, including 1948 Flood Disaster Relief miniature sheet unmounted and postage set used with additional 12f + 8f, Air 25f + 2f used (2) and miniature sheet unmounted, 1949 Youth Hostels 8f + 5f (3) and 10f + 7f (4) used, 1949 National Relief Fund set mint and used, 1950 Adolf Kolping 15f + 5f used, 1950 Stamp Day 15f + 5f mint (2) and used (3, two on maximum cards), 1950 Council of Europe 200f mint (2) and used, 1950 and 1951 Relief Fund sets mint and used, also Officials with 1949 set mint, Return to Germany issues, etc. A fine collection. S.G. £9,000++. (100s). £400-500
584
  Upper Silesia. 1921 Covers and cards comprising Aug. 19th cover franked G.B ½d + 1½d cancelled "ARMY POST OFFICE / S.120" (used at Oppeln, Upper Silesia, Jan. 1921 - April 1922); stampless postcard from a French soldier at Oppeln to USA with "TRESOR ET POSTES" c.d.s and violet "Commission Interalliee / de Gouvernement et de Plebiscite / de Haute-Silesia / DEPARTMENT MILITAIRE (S.P 184)" (corner creases); postcard from G.B to "Pte R. Warner, Middlesex Regt., A.P.O S64, British Forces, Upper Silesia"; and a postcard from Kochtschutz with Upper Silesia stamps, probably from a British soldier. (4). £100-150
585
  Upper Silesia, etc. 1921 Real photo postcards showing allied forces or the aftermath of rioting in Upper Silesia (5), cards with Allenstein stamps (2), also covers from British or French forces in Germany (10, one from A.P.O S.40 sent Air Mail and Express to USA franked 10½d), etc. (19). £100-120

GIBRALTAR
(Also see lots 221/2, 320, 343, 679)

586
  1886-1938 Specimen and mint selection with 1898 and 1903 Specimen sets, 1889 1p Specimen strip of five, 1931-33 set of four in mint blocks of six and nine, 1938-51 ½d - £1 perfined "SPECIMEN" (eleven values, missing the 1½d slate-violet, 2d carmine, 5d) and the scarce 1½d carmine perf 13½ mint, etc, a few faults. (100). £150-200
587
Click to view full image...Click to view full image... 1925-29 1/- - £5 Specimen set of seven, the £5 with horizontal crease, otherwise fine mint. S.G. 102/8s, £550++. (7). Photo on Page 72. £200-250
588
Click to view full image... 1925 £5 Violet and black fine mint. S.G. 108, £1,600. Photo on Back Cover. £500-600
589
Click to view full image... 1938-51 ½d - £1 Set of fourteen perfined "SPECIMEN", fine mint, S.G. 121/31s, £900. (14). Photo on Page 76. £240-280

GOLD COAST

590
  1888-1961 Selection, various Specimen stamps (36) include both QV 20/- stamps and 1902 ½d - 20/- set of eleven (10/- toned, various additional values), also 1902 set mint, 1938-43 set used, 1948 and 1952 sets mint. S.G. £1,000+. (98). £120-150
591
Click to view full image... 1898 ½d, 1d, 2½d, 6d and 2/- Horizontal strips of five, and 3d vertical strip of five, all overprinted "SPECIMEN", superb unmounted. Scarce strips of the six values issued in 1898, as distributed by the U.P.U. (6 strips). Photo on Page 76. £300-350
592
Click to view full image...Click to view full image... 1928 ½d - 5/- Set of ten handstamped "SPECIMEN", fine mint. Also 1/- sample pair in the unissued colours of black and chocolate on unwatermarked paper each overprinted "HARRISON / SPECIMEN", unmounted (one with small corner fault). S.G. 103/12s, £325+. (12). Photo on Page 76. £120-150
593
Click to view full image...Click to view full image... 1937-48 KGVI Specimen sets comprising 1937 Coronation set, 1938-43 ½d - 10/- set of thirteen, 1946 Victory pair and 1948 ½d - 10/- set of twelve, all fine mint. S.G. 117/146s, £1,305. (30). Photo on Page 64. £300-350

HONG KONG
(Also see lots 510, 785, 1550/1)

594
Click to view full image... 1843 (June 24) Cover to Ireland, with enclosed letter from Henry Bruce written on H.M.S "Agincourt", bearing an unusually fine strike of the red oval "HONG KONG POST OFFICE" arms handstamp, endorsed "Overland" and "Agincourt June 23/43" with red oval "INDIA". Backstamped at Bombay with the rare "POSTAGE / Inward Bearing Ans (3) / Outward do (2)" (Hammond Giles SR5, only 3 examples recorded, all in 1843) and at London (Oct 23) and Bombay, charged 2/3. Minor opening tears at the edges, otherwise fine, a very clear example of this attractive and very scarce Hong Kong handstamp (recorded 1842-44). Photo on Page 84. £3,500-4,000
595
Click to view full image... 1865-1901 QV Mint or Specimen selection comprising 1865 96c brownish black (no gum, minor faults), 1880 2c dull rose and 2c rose, 1884 10c green, 1891 14c on 30c (partial gum), 50c on 48c, 1891 2c Jubilee overprint variety short "U" (thin), 1898 $1 on 96c grey-black with Chinese characters, 1898 10c on 30c with Chinese characters handstamped "SPECIMEN", 1900-01 2c, 4c, 10c and 30c overprinted "SPECIMEN", 5c yellow block of six. S.G. £4,800. (19). Photo on Page 76. £250-300
596
  1875 (July 30) Linen backed cover to San Francisco franked 1863-71 12c + 30c vermilion (2) paying the 72c rate for a ½oz letter sent by French mail packet, slightly shortened and a little ragged at left with small sealing wax fault to address panel, an uncommon use of these 30c stamps. £180-220
597
Click to view full image... 1899 (Nov 6) Registered cover to Marseille bearing scarce first type black "R / HONGKONG / CHINA" registration label (recorded Nov 1899 - April 1900) and franked 1898 $1 on 96 (S.G. 52), paying the nine times rate + registration, backstamped at Paris and Marseille. Small piece cut from flap, otherwise fine. A rare single use of this $1 stamp and the earliest recorded use of a Hong Kong registration label. Photo on Page 84. £1,200-1,500
598
Click to view full image... 1938-52 1c - $10 Set of twenty three fine mint. S.G. 140-162, £1,100. (23). Photo on Page 76. £150-200599 S 3 E <\d>Revenues. c.1921 G.B KGV 5/- Key-Plate revenue with blank tablet at base, overprinted "SPECIMEN", the tablet with manuscript "Hong Kong" and manuscript lines through the "Shillings" value and wording, affixed to an archival piece handstamped "S&O" and endorsed "H.&S.BC", 100x74mm, unusual. £80-100
600
Click to view full image... Postal Stationery. 1905 KEVII 10c F Size registration envelope, reverse with printed alterations to the fees for insurance, posted from Kowloon to England franked 10c (corner fault), endorsed from "Pte Albert Jones, H.M.S Sutlej". An uncommon envelope used, this provisional envelope issued in 1905 and replaced in 1907. H&G 4. Photo on Page 90. £200-250
601

Click to view full image... Post Offices in China. 1919 10c Size H registration envelope overprinted "CHINA", sent by H.B.M Consul-General at Canton to London, insured for 3,000 francs. Franked by P.O in China 6c, 10c and five 50c stamps (paying 16c postage + 10c registration + $2.50 insurance fee) each cancelled by "CANTON / B" c.d.s, with boxed "R / CANTON B.P.O / No", endorsed "O.H.M.S" and bearing two differing "INSURED" labels, red wax seals impressed "H.B.M CONSULATE / CANTON". A rare and exceptionally fine Insured use of this registration envelope. Photo on Page 90. £1,200-1,500

INDIA

Featuring fine postal history and cancellations, postage due mail, military and P.O.W mail from the Cliff Gregory Collection.(Also see lots 219, 220, 356, 431, 594, 1052/7, 1552, 1735/6)

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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