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 18
852
  1898 ¼a Pale green with narrower oval, unused sheet of 32 and two singles all with pin perf, the sheet with R.P.S Certificate (2008) stating "Genuine, unable to determine if the pin perforations are of official origin". Minor creasing, an unusual sheet, only listed imperforate by Gibbons. S.G. 64var. (34). £150-200
853
  c.1898 Local covers franked 1898 narrow oval ¼a pale or bright green (3) or ¼a black, the last with c.d.s cancel, all fine. S.G. 63/5. (4). £500-700
854
Click to view full image...Click to view full image... 1890 8a Green, single frame, imperforate (2) or perforated (3) on wove paper, imperforate (4) or perforated (7) on thin laid paper, all unused, nine with "HAH" variety, one with "JABAN" variety, a scarce group. S.G. 67/70, £2,350. (16). Photo on Page 120. £600-800
855
Click to view full image... 1893 8a Green-black, redrawn with a frame to the sheet, an unused perforated sheet of ten, fine and rare, with a photocopy of a B.P.A Certificate (2003). S.G. 72, £450+. Photo on Page 120. £250-300
856
Click to view full image... 1893 8a Green-black, redrawn with a frame to the sheet, an unused imperforate sheet of ten, fine, very rare. With a photocopy of a B.P.A Certificate (2003). S.G. 73, £3,750+. Photo on Page 118. £1,400-1,800
857
Click to view full image... 1898 Imperforate 8a green-black or black, printed from a new stone with irregular lettering, unused (11, two with reversed "E" in "BEGAM", one within a pair), or used (4), an uncommon group. S.G. 74/5, £1,490. (15). Photo on Page 118. £450-550
858
Click to view full image... c.1896 Local cover bearing 1896-1901 ¼a black (2), square cancels with a c.d.s alongside, a very scarce issue on cover. S.G. 76. Photo on Page 124. £300-400
859
Click to view full image... 1901 Local cover bearing 1899-1901 ¼a black, printed from a new stone with shaky lines on thick wove paper, c.d.s cancel and backstamps. A rare stamp, probably unique on cover. With ISES Certificate (2015). S.G. 78. Photo on Page 124. £1,500-2,000
860
Click to view full image... 1902 Nawab Sultan Jahan Begum issue with octagonal embossing device of the former ruler Sultan Jahan, 1a block of three, 2a, 4a, 8a and 1r unused. S.G. 83/8, £600+. (7). Photo on Page 118. £180-220
861
Click to view full image... 1902 Nawab Sultan Jahan Begum issue with octagonal embossing device of the former ruler Sultan Jahan, 1a (6, one used), 2a, 4a (2), 8a and 1r unused. S.G. 83/8, £700+. (11). Photo on Page 118. £200-250
862
Click to view full image...Click to view full image... 1903 ¼a Red, circular embossing, plate II, unused sheet of sixteen on thick toned wove paper with thin ruled grey vertical lines on the reverse, previously unrecorded on this paper and unlisted by Gibbons, with ISES Certificate (2017), probably unique. S.G. 90var. Photo on Page 126. £400-600
863
  1903 Issue with circular embossing, unused sheets comprising ¼a rose red on horizontally laid paper (2 sheets) or ¼a red on vertically laid paper in sheets of sixteen, ½a black on horizontally laid paper (2 sheets), ½a, 1a brown, 2a, 4a yellow all on wove paper, in sheets of eight. S.G. 89/96, £450++. (9 sheets). £200-250
864
Click to view full image... 1903 8a Lilac with circular embossing, unused sheet of eight, minor tone spots, otherwise fine and scarce. S.G. 97, £640+. Photo on Page 126. £240-300
865
Click to view full image... 1903 1r Rose with circular embossing, unused block of four, light toning and creasing but very scarce. S.G. 98, £560+. (4). Photo on Page 118. £150-180
866
Click to view full image... 1902 Local cover bearing 1902 ¼a rose with octagonal embossing, tied by c.d.s, fine and a rare issue on cover. With ISES Certificate (2014). S.G. 79. Photo on Page 124. £300-400
867
Click to view full image... 1903 Local cover bearing 1903 ¼a rose-red with circular embossing, corner fold and small faults prior to use, tied by c.d.s, a rare issue on cover. S.G. 89. Photo on Page 124. £200-250
868
Click to view full image... 1903 Local cover bearing 1903 ½a black with circular embossing, tied by c.d.s, the cover apparently registered, reduced at left with possible loss of other stamps. A rare issue on cover, with ISES Certificate (2014). S.G. 91. Photo on Page 124. £200-250
869
Click to view full image...Click to view full image... 1903 8a Green-black overprinted with initials of the new Begum, 6mm overprint in red, unused, one with small thin and tear, the other with tiny pinholes but otherwise fine (margins at right and foot), scarce. S.G. 99, £800. (2). Photo on Page 118. £200-250
870
Click to view full image... 1903 8a Green-black overprinted with initials of the new Begum, 11mm overprint in red, 5/1 with margins at left and base, unused, scarce. S.G. 99, £400. Photo on Page 118. £150-180
871
Click to view full image... 1903 8a Green-black overprinted with initials of the new Begum, 6mm overprint in red, variety overprint inverted, unused. Very scarce, with ISES Certificate (2016). S.G. 99a, £800. Photo on Page 118. £300-400
872
Click to view full image... 1908 1a Green mint (2), one the scarce variety printed on both sides, also proofs (7, three pairs) in unissued colours on wove paper (2) or thick card (5), all fine. S.G. 100. (9). Photo on Page 118. £160-200
873

  Reprints and Forgeries, including 1889 ¼a imitation sheet of 32 and 1891 ½a reprint sheet of 32 with circular embossing both cancelled to order, 1884 ½a imitations in green or black both in sheets of 32 cancelled to order (also blocks of four), 1894 ½a black with circular embossing (7), etc. (154). £150-200

IRAQ

(Also see lots 689/91)

874
  1918-65 Mint and used accumulation in three stockbooks and on pages or loose, including 1932 official set of seventeen mint, 1941 3f control 1A blocks with cloud flaw or hole punch (2), 1941-47 postage and official issues overprinted "SPECIMEN" (16 of each, both missing 100f, 200f), 1948-51 set of 26 overprinted "SPECIMEN" (some with corner creases), a good range of 1958-60 Republic overprints with varieties including blocks containing transposed overprints (27, S.G. 426/7a, 432a, 447a, O498a), type 43a overprints (20, with S.G. O460b pair used), covers with Overland Mail and Air Mails, etc. (100s). £500-600
875
Click to view full image... 1918 6a on 2pi, Imperforate corner marginal plate proof block of four on ungummed paper, fine and scarce. Photo on Page 132. £400-500
876
Click to view full image...Click to view full image... 1918-21 ¼a - 10r Surcharge set of thirteen, no watermark, perforated "SPECIMEN", also Multiple Script CA ½a, 1½a and 2r surcharges overprinted "SPECIMEN", all fine mint, the no watermark set unmounted. S.G. 1/18s, £1,175. (16). Photo on Page 128. £380-420
877
Click to view full image... 1918-21 ¼a - 10r Set of fourteen without watermark, 1921 1r on 10p with Tougra type B, and Multiple Script CA ½a, 1½a and 2r surcharges, all fine mint. S.G. 1/18, £615. (19). Photo on Page 128. £180-200
878
  1918 (Sep 1) Printed Gelatine copy type notice headed "Turkish Stamps overprinted Iraq in British Occupation" with squares for each value, the set of thirteen stamps applied, each tied by "F.P.O No 308" c.d.s used at Fao Stationery Office on the day of issue of the stamps. Very scarce and unusual; these printed notices probably supplied to all military post offices to display the new stamps. Vertical and horizontal folds clear of all stamps, otherwise fine. £200-300
879
Click to view full image... 1919 (Dec 17) Local cover franked by a diagonally bisected ½a tied by Makinah c.d.s, unusual and scarce. Makina would appear to have run out of certain stamps in 1919, with various bisects recorded. Photo on Page 116. £200-250
880
Click to view full image... 1919 (Dec 11) Cover to Basra franked by a diagonally bisected 1a, paying the ½a unsealed printed matter rate, tied by Makinah c.d.s. Not authorised but accepted as valid, probably due to the shortage of ½a stamps, very unusual and scarce. Photo on Page 150. £200-250
881
Click to view full image... 1919 (Jan 28) Y.M.C.A Envelope to India bearing a diagonally bisected 8a tied by "F.P.O No. 339" c.d.s used at Makina, Basra. Not authorised but accepted as valid, very unusual and scarce. Minor opening faults to upper edge and flap missing, otherwise fine. Photo on Page 150. £200-250
882
  1920-22 ½a - 10r Surcharge set of thirteen, with both 1r Tougra types, all overprinted "On State Service", fine mint. S.G. O19/32, £755. (14). £200-240
883
Click to view full image... 1921-23 Multiple Script CA ½a - 2r "On State Service" surcharge set of eight overprinted "SPECIMEN", and the issued set, all fine mint. S.G. O33/40, £775. (16). Photo on Page 128. £220-260
884
  1923-25 ½a - 10r Set of thirteen fine mint, also ½a, 1½a, 6a, 8a, 2r (both, fault to 2r black), 5r and 10r overprinted "SPECIMEN". S.G. 41/53, £350+. (21). £100-120
885
Click to view full image... 1924 ½a - 10r Set of twelve with horizontal "On State Service" overprint, all additionally overprinted "SPECIMEN", fine mint. S.G. O54/65s, £900. (12). Photo on Page 76. £300-350
886
  1924 ½a - 10r Set of twelve with horizontal "On State Service" overprint, fine mint. S.G. O54/65, £400. (12). £100-120
887
  1924-25 ½a - 10r Set of twelve with vertical bilingual "On State Service" overprint, also 8a, 1r, 2r, 5r, 10r with "SPECIMEN" overprint. S.G. O66/77, £375+. (17). £100-120
888
Click to view full image...Click to view full image... 1927 1r Red-brown, Postage and Official issues in pairs overprinted "SPECIMEN", and the two issued stamps, all fine mint. S.G. 78, O79, £543. (6). Photo on Page 128. £120-150
889
Click to view full image... 1927 1r Red-brown overprinted "SPECIMEN", additionally handstamped "SPECIMEN" upon receipt by the Bechuanaland Post Office, no gum, unique. Photo on Page 128. £100-120
890
Click to view full image... 1928 Unissued Children's Welfare Association 4a claret, 10a red and 20a green imperforate proof pairs, fine mint. (6). Photo on Page 134. £150-180
891
Click to view full image... 1931 ½a - 25r Set of thirteen perfined "SPECIMEN", fine mint. S.G. 80/92s, £2,250. (13). Photo on Page 128. £700-800
892
Click to view full image... 1931 ½a - 25r Set of thirteen fine mint. S.G. 80/92, £2,800. (13). Photo on Page 128. £900-1,100
893
Click to view full image... 1931 ½a - 25r Set of thirteen overprinted bilingual "On State Service", all perfined "SPECIMEN", fine unmounted mint. S.G. O93/105s, £2,250. (13). Photo on Page 128. £700-800
894
Click to view full image... 1931 ½a - 25r Set of thirteen overprinted bilingual "On State Service", fine mint. S.G. O93/105, £3,350. (13). Photo on Page 128. £1,000-1,200
895
Click to view full image...Click to view full image... 1932 Unissued Children's Welfare Association, identical to the Annas issue first proposed in 1928, comprising perforated 1f deep blue, 10f red (2), 20f green (2) and 50f light blue (2) unmounted mint, 50f light blue fiscally used, and 1f sepia block of six each with "WATERLOW & SONS LTD / SPECIMEN" overprint and a small punch hole affixed to a piece from a sample book. Also a similar 20f surcharge on undenominated stamp in green fiscally used. This issue, originally printed with values in annas, later reprinted with the new currency in fils, apparently remained unissued as postage stamps but were used for revenue purposes. Very unusual. (15). Photo on Page 134. £250-300
896
Click to view full image... 1932 2f - 1d Surcharge set of sixteen, unmounted mint. S.G. 106/121, £600. (16). Photo on Page 128. £150-180
897
Click to view full image... 1932 3f on ½a Green, variety surcharge double, horizontal pair superb unmounted mint. S.G. 107a, £700+. Photo on Page 76. £250-300
898
Click to view full image... 1932 3f on ½a Green, variety surcharge double, horizontal pair, right stamp with the additional variety short leg to Arabic "3", fine mint. S.G. 107a, £700+. Photo on Page 76. £220-260
899
Click to view full image... 1932 3f on ½a Green, variety surcharge inverted, block of four superb unmounted mint. S.G. 107b, £1,200+. Photo on Page 86. £400-500
900
Click to view full image... 1932 3f on ½a Green, variety surcharge inverted, marginal, mounted in the margin only, the stamp superb unmounted. S.G. 107b, £300. Photo on Page 88. £100-120
901
Click to view full image... 1932 5f on 1a Red-brown, variety surcharge inverted, marginal, mounted in the margin only, the stamp superb unmounted. S.G. 109b, £500. Photo on Page 128. £140-160
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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