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 20
952
Click to view full image...Click to view full image... 1948-51 Official issue 50f blue vertical pair unmounted, and a single with variety double overprint used with 1948 1f transposed overprint pair and 1958 6f on piece tied by Kut datestamps. The 50f unlisted by Gibbons, the mint pair the only recorded examples, the used double overprint also possibly unique. (2). Photo on Page 132. £300-350
953
Click to view full image... 1948-51 Official issue 200f vertical strip of three, lower stamp with overprint omitted, unmounted. Very rare, one other example recorded. S.G. O479var. Photo on Page 246. £150-200
954
Click to view full image...Click to view full image... 1948-51 Official issue, varieties comprising 1f transposed overprint (2 blocks of four each with upper pair transposed, also sloping on one block), 1f double overprint or type 43a overprint, 12f, 14f, 16f, 25f and 40f all with inverted overprint all in blocks of four, 16f double overprint strip of four, all unmounted, a scarce group. (40). Photo on Page 134. £800-1,000
955
  1955-58 Official issue 1f - 100f set of sixteen, and 1f sloping and transposed overprint, 1f and 5f transposed overprints, 1f and 20f type 43a overprints, 1955 4f and 5f overprints misaligned, all in unmounted blocks of four. Also 1958 official issue 3f, 6f, 8f type 43a overprints in used pairs. (98). £120-150
956
Click to view full image...Click to view full image... 1955-58 Official issue 4f irregular strip of three, 5f, 20f and 40f blocks of four all with double overprint, and 2f block of four with O27 overprint on reverse instead of front, all superb unmounted, five fine major varieties. (19). Photo on Page 134. £350-400
957
  1973 King Faisal issues with the King's face obliterated, including unmounted postage and official sets with overprint of three bars, Official overprint with leaf motif used (9), official stamps with leaf motif set of twenty four unmounted. S.G. 1075/O1096, O1130a/1147a. (61). £100-120

Revenues

958
Click to view full image... 1934 5f - 1d Set of thirteen with bilingual Revenue overprint all in blocks of four, unused without gum. A fine and scarce set (no 1f - 4f or 15f was issued) from the Bradbury Wilkinson archives. (52). Photo on Page 134. £200-250
959
  1948 5f - 5d Set of fifteen all in blocks of four, unused without gum, from the Bradbury Wilkinson archives. (60). Photo on Page 132. £150-200
960
  1955 Die Proofs of the 5f, 10f, 20f, 25f and 30f in the issued colours, and 2f in the unadopted colour of blue, all on numbered thin gummed paper, 58x69mm, from the Bradbury Wilkinson archives. (6). £200-250
961
Click to view full image...Click to view full image... 1955 2f - 5d Set of fifteen overprinted "SPECIMEN", superb unmounted (strangely distributed through the U.P.U despite being revenues for internal use only); and the set of fifteen in blocks of four, unused without gum, from the Bradbury Wilkinson archives. (75). Photo on Page 216. £250-300

IRELAND
(Also see lots 131, 145-159, 188-193, 204/5, 213, 217, 228, 232, 1741)

962
  1804-1922 Entire letters, covers and cards including prestamp, straight line sub-office datestamps, Parcel Post labels (45), 1884 embossed "Free" envelope with 1d red, Cork hooded circles, T.P.Os, etc. (114). £250-300

ITALY
(Also see lot 223)

963
  Italian Colonies. 1881-1935 Mint and used collection with issues for Eritrea including 1893 set used, 1903 40c mint, 1903 postage due 10c - 5L mint and 10L used, Cyrenaica with 1924 Manzoni set mint, Tripolitania, Somalia, Dodecanese, Libya with 1921 50c Express marginal mint imperf vertically, Italian East Africa, General Issues for the Colonies, Rhodes, Italian P.O in Jerusalem, also Fiume with 1918 10k mint pair, and Italy 1917-26 flight covers (3) and 1933 Balbo pair in mint strips (3 of each). A good lot. (100s). £500-600
964
  Vatican City. 1929-2002 Used collection in three Davo albums, including 1934 surcharge set of six, 1948 500L, 1949 1000L, also mint miniature sheets with 1954 Stamp Centenary sheet, and some Papal States including 1852 1sc used (touched at right), the Vatican all fine and virtually complete. S.G. £7,000 (approx). (2 Albums). £350-400

JAMAICA
(Also see lots 158, 717)

965
Click to view full image... 1910 1/- Black on green, upper left corner marginal block of four with current number "173", stamp 2/2 with the variety "$" for "S", fine mint. S.G. 54a, £1,000. Photo on Page 132. £240-280
966
  1916-17 War Stamps, various varieties including 1½d "S" in "STAMP" omitted within mint blocks of four and six (S.G. 71b), inverted surcharges all mint (4, S.G. 68c, 72aa, 73d, 74d), etc. S.G. £1,170+. (36). £150-200
967
Click to view full image... 1919-21 2/- Imperforate proof on thin card, the frame in the issued colour of brown, the vignette in green, 29x37mm. Also a mint marginal block of four of the issued stamp with inverted watermark (S.G. 86w, £192). (5). Photo on Page 88. £100-120
968
  1923-46 Specimen stamps comprising 1923 Child Welfare set of three, 1929 1d - 9d set of three with additional 9d pair, 1932 2d - 6d set of three, 1935 Silver Jubilee set of four, 1938-52 ½d - £1 set of thirteen, 1945 New Constitution set of seven (with 1985 B.P.A Certificate), 1946 Victory pair (3 sets), all fine mint. S.G. 107/142s, £1,330. (41). £280-320
969
  1875-1968 Mainly mint selection including watermark varieties with 1875 2/- pair and 5/- inverted watermarks, 1897 5/- block of four, 1910 3d purple on yellow block of four inverted watermark (S.G. 47aw), 1919-21 2d mint, 3d mint (3) and used, 1921-29 4d mint all inverted watermark, 1962 Independence 2d dramatically misperforated through the centre of the stamp, a few Specimens including 1900-01 1d Llandovery Falls stamps (2 of each), 1911 2d, 1890-91 Official set of three, etc. S.G. £2,000+. (300+). £200-250

KENYA, UGANDA & TANGANYIKA

970
  1903-04 ½a - 50r Set of sixteen overprinted "SPECIMEN", some blue offset lines on reverse, minor faults. S.G. 1/16s, £1,150. (16). £180-220
971
  1907-37 Specimen stamps comprising 1907-08 set of nine, 1919 4c on 6c, 1935 Silver Jubilee and 1937 Coronation sets, also six 1912 Specimen stamps on pieces including 3r with Specimen handstamp of Bechuanaland (faults). S.G. 34/42s, 64s, 124/8s, £660+. (23). £140-160
972
  1903-54 Mint and used accumulation including 1921 Multiple Script 1c - 5r mint, 1935-37 5c type II block mint, 1938-54 unmounted blocks with 50c blocks of nine and 25, 1/- blocks of twelve and fifteen (2 blocks), £1 perf 11¾x13 mounted mint, etc., also 20c frame imperf printers waste block of four. (100s). £250-300

British East Africa

973
Click to view full image... 1890-1901 Selection including 1890 8a grey mint, 1894 5a and 7½a surcharges handstamped "SPECIMEN", 1896 Specimen sets of fifteen (two sets), 1896 2r and 3r used, etc., also Uganda 1898 Specimen set of seven, a few gum faults, otherwise fine. S.G. £1,500 (approx). (59). Photo on Page 76. £240-280
974
Click to view full image...Click to view full image... 1897 1r - 50r Set of eight, also additional 10r vertical strip of three and 50r with reversed watermark, all overprinted "SPECIMEN", hinge remainders, single 10r with light crease, otherwise fine mint. S.G. 92/9s, 99xs, £1,330+. (12). Photo on Page 88. £300-400

Tanganyika

975
  1916 N.F Overprint ½d - 1/- set overprinted "SPECIMEN", fine mint, also the issued set mint, 4d with blunt corner. S.G. N1/5,s, £380. (10). £100-120
976
Click to view full image... 1917-22 G.E.A Overprints fine mint, comprising 1917 1c - 50r set of seventeen with additional values to the 5r, 1921 set of six and 1922 pair, the 50r unfortunately creased, otherwise all fine. S.G. 45/73, £1,100+. (69). Photo on Page 88. £250-300
977
Click to view full image... 1922-24 Giraffe issue 5c - £1 set of fifteen and 1925 5c - 30c set of four all overprinted "SPECIMEN", some blue offset lines on reverse and 10/- with small corner stain, otherwise fine. S.G. 74/92s, £1,060. (19). Photo on Page 88. £150-200
978
Click to view full image... 1922-24 Giraffe issue 5c - £1 set of fifteen, some additional values with 10/- sideways watermark, and 1925 5c - 30c sets (3), all mint. S.G. 74/92, £1,120. (35). Photo on Page 88. £200-250
979
Click to view full image...Click to view full image... 1922-24 1/- - £1 Sideways watermark, 1/-, 2/- and 5/- - £1 upright watermark, all mint. S.G. 83/8a, £1,600. (11). Photo on Page 88. £300-350
980
Click to view full image... 1927-31 5c - £1 Set of sixteen overprinted or perforated "SPECIMEN", minor toning. S.G. 93/107s, £450. (16). Photo on Page 88. £100-120
981
Click to view full image... 1927-31 5c - £1 Set of sixteen mint, with additional values to the 10/- (also additional £1 without gum), fine. S.G. 93/107, £700 (approx). (37). Photo on Page 88. £150-180

World War Two

982
  1940-42 Covers and cards (26) including "E.A ARMY POSTAL SERVICE / No. 1" c.d.s (3) and similar No. 2 c.d.s, double ring "APS EAF" (3) or dumb datestamps, violet "E.A.A.P.S /NAIROBI / 5" c.d.s, various Postal Frank or military cachets, forces mail posted into civil offices, green Field Service postcards (3, Burrows type 2.30, two unused), etc. Also ephemera with 1941 (Oct 4) "Special Order of the Day" issued in Sudan after the surrender of Italian forces in East Africa, Italian propaganda leaflet in arabic used in Sudan, 1941 (July 1) East African Currency Board 5/- banknote, etc. (31). £200-250
983
  1941-46 Forces mail, mainly with E.A A.P.O datestamps numbered between 2 and 89, from Kenya (52), Ethiopia (32), Burma, Northern Rhodesia (2), Uganda, Madagascar (3), Tanganyika (3), Ceylon (2), India (2), British Somaliland (2) or Italian Somaliland (2), also British or Indian F.P.Os, forces mail sent through civil offices and naval mail, a few stamped for air mail or registration. (119). £350-400
984
  1942-45 Air letters including Christmas Greetings types for 1943 or 1944, East African or U.D.F printings, KUT 25c Post Paid stamps in blue (2) or red meter type franking, E.A A.P.O datestamps from Kenya (9) or Tanganyika (2). Also Airgraphs (3, two from Madagascar). (14). £150-180
985
  1940-44 Stampless forces covers with datestamps of Arusha (Tanganyika), Choma or Lusaka (Northern Rhodesia) or red "OFFICIAL PAID / ZOMBA" (2, one with Commissioner of Police cachet), unusual. (5). £100-120
986
  Censorship. 1942 Cover franked 1.30 from E.A. A.P.O 2 in Nairobi to Johannesburg, with enclosed "CENSOR'S COMMENT" memo bearing red "DEPUTY CHIEF FILED CENSOR" cachet and comments on the conduct of an individual named in the letter, evidently left in the cover in error. Subsequently returned to the addressees daughter who worked in the censor's office and passed to the Chief Field Censor, E.A. Command, with his letter of apology written on two further "Censor's Comment" forms. A unique group. £100-150
987
  Censorship. c.1940 Stampless O.A.S cover to USA with "British-American Ambulance Corps, Hiram B.D Blauvelt, Liaison Officer and Representative in Africa" printed in the corner, to the Vice-President of the Corps in New York, with E.A. Forces censor (Colley EAB3, No. 7) and violet circular "DEPUTY CHIEF FIELD CENSOR / EAST AFRICA" (unrecorded, similar to EAF1 but number removed). Also a cover franked 1.30 to Switzerland with circular "DEPUTY CHIEF FIELD CENSOR" (EAF1A). (2). £100-150
988
  Internee Mail - Uganda/Kenya. 1943 Lettersheets or cards from Italian Internees in Uganda (2) or Kenya (5), two printed lettersheets for Internment Camp No. 6 Uganda with violet oval cachets, Kenya items including cachets for Italian Evacuee Camp No. 1 (3) or 1A (2), also a cover to USA franked 30c with violet "DEPUTY CHIEF FIELD CENSOR" (EAF1A) and Prisoner of War Censorship seal. (8). £200-240
989
  Internee Mail - Tanganyika. 1942 (Jan 19) Stampless cover to Italy with Tabora c.d.s and violet triangular "No / 1 / CAMP / PASSED BY CENSOR" on both sides, scarce. £120-150

LEEWARD ISLANDS

990
  1907-54 Mainly mint selection including KGVI 10/- (4) and £1 (21, with two plate blocks of four, two S.G. 114), also some Specimen stamps including 1935 Silver Jubilee and 1937 Coronation sets. S.G. £2,000+. (c.250). £200-250
991
  1912-22 ¼d - 5/- Set of Twelve with additional 3d white back, 1/- white and olive backs, 5/- white back, also ¼d, 2d, 3d, 4d and 1/- pairs, ½d and 6d strips of three, all overprinted "SPECIMEN", 2/- with some gum staining, otherwise fine mint. S.G. 46/57s, £580+. (32). £150-200
992
  1921-32 10/- (2) and £1, also the ¼d - 5/- overprinted or perfined "SPECIMEN", all fine mint. S.G. 58/78s, 79/80, £395++. (24). £100-120
993
Click to view full image...Click to view full image... 1921-32 ¼d - £1 Set of twenty three overprinted or perfined "SPECIMEN", fine mint, an uncommon set. S.G. 58/80s, £700. (23). Photo on Page 88. £200-240
994
Click to view full image...Click to view full image... 1921-32 10/- and £1, Both with variety broken crown and scroll, fine mint. S.G. 79b, 80b, £900. (2). Photo on Page 88. £240-280
995
Click to view full image...Click to view full image... 1938-51 ¼d - £1 Set of thirteen perfined "SPECIMEN", 2d with a couple of short perfs and a little paper adhering to reverse of 1½d, otherwise fine mint, a scarce set. S.G. 95/114s, £850. (13). Photo on Page 88. £200-240
996
Click to view full image... 1952 Perf 13 £1 Violet and black on scarlet, watermark sideways, superb mint, very lightly mounted. Rare, just one sheet of sixty existed. S.G. 114ca, £6,500. Photo on Back Cover. £1,200-1,500
997
Click to view full image... 1952 Perf 13 Violet and black on scarlet, watermark inverted, margin at right, small ink mark to right of Kings face, otherwise fine mint with barely a trace of a hinge mark. Rare, just one sheet of sixty existed. With R.P.S Certificate (2022), S.G. 114cw, £6,500. Photo on Page 172. £400-500

LONG ISLAND

998
Click to view full image... 1916 1/- Black, superb unused. S.G. 20, £325. Photo on Page 134. £100-120

LUXEMBOURG

999
  Air Mail - Belgium / Canada. 1937 (June 29) Air mail cover from Luxembourg to Canada, flown on the first flight from Prince Albert to Stony Rapids, bearing Luxembourg 75c + 1f air stamps, a Belgium 2f air stamp cancelled at Brussels (June 30) and Canada 6c air stamp cancelled at Prince Albert (July 12), an unusual triple combination franking. £100-120

END OF DAY ONE

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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