Auction Details
G.B & Worldwide Stamps and Postal History (Auction 54) Day 2 of 2
Auctioneer: Argyll Etkin Limited Location: London
Contact: Tel: 0207 930 6100 Fax: 0207 494 288
Date: 26th April 2024 Time: 10:30AM
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Auction Lots - Page 10
1454
Click to view full image... 1933 (Aug 20) Piece with KGV 5c tied by the first type "COCOS ISLAND" c.d.s (D1, only used April - Dec, 1933), very scarce. Photo on Page 166. £200-250
1455
Click to view full image... 1933 (Aug 20) Piece with KGV 4c vertical pair tied by the first type "COCOS ISLAND" c.d.s (D1, only used April - Dec. 1933), very scarce. Photo on Page 166. £200-250
1456
  1933-34 Pieces, the 1933 (Dec 8) piece with KGV 12c tied by partial D1 c.d.s (latest recorded use), the 1934 (Dec 6) piece with KGV 10c pair +30c tied by type D2 datestamps, two scarce pieces. (2). £150-200
1457
Click to view full image... c.1933 Cover to London bearing KGV 1c, 2c, 5c tied by "COCOS ISLAND" type D2 datestamps dated 20 AP 1933, this c.d.s only recorded for 1934-36, the c.d.s therefore probably incorrectly dated 1933 in error for 1934 or 1935. A fine and scarce early cover, from J.S Clunies-Ross. Photo on Page 188. £300-400
1458
Click to view full image... 1936 (Apr 4) Registered cover to England bearing 1935 Silver Jubilee set of four each tied by Cocos Island c.d.s type D2, bearing a blue Air Mail label and a Singapore registration label overprinted "Cocos Island", backstamped at Cocos Island, Singapore and Orpington, fine and scarce. Photo on Page 188. £400-500
1459
Click to view full image... 1934 2c Postcards from Singapore to England, with messages received by radio from Cocos and transcribed onto the cards at Singapore, the reverse with circular dated cachets of The Eastern Extension Australasia & China Telegraph Co. Ltd. Asst. Divisional Managers Office at Singapore, one card franked 5c, 6c and 12c, the other two cards with stamps removed, scarce. (3). Photo on Page 188. £300-400
1460
Click to view full image... 1940 (Nov 19) KGVI 2c Postcard from Singapore to England, franked 2c (2) + 12c (2), the reverse with a typed message received by radio from Cocos, both sides with "PASSED BY / CENSOR 207 / SINGAPORE", fine and scarce. Photo on Page 188. £300-400
1461
  1945 (Sep.) - 1946 (Jan.) Stampless O.A.S covers (7) and air letters (2) all with "RAFPOST 301" datestamps, seven of these sent by AC1 H.R Simmons to his wife all with enclosed letters (one also with a hand drawn map of Cocos), the first cover with boxed "R.A.F / CENSOR / 575", also three other covers sent by Simmons from India, the datestamps very mixed quality. (12). £150-200
1462
  1945 (July 9 / Oct 15) Stampless O.A.S Covers with Indian "F.P.O / No. 46" datestamps, one on a Parliamentary Election Official Paid envelope with oval cachet of "685 Artisan Works Coy. Royal Engineers", minor staining. (2). £100-120
1463
Click to view full image... 1950 Covers from E.R Leigh Parkin of Cable & Wireless Ltd to his parents in England, all sent by barrel mail with circular "Cocos-Keeling / Is." cachets dated in manuscript, 10/3/50 cover with Australia 1/6 cancelled at Perth (Mar. 15), 27/4/50 cover with Ceylon 75c cancelled at Colombo (May 9) and 6/6/50 cover with Singapore 50c cancelled at Singapore (June 15), all fine, an unusual group. (3). Photo on Page 188. £450-600
1464
Click to view full image... 1950 Registered cover from E.R Leigh Parkin of Cable & Wireless Ltd, to England, sent by barrel mail "per R.M.S Orion" with violet boxed "TIN CAN MAIL / COCOS-KEELING IS", endorsed "First Day Cover of Tin Can Mail Stamp, ERLP", backstamped circular "C.&W. LTD / 29 SEP. 50 / COCOS". Franked Australia 2/- and posted at St. Georges Terrace, Western Australia (Oct. 5), with Air Mail and registration labels. A fine registered cover. Photo on Page 188. £150-200
1465
  1951 Picture postcard of R.M.S "Orion", sent as barrel mail by E.R. Leigh Parkin of Cable & Wireless Ltd, addressed to England with violet circular "Per R.M.S ORION" and boxed "TIN CAN MAIL / COCOS-KEELING IS", franked Australia 2½d cancelled at Perth (Nov 23), very fine. £100-150
1466
Click to view full image... 1949 (Dec 5) Air Mail cover from England franked 1/-, to "E.R.L Parkin, c/o Cable & Wireless Ltd (for Cocos), P.O Box 146, Singapore", delivered by barrel mail from S.S "Strathaird", the reverse handstamped "Mail From the / STRATHAIRD / Barrel - Cocos" and circular "C.&W. LTD / 28 JAN 50 / COCOS". Fine and scarce. Photo on Page 190. £200-300
1467
  1950 (Dec 5) Cover from the USA franked 25c, to "E.R Leigh Parkin, Cable & Wireless Ltd, P.O Box 146, Singapore", backstamped violet circular "ORION / Barrel" and boxed "COCOS / 5 JAN 51", the envelope with a little gum staining to the reverse, otherwise fine and scarce. £100-150
1468
Click to view full image... 1951 Covers to Cocos Island carried on the first survey flight from Darwin to Cocos by QANTAS, one cover franked 1/- from England (Apr 9) to E.R Leigh Parkin with blue vignette "QANTAS / SURVEY FLIGHT / CATALINA / VH-EBA / DARWIN-COCOS / VIA DJAKARTA" on the reverse, the other cover franked 6d from Melbourne (May 18), both with circular "C.&W. LTD / 30 MAY 51 / COCOS" on the reverse, the first tying the vignette. Fine, the first very scarce. (2). Photo on Page 190. £400-500
1469
  1953-55 Covers (15) and pieces (4) all with Singapore stamps cancelled at Cocos, including registered covers (2), air letters (6), 1953 Coronation Day flight (3, also a cover from G.B to Cocos), 1954 Royal Visit (3), 1955 (Sep 4) First Day Covers of 1c - 50c or $2, 1955 (Nov 20) final day of Malayan postal service. (20). £200-250
1470
  1952-55 Covers including 1952 covers with Australia stamps cancelled "R.A.A.F P.O / COCOS ISLAND" (4, two with violet "R.A.A.F / SERVICE", one also with boxed "BY AIR / FROM / KEELING COCOS / ISLANDS), 1952 first flight covers from (4) and to (3) Cocos, 1955 (Nov 23) first day of Australian administration (5), also a 1965 G.B International Reply Coupon with Cocos c.d.s. (17). £200-250
1471
  1897-1960 Ephemera, postcards and photos including Colonial Reports for 1897, 1899, 1901 and 1903; 1929 picture postcards depicting the barrel dropped from S.S "Ormonde" (6); 1902 <+z8>1/<-z8>10r and ¼r currency notes; photos from the 1931 visit of H.M.S "Iroquois" (11); 1945-46 photos mostly showing the R.A.F on the island (18); 1945-46 Forces newspapers "Atoll" (3, one announcing the Japanese Surrender, another special souvenir edition with 60+ signatures of officers & men on the reverse) or "Cocos Contact", etc. (c.50). £300-500

British Post Office in Bangkok

1472
Click to view full image...Click to view full image...Click to view full image... 1882 Straits Settlements Crown CC 2c, 4c and 8c all cancelled by oval "BRITISH CONSULATE / BANGKOK" with royal arms in the centre, the 4c and 8c also with circle of dots cancels, 2c with light crease. S.G. Z1/2, 4, £1,400. (3). Photo on Page 192. £300-350
1473
  1883-85 Straits Crown CA 2c rose and 4c brown with "BANGKOK" datestamps, also 4c rose (thinned) with the unusual checkerboard cancel, known to have been used in Bangkok. An unusual acceptance of unoverprinted Straits stamps in Bangkok, after "B" overprints had been issued. (3). £100-150
1474
Click to view full image... 1882-85 Crown CC 4c rose used, with part oval "WINDSOR / RED ..... / BANGKOK" handstamp and undated Singapore cancel, fine and scarce. S.G. 3, £1,400. Photo on Page 192. £300-400
1475
Click to view full image... 1882-85 Crown CC 5c purple-brown fine mint. S.G. 4, £475. Photo on Page 192. £100-120
1476
Click to view full image... 1882-85 Crown CC 6c lilac, block of four mint, upper pair with heavy hinge remnant causing a light crease to the stamps, otherwise fine, a scarce block. S.G. 5, £1,300. Photo on Page 162. £300-350
1477
Click to view full image... 1882-85 Crown CA 2c rose and 4c brown blocks of four, and a single 6d lilac, all mint, the two blocks with minor gum toning, good appearance. S.G. 15, 17, 19, £1,025. (9). Photo on Page 192. £240-280
1478
  1882-85 Crown CA 2c rose block of six (3x2) and 4c brown block of four, 2c block with horizontal crease to the upper three stamps, otherwise fine mint, white gum, 2c block unmounted. S.G. 15, 17, £850. (10). £180-220
1479
Click to view full image...Click to view full image... 1882-85 Crown CA 2c rose block of nine and 4c brown block of six (2x3), fine mint with white gum, the central rows unmounted, two fine blocks. S.G. 15, 17, £1,275. (15). Photo on Page 228. £300-350
1480
Click to view full image...Click to view full image... 1882-85 Bangkok B overprints with selected cancels or handstamps, comprising Crown CC 8c (2, S.G. 8, £300 each) with oval British Consulate handstamp or checkerboard cancel, 12c blue (creased) with U.S Consulate Bangkok handstamp, 6c (thin), 24c and Crown CA 4c brown with large part oval Bangkok firms security handstamps, Crown CA 8c orange (edge fault) with an unusual intaglio seal type cancel. (7). Photo on Page 192. £200-250
1481
Click to view full image... 1882-85 Bangkok B overprints, mint and used selection, both genuine overprints and forgeries, on pages and stockcards, approximately 85 stamps genuine or probably genuine including Crown CC 2c brown used, the others forgeries or probable forgeries, condition very mixed though many are fine, also two 3c postcards. (210). Photo on Page 192. £500-600

Singapore

1482
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... 1945 (Oct 3-16) Stampless covers from Singapore to England (2), USA or India, all carried free of charge, Singapore datestamps. The postal service resumed in Singapore on September 17th, letter up to 1oz being free prior to October 19th when B.M.A stamps were issued. (4). £100-150
1483
  British Military Administration. 1945-48 Covers (17), pieces and stamps including 1c - 10c cancelled to order on First Day Cover, covers with various skeleton datestamps (9), covers with Straits stamps (5, four in combination with B.M.A overprints), Straits stamps cancelled in Singapore (24) and similar pieces (16, six in combination with B.M.A overprints). (57). £200-300
1484
  1948-2015 Unmounted mint and used collection in 24 Lighthouse albums with some more recent items loose, apparently complete with all stamps mint and used, booklets, collectors packs, year packs and souvenir sheets, F.D.Cs, self adhesive stamps and sheets, special sheets sent to Philatelic Bureau subscribers only, includes both 1948 sets, 1955 set, 1969 and 1971 miniature sheets mint and used, etc., also a small world collection in three albums, the Singapore all superb, high catalogue and face value. (1,000s). £600-1,200
1485
  1948-52 Perf 14 1c - $5 mint and used study on pages with all values in mint control blocks, used blocks of four or larger (except 8c) and used on cover, many additional blocks, covers (27) with registered airmail cover to G.B bearing 20c + 50c + $1 strip of three + $5, also 1c sheet of 100, etc. S.G. 1/15, £1,700+. (100s). £300-400
1486
  1948 Perf 14 Issue First Day Covers comprising 1c - 6c and 8c on 1st Sept. cover or cancelled to order on 4c postcard, October 1st covers bearing 8c and 15c - $1, or $5, and October 25th cover franked $2, all fine and scarce. (5). £200-300
1487
  1948 50c (2), $1 and $2 (2) Perf 14 Postal Forgeries, all used, minor faults, one 50c with two pinholes, an uncommon group. (5). Photo on Page 192. £500-600
1488
Click to view full image... 1948 $2 Perf 14 Postal Forgery, horizontal pair used, light crease to right stamp, otherwise fine and scarce. Photo on Page 192. £300-400
1489
  1949-52 Perf 17½ x 18 1c - $5, mint and used study on pages with mint set in control blocks of four (also additional control blocks, at least two blocks for all values except 8c, 15c), most values in used blocks of four or larger (except 5c, 6c, 40c), covers (25, with all values to the $1), etc. S.G. 16/30, £6,500 (approx). (100s). £800-1,000
1490
  1948-53 Royal Wedding, U.P.U and Coronation issues, study on pages including Royal Wedding $5 control block of four mint and the two values used on F.D.C, U.P.U F.D.Cs (2) and commercial covers, etc. S.G. 31/7. (91 + 18 covers). £100-150
1491
  1955-59 1c - $5 Study on pages with F.D.Cs bearing the complete set (2, a third official F.D.C inadvertently posted a month late), other F.D.Cs with part sets (6), mint set in control blocks of four or larger with many additional blocks including $1 and $2 blocks of four and eight, $5 block of eight, also used blocks, covers, etc. S.G. 38/52, £1,700+. (100s). £250-300
1492
Click to view full image... 1959-69 Mint and used collection, many mint control blocks, F.D.Cs, some commercial covers and a few later issues, including 1959 New Constitution F.D.Cs (4), 1960 National Day 4c mint and used, 10c pair mint and block of four used all with watermark Crown to right of CA, 1960 National Day F.D.Cs (8), 1962-66 set in mint blocks of four and 10c strip of three with red-orange omitted from right stamp and partly omitted from central stamp (hinges on reverse), 1969 150th Anniversary of Singapore miniature sheet unmounted and set of six on F.D.C, etc. (100s). Photo on Page 192. £350-400
1493
  1955-71 Coil strips, sheets, etc., with 1955-59 10c coil strips (2, with coil joins) and 1962-66 10c coil strips (2) all with coil leaders, various sheets (15), also First Day Covers for the 1970 World Fair miniature sheet, 1971 Art Series or Festivals miniature sheet (2), and some mainly later booklets. £100-200
1494
  Postage Dues. 1968-95 Mint and used study including covers (9), 1968 1c - 4c sheets, etc. (399). £80-100
1495
Click to view full image... 1962-66 5c Strip of five with margins at left, red omitted from stamps 3 and 4, and partly omitted from stamps 2 and 5, mint, hinge remnants, scarce. S.G. 66a, £2,800+. Photo on Page 192. £400-500

Postal Stationery

1496
  1948-56 Postcards and envelopes, comprising KGVI 4c postcards unused and used (2, one First Day use), 4c + 4c reply card unused, 4c postcard with added 2c Singapore stamp unused or used and similar 4c + 4c reply card unused, 4c postcard with added BMA 2c stamp used, 4c postcard with red 2c cipher stamp alongside used and unused, QEII 6c postcard unused and First Day use; KGVI 10c envelope unused and First Day use, QEII 10c envelope unused and First Day use. (16). £120-160
1497
Click to view full image... c.1955 KGVI 4c Postcard with red 2c cipher stamp inverted at lower left, unused, a rare error. Photo on Page 190. £800-1,000
1498
  Official Postcards. 1960-64 KGVI 4c Postcards with the heading and arms overprinted with bars and "On Postal Service" in black, the stamp overprinted with "Date Stamp" within a box, overprints in serif or san-serif lettering, unused or used (5), one from Dempsey Road (Forces) Post Office requesting $1.73 due on a returned parcel, another requesting 40c due on a registered letter. Also c.1964-79 6c cards with overprint of bars and "On Postal Service", used and unused. (8). £300-400
1499
Click to view full image... Official Postcards. 1968 KGVI 4c Postcard with the heading and arms overprinted with bars and "On Postal Service" in red, the stamp overprinted "Date Stamp" within a box, posted within Singapore, advising a C.O.D parcel with trade charges of $206.87 awaits collection. Rust mark from a paperclip at upper edge, otherwise fine, very scarce overprinted in red. Photo on Page 190. £100-150
1500
  1948-55 KGVI 20c Registration envelopes, first issue without space for senders address on reverse, size G, H, H2 and K unused, size G used to Sarawak and size H used to England; second issued with space for senders details on reverse, size G unused, size G, H2 and K used within Singapore or Malaya, size H used to USA, size K used to England with London "POST OFFICE / MARITIME MAIL" cancel, very unusual. (12). £250-300
1501
  1955-62 QEII 20c Registration envelopes, size G, H and K unused, size G, H, H2 and K used, all with third line of heading ending in "A", also size G used (3) with the third line of heading ending in "AND". (10). £150-200
1502
  1947-59 Air letters with formula types used (12, one unusually registered); KGVI 25c yellow with boxed "By Air Mail" Specimen, unused (4) or used (11), or with scroll type "By Air Mail" unused (2) or used (4); KGVI 25c with red 2c cipher stamp, boxed "By Air Mail" unused (2) or used (2), or scroll type "By Air Mail" unused (3) or used (4); adhesive KGVI 25c or QEII 25c with red 2c cipher stamp both used; QEII two lines on reverse 25c unused and used (3), 30c unused and used, three lines on reverse 25c unused and used (4), 30c unused and used (2), some uprated. (61). £200-250
1503


  1963-c.2000 Used and unused stationery, with 40c (12, size K mint and used), 60c and other registration envelopes, postcards, envelopes, air letters including 1970 30c missing blue variety, etc. (131). £200-300

MALAYA - CRASH & INTERRUPTED MAIL 1946-68

The fine collection featuring the Comet Aircraft Crashes, with an exceptional group from the 1954 Singapore Air Crash, including two fine and important items from the Royal Tour.

Auction Details
G.B & Worldwide Stamps and Postal History (Auction 54) Day 2 of 2
Auctioneer: Argyll Etkin Limited Location: London
Contact: Tel: 0207 930 6100 Fax: 0207 494 288
Date: 26th April 2024 Time: 10:30AM
Details: For viewing details and enquiries regarding this auction - Telephone No. 0207 930 6100
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