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 12
1554
Click to view full image... Netherlands - From Australia - Groningen cachet. 1954 (Mar. 11) 10d Aerogramme from Mannum with good strike of cachet applied on arrival in red, which translates as "Received Damaged at Groningen. The Head Postmaster". One of two recorded examples, ex Baron Six van Oterleek. Photo on Page 202. £200-250
1555
  Netherlands <\a> From New Zealand. 1954 (Mar. 9) Air Letters franked 8d (2) and a cover franked 1/6, two enclosed within ambulance envelopes (white with printed cachet, or buff with handstruck cachet), the other Air Letter franked Royal Visit 4d pair with handstruck cachet. (5). £150-200
1556
  Netherlands - From New Zealand. 1954 (Mar. 9) Cover franked 1/-, enclosed within a "Director of Posts Singapore O.H.M.S. On Postal Service" ambulance envelope with manuscript "NZ", both with handstruck cachets. The Director of Posts envelope very scarce. Ex Baron Six van Oterleek. (2). £100-150
1557
Click to view full image... Netherlands - From New Zealand - Gravenhage cachet. 1954 (Mar. 10) Cover franked 1/9, enclosed within a buff O.H.M.S. ambulance envelope (flap missing) with printed cachet to Nymegen, with Gravenhage datestamp and a Dutch cachet in violet, which translates as "Gravenhage Post Office Forwarding Letter Mail. The Deputy Head Postmaster". The only example recorded, ex Baron Six van Oterleek. Photo on Page 202. £200-300
1558
  Netherlands - From New Zealand - Gravenhage cachet. 1954 (Mar. 9/10) Covers to Den Haag or Amsterdam, the first with Dutch 8c and 30c postage dues on the front, partly opened out to show Dutch printed PTT resealing tape which bears a different Gravenhage cachet to previous lot, which translates as "Received at Post Office s'Gravenhage Damaged. The Head Postmaster". The cover to Amsterdam matched with buff O.H.M.S. ambulance envelope, both with handstruck cachets, the ambulance envelope with Not Known (on walk?) and postmasters number with another unclear cachet, both in violet. An unusual pair, the only recorded example of the Gravenhage cachet. (3). £200-250
1559
  Netherlands - From New Zealand - Rotterdam cachet. 1954 (Mar. 9) Cover franked 9d + marginal 1/- with handstruck cachet, the 1/- also tied by cachet applied on arrival in black, which translates as "Received at Rotterdam Damaged", with initials. One of three recorded , ex Baron Six van Oterleek. £150-200
1560
  Netherlands - From New Zealand - Utrecht cachet and ambulance envelope. 1954 (Mar. 10) Air Letter franked 8d to Utrecht with handstruck cachet, enclosed within a Dutch ambulance envelope with large window to display the delivery address, the reverse with the violet Dutch cachet, which translates as "Received at Utrecht Damaged. The Head Postmaster", an explanatory slip enclosed. The only recorded examples of this ambulance envelope and explanatory slip, and one of two recorded examples of the cachet. Ex Baron Six van Oterleek. (2). £200-300
1561
Click to view full image... Netherlands - From Norfolk Island. 1954 (Mar. 11) Cover to Holland franked Ball Bay 2/-, overlapped by Malaya "Found Open and Officially Secured" labels tied by clear strike of handstruck cachet. An attractive cover, one of two items recorded from Norfolk Island, very rare. Photo on Page 202. £400-500
1562
Click to view full image... Netherlands - From Papua New Guinea. 1954 (Mar. 8) Cover to Holland franked 2/- with handstruck cachet in red, one of two items recorded from Papua New Guinea. Very scarce. Photo on Page 202. £350-400
1563
  Netherlands - Maritime Mail. 1954 (Mar. 11) Picture postcard of Perth franked Netherlands 25c + 50c to Holland, posted on board S.S. "Sibajak" with ship's "Postagent" c.d.s, handstruck cachet in red. £100-120
1564
  Sarawak. 1954 (Mar. 11) G.B Coronation Air Letter overstamped by Australia 1d + 9d, from Perth to Resident 3rd Division, Sibu, enclosed within a white O.H.M.S. ambulance envelope with printed cachet and manuscript "A", arrival backstamp. The only cover recorded to Sarawak. £200-250
1565
  Singapore. 1954 (Mar. 8-11) Covers from Australia (2) or New Zealand to Singapore, including meter cover from Abbotsford repaired with Malaya "Found Open and Officially Secured" labels tied with clear strike of handstruck cachet, also 2/- Royal Visit cover from Brisbane and F.D.C of New Zealand low values, both with slightly weak handstruck cachets. Mail to Singapore uncommon. (3). £150-200
1566
Click to view full image... Singapore - From Singapore / Australia. 1954 (Mar. 7) Cover franked Singapore 50c to Australia (Mar. 12 Sydney arrival), re-directed back to Singapore and thus on the ill-fated flight, with Malaya "Found Open and Officially Secured" labels tied by a clear strike of handstruck cachet in red. Attractive and the only cover seen that originated in Singapore. Photo on Page 202. £300-400
1567
  Sweden. 1954 (Mar. 11) Long cover from Sydney to Gothenburg franked 6/-, with printed two line slip, which translates as "Enclosed from mails damaged by plane accident at Singapore the 13/3 1954", attached to the cover by paper clip, folded for delivery, scarce. £100-120
1568
  Sweden. 1954 (Mar. 10) Australia 10d Aerogramme to Nassjo, undamaged and without cachet but with printed two line slip, enclosed within a Swedish Post Office transparent ambulance envelope (no imprint, slight fault), unusual. (2). £150-200
1569
  Sweden. 1954 (Mar. 8) Cover from Auckland to Stockholm with 1/9 meter, handstruck red cachet, accompanied by printed two line slip, enclosed within a transparent ambulance envelope (with imprint dated Febr 1950 at lower left, larger than the example in the previous lot). (2). £200-250
1570
  Sweden. 1954 (Mar. 10) Cover from Sydney to Stockholm with 4/6 meter, red handstruck cachet applied, a printed two line slip lightly affixed to front, enclosed within a transparent ambulance envelope (similar to the previous lot but the imprint has an additional line '1951' below). The slip a different setting with the two lines of text justified (the "f" below "B"), the only recorded example of this setting of the slip. Ex Norman Hoggarth. £200-250
1571
  Switzerland. 1954 (Mar. 9-12) Covers from Australia franked 2/- or New Zealand franked 1/9, both with handstruck cachet in red, a little fire damaged. (2). £120-150
1572


Click to view full image... Switzerland. 1954 (Mar. 10) Cover franked 2/- from Melbourne to Geneva, a little scorched but without any cachet, enclosed within a white ambulance envelope with printed cachet and manuscript "A". The Swiss Post Office have incorrectly treated the ambulance envelope as unpaid, endorsing it with a "50" charge and applying a 50c grey postage stamp, tied by Geneva datestamp, to collect the fee. Attractive and most unusual. (2). Photo on Page 202. £150-200

Royal Tour Mail

Mail and despatches from the Royal Tour entourage were sent free in sealed bags to London. Mail was thus unfranked and without postal markings but following the crash was given prompt and privileged treatment being marked with the handstruck cachet in violet (which was used exclusively on Royal Tour mail, perhaps the nearest they could get to Royal Purple) <\a> and placed in Director of Posts Singapore ambulance envelopes for forwarding. Upon arrival in London the Royal Bag was delivered directly to Buckingham Palace and mail was not handled by the G.P.O. unless forwarded to another destination.

1573
Click to view full image...Click to view full image... Envelope addressed to Squadron Leader B.P.T. Horsley, A.F.C., Buckingham Palace, a little water stained, with handstruck cachet in red at upper left, enclosed within a "Director of Posts Singapore On Postal Service" buff ambulance envelope with handstruck cachet in red at upper left and the privileged mail violet cachet at lower right. With extract from addressee's autobiography 'Sounds from Another Room', which explains he had been asked to report on security in Malaya with a view to a Royal Visit and then joined the tour in Australia. He was asked to accompany a royal bag of films and mail to London. The bag went but due to some great foreboding Sir Peter postponed his flight by one day and arranged to collect the bag in Singapore. The bag was specifically mentioned by the Singapore Director of Posts in his report on the accident. Sir Peter describes the eerie experience of approaching Singapore the very next day flying over the scarred ground and burnt-out wreckage which could so easily have been his own grave. He also refers to scorched or stained items of mail and this item was sold by him to the vendor and thus is offered at auction for the first time. A rare pair. (2). Photo on Pages 202 & 204. £2,000-2,500
1574
Click to view full image...Click to view full image... Blue envelope with Shaw Saville Line crest on flap addressed to The Hon. Mrs. Dalrymple Hamilton in Lanarkshire, a little scorched and folded, with fine strike of the handstruck cachet in violet, enclosed within a "Director of Posts Singapore On Postal Service" buff ambulance envelope with handstruck cachet in red at upper left and privileged mail violet cachet at lower right. Forwarded by registered express mail with oval Buckingham Palace Registered datestamp and red London S.W.1 Official Paid datestamp (Mar. 17), oval Express Delivery handstamp and "ER" Cypher cachet, London S.W. 32 registration label and arrival datestamp. Probably the finest Royal Tour privileged mail pair, very rare. (2). Photo on Pages 202 & 204. £2,500-3,000

1954 (Dec. 25) B.O.A.C G-ALSA Crash at Prestwick

1575
  1954 (Dec. 21) Cover from Penang to New York franked $1, another stamp washed off, resealed at right, tied by boxed "SALVAGED MAIL / AIRCRAFT CRASH / PRESTWICK 25-12-54" in violet. Only a small mail from the Far East to the Americas was transferred to this aircraft in London £100-150
1576
  1954 (Dec. 20) Cover from Kuantan, Pahang, to USA, the stamps washed off, with violet boxed "SALVAGED MAIL / AIRCRAFT CRASH / PRESTWICK 25-12-54", scarce to the USA. £100-150
1577
Click to view full image... 1954 (Dec. 21) Singapore 25c Air Letter with remnants of two 10c stamps, to New York with violet boxed "SALVAGED MAIL / AIRCRAFT CRASH / PRESTWICK 25-12-54", fine and scarce to the USA. Ex Rob Holley. Photo on Page 212. £200-250
1578
  1954 (Dec. 21) Large registered cover from Singapore to New York, severely scorched and defective, with remnants of seven $2 stamps, enclosed within a very large (353x227mm) O.H.M.S. Post Office ambulance envelope with the London F.S. registration label affixed, New York Customs Free handstamp and arrival c.d.s (Jan. 27), both with the boxed Prestwick cachet in violet. The only ambulance envelope seen for the small mails carried from Malaya. (2). £200-300

Later Crashes and Incidents

1579
  1961-83 Covers comprising 1961 (Sep. 2) damaged front from Kuala Lumpur to New York taped to U.S.P.O. envelope to give address, Official Seal with New York cancel and "Received in bad condition at NY AMF" cachets, a biro "Cathay Air Lines Crash" appears contemporary but no trace found of such an incident and sold on its merits; 1967 cover from Sungei Siput to G.B. with green boxed "DAMAGED BY / SEA WATER" applied in London; 1981 cover to Kuala Lumpur with Malay cachet which translates as "Found Open & Torn Officially Sealed"; 1983 cover from San Francisco to Patrick Cassels in Tawau, scorched and the stamps washed off, from a fire at Subang Airport, Kuala Lumpur. (4). £100-150
1580
  1961 (Dec. 13) Singapore Forces Air Mail cover to England franked 10c, tied by Airport slogan cancel, redirected with R.A.F. Postal Services label to R.A.F. Akrotiri, flown on the B.E.A. flight which crashed at Ankara on Dec. 21st. With B.F.P.O. 53 (Cyprus) "Damage and Delay to Mail" form to same addressee, only used on forces mail. A rare origin, the only item seen from Malaya or Singapore £300-400
1581
  1968 (Apr. 7) Cover from G.B. to R.A.F Changi, water stained and the stamps washed off, recovered from the B.O.A.C. crash at Heathrow on April 8th, enclosed within an O.H.M.S. Returned Postal Packet ambulance envelope with Home Postal Depot R.E. 54 c.d.s (Apr. 23), accompanied by a cyclostyled violet letter dated April 1968. (2). £150-200
1582
  1968 Severely fire damaged cover to Singapore, enclosed within an O.H.M.S. Returned Postal Packet ambulance envelope, registered with a Home Postal Depot, R.E registration label, with backstamps of Home Postal Depot R.E 54, Forces Post Office 19 (both Apr. 23) and Singapore. An accompanying letter in black, dated May 1968, does not belong, but was sent with another cover recovered from this crash. (2). £150-200

MOROCCO AGENCIES
(Also see lot 322)

1583
  1898-1957 Mint and used collection in six albums or stockbooks and on pages and loose, the extensive lot with all issues mint, probably also complete used, much duplication with multiple examples of the KEVII and KGV high values, some varieties, re-entries, blocks, some Spain used in Morocco, a few covers, etc. (1,000s). £1,000-1,200
1584
  1899-1905 QV and KEVII Gibraltar sets overprinted for Morocco Agencies, overprinted "SPECIMEN", also additional KEVII 1p, 2p, fine mint. S.G. 9/23s, £475. (17). £120-140
1585
Click to view full image... 1903-05 Gibraltar KEVII Crown CA set of seven overprinted for Morocco Agencies, in mint blocks of four, the 1p block including the "CD" sideways flaw (S.G. 22a). Fine and scarce, only 6,000 of each of the three high values printed. S.G. 17/23, £1,050+. (7 Blocks). Photo on Page 206. £200-250
1586
Click to view full image... 1903-37 Specimen stamps comprising 1903-05 KEVII Gibraltar overprint set of seven; British Currency 1907-13 KEVII 1/- (2) and 2/6 (2), 1914-31 1/-, 2/6 and 5/- (2), 1925-26 1/-, 1935-37 1/- and 2/6; Spanish Currency 1907 12p on 10/- (3), 1914-26 6p on 5/- (2) and 12p on 10/- (2); French Currency 1924-32 3f on 2/6 (3) and 6f on 5/- (2), 1925-34 1f.50 on 1/- marginal pair, 1935-37 1f.50 on 1/-, 1935-36 3f on 2/6 and 6f on 5/- (2), all fine mint. £2,030+. (37). Photo on Page 160. £400-500
1587
Click to view full image...Click to view full image... 1907 KEVII De La Rue ½d - 2/6 set of seven with "SPECIMEN" overprint type GB17, 1913 KEVII Harrison 4d orange and 2/6 dull reddish purple with "SPECIMEN" overprint type GB26, unmounted mint. From the National Postal Museum archives, only the 1907 1/- and 2/6 listed by Gibbons, the others unlisted. S.G. 31/4, 36/41s. (9). Photo on Page 192. £240-280
1588
Click to view full image...Click to view full image... 1913 KEVII Harrison 4d orange and Somerset House 2/6 dull reddish orange, unmounted marginal blocks of four, all overprinted "SPECIMEN" type GB26. From the National Postal Museum archives, never distributed as U.P.U specimens and therefore unlisted by Gibbons. S.G. 40/1s. (8). Photo on Pages 206 & 228. £300-400
1589
Click to view full image... 1913 KEVII Harrison 4d orange, unmounted marginal strip of three each overprinted "SPECIMEN" type GB26. From the National Postal Museum archives, unlisted by Gibbons. S.G. 40s. Photo on Page 160. £100-120
1590
  1914-37 Plate and Cylinder blocks, virtually all mint KGV blocks of six, British, French and Spanish Currency issues, also Tangier overprints. (88). £200-300
1591
Click to view full image... 1914-31 Waterlow 2/6 Sepia-brown, lower right corner block of four with variety overprint double, one albino, each with "NP IMPRIMATUR" handstamp on reverse, unmounted mint, minor gum crease. From the National Postal Museum archives. S.G. 50b, £800+. Photo on Page 206. £180-200
1592
  1914-31 Waterlow 2/6 Sepia-brown (2, shades) and Bradbury Wilkinson 2/6 Chocolate-brown, all variety overprint double, one albino, mint. S.G. 50b, 53a, £600. (3). £120-140
1593
Click to view full image... 1917 De La Rue 2/6 Yellow-brown, vertical pair with margin at right, lower stamp with variety overprint double, the variety unmounted mint, gum a little toned, otherwise fine and rare. With B.P.A (1958) and R.P.S (2020) Certificates. S.G. 51a, £1,660. Photo on Page 206. £400-500
1594
Click to view full image... 1917 De La Rue 2/6 Yellow-brown, variety overprint double, fine mint, very scarce. With B.P.A Certificate (1992). S.G. 51a, £1,600. Photo on Back Cover. £400-500
1595
Click to view full image... 1925-36 1/- Bistre-brown, Block Cypher watermark, mint strip of three each overprinted "SPECIMEN" type GB23. A scarce strip, as distributed by the U.P.U. S.G. 61as, £225+. Photo on Page 192. £100-120
1596
  1925-36 ½d Green, variety watermark inverted, in a block of six, superb unmounted. S.G. 55aw, £450. £100-120
1597
Click to view full image...Click to view full image... Spanish Currency. 1907-12 KEVII 5c - 12p Surcharge set of twelve (with additional 15c on 1½d) all overprinted "SPECIMEN" type GB17, unmounted. Only the 40c and 12p surcharges were distributed by the U.P.U and are therefore listed by Gibbons, the others all unlisted, all from the National Postal Museum archives. S.G. 112/123s. (13). Photo on Page 220. £350-400
1598
Click to view full image...Click to view full image... Spanish Currency. 1914-26 KGV Surcharge issue watermark Simple Cypher, 5c - 25c and 1p with "SPECIMEN" overprint type GB23 or GB26, unmounted mint, all unlisted by Gibbons. S.G. 129/33s, 135s. (6). Photo on Page 192. £200-250
1599
  Spanish Currency. 1914-26 Waterlow 6p on 5/- rose-carmine and 12p on 10/- indigo-blue, and De La Rue 12p on 10/- blue, all with variety overprint double, one albino, mint, the 6p and De La Rue 12p with a little toning, the De La Rue 12p with Brandon Certificate (1979). S.G. 136a, 138a, 141a, £710. (3). £120-140
1600
Click to view full image... Spanish Currency. 1935 Silver Jubilee 10c block of four, lower right stamp with error "CENTIMES", very lightly mounted on the upper pair only, lower pair with variety superb unmounted. Very scarce, with B.P.A Certificate (1979). S.G. 150a, £1,700. Photo on Page 208. £500-600
1601
Click to view full image... Spanish Currency. 1948 Olympic Games 1p20c on 1/-, variety surcharge double, a mint marginal block of four, mounted on two stamps with two other stamps unmounted. Very scarce, with B.P.A Certificate (1987). S.G. 181a, £6,000. Photo on Back Cover. £1,800-2,000
1602
Click to view full image...Click to view full image... Spanish/French Currencies. 1914-34 KGV Watermark varieties comprising Spanish Currency 1914-26 10c on 1d watermark inverted and reversed used and 1925-31 25c on 2½d watermark inverted unmounted mint, French Currency 1925-34 50c on 5d watermark inverted unmounted mint and used, both used stamps very scarce. S.G. 130y, 147w, 207w, £390 + S.G. 207w used (unpriced). (4). Photo on Page 192. £180-200
1603
  Spanish/French Currencies. 1925-31 Spanish Currency 25c on 2½d block of six, and 1925-34 French Currency 50c on 5d single and block of four, all with watermark inverted, all unmounted mint, the block of six with light crease through lower row, otherwise all very fine. S.G. 147w, 207w, £765. (11). £150-180
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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