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 13
1604
Click to view full image... French Currency. 1936 KEVIII 5c on ½d, Unmounted mint vertical strip of three with lower margin, the upper stamp with bar through "Postage". Superb and rare, just 24 stamps had this variety. With B.P.A Certificate (1982). S.G. 227a, £1,300. Photo on Page 206. £300-400
1605
Click to view full image... Tangier. 1948 Silver Wedding 2½d with overprint at the top of the stamp, superb unmounted. Scarce, just one sheet affected, 108 stamps possible with this variety. S.G. £250. Photo on Page 192. £80-100
1606
  Tangier. 1957 Centenary of British P.O 2/6, 5/- and 10/- overprints in lower left corner blocks with varieties hyphen omitted or hyphen added on stamp 9/2 (with additional 2/6 hyphen added block), also similar blocks from the later printing with this faulty cliché replaced, all superb unmounted. S.G. 340/2a/b, £625+. (10 Blocks). £140-160
1607
  Tangier. 1957 Centenary of British P.O 2/6, 5/- and 10/- overprints in lower left corner blocks of four, each with hyphen omitted variety on stamp 9/2, superb unmounted. S.G. 340/2a, £400+. (3 Blocks). £100-120

NETHERLANDS

1608
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... 1852-2005 Mint and used collection in eight albums and on pages, including 1898 Coronation 1g mint and used, 1899-1910 set mint (with additional 10g) and used, 1913 Centenary of Independence set mint, 1920 2.50 on 10g orange-red mint, 2.50 on 10g orange-vermilion mint and used, 1926-30 1g - 5g mint, 1946 1g - 10g mint and used, 1949-51 1g - 10g unmounted, 1951 Air 15g and 25g mint, etc. An extensive lot with many better stamps. (1,000s). Photo on Page 160. £800-1,000
1609
  Netherlands Indies. 1929-46 Covers including pre-war meters (37, also 7 fronts) and 1945-47 forces mail, with RAFPOST or Indian F.P.O datestamps (13, including India 3a registration envelopes from India F.P.O 91 or 612), also other 1945-47 forces mail from Burma, India, Japan, etc. (80). £100-120

NEW GUINEA
(Also see lots 369, 1551)

1914-15 G.R.I Surcharges

1610
Click to view full image...Click to view full image... Setting I surcharges with 6mm spacing on New Guinea stamps, selection comprising 1d on 5pf mint and used (2, one with scarce short "1" variety, small thin, the other with straight line "Rabaul" cancel), 2d on 10pf mint and used on piece with "RABAUL / NOV 2 1914" cancel, 2d on 20pf mint, 2½d on 10pf mint (2, one thinned), 2½d on 20pf mint, 3d on 25pf mint with unusual short "I" variety (pulled perf), also 1d on 3pf and 4d on 40pf mint both with faults and two forgeries. S.G. 1/9, £1,810+. (15). Photo on Page 192. £350-400
1611
Click to view full image... 3d on New Guinea 30pf, setting I with 6mm spacing, position 5, fine mint. S.G. 8, £475. Photo on Page 214. £120-150
1612
  5mm Spacing Surcharges on New Guinea stamps, selection comprising 1d on 3pf mint (2, one straight serif to "1"), 1d on 5pf mint (2, one with straight serif) and used (3, two with straight serif), 2d on 10pf, 2d on 20pf, 3d on 25pf (2), 3d on 30pf, 4d on 40pf (2, one stained) and 5d on 50pf all mint. S.G. 16/25, £1,960. (15). £350-400
1613
Click to view full image...Click to view full image... New Guinea 5d on 50pf and 8d on 80pf, 5mm spacing, fine mint. S.G. 25/6, £750. (2). Photo on Page 192. £180-220
1614
  Official Stamps. 1d on 3pf Mint (3) and used on piece with complete violet oval "RABAUL / MAY 19 1915 / NEW BRITAIN" datestamp, and 1d on 5pf mint. S.G. O1/2, £280. (5). £80-100
1615
  3d Surcharges on registration labels of Manus or Kawieng (serifed lettering), mint, minor faults. Also unoverprinted registration labels for Rabaul, Kawieng and Nauru. S.G. 39, 42, £575+. (5). £100-120
1616
  5mm Spacing Surcharges on Marshall Islands stamps, mint selection comprising 1d on 3pf (2, one with straight serif to "1"), 1d on 5pf (2, one toned), 2d on 10pf (8, with marginal strip of three), 2d on 20pf (2), 4d on 40pf (2, one creased), 5d on 50pf (a little toned), also a few forgeries. S.G. 50/7, £1,360. (17). £250-300
1617
Click to view full image... Used surcharges on Marshall Islands stamps, comprising 2d on 10pf unusually with a c.d.s of Samarai, Papua, 2d on 10pf and 2d on 20pf on pieces both with complete violet oval "RABAUL / NEW BRITAIN" datestamps. S.G. 52/3, £150++. (3). Photo on Page 214. £80-100
1618
Click to view full image... 1915 (Jan 11) Piece bearing Marshall Islands 3d on 25pf and 4d on 40pf, both setting IV, tied by violet oval Rabaul datestamp. A rare piece, neither value recorded by Gibbs from this setting. With B.P.A Certificate (2015). S.G. 54, 56, £800+. Photo on Page 216. £240-280
1619
Click to view full image... Marshall Islands 3d on 30pf, fine mint. S.G. 55, £475. Photo on Page 214. £120-150
1620
Click to view full image...Click to view full image...Click to view full image...Click to view full image... Marshall Islands 3d on 30pf, 4d on 40pf (1958 B.P.A Certificate), 5d on 50pf and 8d on 80pf, all fine mint. S.G. 55/8, £1,455. (4). Photo on Page 214. £300-400
1621
Click to view full image... Marshall Islands 8d on 80pf, position 1, superb unmounted mint, scarce thus. With Ceremuga Certificate (2002). S.G. 58, £500+. Photo on Page 214. £200-250
1622
Click to view full image... 1915 Marshall Islands 1d on 2d on 10pf horizontal pair, fine used with violet oval Rabaul datestamps, left stamp with broken "I". S.G. 63, £550+. Photo on Page 214. £160-180
1623
Click to view full image... 1915 Marshall Islands 1d on 2d on 10f, variety small "1", mint with margin at base. S.G. 63c, £950. Photo on Page 160. £250-300

NEW ZEALAND

1624
Click to view full image... 1907-1909 Plate proofs comprising 1907 6d (12) and 1/- (8) in black imperf blocks of four on ungummed watermarked paper, 1909 1d Dominion imperf block of four in grey black on ungummed watermarked paper and perforated blocks of four (2) and a pair on gummed watermarked paper. Also 1898 9d imperf proof in purple, 1919 Victory 3d overprinted "SPECIMEN" (no gum), King Edward VII Land 1d used, and Victoria Land 1d corner marginal unmounted with sheet number. (38). Photo on Page 208. £280-320
1625
  1915-33 KGV Definitives, imperforate plate proof blocks of four in black comprising ½d (2, one grey black), 1½d, 3d, 5d, 6d (2, one inverted watermark), 8d on N.Z watermark paper, 3d on paper watermarked "Special Postage Paper London", 5d on unwatermarked wove paper, 2d and ½d booklet pane on unwatermarked glazed paper, 1½d and 2d (2) on glazed card, ½d blocks (3) in green on glazed card, also 1926 1d Admiral proof in black. (73). £300-400
1626
  T.P.Os. 1882-1971 Covers and cards (c.100), also stamps and pieces (c.80), various T.P.O cancellations or transit datestamps, including 1882 cover to England with three 2d stamps each cancelled by "R.T.P.O (C)" c.d.s code "L", 1909 postcard from Argentina with scarce "MAIN TRUNK T.P.O / SOUTH" machine cancel, etc. (180+). £400-500

World War One Forces Mail

1627
  1914 Stampless cover with "TRENTHAM RIFLE RGE / N.Z" c.d.s. (recorded Oct. 5 - Nov. 4) and violet boxed "N.Z MILITARY POST OFFICE / OCT 7 1914 / EXPEDITIONARY FORCE" (44x26mm), recorded used at Trentham for two weeks (Sep. 25 - Oct. 8) prior to its use on a troopship; and a stampless postcard of Hobart posted at sea by a member of the Army Postal Service staff with the same 44x26mm N.Z Military Post Office handstamp dated OCT 25 1914, and violet "15/62 Sergt. Reg Miller / A.P.S. N.Z.E.F". (2). £150-200
1628
  c.1916-18 Stampless postcards with circular "PASSED BY CENSOR / (crown) / No 6 N.Z" (2, postcards of Senegal, used on the "Devon"), or similar No 26 handstamp (used on the "Waitemata") with a "RECEIVED FROM H.M SHIP / NO CHARGE TO BE RAISED" handstamp applied in G.B. Also a card of the Transport Ship "Port Lyttleton", cards of the N.Z Military Hospital at Walton on Thames (8), and cards from N.Z soldiers in Egypt (4, including "MILITARY CAMP / HELIOPOLIS AERODROME" c.d.s and boxed "N.Z EXPEDITIONARY FORCE / No. ... FIELD AMBULANCE" cachet). (16). £80-100
1629
  Troopship Mail. 1914 (Nov. 14 - Dec. 4) Stampless postcards posted on troopships of the initial main force which arrived at Suez on Nov. 30th, all with violet boxed "N.Z. MILITARY POST OFFICE / EXPEDITIONARY FORCE" datestamps (42x25mm), one card depicting the "Limerick" and headed from the ship, two cards with violet "CENSOR / NEW ZEALAND", four cards with datestamps of Dec 2-4 written just after the troops arrival in Egypt but probably still applied on board ship, one to England with a red London Paid c.d.s. A few faults, all cancels fine. (8). £200-240
1630
  Troopship Mail. 1915-16 Stampless postcards (11) and a cover with boxed "N.Z MILITARY POST OFFICE / TROOPSHIP No...." datestamps in violet or blue, comprising No. 30 ("Maunganui"), 31 ("Tahiti"), 33 ("Navua"), 35 ("Willochra"), 36 ("Tofua"), 37 ("Maunganui"), 38 ("Tahiti"), 39 ("Tahiti"), 42 ("Ulimaroa"), 54 ("Willochra"), 56 ("Maunganui"), also another with the number off the card but believed to be No. 34 ("Warrimoo"), numbers 35 and 36 with unusual boxed "PASSED BY CENSOR" above a dotted line (47x32mm), 37, 38 and 39 with "PASSED BY MILITARY CENSOR" (65x3mm), 42 with similar censor cachet but 56x2mm, 54 and 56 with "CENSORED." (37x6mm). A fine and rare lot. (12). £550-650

NIGERIA

Fernando Po

1631
Click to view full image... 1872 G.B 4d Vermilion cancelled "247" of Fernando Po, fine and very scarce. Ex. Glassco (sold for £40 in his 1969 auction) and illustrated by Ince/Sacher, who only record three examples of this plate 13 4d used in Fernando Po. S.G. £2,250. Photo on Front Cover. £600-700
1632
  1872 (Mar 5) Entire letter from London to Fernando Po franked 1870 6d plate 9, Liverpool P.L.O backstamp, vertical file fold, otherwise fine and an unusual destination. £150-200
1633
  1874 (Aug 14) Entire letter from London to Fernando Po franked 1874 6d grey plate 13, vertical file fold, otherwise fine and an unusual destination. £150-200

Lagos

1634
  1862 Stampless entire to the Wesleyan Mission House in London with slightly underinked/smudged but easily readable Lagos c.d.s (type 2), charged 6d, arrival backstamp (Apr.12). £100-120
1635
Click to view full image...Click to view full image...Click to view full image...Click to view full image... 1874-1906 Mint and used collection including 1874-75 perf 12½ 3d, 4d, 1/- (15½mm value) mint, 1876-79 perf 14 2d (2), 3d, 4d, 6d (2) mint, 1/- used (3), 1882 Crown CA 4d mint, 1884-86 2d, 4d mint, 2/6 - 10/- used (10/- small thin), 1887-1902 10/- mint (2) and used, etc., a few faults, S.G. £6,000+. (215). Photo on Page 214. £600-700
1636
  1887-1941 Covers and cards including 1887 cover to London "per S.S Opaho" franked 4d pale violet and 1892 Missionary cover to USA franked 4d dull mauve and black both tied by oval of bars, 1904 picture postcard to South West Africa with QV 1d cancelled by oval Deutsche Seepost Linie Hamburg Westafrika XXXV datestamp, etc. (10). £150-200

G.B Used in Niger Company Territories

1637
Click to view full image... 1896-1900 Fronts (2), pieces (9) and a stamp, comprising Akassa type 4 on pieces (2) franked 5d or 5d + 2/6 and type 5 on front franked 2½d or pieces (2) franked 2½d or ½d + 1d + 2½d + 5d; Burutu type 4 on pieces (2) franked 1d or 2½d pair and type 6 on piece franked 2½d or a single 2½d stamp; Lokoja on 1d on piece (with part Customs Abutshi handstamp), 1½d pair on piece (with manuscript date two days earlier) or on front franked 2½d. All fine, one Burutu piece cancelled in black, the others all in violet. (12). Photo on Page 160. £240-280
1638
Click to view full image... 1899 (July 10) Cover to England with ½d vermilion pair cancelled oval "LOKOJA / POST OFFICE" in violet, boxed datestamp of Burutu (S.G. type 4, 21 July) in black, arrival backstamp. A fine cover. Photo on Page 212. £180-220
1639
  1899-1900 Covers to England with 2½d cancelled by violet boxed Burutu datestamp (S.G. type 4) or 1d cancelled violet oval Lokoja datestamp, also 1899 cover from G.B franked 1d to "Captain Hubert Bryan, W.A.F.F, Jebba, Nigeria, West Africa" with violet Burutu arrival datestamp (type 4) on the front. (3). £150-180

Oil Rivers Protectorate

1640
Click to view full image...Click to view full image... 1892 ½d - 1/- set of six handstamped "SPECIMEN", superb colours, exceptionally fine mint. Also Niger Coast 1898 6d, 2/6 and 10/- Specimen set of three (10/- minor staining, part gum). S.G. 1/6s, 71/4s, £775. (9). Photo on Page 214. £140-160
1641
  1892-94 ½d - 5d Blocks of four mint, very lightly mounted on the upper pairs only, scarce so fine. S.G. 1/5, £476+. (5 Blocks). £100-150
1642
  1892-94 ½d - 1/- Sets mint (3) with additional ½d - 5d values, also 5d Specimen, all superb. S.G. 1/6, £676. (27). £140-160
1643
Click to view full image...Click to view full image... 1892-94 ½d - 1/- Used, at least three examples of each value with several pieces, many collected for their cancellations including "466" of Liverpool, circular undated two ring parcel type (17, with rare "QUO IBOE" and "NEW CALABAR"), violet oval Sombreiro River, 1/- on piece with Buguma c.d.s, red datestamps, also a few mint. S.G. 1/6. (90). Photo on Page 214. £200-250
1644
Click to view full image... 1893 (Aug 23) Cover to Church Missionary House in London franked 2½d, cancelled by "BRASS" undated parcel handstamp with "BRASS RIVER" c.d.s and red Paid Liverpool Br. Packet datestamp both on the front, arrival backstamp. Flap missing, vertical file fold and upper left edge repair, still attractive and a very scarce use of this parcel cancel on cover. Photo on Page 212. £200-250
1645
  1893-95 Covers from Old Calabar to England, comprising registered cover franked 2d + 2½d + 5d, registered cover bearing the ½d - 1/- set of six with large "R" handstamp, and a cover "per R.M.S Matadi" franked ½d + 2d. (3). £180-220
1646
Click to view full image... 1896 (Oct 21) Registered cover from Old Calabar to Wales franked 2d + 2½d pair each cancelled by the scarce "REGISTERED" c.d.s, a further strike below, with oval framed "R", arrival datestamps. Photo on Page 212. £180-220
1647
Click to view full image... 1893 (Sep) ½d on half 1d, Surcharge in red, unsevered pair, hinge remainder, otherwise very fine mint. S.G. 7a, £500. Photo on Page 214. £140-160
1648
Click to view full image... 1893 (Sep) ½d on half 1d, Red surcharge with variety straight top to "1", used with Old Calabar River c.d.s, Stanley Gibbons handstamp on reverse. S.G. 7c, £450. Photo on Page 214. £120-140
1649
Click to view full image... 1893 (Dec) ½d on 2d, Violet type 3 surcharge, superb mint. S.G. 9, £550. Photo on Page 214. £150-180
1650
Click to view full image... 1893 (Dec) ½d on 2d, Violet type 3 surcharge, fine used with Old Calabar River c.d.s. S.G. 9, £375. Photo on Page 214. £100-120
1651
Click to view full image...Click to view full image... 1893 (Dec) ½d on 2½d, Type 4 surcharges in green, mint and used on small piece with violet Old Calabar River c.d.s, the mint stamp with trace of a very light crease, otherwise fine. S.G. 11, £600. (2). Photo on Page 214. £140-160
1652
Click to view full image... 1893 (Dec) ½d on 2½d, Type 4 surcharge in green, variety surcharge double, fine used with violet Old Calabar River c.d.s. A rare variety, with R.P.S Certificate (2019). S.G. 11a, £2,750. Photo on Front Cover. £800-1,000
1653
Click to view full image... 1893 (Dec) ½d on 2½d, Type 4 surcharge in vermilion, fine mint. S.G. 12, £1,200. Photo on Page 214. £350-500
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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