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 15
1704
Click to view full image...Click to view full image... 1903-12 Mint selection including 1904-09 £1 (4, both head dies) and 1912 ½d - £1 set of twelve, also some Specimen stamps (a few faults), the mint stamps fine. S.G. £1,850+. (52). Photo on Page 214. £380-450

Nigeria

1705
  1914-32 Specimen sets complete, the 1914-29 ½d - £1 set of twelve with both white and coloured reverses for the 3d, 4d, 1/-, 5/- and 10/-, and 1921-32 set of fourteen, 1921 ½d with small stain, otherwise fine mint. S.G. 1/29s, £998. (31). £240-280
1706
  1914-46 Specimen sets comprising 1914-29 ½d - £1 (no 1d), 1935 Silver Jubilee set, 1936 ½d - £1 set of twelve, 1937 Coronation set, 1938-51 ½d - 5/- set of sixteen, 1946 Victory pair, all mint. S.G. 1/12s, 30/61s, £1,090++. (49). £200-240
1707
  1914-64 Mint collection on pages with many additional listed perfs, shades and colours of paper, both 1914-29 £1 dies, all basic sets complete, a fine lot. S.G. 1/153, £1,850+. (197). £350-450
1708
  1914-88 Mint selection including 1914 £1, 1921 ½d die I and die II in a vertical gutter pair (crease to central gutter), 1936 ½d - £1 set of twelve with additional £1, 1953-58 set in blocks of four, etc., also Cameroons, covers with 1936 first flights (6), etc. S.G. £2,000 (approx). (238). £200-250
1709
  1921-32 1d Rose-carmine, interpanneau blocks of four containing two die I/die II interpanneau pairs, light crease through central margin, otherwise fine mint. S.G. 16c, £850. £160-200

NYASALAND

1710
Click to view full image...Click to view full image... 1891-1904 Specimen stamps including 1891 8d with type R2 Specimen handstamp, 1895 2/6 pair and 3/- strip of three without gum but unusual in multiples, 1896 1d - £10 (3/- and £10 with small perf faults), 1897 £10, etc., a few faults. S.G. £1,150+. (32). Photo on Page 220. £220-260
1711
  1891-1951 Mainly mint selection including 1891 4/- (2), 1903 £1, 1913-21 2/6 nick in top right scroll, £1, 1921-33 5/- break in scroll (light crease), 1938-44 set with additional 5/- (2, both shades) and 2/6 - £1 used, 1945 set, a few Specimen stamps, etc. S.G. £2,000+. (114). £250-300
1712
Click to view full image... 1897-1900 1d - £10 Set of eleven overprinted "SPECIMEN", fine mint. S.G. 43/52s, £775. (11). Photo on Page 220. £200-240
1713
Click to view full image... 1903-04 1d - £10 Set of ten overprinted "SPECIMEN", fine mint. S.G. 59/67s, £950. (10). Photo on Page 220. £240-280
1714
  1921-35 Specimen stamps comprising 1921-33 ½d - 10/- (12, missing the 4d) and 1934-35 ½d - 1/- set of nine, fine mint. S.G. 100/122s. (21). £150-200
1715
  1934-46 Specimen stamps comprising 1934-35 ½d - 1/- set of nine, 1937 Coronation set and 1946 Victory pair, fine mint. S.G. £640. (14). £150-180
1716
Click to view full image... 1938-44 ½d - £1 Set of eighteen perfined "SPECIMEN", fine mint. S.G. 130/43s, £1,000. (18). Photo on Page 220. £240-280
1717
Click to view full image... 1938-44 ½d - £1 Set of eighteen perfined "SPECIMEN", fine mint. S.G. 130/43s, £1,000. (18). Photo on Page 220. £240-280

PAKISTAN

1718
  Bahawalpur. 1947 India 3p - 12a and 1r overprinted for Bahawalpur, superb unmounted mint, scarce. S.G. 1/12, 14, £675. (13). £150-180
1719
Click to view full image... Bahawalpur. 1948 Official overprint 3p - 10r set of eight and 1949 U.P.U Postage and Official sets each handstamped "SPECIMEN" (18x3mm) with a 4½mm punch hole, no gum, scarce. Also various official stamps mint with 1945 (Jan) sets (3), and 1949 Silver Jubilee set with Bangladesh handstamped overprints. (79). Photo on Page 254. £150-200
1720
Click to view full image... 1947 Local Pakistan overprints comprising KGV 15r mint and used, 25r mint, KGVI 25r mint, official issue KGV 2r block of four, KGVI 1r, 5r block of six all mint, KGVI 4a used on part cover, various overprint types, a scarce group. (17). Photo on Pages 206 & 220. £350-400
1721
Click to view full image... 1947-79 Mint collection including 3p - 25r sets (2, also 2a pair inverted overprint and 2r misplaced overprint), 1948-57 set with additional 10r - 25r values (various perfs), 1961-63 and 1963-79 high values in imperforate pairs or blocks (26 pairs), officials with 1947-61 sets complete (with additional 1948 1r - 10r blocks of four), also some used, and various handstruck overprints for Bangladesh. (100s). Photo on Page 220. £250-300
1722
  1961 Surcharges, postage and official issues showing surcharge types and surcharge errors with double, inverted, double with one inverted, pair one with surcharge omitted, and misplaced surcharges, unlisted values and types, also some handstruck surcharges. An interesting group, mainly mint. (209). £150-200

PALESTINE

1723
  1905 Picture postcards from the Russian P.O in Jerusalem posted on the same day to the same address in England, both franked 2k, one charged 1d postage due, the other charged 1½d, an unusual pair. Also 1905 card from the German P.O in Jaffa with violet boxed "Aus Jerusalem / Deutsche Post". £100-120
1724
Click to view full image... 1918 (Sep 4) Cover to Switzerland, clearly sent by a civilian but posted into the Army Post Office, with 1p cancelled by "ARMY POST OFFICE / SZ 32" skeleton c.d.s at Bir Salem, backstamped with A.P.O SZ 22 skeleton at Port Said, censored with label and No. 3 cachet. A scarce use of the Army postal service for civilian mail, possibly from Rishon-le-Zion, with manuscript "45p" at left, small fault at upper left corner, otherwise fine. Photo on Page 212 £200-250
1725
  1952-57 Covers from West Bank or Gaza offices bearing stamps of Jordan, or Palestine overprint issues on Jordan or Egypt stamps, many differing cancels. (75). £200-250

PITCAIRN ISLAND

1726
Click to view full image... 1940 KGVI ½d - 2/6 Set of eight perfined "SPECIMEN", fine mint, very scarce. S.G. 1/8s, £1,400. (8). Photo on Page 214. £400-500

RHODESIA
(Also see lot 299)

1727
  1892-1924 Selection with Specimen stamps (94) including 1909-12 set of fourteen to £1 and 1909 surcharge sets (2), mint stamps with 1913-19 die II 2/-, 2/6, die IIIA 3/-, etc., some Specimen stamps with paper adhering to reverse. (135). £300-350
1728
Click to view full image... 1910-13 Perf 15 £1 red and black, fine used. S.G. 179, £3,250. Photo on Page 214. £500-600
1729
Click to view full image... Northern Rhodesia. 1925-29 ½d - 20/- Overprinted "SPECIMEN" (missing the perfined 3/- value), fine mint, scarce. S.G. 1/12, 14/17s (£1,200 as a set of 17). (16). Photo on Page 216. £150-200
1730
Click to view full image... Northern Rhodesia. 1925-29 ½d - 20/- Set of seventeen, also 1938-52 1½d yellow-brown tick bird flaw within a pair and 1/- - 20/-, all fine mint. S.G. 1/17, 30a, 40/45, £1,190. (24). Photo on Page 216. £200-250

RUSSIA
(Also see lot 306)

1731
  1931 (May 18) Registered airmail cover from Moscow to Friedrichshafen bearing imperforate Airship Construction Fund set of five, red Berlin C2 Luftpost cachet. The imperf set scarce on cover. S.G. £190 as stamps. £150-180
1732
  Space - Yury Gagarin. 1963 Hardback book in Russian "Road to Cosmos" by Yury Gagarin, signed and inscribed by Gagarin "To the Winner of "Clever men" Competition of the Rostov's children regional library, Y. Gagarin, 4.04.63". Won by Igor Shestopolov, the youth competition organised by the newspaper "Pionerskaya Pravda". A rare autograph from the first cosmonaut to circle the earth. £400-600

ST. HELENA

1733
Click to view full image...Click to view full image... 1861-1959 Mint and used collection in a stockbook including 1890-97 set mint and used, 1902-08 sets mint, 1922-37 4d - £1 and ½d - 10/- set of fifteen mint, 1934 ½d - 5/- and all 1935-59 sets mint. S.G. £2,700+. (207). Photo on Pages 214 & 220. £300-400

Forwarding Agents

1734
Click to view full image... 1828 (Sep 8) Entire letter from G.W Janisch in St. Helena to Huth in London with red "PORTSMOUTH / SHIP LETTER", charged 4/-. Janisch forwards a letter left with him by Mr Vidal from the ship "Sophie", informs Huth he has established himself as a General & Shipping Agent on the island and encloses his card. Photo on Page 212. £400-500
1735
Click to view full image... Danish India. 1834 (Jan 8) Entire letter written in Danish from St. Helena "To the Revd E. Mohl, Tranquebar, East Indies", the reverse endorsed "Forwarded by your obed. Serv. S. Solomon, St. Helena 20 Jany 1834", oval "SHIP LETTER / (crown) / CAPE OF GOOD HOPE" on the front, backstamped by oval "MADRAS / G.P.O / SHIP LETTER" (May 24) with manuscript "4As ship postage / 6As Ind do" alongside. A rare forwarding agents endorsement to an unusual destination. Photo on Page 222. £1,200-1,500
1736
Click to view full image... India. 1836 (Oct 27) Entire letter from John Waters, Captain of the Brig "Eliza" at Bombay, addressed to Salem, Mass., inscribed "Care of Wm Carrol Esqre, St. Helena", the reverse endorsed "Forwarded from St. Helena by Yrs Respectfully, W. Carrol, U.S Consular Agent at St. Helena", with red "NEW LONDON / CT" datestamp (Mar 29) and "SHIP", charged 14½c. Waters lists his goods on board, discusses the price of ivory, and is going to sail for Zanzibar. A fine and scarce forwarding agents endorsement. Photo on Page 222 £800-1,000
1737
Click to view full image... Singapore. 1839 (May 15) Entire letter from Singapore to Albany, N.Y endorsed "Via St. Helena", the reverse endorsed by Wm. Carrol "Forwarded from St. Helena by the U.S Consul", with red "NEW LONDON / CT" datestamp (Sep 20) and "SHIP", charged 14½c. From a Missionary about to sail to Borneo, to establish a settlement amongst the Chinese at Montrado, 30 or 40 miles from Sambas. Fine and scarce. Photo on Page 222. £800-1,000
1738
Click to view full image... 1854 (Jan 30) Entire letter written in French from E. Cotineau in St. Helena, addressed to Bordeaux with oval "SOLOMON & MOSS / ST. HELENA" forwarding agents cachet on reverse, datestamps of London, Calais and Paris with red boxed "COLONIES / &c ART. 13", charged 15 decimes. Fine and very scarce. Photo on Page 222. £1,000-1,200
1739
Click to view full image... c.1855 Cover to Sag Harbour, Long Island, N.Y, with superb oval "FORWARDED FROM ST. HELENA / BY / GEORGE W. KIMBALL / U.S COMMERCIAL AGENT", a "MATTAPOISETT / MASS" c.d.s (Dec. 22) and "5" alongside manuscript "Ship", all on the front. Fine and rare, just two examples of this F.A.C recorded by Mabbett. Photo on Page 212. £1,200-1,400

Incoming Mail

1740
Click to view full image... 1842 (Aug 29) Entire letter from East India House in London prepaid 1/4 in cash, to "Mrs Mary de Fountain, St. Helena", with red Paid tombstone type datestamp and oval "PAID SHIP LETTER / LONDON" datestamp. The Court of Directors of the East India Co. have granted Mary de Fountain an annual pension of £60, on compassionate grounds, following the death of her husband. Fine and scarce to St. Helena. Photo on Page 212 £400-500
1741
Click to view full image... 1862 (Apr 6) Cover bearing 1d red strip of six tied by "Enniskillen / 214" spoons, addressed to a Royal Artillery Officer in St. Helena, lower edge faults repaired with thin card enclosed within and affixed to the cover, good appearance and scarce. Photo on Page 222. £300-400

1856-72 Stampless Mail

1742
Click to view full image... 1856 (Jan 7) Stampless cover to France, sent in the first week when stamps were available in St. Helena, but posted unpaid with "6d" charge (crossed out) and red oval "ST HELENA" datestamp, boxed "LIVERPOOL / SHIP" (Mar 8) backstamp and datestamps of London, Calais, Beauville, Montauban and Bordeaux, charged 15 decimes. Opened out, an early and scarce example of this first St. Helena datestamp. Photo on Page 222. £600-700
1743
Click to view full image... 1864 (Nov 1) Stampless entire letter to Cadiz "per Steamer Eastern Providence" prepaid 1/3, with fine oval "ST. HELENA" datestamp in blue, red "PD" and "LONDON / PAID" c.d.s (Nov 29) on the front, reverse with "LONDON" and Cadiz datestamps, local "2" delivery charge. Very fine and scarce. Photo on Page 224. £600-700
1744
Click to view full image... 1869 (Sep. 27) Entire letter from Wm Carrol, Royal Norwegian & Swedish Consul, addressed to the Committee for the Maritime Association in Tonsberg, Norway, endorsed "Via England pr steamer Niger". Handstamped with superb red "ST. HELENA" oval datestamp (Sep 27), reverse with superb cachet "KONGL. SVENSKA OCH NORRSKA CONSULATET PA ST. HELENA" containing the Swedish and Norwegians arms, with red "SHIP LETTER / LONDON" c.d.s (Nov. 8) and Christiana arrival datestamp (Dec 1), posted unpaid, various rates with "1/2" crossed out, "58" crossed out and replaced by "59" (Norwegian Skillings) and "70" (Danish Rbs.?). The letter concerns the Vice-Admiralty Court decision on the salvage of the "Glarus" and her cargo. Wm Carrol was also U.S Consul, and a forwarding agent of letters. Exceptional quality, the Consulate handstamp 13 years earlier than recorded by Mabbett. Photo on Page 224. £1,800-2,200
1745
Click to view full image... 1872 (Jan. 27) Entire to Paris with "ST HELENA" c.d.s in black and "G.B / 2F" Anglo-French Accountancy mark, London, Calais and Paris datestamps, charged 12 decimes. A very scarce accountancy mark on St. Helena mail, the St. Helena c.d.s four months earlier than the first example in black recorded by Mabbett. Fine and scarce. Photo on Page 224. £500-600

Official Mail

1746
Click to view full image... 1883 (June 16) Stampless cover to "Colonel R.A Keating V.C, CSI, United Service Club, Pall Mall S.W" inscribed "Governor S. Helena", red manuscript "Official Paid 6" with a St. Helena c.d.s and London backstamp (July 2). The enclosed three page letter written and signed by H.R Janisch, concerns the former Governor General Walker. The cover professionally restored at the folds, an early and very unusual official cover. (Cover and letter). Photo on Page 224. £400-500
1747
Click to view full image... 1892 (June 13) Stampless cover to London initialled by the Governor, W. Grey-Wilson, with violet oval "THE CASTLE / 13 JUN 1892 / ST. HELENA" and a St. Helena c.d.s, red London Official Paid arrival datestamp (July 2). Fine and very scarce. Photo on Page 224. £500-600
1748
Click to view full image... 1895 (July 15) Stampless cover to New York signed by the Governor W. Grey-Wilson with violet oval "POST OFFICE / (crown) / ST. HELENA", datestamps of St. Helena and Southampton Ship Letter (Aug 3), with "T" handstamp applied in London and a "Due 10 Cents" datestamp in New York, reverse with a U.S 10c postage due stamp tied by New York duplex. A rare and superb cover, charged as unpaid. Photo on Page 224. £600-700
1749
Click to view full image... 1900 (Mar 28) Stampless cover to a stamp dealer in Holland with violet oval "POST OFFICE / (crown) / ST. HELENA" initialled by the Postmaster T.R Bruce, St. Helena, Southampton Ship Letter (Apr 24) and red "SOUTHAMPTON / PAID" datestamps, the Paid datestamp then obliterated by the numeral "723". Handstamped "T" in London, a Dutch 25c postage due stamp applied in The Hague. A superb official cover charged as unpaid. Photo on Page 224. £500-600
1750
Click to view full image... 1909 (Jan 25) Stampless cover to Switzerland with boxed "OFFICIAL / PAID" (Proud OPD3, only recorded 1909), a St. Helena c.d.s, and small oval "POST OFFICE / (crown) / ST. HELENA" all in black, Kusnacht arrival backstamp. The enclosed printed letter states that stamp orders must contain Post Office Orders or Bank of England notes; T.R Bruce has added the note "Returned herewith coupon which is not payable at this office". Fine and scarce. (Cover + letter). Photo on Page 226 £300-400
1751
Click to view full image... 1909 (Nov 5) Stampless cover addressed to "G.N Driver Esq., The Consulate, St. Helena" and inscribed "To be called for", with a St. Helena c.d.s, very unusual. Photo on Page 226. £200-250

1856-61 6d, Large Star Watermark, S.G. 1-2a.

1752
Click to view full image... 1856 6d Die Proof in black, the stamp size proof on India paper mounted on thick white card, 39x43mm. Fine and rare, one of six proofs pulled, this example illustrated in the handbook by Hibbert. With R.P.S Certificate (1975). Photo on Back Cover. £3,000-4,000
1753
Click to view full image... 1856 Imperf 6d blue, mint strip of three, large part original gum, left stamp cut into at left edge, otherwise margins on all sides, light gum creases, each with small " W.H.C" expert handstamp. A scarce and attractive multiple of the first stamp. S.G. 1, £1,650. Photo on Front Cover. £1,000-1,200
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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