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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Auction Lots - Page 16
1754
Click to view full image... 1856 Imperf 6d blue, fine deep colour, margins on all sides, used with a superb strike of the very scarce Gothic "T" in circle seal type cancel (Proud K4), fine and exceptional. S.G. 1. Photo on Page 216. £200-240
1755
Click to view full image... 1864 Cover to England bearing 1856 imperf 6d blue pair (just touched at right, large margins on all other sides) each cancelled by two pen strikes, light oval St. Helena datestamp and red "LONDON / PAID" arrival c.d.s (Feb 23) alongside, backstamped at Lowestoft. Two pressed folds, otherwise fine, this first imperf 6d scarce on cover. With B.P.A Certificate (2007), which states "adhesives treated to reduce sulphurisation and corner crease (to left stamp) is genuine". Photo on Page 226. £1,500-1,800
1756
Click to view full image... 1861 6d Blue, clean cut perf 14 to 16, with De La Rue "SPECIMEN" overprint type D11, perfs trimmed at left, part original gum, very scarce. Photo on Page 216. £600-800
1757
Click to view full image... 1861 6d Blue, clean-cut perf 14 to 16, fine used with red cork cancel, scarce so fine. S.G. 2, £325. Photo on Page 216. £100-120
1758
Click to view full image... 1871 (June 29) Cover to Port Elizabeth, Cape of Good Hope, bearing 1861 6d intermediate perf 14 to 16, tied by black oval of five bars cancel (Proud K15), red "ST HELENA" and black Cape Town (July 17) datestamps on the front with Port Elizabeth backstamp, charged 4d in the Cape. A fine and scarce use of this 1861 6d, with Holcombe Certificate (1993). Photo on Page 226. £1,000-1,200
1759
Click to view full image... 1861 6d Blue, rough perf 14 to 16, mint pair, original gum, exceptionally fine and very scarce. S.G. 2a, £850. Photo on Page 216. £300-350
1760
Click to view full image... 1870 (July 15) Cover to France franked 1863 rough perf 6d and 1868 2d yellow each cancelled by circular cork cancel (Proud K14), red "ST. HELENA" and "LONDON / PAID" (Aug 8) datestamps and "PD", Calais c.d.s, red manuscript "4" (postage due to G.B), fine and scarce, ex. "Justine" Collection. Photo on Page 226. £1,000-1,200

1863 Imperforate 1d, 4d, Watermark Crown CC, S.G. 3/5

1761
Click to view full image... 1863 Imperf 6d blue with "FOUR PENCE" De La Rue surcharge essay, unused without gum, touched at left and base. Very scarce, 21 of these 1d or 4d surcharge essays in the British Library or Royal Collections, few remaining in private hands, with B.P.A Certificate (2007). Photo on Front Cover. £900-1,200
1762
Click to view full image... 1863 1d Lake, type A surcharge, block of four, large margins, unused no gum, fine and scarce. S.G. 3, £600+. Photo on Page 208. £300-350
1763
Click to view full image... 1863 4d Carmine mint, good to large margins, original gum, very fine. S.G. 5, £500. Photo on Page 216. £150-180

1864-80 De La Rue Surcharges, Watermark Crown CC, S.G. 6-30

1764
Click to view full image... 1860 1d Lake surcharge type B, mint pair, variety imperforate, the watermark reversed, original gum and margins on all sides, superb and very rare, the imperforate variety apparently unrecorded with reversed watermark. With B.P.A Certificate (2000). S.G. 7b, £6,000+. Photo on Front Cover. £3,000-4,000
1765
Click to view full image... 1871 1d Lake surcharge type C in blue-black, fine mint, large part original gum. With B.P.A Certificate (1943). S.G. 8a, £1,000. Photo on Page 216. £280-320
1766
Click to view full image... 1871 1d Lake surcharge type C in blue-black, fine used with cork cancel (Proud K22). S.G. 8a, £550. Photo on Page 217. £150-180
1767
Click to view full image... 1873 2d Yellow surcharge type C in blue-black, mint, large part original gum, small pinhole but still a very scarce variety. With B.P.A Certificate (2003). S.G. 10a, £4,000. Photo on Page 216. £500-600
1768
Click to view full image... 1868 3d Deep dull purple surcharge type B, variety imperforate, mint, four margins (close but clear at upper left), original gum, fine and scarce. With Brandon Certificate (1986). S.G. 11b, £850. Photo on Page 216. £240-280
1769
Click to view full image... 1868 3d Light Purple surcharge type B, used with cork cancel. A fine example of this distinctive and scarce shade. With Brandon Certificate (2016). S.G. 11c, £750. Photo on Page 216. £240-280
1770
Click to view full image... 1868 4d Carmine surcharge type B, variety surcharge double, used with cork cancel (Proud K12). Missing the upper right corner but still very rare, the variety occurring on just two rows (24 stamps), all recorded examples used and most defective. S.G. 14a, £6,000. Photo on Page 216. £500-600
1771
Click to view full image... 1868 4d Carmine-rose, variety surcharge omitted, used with cork cancel (unlisted by Proud), missing lower right corner and upper perfs trimmed, nevertheless a great rarity which occurred on just one row (12 stamps), just two examples recorded, the other in the Royal Collection. Unique in private hands, the S.G. Catalogue stating the quoted price is for this damaged example. With Brandon Certificate (2005). S.G. 15a, £6,000. Photo on Front Cover. £3,000-4,000
1772
Click to view full image... 1871 6d Dull blue, watermark reversed, very fine mint, original gum. With B.P.A Certificate (2002). S.G. 16x, £1,600. Photo on Page 216. £500-700
1773
Click to view full image... 1873 6d Ultramarine, very fine mint, original gum. S.G. 16a, £550. Photo on Page 216. £160-200
1774
Click to view full image... 1864 1/- Deep yellow-green surcharge type A, overprinted "SPECIMEN" type D11, mint original gum, scarce. S.G. 17s. Photo on Page 216. £100-150
1775
Click to view full image... 1864 1/- Deep yellow-green surcharge type A, fine mint, original gum. S.G. 17, £450. Photo on Page 248. £140-160
1776
Click to view full image... 1868 1/- Deep yellow-green surcharge type B, watermark reversed, fine used with cork cancel. A rare variety, unlisted by Gibbons, with R.P.S Certificate (2006). S.G. 18,var. Photo on Page 248. £200-250
1777
Click to view full image...Click to view full image...Click to view full image... 1868 5/- Orange, three examples with "SPECIMEN" overprint, types D11, SH1 or SH2, all mint with part original gum, D11 overprint with trimmed upper perfs, otherwise fine and a scarce group. S.G. 20s. (3). Photo on Page 248. £300-400
1778
Click to view full image... 1868 5/- Yellow, watermark inverted, superb mint, original gum. S.G. 20w, £450. Photo on Page 248. £150-180
1779
Click to view full image...Click to view full image...Click to view full image... 1876 Perf 14x12½ 3d, 4d and 6d each handstamped "SPECIMEN" type SH1, 6d with small part gum, others with large part original gum, a scarce group. S.G. 23/5s. (3). Photo on Page 248. £450-550
1780
Click to view full image... 1880 Perf 14 1d lake, watermark inverted, used with cork cancel. Fine and scarce, this variety unpriced used by Gibbons, with R.P.S Certificate (2000). S.G. 27w, unpriced (£400 mint). Photo on Page 248. £150-200
1781
Click to view full image... 1880 Perf 14 6d milky blue, mint, original gum, very fine. S.G. 29, £550. Photo on Page 248. £160-200

1864-80 Issue Covers

1782
Click to view full image... 1866 (Sep 10) Cover to England endorsed "Pr Diamond Steamer Kaffraria" franked 4d with small "H" cork cancel (Proud K3) and tied by red "LONDON / PAID" c.d.s (Oct 11), blue oval "ST HELENA" datestamp alongside, a fine and scarce ship letter rate cover. Photo on Page 226. £1,000-1,200
1783
Click to view full image... 1869 (June 12) Registered cover to London, the 2/4 rate paid by 1d + 3d + 1/- pair (S.G. 7, 11, 18) all with cork cancels (Proud K11) with scarce straight line "REGISTERED" (Proud R1, earliest recorded use) and oval "ST HELENA" datestamp, London Registered arrival datestamps (July 7). Flap missing, otherwise fine and rare. Just seven covers recorded with this first Registered handstamp, this possibly the finest of these. With Holcombe Certificate (1993). Photo on Inside Back Cover. £2,500-3,000
1784
Click to view full image... 1869 (Dec 12) Cover to London franked at the 1/- packet rate, with 4d single and pair (S.G. 14) each cancelled by cork (Proud type K12) with red oval "ST HELENA" datestamp alongside, arrival backstamp (Jan 5). Fine and scarce, with B.P.A Certificate (1989). Photo on Page 226. £1,800-2,200
1785
Click to view full image... 1870 (Feb 26) Cover to London franked 1/- (S.G. 18) tied by cork cancel (Proud K13) and red "ST. HELENA" datestamp, red "LONDON / PAID" arrival c.d.s (Mar 25), flap missing, otherwise fine. With Holcombe Certificate (1993). Photo on Page 226. £500-600
1786
Click to view full image... 1870 (Apr 28) Cover to the USA, the 1/5 packet rate paid by 1d + 4d + 1/- (S.G. 7, 14, 18) tied by cork cancels (Proud K13), the 4d tied by red "2 / CENTS" accountancy handstamp, red "ST. HELENA", "LONDON / PAID" (May 23) and New York datestamps, red manuscript "6". Very fine, an exceptional franking. Photo on Page 230. £1,800-2,200
1787
Click to view full image... 1873 (Aug 7) Entire letter to Italy franked 4d + 1/- (S.G. 15, 19) with cork cancels (Proud K17?), "ST. HELENA" c.d.s alongside and red "LONDON / PAID" c.d.s (Sep 2), oval framed "PD" and red manuscript "20", backstamped at Loano. Fine and rare to Italy. With Sismondo Certificate (2004). Photo on Page 230. £1,200-1,500
1788
Click to view full image... 1875 (Dec 4) Cover to Stellenbosch, Cape of Good Hope, with two 3d stamps tied by cork cancels (Proud K22) with datestamps of St. Helena, Cape Town (Dec 13) and Stellenbosch, red "4". Fine, an uncommon destination. Photo on Page 230 £800-1,000
1789
Click to view full image... 1875 (Dec 6) Cover to London with 6d dull blue pair each with a fine cork cancel (Proud K22), a St. Helena datestamp unusually with the day altered in manuscript from "4" to "6", red "LONDON / PAID" arrival c.d.s (Jan 1), very fine. Photo on Page 230. £800-1,000
1790
Click to view full image... 1877 (May) Newspaper wrapper to England "per mail steamer Caldera", franked at the 1d newspaper rate, the 1d stamp (S.G. 21) with light cancel, red "1", reverse inscribed by the recipient "R. 4 June 1877 ex. Caldera, from G.H.H Broadway, the St. Helena Guardian". Minor staining and vertical fold at left but scarce, very few 1d printed matter rate items surviving. Photo on Page 230. £300-400
1791
Click to view full image... 1880 (Aug 14) Registered cover to England bearing 4d + 1/- (S.G. 15, 26) each with a superb cork cancel (Proud K36), St. Helena c.d.s alongside and superb oval "REGISTERED / ST. HELENA" in red with manuscript number "4", arrival backstamps (Sep 1). Exceptional quality, a scarce registered cover with an early use of the oval Registered handstamp. Photo on Page 230. £1,800-2,200
1792
Click to view full image... 1880 (Oct 30) Cover to England franked 1/- (S.G. 26) tied by cork cancel (Proud K37), St. Helena c.d.s on the front, arrival backstamps (Nov 15), fine. Photo on Page 230. £400-500
1793
Click to view full image... 1881 (Mar 18) Entire to France franked 2d + 1/- (S.G. 22, 26) tied by fine cork cancels (Proud K36), St. Helena c.d.s on the front, backstamped at London (Apr 4) and Marseille, very light folds, otherwise fine and scarce. Photo on Page 230. £800-1,000
1794
Click to view full image... 1884 (Jan 28) Long cover to the Italian Minister of Foreign Affairs in Rome, 1/11 postage paid by 1d + 4d + 6d + 1/- (S.G. 15, 25, 27, 30) with cork cancels (Proud K47), St. Helena c.d.s alongside, backstamped at London (Feb 11) and Rome. A scarce franking, with perf 12½, 14x12½ and 14 stamps used together. Photo on Page 232. £800-1,000
1795
Click to view full image... 1885 (Oct 5) Cover to Finland, 7½d postage paid by ½d + 1d + 6d (S.G. 27, 29, 34) tied by cork cancels (Proud K47), boxed Postman's handstamp, backstamped at London (Oct 20) and Uleaberg (Oct 29). The stamps a little oxidised and 6d with a few perf faults, a rare (possibly unique) destination from St. Helena. Photo on Page 232. £800-1,000
1796
  1890 (Sep 23) Large registered O.H.M.S cover to Emil Tamsen in the Transvaal bearing 5/- orange + 1890 1½d each tied by fine cork cancel (Proud K60), red oval "REGISTERED / ST. HELENA" with number "1", violet oval "POST OFFICE / (crown) / ST. HELENA" with "No. 2" and a St. Helena c.d.s. Backstamped with three further strikes of the Post Office cachet and datestamps of Cape Town (Oct 6) and Pretoria. An uncommon genuine usage of the 5/- value, presumably sending stamps to the dealer Tamsen. £400-500

1884-94 Surcharge Issue, Watermark Crown CA, S.G. 34-45

1797
Click to view full image... 1884 ½d Emerald, variety "N" and "Y" spaced, used with cork cancel, small crease at lower right corner and number written on reverse in ink, good appearance and scarce. With B.P.A Certificate (2009). S.G. 34a, £1,200. Photo on Page 248. £200-250
1798
Click to view full image... 1884 ½d Emerald, variety surcharge double, mint with large part original gum, tiny tone mark at lower left, an unusually fine example of this scarce variety. With B.P.A Certificate (2007). S.G. 34b, £1,300. Photo on Page 248. £400-500
1799
Click to view full image... 1893 ½d Green with 14½mm surcharge, upper right corner marginal block of thirty (6x5), 5/3 with variety "N" and "Y" spaced, superb mint original gum, mounted on one lower stamp only, the variety unmounted. A unique block, the variety rare so superb, with B.P.A Certificate (2007). S.G. 36/a, £1,675+. Photo on Page 228. £1,000-1,500
1800
Click to view full image... 1893 2½d Ultramarine, mint horizontal pair both with the variety missing bar, horizontal preprinting paper crease, original gum, fine and scarce. S.G. refer to missing bar varieties on some values in a footnote, but they are rarely seen. S.G. 40var. Photo on Page 248. £200-250
1801
Click to view full image... 1887 3d Deep mauve, variety surcharge double, cancelled to order with violet remainder cancel, large part original gum. Just two examples of the double overprint variety recorded on this deep mauve shade, both used with this violet remainder cancel. A great rarity, with Brandon Certificate (2007). S.G. 41a, £10,000. Photo on Front Cover. £4,000-5,000
1802
Click to view full image... 1894 1/- Yellow-green, mint upper right corner marginal single, variety surcharge double, original gum, upper marginal perfs split and reinforced with a hinge, right marginal thin, the stamp superb unmounted. Exceptionally fine and rare and a unique corner marginal example. With B.P.A Certificate (2000). S.G. 45a, £4,750. Photo on Back Cover. £1,600-2,000

1884-94 Issue Covers

1803
Click to view full image... 1885 (Mar 23) Cover to Santa Clara, California, franked ½d + 1d + 6d (S.G. 27, 29, 34) tied by cork cancels (Proud K47), backstamped in London (Apr 8), New York and San Jose. Light horizontal and vertical folds, good appearance. Photo on Page 232. £300-400
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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