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 17
1804
Click to view full image... 1888 (May 14) Cover to England franked 6d, tied by cork cancel (Proud K52), St. Helena c.d.s and arrival backstamp (May 29), vertical fold at left, otherwise fine. Photo on Page 232. £200-250
1805
Click to view full image... 1889 (May 7) Cover to France, the 7½d rate paid by ½d + 1d + 3d vertical pair each tied by cork cancel (Proud K54) with St. Helena c.d.s, Calais A Paris arrival datestamp tying the 3d pair, backstamped at London (May 28) and Evreux. Photo on Page 232. £500-600
1806
Click to view full image... 1892 (Nov 30) Cover to London, the 1/- double rate paid by 3d single + strip of three all with superb cork cancels (Proud K65), St. Helena c.d.s and Paddington arrival backstamp (Dec 21), very fine. Photo on Page 232. £500-600
1807
Click to view full image... Sierra Leone. 1894 (May 17) Cover to Sierra Leone with a handwritten request to frank with a 2½d stamp, duly stamped 2½d but underpaid by 5d, the stamp cancelled by cork type K71 with a St. Helena c.d.s on the front, handstamped "T / (50)c" (Proud UP1, only recorded May-July 1894, earliest recorded example), a "10d" charge mark applied in Sierra Leone (unlisted by Proud but similar in type to UP12/17). Backstamped with Plymouth Ship Letters (June 8), Liverpool and Freetown (July 2) datestamps with a very unusual "2½" handstamp (not seen by us, possibly applied in Sierra Leone, apparently previously unrecorded), endorsed "Refused, 2/7/94, D.F Cole". An exceptional underpaid cover to Sierra Leone. Photo on Page 232. £1,200-1,500
1808
Click to view full image... 1894 (Sep 6) Cover to USA bearing 2½d strip of three with cork cancels (Proud K71) and St. Helena c.d.s backstamped at New York and Waterbury, fine. Photo on Page 234. £300-350
1809
Click to view full image... 1894 (Oct 30) Cover to Norway, the 7½d rate paid by two ½d strips of three + 1d pair + 2½d, with cork cancels (Proud K71) and St. Helena c.d.s , backstamped at London (Nov 20) and Arendal. An unusual franking and destination. Photo on Page 234. £400-500
1810
Click to view full image... 1891 (Oct 13) Cover to Mexico franked 3d + 6d with cork cancels (Proud K62), St. Helena c.d.s, backstamped at London (Nov 5), Mexico City and Laredo. A fine cover to an unusual destination, overpaid by ½d. Photo on Page 234. £400-500
1811
Click to view full image... 1869 (Apr 11) Registered O.H.M.S cover to USA bearing two 1/- stamps tied by cork cancels (Proud K72), red oval "REGISTERED / ST. HELENA" and a St. Helena c.d.s, Registered datestamps of London (Apr. 27) and New York. A little shortened at left upon opening, an uncommon use of the 1/- value. Photo on Page 234. £300-400

1890-97 Issue Covers

1812
Click to view full image... 1890 (Nov 8) Cover to "Dr John Fowler, Army Medical Staff, Station Hospital, Halifax, Nova Scotia" endorsed "no 2½d stamps to be had", the correct 7½d rate paid by 1884-94 ½d, 1d, 3d + 1890 1½d vertical pair, cork cancels (Proud K60), datestamps of St. Helena, London (Dec 3) and Halifax. Minor opening faults at lower edge, otherwise fine, an unusual franking and destination. Photo on Page 234. £500-600
1813
Click to view full image... 1890 (Nov 8) Cover to San Francisco franked 1884-94 3d vertical pair and 1890 1½d with fine cork cancels (Proud K62, a differing cancel to the previous cover despite being posted on the same day), London backstamp (Dec 3), very fine. Photo on Page 234. £500-600
1814
Click to view full image... 1892 (Oct 5) Cover to France bearing 1884-94 1d (2, oxidised) + 4d + 1890-97 1½d, with fine cork cancels (Proud K65) and St Helena c.d.s, a Calais A Paris c.d.s tying the 4d stamp, backstamped at London (Oct 24) and Dieulefit, a masonic device printed on the flap. Photo on Page 234. £400-500
1815
Click to view full image... 1892 (Nov 4) Cover to USA bearing 1884-94 6d and 1890-97 1½d with unusual cork cancels (Proud K66), backstamped at New York and Somerville, fine, a scarce cancel. Photo on Page 234. £350-400
1816
Click to view full image... 1896 (Jan 23) "United States Consulate at Jamestown St Helena" printed cover, posted to New Bedford, Mass. Franked 1884-94 6d and 1890-97 1½d tied by cork cancels (Proud K68), St. Helena c.d.s, backstamped at London (Feb 11), New York and New Bedford. An uncommon Consulate cover, fine. Photo on Page 236. £400-500
1817
Click to view full image... 1897 (Sep 7) Cover to Jersey franked ½d + 2d, cancelled by the scarce diamond shaped cork (Proud K77), St. Helena c.d.s, Plymouth Ship Letter (Sep 24) and Jersey backstamps, very fine. Photo on Page 236. £200-250
1818
Click to view full image... 1898 (Dec 25/26) Cover to England franked 1d tied by cork cancel (Proud K83) with St. Helena c.d.s (Dec 26), the front endorsed and signed by the Postmaster "This letter was the first letter posted in St. Helena after the introduction of Imperial Penny Postage Xmas Day 1898, T.R Bruce, Postmaster, St. Helena", arrival backstamp (Feb 8), minor staining. Also a cutting from the Dec. 23rd St. Helena Gazette announcing the 1d rate, to be introduced on Christmas day. A unique cover. Photo on Page 236. £600-700
1819
Click to view full image... 1899 (Feb 17) Cover to Germany bearing two ½d and two 1d stamps, each with a fine cork cancel (Proud K83), St. Helena c.d.s and Berlin backstamp (Mar 20), attractive. Photo on Page 236. £150-200

1902-11 King Edward VII Stamps & Covers, S.G. 53-71

1820
Click to view full image... 1901 KEVII "Postage-Postage" Master Die Proof with blank country and value tablets, in black on white glazed card, stamped "BEFORE / HARDENING" and dated "29 OCT. 01". A fine and very scarce De La Rue proof, used for the stamps of St. Helena, Cayman Islands and Gambia, 92x60mm. Photo on Page 238. £1,200-1,500
1821
Click to view full image... 1902 ½d and 1d Overprinted "SPECIMEN" with violet "ULTRAMAR" handstamp applied in Lisbon, affixed to archival piece from one of the Portuguese Colonies Post Offices, unusual and scarce. (2). Photo on Page 248. £150-200
1822
Click to view full image... 1902 (Apr 15) Cover to Bulawayo, Rhodesia, franked KEVII 1d cancelled by cross in circle cork cancel (Proud K106), handstamped boxed "T / (15)c" (Proud UP2) with a Bulawayo c.d.s (Apr 30) and "3d" charge mark, endorsed "Deposit" and initialled. Unusual, Southern Rhodesia did not join the Imperial Penny Postage scheme until 1911. Photo on Page 236. £150-200
1823
Click to view full image... 1902 Master Die Proof with vignette of "The Wharf" and frame with uncleared value tablets, printed in black with uncleared surround on white glazed card, stamped "BEFORE / HARDENING" and dated "12 NOV. 1902". This vignette was used for the 1903 issue 1d, 8d and 2/-, the issued stamps being bicoloured, therefore requiring separate frame and vignette dies. A fine and scarce De La Rue proof, 92x60mm. Photo on Page 238. £600-800
1824
Click to view full image... 1902 Die Proof of the vignette of "The Wharf", in black on white glazed card, stamped "BEFORE / HARDENING" and dated "29 DEC 02". A fine and scarce proof, used for the 1903 1d, 8d and 2/-, 92x60mm. Photo on Page 238. £400-500
1825
Click to view full image... 1903 1d Frame Die Proof in black on white glazed card, stamped "BEFORE / HARDENING" and dated "2 JAN 03", 92x60mm, fine. Photo on Page 238. £300-350
1826
Click to view full image... 1903 2/- Frame Die Proof in black on white glazed card, stamped "BEFORE / HARDENING" and dated "9 JAN 03", 92x60mm, fine. Photo on Page 238. £300-350
1827
Click to view full image... 1903 1d Imperforate colour trial in green and dull purple, on Crown CA sideways watermarked paper, fine mint, scarce. Photo on Page 220. £250-350
1828
Click to view full image... 1903 ½d, Watermark inverted, fine used with 1903 (Oct 10) c.d.s, scarce. S.G. 55w, £275. Photo on Page 220. £100-120
1829
Click to view full image... 1904 (Jan 4) Picture postcard franked ½d vertical pair, to "Sergt. J. Byrne, Netley Hospital, Southampton" but handstamped "NOT IN NETLEY HOSPITAL" and returned, Southampton and Returned Lr Office London (Feb 17) datestamps with violet "RETURNED / LETTER" (Proud I6) applied upon receipt back in St. Helena. The latest recorded use of this cachet (recorded 1900-02 by Proud), both these cachets usually only found on mail during the Boer War. Photo on Page 236. £250-350
1830
Click to view full image... 1908 De La Rue third universal colour scheme, piece bearing an imperforate 6d Imperium trial (10/-, No. 23) and Nyasaland type 1d trial (10/-, No. 49) both in green and red on green paper, the colours adopted for the St. Helena 1906 10/- (also the Straits Settlements 1909 $5), fine and rare. (2). Photo on Page 248. £300-400
1831
  1908-11 Ordinary paper 2½d and 6d blocks of eight, 4d block of twenty, used on separate pieces with 1912 datestamps, unusual multiples. S.G. 64/76, £500+. (3 pieces). £120-140
1832
Click to view full image... 1908-11 10/- Pair fine used on piece, with 1910 (Jan 3) c.d.s. With Buhler (1982) and Alouri (1985) Certificates. Fine and scarce. S.G. 70, £700. Photo on Page 220. £200-240
1833
Click to view full image... 1911 Unissued 1d red overprinted "SPECIMEN", fine mint. S.G. 71s, £425. Photo on Page 220. £140-160

1912-22 KGV Issues, S.G. 72-91

1834
Click to view full image... 1912 Master Die Proof with uncleared value and vignette tablets, in black on white glazed card, uncleared surrounds, stamped "BEFORE / HARDENING" and dated "24 APR. 12", 92x60mm, fine and rare. Photo on Page 238. £1,000-1,200
1835
Click to view full image... 1912 2½d Frame Die Proof in black on white glazed card, stamped "BEFORE / HARDENING" and dated "25 JUN 12", 92x60mm, fine and scarce. Photo on Page 238. £300-350
1836
Click to view full image... 1913 3/- Frame Die Proof in black on white glazed card, stamped "BEFORE / HARDENING" and dated "6 MAR 13", 92x60mm, fine and scarce. Photo on Page 238. £300-350
1837
Click to view full image... 1918 (Apr 4) "Letter Card / St. Helena" with "From T. Jackson, St. Helena" in the lower left corner, which opens out to show a double length panoramic postcard view of "Jamestown from H.M.S Crescent, St. Helena", evidently written by a soldier who has highlighted the fort above Jamestown and written "I am stationed here 600ft above sea". Posted to England franked 1d with boxed "PASSED BY / CENSOR". An unusual and scarce pictorial lettercard with the uncommon censor, which was mainly used on forces mail. Photo on Page 236. £200-250
1838
Click to view full image...Click to view full image... 1912-16 ½d - 3/- Set of ten overprinted "SPECIMEN", additionally handstamped "COLONIAS" in violet, applied in Lisbon to Specimen stamps received from the U.P.U for distribution to the Portuguese Colonies. No gum, 2d with small surface faults, otherwise fine and scarce. S.G. 72/81s. (10). Photo on Page 250. £400-500
1839
Click to view full image... 1911 KGV "Postage-Postage" Master Die Proof in black on white glazed card, stamped "BEFORE / HARDENING" and dated "19 DEC. 11", 92x60mm. This proof was used for the 1913 4d and 6d St. Helena stamps (and for Seychelles 1913 75c, 1r50, 2r25), fine and rare. Photo on Page 240. £1,000-1,200
1840
Click to view full image...Click to view full image... 1913 4d and 6d, Mint lower left corner plate blocks of eighteen, margins on three sides, both with split "A" variety on stamp 8/3, both blocks mounted on the corner stamps only, the variety unmounted, a fine pair of matched plate blocks, scarce in such superb quality. S.G. 85/6a, £1,424++. (2 Blocks). Photo on Page 208. £500-700
1841
Click to view full image... 1922 3d Bright blue, watermark inverted and reversed, fine mint, scarce. S.G. 91y, £325. Photo on Page 250. £120-140

1922-37 Badge of the Colony Issue, S.G. 92-113

1842
Click to view full image... c.1922 1d Imperforate Sample Proof in the unissued colours of brown and deep blue-green on unwatermarked paper, small "SPECIMEN" overprint type DS2 across the upper left corner, no gum, fine and attractive. Photo on Page 250. £250-300
1843
Click to view full image... 1922 1d Imperforate Sample Proof in the unissued colours of dull green and bright magenta, on gummed unwatermarked paper, overprinted "SPECIMEN" type DS1, fine and attractive. Photo on Page 250. £280-320
1844
Click to view full image... 1922 Master Die Proof with uncleared duty and vignettes plates and surrounds, in black on white glazed card, 92x60mm, a fine and rare proof. Photo on Page 240. £1,000-1,200
1845
Click to view full image... 1922 5/- Frame Die Proof in black on white glazed card, stamped "AFTER / HARDENING", initialled and dated "7·4·22" in pencil, fine and scarce. Photo on Page 244. £500-600
1846
Click to view full image... 1923 4d Grey and black on yellow, unmounted mint block of nine with upper margin, including "storm over rocks variety" on 3/5 (which only occurs on the December 1922 printing), fine and scarce. S.G. 92/d, £620+. Photo on Page 246. £200-250
1847
Click to view full image... 1922 1/6 Grey and green on blue-green, watermark Multiple Crown CA, unmounted mint block of four with lower margin, including torn flag variety on 4/6. Superb, scarce in a multiple. S.G. 93/b, £616++. Photo on Page 240. £250-300
1848
Click to view full image... 1922 2/6 Grey and red on yellow, watermark Multiple Crown CA, unmounted mint block of four with lower margin, including torn flag variety on 4/6. Superb, scarce in a multiple. S.G. 94/b, £737+. Photo on Page 240. £300-350
1849
Click to view full image... 1922 5/- Grey and green on yellow, watermark Multiple Crown CA, unmounted mint block of four with lower margin, including torn flag variety on 4/6. Superb, rare in a multiple. S.G. 95/b, £1,100+. Photo on Page 240. £600-700
1850
Click to view full image... 1922 £1 Grey and purple on red, unmounted mint block of four with lower margin, including torn flag variety on 4/6. Superb, a rarity in a multiple. S.G. 96/b, £5,600+. Photo on Back Cover. £3,500-5,000
1851
Click to view full image... 1922 6d Frame die Proof in black on white glazed card, stamped "BEFORE / STRIKING", initialled and dated "29.3.22" in pencil, 92x60mm, fine and scarce. Photo on Page 244. £500-600
1852
Click to view full image... 1922 1½d Rose-red overprinted "SPECIMEN", variety torn flag, fine mint. Rare, only seven examples possible with Specimen overprint. Photo on Page 250. £400-500
1853
Click to view full image... 1922 10/- Grey and olive green overprinted "SPECIMEN", variety torn flag, a little toned but rare, only seven examples possible with Specimen overprint. With B.P.A Certificate (2001). Photo on Page 250. £400-500
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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