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Stamp auction - 14 March 2013 (realised prices)
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This auction took place on 14 March 2013. Estimates and realised prices are shown below for information only.
Sale 144 - World Postal History
Lot Thumbnail   Description of lot Estimate Realised
Used (on letter or envelope)
1908-37 Esperanto cards showing a multitude of adhesives, three sent around the world, one sent around Europe, all with appropriate postmarks. (4) £70 to 100 N/S
Used (on letter or envelope)
19th/20th Century group of pre-stamp & franked classic EL's of Austrian 9kr used Trieste, France 1866 20c pair St Omer to London, 1884 20pf eagle, underpaid to USA with Retour boxed and DEAD LETTER OFFICE marks, 1903 Hamburg Amerika Linie - illus 5c cover to Germany, 1807 14½c rated EL with PHI/14 MY and Ship in red from Cuba, various WWII, NA21 censor marked covers, Paquebots - RMS Adriatic, 1925 SS Homeric Alan Cobham seaplane flights, Wilkins North Pole, submarine cachet, 1946 reg. Shanghai to Haifa - red cross cover. Other world flight covers, early US PPC's and Airmail stamps, US early RPO marks etc. (51 + Air Stamps) £100 to 120 £265.00
Used (on letter or envelope)
20th Century collection in binder, quite strong in USA possessions, Philippine Islands earlies 'Camp Jossman - Iloilo' pmk, Airmails, Jap censor etc. US - Samoa, Mariana, WWII Papua censors, A.P.O's, Puerto Rico, Canal Zone, US Virgin Islands, US Target Ship Bikini Atoll (1946 Atomic Test), Palau, several British Commonwealth covers - Australia, Canada, BWI, British Africa incl. Sudan etc. (66) £70 to 90 £105.00
Used (on letter or envelope)
BALKANS middle period covers incl. Bulgaria (5) with 1930's airmail & WWII censored pair; Romania (2), Yugoslavia (5) incl. 1927 money with cardinal's seal. Interesting lot. (12) £40 to 50 £56.00
222   Used (on letter or envelope)
BRITISH COMMONWEALTH COVERS 20th Cent. assembly of covers & FDC's, some attractive Bahamas with postmarks others B.W.I. Pacific area & British Africa, earlier, also stamps with QEII Trinidad & Tobago to $1-20 & S. Africa 1933 Voortrekker set unused pairs. (200 approx) £60 to 80 N/S
223   Used (on letter or envelope)
BRITISH WEST INDIES 1851 EL Liverpool to Cocoa Nut Hall, Antigua rated 1s, small cover 1865 to Capt. Pollard R.N. HMS ROYALIST, St Thomas's with reverse b/stamp, 1872 flimsy & fragile 1s value EL to Demerara, per TAGUS STR in m/s, circa 1890's 1c wrappers (3) to various addresses abroad & also GB 6d lilac (SG.23) with AO3 cancel of Demerara. (7) £65 to 85 £96.00
224    Air Mail
Used (on letter or envelope)
CATAPULT MAIL 1930-33, 1930 D'Europa-Southampton flight cover with German values, tied with large Seapost cancels, large red 21st Sept Catapult cachet & red Berlin arrival franking, 1931 cover Berlin-Michigan with supplementary airmail cachet & back stamp, 1933 13th June flight card franked German Airs, tied with large Seapost cancels, large 3 line boxed O. Bremen- Southampton catapult cachet. Worth inspection. (3) £50 to 70 £50.00
Used (on letter or envelope)
EUROPE cover mix incl. Poland (6) with WWII occupation (4) & Antarctic cover, Russia (3), Baltic Seas (2), Luxembourg (4) incl. 1908 Army PPC, WWII items & Liechtenstein (2). (17) £40 to 55 N/S
Used (on letter or envelope)
MEDITERRANEAN AREA 19th/20th Century fine collection in album with good EL's of Italy and scarce Trieste, many different marks to view, PAQUEBOTS & others, French & Austrian PO's in Turkey with British PO's in Levant, interesting Egypt cancels incl. PYRAMIDS, 1930 Rhodes - Italian administration Turkey WWI fine censored red scallop seal on cover reverse, other Middle East incl. Russia, Palestine, Jordan, U.A.R etc, many censor marks seen. (123) £250 to 300 £260.00
Used (on letter or envelope)
MIDDLE EAST 1930's-70's mail incl. Palestine (4) with FPO 121 cover, Syria (3) incl. 1940 censored, Lebanon (10 incl. airmail & censored plus a couple of Jordan & 1970's Iran. (25) £45 to 50 £125.00
 Air Mail
Used (on letter or envelope)
MIDDLE EASTERN AIRMAIL COLLECTION 1928-later album containing many commercial & cacheted airmail covers etc. 1929 GB-Palestine 3 line cachet 1st Direct Service/London - Indian Airmail/30 MAR 1929, Palestine 1940 censored to UK, Iraq 1942/1944 censored to New York & London. Others of Bahrain, Cyprus, Kuwait, Jordan, Saudi Arabia & Turkey, also fine 1953 New Zealand London - Christchurch Air Race, via Middle East. (36) £100 to 130 £100.00
229   Used (on letter or envelope)
MODERN FIRST DAY COVERS collection in six FDC albums, all are clean illustrated types from Denmark (161) 1950-91, Liechtenstein (228) 1983-2003, Luxemburg (113) 1996-2007, Pitcairn Islands (37) 1988-97, San Marino (62) 1990-98, Solomon Islands (14) 1990-93, Tristan Da Cunha (6) 1997-98, United Nations (72) 1989-92 incl. Thematics interest etc. (total 693 covers) £50 to 80 £50.00
Used (on letter or envelope)
PACIFIC - Cook Is covers (8) incl. WWII censored & (1966) pair signed experimental air covers, Aitutaki RP card (1925) with mixed franking, Samoa incl. 1939 set on reg. cover to Fiji, Christmas Is unused QEII reg. envelope, Nauru 1982 set of stationery cards & wallet with 'SPECIMEN' opt. (19) £50 to 65 N/S
231   Used (on letter or envelope)
SIGNED COVERS collection of 75 special event or FDC's each bearing a signature (or multi signed) by Politicians, Sportsmen, Celebrity or Officer incl. Terry Waite, John McCarthey, Dennis Thatcher, Margaret Thatcher, Tony Blair, Henry Kissinger, Michael Heseltine, Norman Tebbit, William Haig, Tony Benn, David Owen, Michael Portillo, Jackie Stewart, Stirling Moss, James Hunt, Patrick Moore, Richard Todd, Geoff Hurst, Robin Cousins, Simon West, Rex Hunt, Jim Davidson, Harry Secombe & more, all covers are illustrated, attractive lot. £150 to 200 £340.00
Used (on letter or envelope)
SOUTH AMERICA middle period covers incl. stationery, censored items, airmail etc. from Argentina (5), Brazil, Chile (6), Paraguay (2), Peru (5), Colombia (6), Ecuador (5), Uruguay (3) & Venezuela (3). (36) £60 to 75 N/S
233   Used (on letter or envelope)
World accumulation of covers & cards in a box, lots of material with both stamp & postal marking interest. Mainly post-war though earlier items noticed. Larger sections of Belgium, France, Italy & Switzerland. Items noticed include Finland 19th Cent. Post, German WWI censored. Poland 1921 semi-official flight cover. 1916 Austrian Paketkarte to Constantinople items from Guadeloupe, Ethiopia, Israel with forerunners, Germany allied zones. Censored & commercial mail. Worth inspection. (100's) £100 to 140 N/S
Used (on letter or envelope)
TRANSATLANTIC MAIL from USA to Europe incl. 1837-43 Liverpool Ship Letter pair, one with New York forwarding agent cachet, 1854 Cuba item with NY forwarding agent cachet, 1870-78 trio incl. scarce use of 12c (hinged back in place) to Turkey via UK & two uprated 3c E's to France. Also Uruguay trio 1841-1905 incl. good Southampton Ship Letter c.d.s. (10) £100 to 120 £140.00
Used (on letter or envelope)
1863-69 pair of EL's with Lombard Street PAID c.d.s. in red with PORT PORTE h/s rates 320 & 560 to Madeira, per African Steamship Company, 1819 Quebec shipping Bill of Lading, 1820 letter from Odessa showing disinfection slits, also quantity of circa 1760's Portuguese signed documents, many in letter form needing further research. £50 to 70 £96.00
Used (on letter or envelope)
BRTISH WEST INDIES 1894 - later group of long OHMS & Official covers of BARBADOS, TRINIDAD (2), ST VINCENT, GRENADA & MONTSERRAT with various c.d.s. & OFFICIAL PAID cancels, mainly on POST OFFICE business, also Montserrat cover with KGV 6d. (6) £90 to 100 N/S
Used (on letter or envelope)
PERSIAN GULF STATES 1917-78 interesting group of covers incl. WWI Mesopotamia OAS covers with FPO 78, 76, 359 & 92 c.d.s. Other Iraq, Bahrain, Dubai, South Arabia & Kuwait etc. Attractive. (17) £70 to 90 £150.00
Used (on letter or envelope)
WWII - Airgraphs, many with envelopes incl. scarce New Zealand type, Christmas greetings pictorials for 1943 (2), 1944 (2 different types) plus special 8th Army & MEF (4) versions & unused original 1944 RAF/MEF 'camel' form etc. (13) £50 to 70 £68.00
Used (on letter or envelope)
WWII - 1942-44 correspondence from a Canadian officer ex UK, Libya & Italy to his wife in Ontario with a variety of stationery (mainly air letters), cachets, FPO designations, censorship etc. Unusual group. (28) £50 to 65 £50.00
Used (on letter or envelope)
BALTIC Middle period covers & cards incl. Estonia (16) with railway cancels, registered, better frankings plus three 1990's items. Also similar Latvia incl. registered (3), uprated card, US Consulate cover ex FDR collection etc. (26) £50 to 75 £68.00
  • Flight Covers/Aviation
241    Air Mail
Used (on letter or envelope)
CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA 1920's-40's airmail covers (25) incl. Scadta, Zeppelin, FF covers etc. good variety of frankings & cachets. £60 to 75 £72.00
 Air Mail
Used (on letter or envelope)
1940 range of ten first flight covers for Pan American South Pacific routes, San Francisco - New Caledonia, Honolulu - Auckland, Honolulu - New Caledonia, Canton Island - Los Angeles, New Caledonia - Honolulu, New Caledonia - Canton Island, Auckland - San Francisco censored with tape & purple censor mark, Auckland - Honolulu & Auckland - Canton Island all with appropriate cachets & b/stamps. Attractive lot. £50 to 60 N/S
 Air Mail
Used (on letter or envelope)
1940-47 range of thirteen first flight covers for Pan American South Pacific routes, comprising Canton Island - New Caledonia, Suva Fiji - New Caledonia, Suva - Auckland, Suva - San Francisco, Suva - Los Angeles, Suva - San Pedro, Suva - Honolulu, Suva - Canton island, Honolulu - Sydney, Lautoka, Fiji - Sydney, Sydney - San Francisco & Sydney - Honolulu, all with appropriate cachets & b/stamps etc. £60 to 70 N/S
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