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Stamp auction - 27 March 2014 (realised prices)
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This auction took place on 27 March 2014. Estimates and realised prices are shown below for information only.
Sale 147 - World Postal History
Lot Thumbnail   Description of lot Estimate Realised
 Air Mail
Used (on letter or envelope)
PAN AMERICAN AIRWAYS Fam 17 first flight covers to Europe onto Burma, 1946-53 Official mainly cacheted covers with attractive frankings from Austria, Czechoslovakia, Turkey, Iraq & Burma, flights incl. Vienna to Gander, Brussels, Ankara to New York, Gander & Karachi, Istanbul to Calcutta & Tokyo, Basra to Boston, London, Damascus, Istanbul, Rangoon to Delhi, Karachi, Basra, Beirut & Istanbul etc. (32) £60 to 75 N/S
327    Air Mail
Used (on letter or envelope)
1928-50 Airmails - album containing a collection of commercial airmail (49) majority from Colombia, also incl. Venezuela, Mexico & Cuba, a wide variety of frankings & cachets, all written up in protectors. £70 to 100 £70.00
 Air Mail
Used (on letter or envelope)
1934-39 DEUTSCHE LUFTHANSA SOUTH ATLANTIC AIRMAIL SERVICE collection of approx 285 covers written up on leaves in ring binders, comprises a wide variety of attractive frankings & cachets all extensively written up. (285) See a selection on plate £2000 to 3000 £2000.00
329    Air Mail
Used (on letter or envelope)
1939-41 collection of flown covers by the Italian South Atlantic Airmail Service range of 45 covers written up in album with good mixed frankings, many censored, European or South American destinations, Richard Beith's reference book on the service accompanies. (45) £80 to 100 £230.00
330    Air Mail
Used (on letter or envelope)
1946-49 collection of flown covers by the British South American Airways Service range of 49 covers written up in album, various frankings on mail to or from South America & Europe. Handbook by R. Beith accompanies. £70 to 100 £150.00
 Air Mail
Used (on letter or envelope)
AIRMAILS 1941 Pan American Airways first flight covers (17) 6th -16th Dec from San Juan/Lagos, Port of Spain/ Leopoldville, (2 virtually identical covers), Belem/Bathurst, another but unusually addressed to destination and Belem cachet in error, Bathurst/Lagos addressed to destination, Bathurst/Port of Spain, San Juan, Lagos/Belem, Natal, San Juan Leopoldville/Miami, Lagos, Natal, San Juan, various frankings from USA, Trinidad & Tobago, Brazil, Gambia, Nigeria, Belgian Congo, appropriate Airmail marks/cachets & back stamps. £70 to 90 N/S
332   Used (on letter or envelope)
ANTARCTICA shoe box containing a quantity of FDC's incl. heavily duplicated Falklands 1946 Victory sets, 1961 Byrd Station covers, AAT Mawson reg. 1954 cover, Little America Antarctica US Navy Deep Freeze, South Georgia etc. (234) £70 to 100 £105.00
 Air Mail
Used (on letter or envelope)
AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND collection of flown covers written up on leaves in a ring binder approx 62 with attractive single & mixed frankings on cacheted cover. £150 to 180 £220.00
334   Used (on letter or envelope)
BRITISH COMMONWEALTH covers, range of 150 mainly KGVI or early QEII FDC's incl. useful KGVI defin multi franked covers etc. QEII incl. KUT 1960 to 20/- & several 1966 Churchill FDC's etc. Odd pre KGVI items, viewing recommended. £150 to 200 £260.00
Used (on letter or envelope)
BRITISH WEST INDIES 1914 reg. 2d envelope with 2½d SHIP tied HAMILTON/BERMUDA wavy line machine cancel to Germany, 1912 St. Lucia reg. OHMS cover to USA, KEVII 2½d pair tied CASTRIES c.d.s, with 1944 3½d franking, censored cover to New York, 1914 British Virgin Islands scarce photo card to Belgium, written Tortola, KGV 1d tied ROADTOWN, TORTOLA c.d.s. (4) £70 to 80 N/S
336   Used (on letter or envelope)
EGYPT & SUDAN 20thC assembly of early Egypt PPC's, good postmark interest overall incl. Pyramids, Doune (Alexandria), Aswan, various hotel c.d.s. with Luxor Winter Palace, Cairo Savoy, envelope of Shepheard's hotel, covers with 1936 Anglo-Egyptian Treaty trio & Airs. Later range of colourful covers with contents (56), also various Sudan covers & fronts, Camel vals large & small with pmk interest again (8). (64) £60 to 70 £80.00
 Air Mail
Used (on letter or envelope)
FIRST FLIGHT COVERS - PAN AMERICAN AIRWAYS FAA14 South Pacific Route USA to Philippines Nov 1935 range of cacheted 1st flight covers incl. Manila - Guam 2.12.35 extension to Macau & Hong Kong, Hong Kong - San Francisco 29.4.37, Hong Kong - Manila, Hong Kong - Guam, Macau - Hong Kong, Macau - San Francisco, Macau - Honolulu, Macau - Manila, Macau - Guam, Manila - Hong Kong, Manila - Macau, Guam - Macau 1st direct service USA - China 4.6.47 Honolulu - Shanghai, 1st round world regular service 26.6.47 San Francisco - Calcutta, Manila - Calcutta, Manila - Bangkok, first despatch from Burma 12.9.53 Rangoon - Bangkok, Rangoon - Basra, Rangoon - Tokyo, Rangoon Wake Is etc, first despatch to Burma 8.12.52 Hong Kong - Rangoon etc. All bear attractive multiple frankings of Philippine, Hong Kong, Macau, Burma US adhesives. £80 to 100 £150.00
338    Air Mail
Used (on letter or envelope)
FRENCH SOUTH ATLANTIC AIRMAIL SERVICE collection of flown covers written up on leaves in two ring binders mainly from South America to European destinations. Good variety of mixed frankings etc. £200 to 300 £280.00
Used (on letter or envelope)
MALTA & CYPRUS 1908 letter from Sicily to Malta with 2c cancelled CATANIA, underpaid with ½p in circle T mark and reverse MALTA c.d.s, Italian mark AVVISO DI PASSAGGIO in large letter, 1919 reg. 2d envelope + 1½d franking cancelled COSPICUA/MALTA, 1948 FOUND OPEN OR DAMAGED, CROWN SECURED LABELS with Valletta cancels, CYPRUS 1945, UNIT CENSOR marked cover, F.P.O No.12 to India. (4) £80 to 90 N/S
Used (on letter or envelope)
MARITIME selection of 40 covers or cards - all Maritime related incl. Paquebot marks, Sea Post Office, Received from H.M Ship/No Charge to be Raised, Maritime/Mail, R.M.S Andes/Posted in The High Seas, U.S.S Pensacola 1937 Navy Day etc. (40) £20 to 35 £45.00
 Air Mail
Used (on letter or envelope)
PACIFIC ISLANDS range of 26 first flight covers from New Caledonia 1940-47 (6), New Hebrides 1953 Qantas Coronation Mail Vila - London Official cover, Norfolk Islands 1953-68 Qantas covers (4), American Samoa (4), Samoa - Western Tahiti (7), attractive frankings, cachets etc. £50 to 65 £64.00
Used (on letter or envelope)
PERSIAN GULF STATES 1959-90 attractive registered cover and PPC group of Bahrain, cacheted PPC of 1959 Agricultural Trade Fair and 1966 re. formula envelope with 40fils Trade Fair values, 1959 Kuwait Airmail to USA, franking incl. 1r value, 1961 New Currency set of 12 on illustrated FDC, 1964 reg. cover Doha to London, 1990 Sharjah reg. cover, size H, franked 3 and 5 Dirhams. (6) £80 to 90 £155.00
Used (on letter or envelope)
QEII FDC's 1970s-80s comprising Ascension (20), BAT (4), Falklands & FID (10), Gibraltar (2), St. Helena (18), Tristan (15), clean lot with attractive Sets plus couple of banknotes incl. Falklands 1982 £1, plus couple Falklands crowns. (74) £50 to 65 £50.00
 Air Mail
Used (on letter or envelope)
WORLD AIRMAILS/FIRST FLIGHTS collection written up in albums, ranges with attractive frankings, cachets, semi-officials etc. incl. North Atlantic mail, Trans Pacific, European, South American, South African etc. £300 to 500 £500.00
345   Used (on letter or envelope)
WORLD COVERS large quantity in a carton, strength in modern but includes a few earlies, noted China, GB, India, U.M etc, lots of FDC's, some duplication, Thematics etc. (approx 1500) £120 to 150 £125.00
346   Used (on letter or envelope)
WWII COLLECTION OF CENSORS 1939-45 large specialised study of covers & postcards, well written up on album leaves. GB & all world, much intercepted mail with great variety of h/stamps, censor marks & labels of many types incl. PC 23, PC 66 & PC 90 with sub types & examiners marks from occupied countries etc, Condition well above average & worth additional study. Much Commonwealth, North Africa, USA & Vichy France plus some Nazi Germany etc. (124) £350 to 400 £350.00
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